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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Monday, 8 May 2017

Oh Happy Dance!



Hello my lovely stitching friends, 
Today I want to show you a couple of Happy Dances.....


First up is an old UFO, called Alphabet Sampler and it is from an old cross stitch magazine (I only seem to have my photocopied pages, but I think it is an old Jill Oxton mag).  

When I picked it up for Friday Frolics a couple of weeks agon, I only had the outer border to do.

By the end of  the Friday evening, I was up to here:


So, as we had the long Easter weekend, I determined to finish it before I went back to work on Tuesday morning. This is how I went....

That heart in the mouth moment when you hope like mad that the border matches up!

Phew! It did!


And, here we go.... Success!  All finished!


I am just in love with it!  I love the soft, antique look of it and I can't wait to get it to the framers.

And my second one is an FFO, I framed (myself) Saturday's finish of The Snooty Parrot Sampler fob in a small frame.  I am very happy with how it looks.


Lastly, my monthly sewing group had a group project day recently and we all made a dilly-type bag.  I chose William Morris fabric and I am very pleased with the result.


The interior pockets and lining - isn't the fabric gorgeous?  Love that pink.



Lastly, I would like to invite you to join in the fun of my Merry Xmas in July exchange.  Just click on a present below to sign up.


hugs, 








    
 

16 comments:

Melinda Forbes said...

So first up, I had to Google a dilly bag. So that is just the greatest little bag! So pretty.

Your Finished Sampler looks great - I swear if it had been my border and it didn't match - I would have made it happen. So happy yours is perfect

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

I'm a new "follower" to your blog. I love to spend time admiring other people's projects (when maybe I should spend more time working on my own). I love your stitching finishes. You did a lovely job on them. And that bag...wow...that is one gorgeous little bag. Andrea

Kay said...

I love a good finish! There is nothing quite like the final moments when you put the last stitch in. The colours are so soft it really doe give an antique look, very pretty. x

butterfly said...


Wonderful stitching Kaye.
Sorry this year is so busy for me to join in the exchange but good luck to everyone have fun.

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the beautiful finishes Kaye.

Linda

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats on finishing the sampler!!

Vickie said...

Super sampler Kaye! And yes! The William Morris fabric is gorgeous.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely finishes. I love the 'look' of your sampler. The William Morris fabric in your dilly bag is lovely.

Carol said...

I can see why you are so happy, Kaye! Three lovely finishes--wow! I love the William Morris fabric--it is just beautiful in your new bag :)

cucki said...

Congrats on all your lovely finishes..
Pretty sampler and i really love the bag fabric.
Love and smiles x

Christine said...

Two fabulous finishes and the bag is gorgeous

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a gorgeous sampler, love the delicate colours on that fabric.
It's always a relief when the border meets up especially when it's a complicated one like that.
Sweet little bag too.

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Wow, Kaye, sampler alphabet is beautiful!
Congratulations to your bag! Very good sewing and good choice of colors!
Hugs!

Lesley said...

Lovely finishes.Your sampler is gorgeous anmd I love the Wiiliam Morris fabric you used for your bag.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oooohhh, I love that sampler! Absolutely gorgeous. That's a great little bag, too. The fabric is so pretty! :D

Brigitte said...

Yeah, that's a well deserved happy dance, Two finishes in a row, that's what I call successful :)))

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