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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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Friday, 9 November 2012

Finally, a stitchy update!

Oh dear,  my last several posts have not shown much stitchy progress, but I promise I have been stitching.... as usual, a little of this and a little of that....


1. MiddleEarth Map (LOTR) SAL - 5 days of stitching a month starting on the 25th of each month:
Session 1 progress (not as much as I would have liked - sigh!):


2. Quaker Christmas II SAL with Amanda (see sidebar) - a Wednesday night SAL - this is two evening's stitching - pretty pleased with this:

3. Vanity SAL (The Dressmaker's Daughter - see Sidebar) - going slowly, also:


4. Santa's 12 Days of Christmas SAL (with Debbie and Linda - see sidebar) - Sunday night SAL.  This first pic is where I was before last Sunday and the next one is my current progress.  After lots of false starts (I lost the pattern twice!!!!!), I am now really on track with this - really happy!



5. Plus I have been doing some secret Christmas exchange stitching - which I can't show you - sorry!

Well, I had better go catch my train now.

Love to you all,

24 comments:

Gabi said...

Beautiful stitching. Looking also forward to admire your secret Christmas stitching :)

SoCal Debbie said...

Looks like great progress to me, Kaye! (especially Santa's 2nd Day of Christmas).

AnaCristina said...

:-)

shez said...

gorgeous Kaye,well done.xx

Emma said...

My vanity is going slow too - you have done more than me!!

Anne said...

Lovely work! :)

sharine said...

Beautiful stitching:)

tadamama said...

Great progress!

rosey175 said...

Oooh, a LotR SAL?? How interesting!

Fiore said...

Be patient, this is what happens when one does more things in a time, just like me.
Fiore

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching..
Have a lovely weekend deary xxx

Christine said...

Lovely stitching, I really like the 12 days piece

Sarah in Stitches said...

Really beautiful work!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

you do have some busy needles - the middle earth looks interesting to me - would love to start this one myself - the overdyed threads are showing up great on the quaker - hugs and stitches, Amanda

Mii Stitch said...

Great stitching, have a lovely weekend!!

Caitlin Jordan said...

Lots of bitsa stitching progress!

Chris said...

Lovely progress Kaye!

Shirlee said...

Lovely WIPs! That 12 Days of Christmas series is sure tempting!

Bea said...

Some progress on each one. That is definitely progress. Looking forward to watching them all grow.

Linda said...

Yeah Kaye. Great progress on all your pieces. Santa is coming along. Did you finish #1?

Linda

Linda said...

A little progress on each one...I have several projects going too...can't wait to get some of them completed!

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

That's alot of new starts! Love the thread you're using for the quaker. It's a big project, what's your timescale for stitching?

Brigitte said...

Oh, oh, oh, some beautiful stitching on your WIPs and some great progress pictures. I have no rotation - doesn't work for me - but I also love to stitch a while on one project and then switch to the next.

Valma said...

one stitch at a time =)
you stitched a lot anyway
I'm impatient to see your progress on the middle earth map =)
happy stitching
xxxx

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