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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, 21 December 2012

Advent Calendar Day 21

Hi everyone,

I am Day 21 of the lovely Jo from Serendipitous Stitching's Advent Calendar.

This is a gorgeous Santa which a stitchy friend made for me many years ago.  He is sitting on my DMIL's antique Singer sewing machine.

Jo has posed the question - Santa Sacks or Stockings to put out at Christmas time?

Well, in our household  - WE HAD BOTH - a little bit greedy, aren't we?  But the kids were given both over the years so we used them each year.

Now, of course, my three darlings are too old for Santa sacks or stockings as their needs have changed and matured and all they want is money to fund their overseas holidays.  I do miss those days when they were about 8 or 10 - good times!  Now, don't get me wrong  - I love this time with them, too, as young adults but it is different at Xmas time now.

Off to work for the last time this year - yay!

Merry Xmas,


Faith... said...

Love the little santa. I also have one of those sewing machines; though it does not work.

We have stockings!

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

Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop.
Your Santa is so sweet, he goes well with Cucki's Santa!
And a first vote for sacks!!

AnaCristina said...

Merry Christmas!

Stitching Noni said...

The Santa is gorgeous!
Have a great last day! I'm off work now for 2 weeks. This time of the year is great to be away from work as everyone else is too so hopefully we don't go back to hundreds of emails!!
Have a wonderful Christmas & New Year. All the best for 2013!

cucki said...

Aww I love the Santa so much
Christmas hugs for you x

Christine said...

Your Santa is gorgeous

Valma said...

Santa is very gorgeous and has no riddle =D
I wish you a wonderful Xmas with your family
even if we are a bit older, we stay a child in the bottom of hour heart and Xmas is always a delight =) (even if I now ask money too hehehehe)
big hugs

Angela said...

Love the Santa :)

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

rosey175 said...

Oh, the first vote for a sack -- I have to admit, I don't even know what a Santa sack is! I just imagine it's a big, festive bag like Santa carries around stuffed to the brim with goodies.

I love your Santa and sewing machine! Those old Singers are the only machines I'm not afraid to use, haha.

Gill - That British Woman said...

Santa sacks for us here, however neither now as the kids are adults.

Merry Xmas Gill

Nicola said...

Christmas is extra special for adults when they have young children who believe in Father Christmas.

Topcho said...

Oh this Santa is gorgeous! Thanks for showing him! I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Merry Christmas Kaye. I got to come visit at last. Such a lovely blog. I feel the same about our kids but now we have 2 grandies who are such fun to share Christmas with. I love your Santa.

Carolyn said...

Hello Kaye,
What a beautiful Santa! Thank you for sharing your story with us! I agree Christmas isn't the same as when they were younger.

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!

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