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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, 28 December 2012

Such lovely stitching goodies....


I was very lucky to receive these two lots of goodies in some Christmas Exchanges which I participated in.....


First, I received these lovely gifts from Lisa V in the Xmas Stitched with Love Exchange:


A LHN design, some Christmas cutlery and Christmas stickers and gift tags.





 This gorgeous stitched Santa:


 ...some fat quarters and a fabric "frame" for my own stitching.




Some laser cut felt Christmas ornines and some Christmas ribbon.


 Thank you, Lisa.

Then, I had this bulging sack to open from Jeanette from the Santa Sack swap run by Cheryll of Gone Stitchin' fame.


This beautiful runner matches my pine chest perfectly!




The Peanut cushion matches my sewing chair also perfectly and is so comfortable!
Cute ornies!



A sweet black and white pincushion with different fabric on each side.


A couple of tea towels - really handy as we had a tea towel crisis on Christmas Day!
 Some manicure items - very pretty.

A needle book and matching scissor fob.


Some vanillas bath salts.


What a handy bag!

Some useful fabric sqaures.



Cute pink scissors to add to my collection.
They look really good with my new scissor fob.
A lovely notebook and pink pen.
 .... and here are all of my goodies on display!  Thank you so much Jeanette.

TraderVic and I are going away for a few days tomorrow - up to Mulwala on the Murray - with my DF Marie and her DH.  I won't be back until mid next week.  So, I won't be around in blogland for a few days!

Have a Happy New Year everyone!

hugs,

19 comments:

shez said...

such lovely swap gifts Kaye,and such fun swaps.xx

Noela said...

Great gifts, it must have been wonderful opening them up on Xmas day. Hugs....

gracie said...

Wonderful exchange...enjoy your holiday away...Happy New Year!

Jeanette said...

Glad that you like everything. It was lovely to swap with you. I'm still smiling from ear to ear with all the lovelies you sent me. :) Hugs,xx.

Shirlee said...

Very nice exchange gifts : )

pam said...

wonderful exchanges! I'm sure you are thrilled!

Anne said...

Wow! Amazing gifts you received Kaye! That must have been fun to open all those little gifts from Jeanette! That table runner does match your table perfectly. Have fun in Mulwala with Trader Vic!

Hugs

Linda said...

What great exchanges Kaye. You received alot of lovely things.

Happy New Year
Linda

Sarah in Stitches said...

What incredible gifts! Many holiday hugs, and I hope you have a great trip

Stitching Noni said...

Fantastic exchange gifts :)
Have a great break! All the best for the New Year and 2013

Cath said...

I am a suitable shade of green (with envy, that is) after reading your blog and seeing all your gorgeous, gorgeous goodies. Really must make sure I am part of all that in 2013!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Lisa V said...

I'm soo pleased that you liked all the goodies I sent you for the SWL exchange. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Astrid's dragon said...

Looks and sounds like you had a fab Christmas! Love all your gifts, lucky you!

Have a wonderful New Year.

Nicola said...

Beautiful gifts Kaye

Happy New Year dear friend. I wish the New year brings you lots of happiness and joy. May God shower his abundant blessings upon you all year round.

rosey175 said...

Such amazing gifts and swaps!! It must've been fun opening them all and now you have all kinds of new things to play with in the new year! :D

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

Fantastic exchange parcels! How did she get the runner to fit so well?!
Have a nice break and come back to a full reader!

Catherine said...

Wow! Great exchange goodies!

SoCal Debbie said...

Oh so many wonderful gifts! I love the chunky Santa ornament! What a doll!

Valma said...

woooo, so many beautiful gifts =)
super
you've been blessed , really happy for you =)
enjoy them all
happy new year to you and yours sweetie
big big hugs
xxx

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