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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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Saturday, 5 January 2013

FNwF


Hi lovely bloggers, 

I so enjoyed stitching with you all last night for FNwF.  I worked on my Halloween ornie for the Halloween SAL which I am participating in, run by the lovely Elaine.


I chose this cute design from Glory Bee featuring a pumpkin from the 2012 JCS Halloween mag.  



... and here is my progress so far:



I am using my own fabric - 32 ct overdyed Cocoa linen and I am substituting the Gentle Arts Sampler Threads with mainly Weeks Dye Works as they are the colours which I have!  I am pleased with my progress so far - this is what I managed to stitch in just one day and that was with an awful lot going on in the home yesterday (tradesmen on my doorstep at 7 am to install a new air conditioner - thank goodness as it was 41 (106 F) degrees yesterday! then the new dishwasher had to be installed and on it went!)

Can't wait to see everyone else's progress!
hugs,

31 comments:

Bonnie Brown said...

That is a very cute pattern! great progress :)

Linda said...

Oh that is going to be wonderful!Happy New Year!!

Christine M said...

It's looking good Kaye.

Bea said...

That is a very cute ornie. Great start.

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

I was trying to work out why your cat sneezed in the middle of the sentence when I realised it's Friday Night with Friends hahahaha.
It's a very cute ornie!

Linda said...

Great progress on your new start Kaye. When you have time, please come by my blog and say hi.

Linda

Heather said...

Great work so far, looking good.
Hugs

Catherine said...

Looks good!!

Val said...

Great project. I love cross stitch.

Anita said...

Great progress on your project. I didn't manage to get as much done as many of the other FNwF's did. I'll start earlier next round!! lol.
Cheers, Anita.

Anne said...

Really nice work for one days stitching! :)

Claire Fisher said...

Oh I love your work - I just popped over from Cheryll's to see what you've been up to. Looks like a productive night!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Very cute and lovely stitching.

Sarah in Stitches said...

It's such a cute design! You've made great progress already.

Brigitte said...

Such a nice little project for the Halloween SAL.
It's the first time that I read about the Friday Night Stitching and also about Elaine's Halloween SAL. BOth deserve a little bit of thinking about ...

Chris said...

I love your Halloween start!!

Quilt Kitty said...

Yah a new air conditioner Kaye - well timed! I love the Halloween ornie & you got heaps done. Tracee xx

FleurBleue said...

Bonjour from France, just popped in from Cherylls to admire your work.

41 degrees? I'm toasting my toes in front of the fire here...it's cold!

Fiona x

Sally said...

Great progress on your first Halloween ornament of the year.

I couldn't cope with temps like that!

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely design with great progress on it already!!

Myra said...

Oh I love that linen - great start.

sharine said...

Very cute finish:)

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Cute Halloween project! We're freezing here.

Noela said...

Your Halloween ornament is very cute. Hugs.....

manuela branco said...

It's turning very nice!

Anthea said...

Oh great cross stitching! I have just rediscovered my love of it. I think I will go check out that Christmas Ornie SAL, it looks interesting.
visiting from FNWF linky

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh so cute design you picked :) Yay for the a/c, and with a dishwasher, way more time for stitching, woohoo!

Cheryll said...

Oh "BOO" to you too! It's a lovely stitch pattern Kaye! :)

Marilyn said...

Great progress on your cute ornament.

Nicola said...

41 degress !!!! jsut a little bit different to the UK. I could do with some sunshne and warmth now.

I love your take on BOO.

Valma said...

so cute =)
very well stitched and finished
I never stitched any Halloween piece, have to add one on my to-do list this year =)
big hugs
xxx

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