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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, 11 March 2013

Look at what I have stitched lately....plus my TUSAL update

.... I have been getting quite a lot of stitching done lately, despite or maybe because of the latest crisis re my Dear Mum's health.  So, I thought it was time that I showed you what I have achieved lately.... and doesn't it give us such satisfaction and contentment, to finish a stitchy project or plan one or buy some new stash?

First up is my February ornament for the Christmas Ornament SAL - Gingerbread Cookie from LHN.
(The theme was candy canes - so I managed to fudge this one into the SAL).



 Then the March themes was Own Choice - so I chose this cutie, it is a Stacy Nash pattern.





I have also done a bit more stitching on The Six wives of Henry VIII (The Primitive Hare)

... and on The Faerie Queene Sampler (The Scarlet Letter)


Next up is my March stitching for the Halloween Ornament SAL:
This is the pic from the JCS 2012 magazine:

...and this is how much I have stitched so far:



Lastly, I have tried my hand at a little bit of designing for myself.  I decided I wanted to make a stitchery for my sister, so here are my scribblings and then my start on the stitched design.




I have also kitted up my April choice for the Halloween Ornament SAL (own choice) - also from the JCS Ornie mag - I think it is the quilt on the bed and the pussy cat which makes me want to stitch this design.



Lastly, here is my TUSAL for the new moon:
My Travelling Orts (from stitching on the train to work)

... all of my other Orts for this month:


.. and both lots of Orts together:


... and here is my TUSAL jar (vase) so far for 2013:



Sorry for the lengthy post, thanks for reading this far,

hugs, 


P.S. As you may have noticed I have changed my blog header photo but I would rather have a collage of photos as I had before (ie with new pics) but I cannot remember how to do it - can anyone help?

Thx, Kaye

18 comments:

Shirlee said...

My goodness ... you have been busy! Everything looks great! I still can't bring myself to stitch : (

cucki said...

awww sweet blog header and cutie stitching,,all the sweet projects are so pretty..and the design you make is so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeee..well done xx

gracie said...

Nice stitching and lovely design...

Nicola said...

You have some really lovely projects on the go Kaye. I hope your Mum's health improves quickly,

Chris said...

I hope that your Mom is improving and will be better soon. I love all of your stitching, you have gotten so much done!
Hugs!

ricketyjo said...

Hope that your mum is doing ok, thinking of you both.
Your stitching looks gorgeous, I particularly like the look of the halloween ornament :)

Catherine said...

Hoping your mum is doing better.
Your projects all look wonderful!

Wendy said...

gorgeous works Kaye! I love the cookie man and the fairy project. And the sight of those yummie threads... Hugs and happy day, Wendy

Valma said...

wow, you've been a busy bee sweetie
so many beautiful stitches...
and the one you created for your sister is amazing, very well done, can't wait to see it stitched =)
happy stitching
big hugs
xxx

Emma/Itzy said...

Lovely stitching. I hope your mum feels better soon too. Sorry but I can't help with the blog header, I always seem to make it worse when I play around with mine!

Bernadett Rauski said...

Wonderful works.:)

Linda said...

Congrats on all the ornament finishes Kaye. The piece you designed is awesome. You've made great progress on all the other ones. Awesome designs.

Linda

Michelle Ridgway said...

Adore your gingerbread man. Your stitching is so beautiful. My you have been busy. I have the same issue with my header. Lol.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Wow, you've been so busy! I love your progress on everything so far, and I'm so impressed that you designed that piece for your sister! That's incredible, and I can't wait to see how it turns out :D

Faith... said...

Love the little gingerbread man; he is very cute. All your stitching looks great and congrats on trying your hand at designing.

Hope your mom is improving.

AnaCristina said...

I hope that your Mom will be better soon.

To the collage of photos...do you know PHOTOSCAPE?

My TUSAL jar for march is here:
http://anacristinap.blogspot.com.br/search/label/tusal

kisses

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

Great stitching, love the Hallowe'en ornie for this month, next month's is a big one!
Stitching is definitely therapeutic when there's worry and illness in the family.

marina said...

some gorgeous cross stitch projects on the go. Love the one you have designed yourself. I keep my orts in a crystal milk jug, I have nearly filled the jug. Everyone wonders why I keep these scraps of thread. So glad you keep them too lol.

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