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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, 14 June 2013

Four Colour Swap

You may remember that a few weeks back I took part in the Four Colour Swap hosted by Cheryll of Gone Stitchin'.

If you want to see the lovely gifts I received from Barb, you can check them out here. 

Unfortunately there was a bit of a delay with the parcel which I sent to Annie in Tassie but eventually it was all sorted and now I can post about it and show you what I sent.

The colour Annie chose was RED.  So, first I stitched her a red bird:








Then added some "red" chocolate:


Then I gifted her with these red beads which I bought a few years back on the Left Bank of the River Seine in Paris, I have waited and waited to find the right person to give them to.




Lastly, some rose potpourri in a silk bag with silk embroidery:



Once Annie finally received her gifts, she tells me that she is very happy with them - Phew!

hugs,                                                

Well, have a good week everyone and don't forget that during the week I will be MIA, see this post here if you want to know more.

24 comments:

marina said...

such a gorgeous cross stitch pattern. It looks perfect in that frame, your other swap gifts are wonderful too.

Shirlee said...

Lovely gifts, & I really like that red bird. Who is the designer?

shez said...

wow Kaye thats a beautiful parcel that you have put together,well done.xx

Catherine said...

Fantastic goodies!!!!

Parsley said...

I like the idea of favorite color swaps.

Nice work!

Barb said...

I love the red gifts. The frame is just perfect for that beautiful red bird. Such very thoughtful gifts!

marie said...

What a wonderful swap! I love red and birds....this piece is beautiful!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely gifts Kaye....I'm sure Annie will enjoy them....especially the birdie...it's gorgeous! I had Annie last year and her colour was red too then!

Annette-California said...

Love the Beautiful red bird design and the pretty white frame. It looks Gorgeous. All your gifts are beautiful to Annie. Shes lucky:)
love Annette

Mii Stitch said...

Great gifts! I love that little red bird in that such pretty frame! x

meggie said...

Hello

Just come across your blog.
Your stitching is beautiful!

Happy weekend (:

cucki said...

It is truly looking so lovely..
Big hugs x

Jan Gartlan said...

What a lovely exchange

Christine M said...

Everything is just gorgeous Kaye. I love the little bird.

~Narita said...

What a great gift idea! I absolutely LOVE your little red bird. Love that chart!

Kathy Ellen said...

Oh! Absolutely gorgeous red bird! Your stitching is wonderful, and all of those lovely red gifts too...sure to be delightfully received!

Blessings!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful gifts, Kaye! What a great idea, organizing a swap around a color. That sounds like it was so much fun!

Melody said...

Such beautiful gifts

Linda said...

What great gifts you sent Kaye. I love the piece you stitched.

Linda

Lija Broka said...

Gorgeous bird! I am unsurprised it tool long to get to the destination looking at the frame. Probably a little heavy. It looks amazing! And very nice presents too.

Stitching Noni said...

Lovely birdie. What a sweet design. Great choice for a one colour stitch :)
Love the other gifts in the parcel. I can imagine Annie would have been very happy to receive such a lovely package :)

Anne said...

Such a pretty red bird you made for Annie. That frame is very beautiful with it's intricate inlay. I'm sure she was overjoyed to receive such a lovely package!!

Hugs!

Valma said...

what a wonderful red bird you made for Annie !
in this frame...it's perfect =)
I understand why she was happy
red is not my favourite colour but your red parcel was really great =)
xxxx

Astrids dragon said...

Hmm, I think my new favourite colour might be red! I love the bird, very sweet.

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