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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, 20 September 2013

Tudor Tuesday.....



As you probably all know already,  I am rather obsessed with the Tudors.  So much so that I have acquired many designs based around Henry Viii and his six wives or Elizabeth I.  So, to help facilitate the stitching of these designs I have instituted Tudor Tuesday!  

Would you like to see them all?

This is a DMC kit of Henry Viii and his six wives.


Another DMC kit - Elizabeth I




A HAED design - Holbein's iconic painting of Henry...

Not much progress here, I haven't picked it up for ages!



My stitch for the Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year SAL....The Faerie Queene Sampler





The six wives of Henry Viii by The Primitive Hare



Sorry, I should have ironed before taking the following pics but I was in a hurry.





The End Crowneth the Work by Plum Creek Samplers (not started yet)


Another  FIVE HAEDs - all of Elizabeth I.







Hmmmm!  Do you think that all of these are going to be enough to fill my Tudor Tuesdays?

If anyone wants to join me on a Tuesday night - just let me know and we can SAL together.

FNSI tonight - so have fun everyone!

hugs,

25 comments:

Stitching Noni said...

Wow Kaye, your Tudors stash is amazing :)
I have always loved the 6 wives design and have often thought of doing it.. I must admit that the Tudors are my favourite Kings and Queens.
You certainly have more than enough to keep you busy in Tudor Tuesdays :)
Hugs x

Linda said...

All wonderful designs Kaye. It's hard to pick just one. I don't have any, so I won't be joining you. Good luck and fast stitching.

Linda

Margaret said...

Wow! What a great collection!!

Noela said...

What beautiful designs, I'm sure you will have fun stitching them. hugs....

Catherine said...

What a fabulous grouping! I think my faves are the Primitive
Hare and Plumstreet Samplers!

Christine M said...

Seems to me there's a bit of an addiction happening over there! LOL! See you tonight Kaye.

Barb said...

You have a wonderful collection of Tudor things!!! That was one very interesting group of people!

SoCal Debbie said...

That's a lot of royal stitching! Your house will look like a museum when you finish them all!

cucki said...

Wow what a beautiful collection :)
Happy stitching x

Christine said...

That is quite a collection, it's going to take a lot of Tuesdays!

Annette-California said...

I love your collection:) Very beautiful. The Fairy Queen is gorgeous, all you wips are too.
Thank you for sharing, I so much enjoyed seeing them. Have you been watching "the White Queen"? Reminds me of the beautiful dresses you've been stitching. love Annette

Valma said...

ho wow ! even double wow =)
what a beautiful collection and also a great idea to stitch something special on a particular day, I love
I knew your passion for that period, each time I see something related to Henry VIII I think at you =)
you'll have busy Tuesdays =D
Enjoy, we can't wait to see your progress
happy stitching
xxxxx

Chris said...

Wow! What great projects!!

Melanie K said...

Absolutely mind blowing. They are all gorgeous. It would take me a lifetime of Tuesdays to finish 1. See you at FNSI :)
Melanie

Mii Stitch said...

I see you will be busy for a few Tuesdays :) It's a lovely collection, have fun!

meggie said...

Your collection is lovely! Good luck with Tudor Tuesday (:

Vickie said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Wow Kaye! I like to stitch Henry too. ;) hahaha! Get it? My little, toy poodle Henry.

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

Tudor Tuesday is a great idea but you're going to have to stitch from 2pm to 2am to finish all those HAEDs!!

The Large Boy is doing the Tudors at school this term. Apparently they re-enacted the Batttle of Bosworth Field this week. No-one died though.

Emma/Itzy said...

Wow! Those are some awesome Tudor Charts! Plenty to keep you busy and out of mischief ;)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Wow, that is a lot of Tudor pieces! Can't wait to see your progress on Tudor Tuesdays :D

Anne said...

I know you love the Tudors hence why I sent you that chart :D I love them too!! Wonderful progress on your Tudor designs. My favourite is the Fairy queen!! I'm glad you are dedicating Tuesdays for the Tudors...they deserve a day...or two :D Hugs!!

Shebafudge said...

Well I couldn't join you every week but I love the idea of Tudor Tuesday. I currently have the first design started but haven't done as much as you have. Lovely designs you have though.

Simply Victoria said...

What a great collection of Tudor pieces to stitch! Tuesdays will be a fun stitching day for you.

Maureen said...

That is such a cool collection of Tudors. I think you may have to change everyday to a Tuesday to get through them!

ricketyjo said...

Oh my goodness, I think you must be a bit bonkers!!! That's quite a lot of stitching you're going to be doing. I must admit, I very much enjoy watching all the period dramas that have been on the TV recently, it's a particular favourite to watch those whilst I stitch. I particularly enjoyed The White Queen which was on here in the UK recently. I hope that you will have heaps of fun on your Tudor Tuesdays!

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