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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, 27 December 2013

Spoilt rotten ..... Part 2

.... and the generosity of my friends continues....

From my dear friend Sarah of Sarah in Stitches in Dubai,  who wrote:

"I know that you have been going through a lot lately and I wanted you to know there are people out there who care and have your back!"

Well, Sarah, you certainly have my back - love you my dear one.

A very pretty Christmas card:

All the goodies:

A cute design from an old magazine - such a good idea - two new thimbles for my collection and some gorgeous blue/brown hand-dyed thread from Victoria Motto Sampler Shoppe:

Look at this sweet little biscornu pincushion with two of my favourite gold needles in it:

Thank you, Sarah, you are a very dear friend. Love you heaps!

Then on Christmas Eve, this gorgeous gift arrived from an ex-colleague of mine, Robyn, as a sympathy gift.  A beautiful Wedgewood tea strainer, so that I could make a cup of tea and think of my Dear Mum. How sweet of her is that?  Thank you so much, dear Robyn.

Thank you to both of these dear friends and once again to everyone who supported me throughout this horrible year - Roll on 2014, is what I say!


Well, just to top off the year from Hell - I am 24 hours out from having my DS2's 21st birthday party at home - 120 people coming - and I have broken the middle toe of my left foot!  Just what I need when I am trying to run up and down upstairs to prepare the house for the party!


shez said...

hope the party goes well for you Kaye,all the best for 2014.xx

Brigitte said...

Great gifts from your friends, Kaye, enjoy everything. And I hope that the preparations for the birthday party are going well despite your broken toe.
Wishing you a better year 2014!

Justine said...

Poor you Kaye. Hope 2014 is much happier for you. Lovely gifts from your friends.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh my goodness, hope your toe heals quickly! I'm so glad you liked the package. Big hugs and lots of love! :D

Pinnylea Creations said...

Oh Kaye; I had to smile; this just rounds off your year :) 2014 WILL be better XXX Enjoy the party :)

Shebafudge said...

Oh no! I really hope 2014 is a great year for you! Hope your toe is not too painful!

Kate said...

Oh no. Find a pair of cushioned sandshoes/joggers to wear tomorrow when you have to be on your feet. It will reduce the chances of you bumping the sore toe again. It's even better if you can find a pair half a size too big. Keep taking painkillers, especially at night. I found the pain was worse when I went to bed.
After the party you'll need to take it easy for at least a week with the foot elevated and a needle in your hand whenever possible! Perhaps a glass of something medicinal by your side wouldn't hurt.
Good luck with the party.

Sarah Beth said...

Hi Kaye,
I know how you feel. Lost my DFIL in June to congestive heart failure and renal failure. We were so close. I was closer to him then either of my parents. We had a special bond. Learned sad news about my ds on Christmas Eve too and I'm just broken up. Miss daddy so much.

Chris said...

What lovely gifts.
So sorry about your toe. I know that party will still be a wonderful celebration for you guys.

Sandie said...

The broken toe is God's way of slowing you down - take notice! Slow down and take time to think about life and your family rather than rushing around. Hugs for healing X

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh! A broken toe hurts a whole lot -- I once broke my little toe so I know. Take it easy -- let others help you with everything! Love the presents you received.

diamondc said...

Lovely gifts.

Merry Christmas


Linda said...

Very pretty gifts Kaye. Good luck with the party and I sure hope the broken toe heals quickly.


Shirlee said...

Oh Kaye, what more can happen? Hugs to you, dear friend. Sarah is a sweetie ... lovely gifts she sent you ... & a lovely & thoughtful gift from Robyn as well.

Anne said...

How very sweet of Sarah. She is a lovely gal. Oh no! You broke your toe?! How painful. I hope you get some help with the party of 120!! Wow! I don't think I know that many people!! Hugs

Meari said...

Beautiful gifts, Kaye.

Hope your DS's bday party goes well.

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

You really have had an annus horriblis!

Let's keep our fingers crossed next year is a better one for you xxx

Dani - tkdchick said...

What lovely gifts and wonderful friends!

Catherine said...

Lovely goodies!! I am not one to wish time away ~ but I am more than ready to put 2013 to rest.....sending hugs!

Stitching Noni said...

You deserve to be spoilt! Lovely gifts :o) I love the Wedgwood!
Oh no, you poor thing - not a good time to hurt your foot.... I can see from the post above that everything went well - about to go and have a read!
Hugs xx

Valma said...

wonderful gifts Kaye =)

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