Showing posts from February, 2014

Bon Voyage

Hi everyone, 
Sorry, I have been offline for a while but the internet is not working at home and as I am über busy at work trying to get everything finalised before I go overseas tomorrow I have had little or no time for my blog or even stitching.
I apologise to the winners of my giveaway and the Travelling Treasures, it has been madness at both work and home and that is all going to have to wait until I return at the end of March.
I will have limited visibility on FB (Kaye De Petro) and Instagram (Kaisievic) if you want some travel updates.
Below is the design I am taking away to stitch, pretty, isn't it?
See you all, in a month, love Kaye

Quick post: Two Happy Dances....

I have had two happy dances - lovely!

1.   A geisha for my Joan Elliott Round Robin:

Oh boy, she has been a hard slog but worth it, I think!

2. Then another Train Stitching piece (thank goodness for travelling to work on the train, it gives me a good chance to work on my Smalls) - this is 'Girl things' by Pine Mountain designs.  It is stitched on 16 ct aida and is a ready-made cushion cover - I just need to make the pillow form.  It is going to be a surprise gift for someone - so Shhhhh!

Not too late to sign up for the Travelling Treasures if you are an Aussie blogger - you can sign up on this post here.  I will choose the lucky recipient tonight or tomorrow morning.

Thanks for visiting,

P.S. TraderVic has just informed that we will be without internet for a few days, so I may be MIA from blogging until the end of the week. So sorry everyone.

So much to catch up on.... Part 3

Well, here I am still trying to catch up with everything!  I am so far behind on my blog and comment/email reading and time is hurtling towards our holiday (starting to get excited) and there is still so much to do!

Anyway, let's try to catch up a little more:

The weekend before last, on the Saturday, my sisters and I went with my Dear Dad to the Springvale Botanical Cemetery to organise the plaque for my mother's rose bush bed.  It was a bit sad but good to be all together.  The cemetery is truly a beautiful place (apparently it has won an International Award for Excellence).  Mum is temporarily in the Wall of Remembrance until the plaque is ready and her ashes are placed in the rose bed.  Here are some pics to give you an idea of how tranquil a place it is.

Dad doesn't look bad for 94, does he?

Thanks for visiting,


Grow Your Blog Party Winners Announced, a Happy Dance and So Much to Catch up on Part 2....

Well, today is the day to announce my Grow Your Blog Party Winners which was organised by the wonderful Vicki - you can click on the pic below to get to the Party.

I elected to have two winners - one from Australia and one from Overseas.

So, drum roll please..... The Overseas Winner is

KimM from Wisdomwithneedleandthread

Your gifts are: a cute little Babushka scissor fob, a nail file which looks like a ruler (useful on two counts), some fabbie from my stash and an Aussie home kit from Juniper Designs.  I hope that you enjoy these gifts.

Congratulations, Kim, please email me with your snail mail address and these goodies will be winging your way soon.

Second drum roll..... The Aussie winnner is......

Noni from Fireflies and Cats in the Garden
Noni, I think I have your snail mail address but maybe email me with it again, just in case?
You have won:
A book called "The Hand-Stitched Home" which I hope you will enjoy browsing through, also a nail file which looks like a ruler an…

Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop and Travelling Treasures

Happy Valentine's Day each and everyone of you, I hope that you have a fun day with someone you love.

Me?  I am giving TraderVic what he wants - I have promised to sit and watch his beloved Tigers play a footy match tonight. Romantic, hey?

I am taking part in the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop run by Jo from Serendipitous Stitching. Each of us taking part in the blog hop is given a Sweetheart photo at random, we post it on Valentine's Day and then we visit each other's blogs looking for our photo and make a comment when we find it.

Such fun!  Here is the gorgeous heart pic I was given - I wonder who was the talented stitcher who made this?

You can check out all of the fun at Jo's blog Serendipitous Stitching.

Now, it is time to tell you all about the Travelling Treasures.  This is a treasure trove of stitching goodness which is travelling around Australia.  You can read all about it on Debbie's blog Sweet Little Cottage - where it all began last March - or y…