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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, 2 January 2015

Sunday Stitching.....

.... sorry, just a little late with my Sunday Stitching update but I have been a tad busy!  The wedding is only 11 days away!   Aaaagghhh!

All is going well, everything seems to be in place.

Yesterday, we spent a craft afternoon making paper cones from the pages of an old book. The cones are to put rice into for the guests to throw after the ceremony.

  Luckily I had bought a glue gun on special at Spotlight the day before!

Of course, since I actually started writing this post we have had New Year!  


We has a few friends over for New Year drinks, so we bought some new solar lights for the garden.  This year I bought some lights which look like frangipani to put on the deck. So pretty!

These lights are just grouped together as we put them in a sunny spot for their initial charging.  They are now placed strategically around the front and back gardens.


We finished the evening with these yummy macarons - delicious!  The orangey ones are passionfruit and chili!

Marie, I and my Sunday dog took our first walk around PP for the year on NY's day.  We were rewarded by the sight of this gorgeous little fellow - a red rumped grass parrot.

Now to the stitching:

Firstly, my progress on my Little Sheep Virtues SAL: Love.  I am doing this SAL with  Sarah, Lija and Anne.


Latest progress:

... and I finally got back to my PS Santa's 12 Days of Christmas, a SAL I am doing with Linda.

This SAL is now going quite slowly as I often get distracted by other projects and SALs but I am determined that 2015 is the year that I finish the 12 days - are you listening, Linda??? lol!

Just to finish, Google sent me this year in pics  - not sure which ones they are - Enjoy!

Anyway, I am off to do some more wedding stuff - be back soon with another post, I am sure.

Have a great day, 



gracie said...

Wow, seems like just yesterday you talked of the wedding...and now it is almost here!

Margaret said...

Good luck with the last preparations for the wedding. So exciting to see you all working on the rice cones! Great stitching as well!

Barb said...

You must be getting very excited about the wedding!! A great way to plan for the rice. It is such fun to imagine New Year's Eve being warm. We stayed home rather than freezing off certain body parts! A very happy New Year to you and your family.

Linda said...

Nice stitchy progress Kaye. LOL I am listening. I've been working on the Santa's for 2 years and so want to be done with them.


Shebafudge said...

Wow...the wedding seems to have come round quickly! I am amazed you have time to stitch at the moment. I love the idea of the cones too for holding rice, lovely!

Ariadne said...

Wishing you all the best for the new year and the wedding!AriadnefromGreece!

AnaCristina said...

Hi Kaye! Did you see this?

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Máte pekný zvyk - kužeľ s ryžou - to je o akte svadobčanov:-))
Kaye, teším sa na svadbu s vami:-))
Ďalšie povedať prípravy!

Jan Gartlan said...

The paper cones are so cute. Enjoy the wedding. I love your new stash especially the new Bothy Threads. I am sure you will finish the PS Santas this year.

Preeti said...

Nice to see your wedding preparations. Happy new year:)

Melody said...

With the wedding so close it must be exciting. Wishing you happiness in 2015

Sarah in Stitches said...

Happy New Year, Kaye! Beautiful stitching. It must be so exciting that the wedding is so close! :D

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

The wedding is nearly here!!!!!
The paper cones sound lovely. At my cousin's wedding they had bubbles to blow because their church doesn't like confetti. My son was only three and loved them so when we got married we had bubbles as well as confetti!
Good luck with the PS goal, I am sue you will make it now it is in writing.

Emma/Itzy said...

Happy New Year Kaye and I hope all the wedding plans are coming together nicely!

Thoeria said...

Happy New Years Kaye! How super exciting!

thegreytail said...

oh my goodness! it's just around the corner!
congratulations and I can't wait to see all of you dressed up and partying!
you're working on beautiful pieces, and best of luck with the resolutions - we definitely need to focus on staying focused!
and for 2016, we'll do that Kitty Litter SAL we've been talking about for ages, it's about time! :D
Happy New Year, my friend!

shez said...

Hi Kaye i am back from camping and i see you have been very busy,lovely post and boy i love seeing your stitcherys.xx

Maggee said...

Now it is 9 days, but from the sound of it, you have it under control and humming right along. Good for you! Clever idea to make those cones for rice! Have never seen a grass parrot--how cool! Can it be a pet? Just wondering...

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Love your stitching! You've been very busy. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year! :) I look forward to reading more of your blog in 2015! :)

Chris said...

Looks like a lovely start to the new year!

Brigitte said...

Great stitching and crafting going on here. I guess without the glue gun you would have been lost a bit with all these paper cones.
Wishing you all a happy 2015!

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