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Not quite there yet...

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Hi everyone,

I had hoped to have a finish of Day 11 by the end of this month but I think I have been distracted by a few other things going on - lol!  For some reason, I am really struggling with Day 11. This is part of the Sunday SAL which I stitch with my dear friend, Linda.  Maybe he will be finished by the end of September?


I am loving all of the wonderful Prairie Schooler Stitching which I see everyone else is doing on the Prairie Schooler SAL blog - so beautiful!
Have a good week, 
hugs,

UH OH!.... ANOTHER IDEA!

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.... Okay, now you probably know by now that I have become a bit of a Queen of SALs (or at least that is what a few of you lovely bloggers have dubbed me) because over the past month I have started four new SAL blogs:


Christmas Ornie SAL
Prairie Schooler SAL
Americana SAL
Tudor Tuesdays SAL
Well, I have had another idea for a SAL for  just myself, this time  ...."Friday Frolics"
The idea of Friday Frolics, is that on any given Friday, I will try to visit my vast empire of WIPs and choose one that has not had any love or attention for a while and stitch on it that evening.
So, last night was my first FF (see, I have an acronym already - lol!) and I pulled out a Nora Corbett design, "K".
The one and only other time I posted on this was way back in July, 2012!
Also I had yet another new start - this is the letter "K". Sorry the first photo doesn't do justice to the lovely green overdyed fabric I am using.  I am really pleased with my progress on this - this is…

Smalls SAL check in ...

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.... oh dear, a few day's late... but here are this month's Smalls, some you have seen already, one is new...

Firstly, here is my latest Small finish... American Santa....

This is a freebie from I don't know where stitched on what I think is 32 ct white linen using a variety of speciality threads, colours chosen by me.

I am quite pleased with him - he is going to make a cute ornie.





Secondly, I stitched "S" for Sampler from A Stitcher's Alphabet, a Freebie from Brookes Books, as a birthday gift for a friend and colleague at work. (She loved it)






Please check out Heather's blog Stitching Lotus to see what everyone else got up to for the Smalls SAL this month.

hugs,

August FNSI and IHSW update...

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Well, it was another busy weekend for me, with family mostly, and next weekend will be filled again with love and laughter as we are going to the engagement party of my dear friend's son and DD, DS2 and I will be taking my Dad out for a second birthday lunch!  How lovely and blessed I am.

However, this weekend was FNSI and IHSW (follow the links to see what everyone else got up to) and I managed to do a little bit of this....

What will be a Christmas tree biscornu..



and that.... "B" from Brookes Books A stitcher's Alphabet....


and a little more.....  Noel Blanc

What did you all get up to?
hugs, 

Weekend Round Up (belated)...

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... oh dear, I have been meaning to post this all week but have only just found the time now and it is Thursday! Friday! Saturday!!!! oh no, Sunday and another weekend is almost over - lol!

I had a bit of an unexpected long weekend last weekend (as I had worked the Saturday before) and boy, was it a beauty (except my back was playing up a bit, which is no fun! But I worked hard to ignore it).

So, Friday.....

Fabric shopping with my dear friend, Anna, at GJ's discount fabric store, which has moved to the next suburb to me, so about five mins away - they have the most wonderful collection of patchwork fabric, just right for finishing off my Smalls.  Then a yummy lunch at Apte and then after I said goodbye to Anna, I went and spoiled myself with a back massage at Endota Spa which is literally about 50 m from my front door- bliss!  Then, that evening it was out to dinner with friends.

Here is what I bought at GJ's, gorgeous Halloween and Christmas fabbies.  But I tell you, there w…

Gifted Gorgeousness Post....

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... two offerings for GG this month, both of them Happy Dances - yay!

First off, I finished American Baby (just need to get it framed).



Then, over the weekend, I finished "S" for Sampler from A Stitcher's Alphabet, a Freebie from Brookes Books, as a birthday gift for a friend and colleague at work. I hope she likes it (I also baked her a cake).





I chose my own colours and it is stitched on 28 count linen.
Off to work early today, I will try to catch up on a bit of blog reading, as soon as I can.
If you want to find out more about Gifted Gorgeousness, please check out this link.
hugs, 

Two month TUSAL...

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As I forgot to post last month's ORTs, I have a very full tin this month.  Lots of stitching and some knitting yarn has popped in there, too.




... and here is what the yarn has been all about this month - I knitted a cute beret to wear to work.





So, that is all for me now, as I am off to visit my Dad but later today, I will post my Gifted Gorgeousness post where I have a Happy Dance (or two).

Have a great day, everyone,

hugs,

Ebony and Ivory update...

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Last night I picked up what has to be currently one of my favourite WIPs.... Ebony and Ivory by Tempting Tangles Designs.  I am loving the delicateness of the whole piece.




Now, I have also been so very busy setting up my new SAL blogs - such a wonderful response to my ideas, I am so thrilled.  I only have one person (a no-reply commenter) who needs to get back to me with her email address and everyone is added, I hope!  If I have overlooked anyone, please get back to me with both your email and blog addresses.
For those of you who do not know what I am talking about, you can check out the new SAL blogs by following the links below:
Christmas Ornie SAL

Prairie Schooler SAL

Americana SAL

Tudor Tuesdays SAL
Have a great day, everyone,

hugs,

Friday Night with Friends....

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.... only a small amount of stitching to show for this FnwF.  I was very tired, as I have not been sleeping well and DD was over for the evening to watch the footy with her Dad, so I found it a bit hard to get into it all, really.

However, I did manage to get a few stitches into my new start for September's Hallowe'en Ornament SAL.


Bump in the Night Tempting Tangle Designs from JCS Halloween Ornie Mag 2015 (p. 51) 32 ct overdyed evenweave Mixture of CC and DMC floss


I have also been busy setting up my new SAL blogs
If you want to know anything more about any of these SAL blogs, the links are below:
Christmas Ornie SAL

Prairie Schooler SAL

Americana SAL

Tudor Tuesdays SAL 

Can I please ask, that if you do wish to join that you send me an email with the email address you wish to use to join the SAL and with your blog address, too, please.

Also, it is taking me a bit of time to get everything organised and to set everyone up on the various SALs, so please be patient if you have already …

Summer Postcard Blog Hop

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The utterly marvellous, wonderful stitcher and blog hop organiser extraordinaire, Jo from Serendipitous Stitching has done it again!

This time it is a Summer Postcard Blog Hop which is all about our beloved pets! Lovely!

My postcard is from Narita and I love her postcard because it is a gorgeous kitty cat!


This is what Narita had to say about her preference for dogs or cats:
Are you a Cat Person or a Dog Person?
I LOOOOOOOOVE my cats.  I've always been a Cat Person. I have plenty. Cats are soft and snuggly and independent. And every one of them is different.
Lately though, I've started to question myself because now I have a DOG that I really really love. Her name is Ruby and she's 10 months old. A red Doberman. I used to be scared of Dobermans when I was younger. I was QUITE SURPRISED when I  did several of those online quizzes about which breed would be the perfect breed for me and DOBERMAN kept coming up. Go figure.
Well, I must confess, our girl is WONDERFUL. She's funny and …

Such a wonderful response...

... to my new SAL blogs!

I am so thrilled - so far I have over 35 people wanting to join the Christmas Ornie SAL,  24 and counting for the Prairie Schooler SAL, 8 and counting for the Americana SAL and 3 or 4 so far for the Tudor Tuesdays SAL.

Now, as you can imagine this means lots of emails and lots of time setting up the SALs on blogger, etc.  So, I am a bit behind (I do work full time and this week I have to work Saturday as well!!!!!) with responding to people's emails, setting up all of the SAL blogs and adding people.

So, please be patient, I will get there.

If you want to know anything more about any of these SAL blogs, the links are below:

Christmas Ornie SAL

Prairie Schooler SAL

Americana SAL

Tudor Tuesdays SAL

Can I please ask, that if you do wish to join that you send me an email with the email address you wish to use to join the SAL and with your blog address, too, please.

Love to have you come join in all of the fun!

hugs,  Kaye

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Tudor Tuesdays Coming!!

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My Swapaway Friend, Kim (Wisdom with Needle and Thread), and I are Tudorphiles (aka, Tudor Crazy Ladies). Anything Tudor strikes our fancy. A few years ago, I started a “Tudor Tuesday” Facebook page so we could share any Tudor stitching-themed pieces with other Tudor-crazed fans.
Well, Kim and I always seem to be on the same wave-length (even though we live 9,517 miles apart). Whilst chatting on Gmail yesterday, Kim asked me if I thought a “Tudor Tuesday” blog would be a good idea, as some people LOVE the Tudors, as well, but don’t belong to Facebook. My exact response was
"Hi Kim, We are SSF - I just thought of that about five mins ago!  lol!”
So – we are launching a new blog called “Tudor Tuesdays”.It will be for Tudor Fanatics to post about anything Tudor (on any Tuesday of the month). It can be about books, movies, TV shows, stitching, interesting Tudor history factoids….whatever you’d like to share with other Tudorphiles.
So – without any further adieu, let’s play! Please join …

New Prairie Schooler SAL is up and running....

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.... although a bit slower than I would like but I have been busy with afternoon teas, a bad back, stitching I need to get finished and working full time!

So, if you have already signed up, don't worry, your name is written down in my little pink book and I will get around to adding you very soon plus of course, I still have the Americana SAL blog to set up as well.

If you want to check out the New PS SAL blog, please click here.
AND, watch this space tomorrow morning, as my SSF, Kim, and I have an exciting new joint venture to unveil....!!!!!

Oooh, have to sign off now or I will miss my train, 
Have a great day everyone,   hugs,