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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, 6 January 2017

Hot off the press....

One of my dearest bloggy, stitchy friends, and definitely one of my stitchy partners in crime, Kim, from Wisdom with Needle and Thread, came up with a brilliant idea for our Tudor Tuesdays SAL blog - an actual SAL design of our own!  Here is what she has just posted about the SAL on both her blog and the Tudor Tuesdays blog ......

"For those of you who have followed me for awhile, you're familiar with my obsession interest in the Tudors. I think my first exposure to the Tudors was in 1969 when I watched the movie Anne of a Thousand Days with Richard Burton and Genevieve Bujold. Little did I realize how much of an impact Anne's story would have on my life - it opened the door to decades of reading and learning about the Tudor Era.

Scroll on a few years (decades - lol!) and I met Kaye of Kitten Stitching through this wonderful blogging world of ours and we discovered we had many things in common - especially the love of stitching and the Tudors. Yes - we are Tudorphiles. Hence, Tudor Tuesdays SAL blog was launched in August of 2015.

Then, just the other day, a grand idea occurred to me: to chart the badges of each of Henry's wives and share the charts and stitching adventures in a SAL. So, I fired up Photostitch and charted Catherine of Aragon's badge - the pomegranate. I bounced my idea off  Kaye and she suggested including each queen's motto and name, as well. Great idea, Kaye! (She says, "You're welcome, everyone!")

SO, if you'd like to enjoy some Tudor history, come along and join us in the first (and maybe only - who knows?) Tudor Tuesdays SAL. The patterns for each badge will be released every other month on the Tudor Tuesdays blog but you will be able to find the links to the SAL on the sidebar of this blog, Wisdom with Needle and Thread, or on Kaye's blog, Kitten Stitching. Look for this badge to link to the patterns:

You will have your choice of stitching each badge separately, with or without the associated motto, and/or with our without the name of each queen. All three will be included and all are offered for free. Badges are 88W x 117H (stitches).  If you stitch the mottos and names, additional stitches would need to be added when you calculate the size of the material you choose.
The first badge, Catherine of Aragon, is available here.  I look forward to seeing your progress and creative versions. Please feel free to become a follower of Tudor Tuesdays SAL - but you don't have to be a follower to download and enjoy the patterns.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. Enjoy!"

Kim is so talented and generous and I love her to bits - what a great idea, Kim.

As Kim said, just follow the Tudor Tuesdays SAL badge on either of our sidebars to find the pattern/s every second month.  If you would like Catherine of Aragon's badge, please just follow the link.


P.S. I am having a little giveaway - you can check it out here.


Laura said...

Oh my!!! I am so excited about this SAL! Thank you both.

Stitching Noni said...

What a great idea! Will have to pop over and have a squizz :o)
Hugs x

Heather said...

How fun! It'll be fun to watch!

Julie said...

Looking forward to seeing your start on this.

Bea said...

Oh you are going to have fun with this. Had a squint at the badge, learned something and will be watching you stitch it with great interest.

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

What a wonderful SAL. I shall look forward to seeing all the crest stitched up this year.

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