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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.

My fellow stitching kittens

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Lest we forget!

Thank you for your service to our country, Dad.

I love you so much and I am so proud of you.  You are an inspiration.  

You know, Dad told me recently that, despite his few troubles when he was younger (three and a half years in the infamous Changi POW camp) and losing my mother at the end of 2013, he was a very lucky and contented man!  An inspiration indeed.


Now!  97 years young.

hugs, Kaye

Sunday, 9 April 2017

A very late Smalls Update_March...

Hello, Hello, a very late Smalls Update for March for me, I am so sorry!

But here is my Smalls finish:

                                     Do more of what makes you happy
Abbey Rose Designs
32 count grey spot linen
A mixture of suggested floss and my own choice of overdyed.

Phew! Just made the link up with three hours to spare!

Stitching Lotus Ornament SAL

The Smalls SAL is hosted by Stitching Lotus

If you would like to see everyone else's Smalls, please click here.


P.S. I just realised that this is my first Smalls SAL post for the year - but I don't want to miss the Link up, so April will have to be a catch up post. lol!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

The Alphabet Club_Saturday Detention for U




                     IS FOR 


Yes, that great big rock in the middle of Australia!

 And as you can see from this rather fuzzy diagram below, it is HUGE!

I have been privilege enough to visit Uluru in September/October 2014 and it is absolutely amazing!  Here are some more pics to show you (not mine but from the internet).

Beautiful, isn't it?

But did you know that recently, Uluru was like a waterfall?

Quite amazing, isn't it?

Of course, Uluru is a sacred site to the original inhabitants of this land, the Anangu people and the National Park is jointly managed by the Anangu and Parks Australia.

If you want to read and see more about this amazing place, please follow this link to the Parks Australia site - it is well worth having a look at.

Anyway, that is all from me for the Letter U but let me explain what The Alphabet Club is all about ....

  It is the brainchild of Chiara from The Grey Tail and Jo from Serendipitous Stitching and is loosely based on the premise of the movie "The Breakfast Club" - you can see the button for The Alphabet Club on my right sidebar.

On the first Saturday of each month, members of the club have "detention" and have to post about something that will enlighten others about their culture (as blogland is so diverse).  Of course, there should/could be something stitchy in there, if possible (although I seemed to have moved right away from that premise as the months have gone by, instead focusing on boring you all with quirky facts about Australia - lol!)

Each month will be a different letter of the alphabet - hence the club's name - and, of course, we started with "A" and now we are up to "U".

The Alphabet Club

You can see everyone's Alphabet Club posts, here.


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