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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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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

I did it!

I finally finished my Santa's 12 Days of Christmas!

Now, the earliest post I can find on this blog, Kitten Stitching, which features Santa's 12 Days of Christmas is on May 21, 2012 but I suspect that I started the SAL a few months before that - so this project has taken me over three and a half years to complete.  I must admit there were (quite) a few times where I lost interest, lost faith in my ability to finish but I overcame those times and here we are:















 I just need to decide now how to Finish each one - any suggestions?

Now, as I am pretty certain that I won't be tackling this project again in a hurry, I want to gift my lightly-used design booklets (three of them, with all twelve designs) to one of you lovely stitchers.

But, I am going to make you work for it!  Ha! Ha!

You have to decide which of the 12 days is my favourite - which may be hard as I do love them all but there is one which I particularly love!

So, please leave a comment with your guess either on this post or on the corresponding post on the Prairie Schooler SAL blog and on Monday, 9th November, I will draw a winner from the correct guesses.

Have a great day, everyone, 

hugs, 

P.S. Love to Linda who started me on this journey.

32 comments:

Carol said...

What a wonderful accomplishment, Kaye!! I'm so glad you didn't give up on them--they are each so handsome... Hmmm...hard to pick my favorite, but I think Day 1 is mine--there is just something to classic about the partridge in the pear tree :) I would love to enter your drawing as this is one set of PS books that I don't own! Thanks for the chance...

Oh, and as far as finishing, I would probably do the same finish on each with some handmade cording surrounding little pillows that you could display in a bowl. But, that's just me--you know how I love my little pillows!!

Barb said...

Oh this is such a wonderful accomplishment - something to treasure forever. It truly is nearly impossible to pick a favorite - I'm going to choose Day 5 - I love the little black doggie! It will be so much fun to find out which one is your favorite.

Best wishes on the finishing - looking forward to seeing that too!

Heather said...

Congrats! They all look great! My favorite is the 4th. I love the pop of the blue. 10 is my second favorite because it has the stars and moon.

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a fantastic effort. They are all wonderful. Such lovely designs. I could not pick a favourite x

AnaCristina said...

number 5!?

gracie said...

I will guess #8...each of them is lovely.

marly said...

Congratulations! No need to include me but I vote for #6 anyway.

Lisa V said...

What a great achievement Kaye. They look amazing. The one that stood out to me is number 9, so I'm hoping this one is your fave.

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

I think #11 congrates on your finish stitching is great hugs Lynda Ruth

Carm said...

Part of me thinks the one with the fox but day 5 with the dog calls to me, too! I go with day 5. Fingers crossed!

Ranae said...

Oh!! big congrats, they look awesome
They would be cool finished as a quilt
No need to enter me I have most of them

Nurdan Kanber said...

Love, love , love!!!!!
Congrats on such an amazing finish! Santas are really awesome ♥♥♥

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

I find them so all beautiful and very particular . I myself find it hard even just to say that myself like best , so how am I supposed to just decide what your favorite motif ist..smile ... I now say simply times the number two ...
wish you a good time
Greetings Sand

Justine said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful achievement. I would finish them as pillows and display in a bowl as Carol suggested.
Please don't include me in your giveaway but just for fun I will guess #11 with the whiskery fox is your favourite.

Manuela said...

Congratulation on this wonderful finish.
All the Santas are great.
I would finish a little quilt.
Greetings, Manuela

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I also say 11 because of the fox. My favorite is the one with chickens! Maybe finish as pillows to go in a wooden bowl. Beautiful stitching.

Vickie said...

Yay! Awesome set Kaye. Please don't include me, but I am guessing your favorite is 10.

Annie said...

Congratulations on a fabulous finish! I love the idea of finishing them as little pillows in a bowl. I know you will enjoy these for years to come:)

Brigitte said...

Congratulations again on this great finish. I had already seen them on your PS SAL blog. As for the finishing I'd do the same as Carol - little pillows with red cording all around. This is also my favourite finishing. But I'm really curious to see what you will come up with.

Rita said...

Congratulations! They're beautiful! I also think they'd look great as a quilt or quilted wall hanging.

Bea said...

Well done - fabulous finish! They are a wonderful set and would look lovely as a wall hanging of some kind.

butterfly said...

Wow , well done yes a quilt or pair of pillows .
They all look wonderful.

Tiffstitch said...

Huge congratulations!! I agree they should be kept together if possible since they clearly belong that way. Quilt/afghan or set of ornaments for a metal tree?

Barb said...

What a wonderful collection!! You must be very proud.

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

Congratulations on an epic Happy Dance! They look amazing together. I think a nice wall hanging would be good.
I like Santa on his day off as a farmer (day 3) but I'm going to guess you like Day 4 with the tropical birds, or maybe Day 11 with the hiding fox?
Don't include me in the draw through. I just had to have a guess!

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Wow, Kaye, are all so beautiful !!!
I think you best - 5, a dog :-)))

Mdm Samm said...

I love seeing them come to life...beautiful xx

Christine M said...

Well done, Kaye. They all look great. You don't need to count me in your draw.

Mini said...

Congratulations on great finish. I think these will look good as single piece of wall hanging.

Maggee said...

Congratulations Kaye! That is quite an accomplishment! I know for myself, right now, the first sign of boredom and they are back to the WIP drawer. I think pillow finishes would satisfy me! Hugs!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Woohoo! Happy dance! Congrats on the finishes, they look amazing! I've got enough on my plate right now, unfortunately, so I won't be participating in the draw. Good luck to everyone else! :D

Margaret said...

I love them all! Congratulations on the finish! Maybe just little pillows with hangers to hang from the tree? Not sure what your favorite is, but mine might be number 11. :D

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