Friday, April 22, 2016

ABC SAL, Santa, Mom's Needlepoint and RAKs

Jet lag is finally diminishing and I feel like I'm myself again. YEA! Now I'll catch up reading blogs and posting my stitchery.

First is Part 8 of Ele's ABC SAL:


Here's a Christmas Santa ornament I just finished....I don't remember the designer's name, but he was a hoot to stitch:


I finally had the energy to finish these sweet pieces my mother had needlepointed before her devastating illness. They hang on the French doors into my office:


I spent most of the morning yesterday packing up FOUR RAKs - each will be winging their way to a different country. I can't tell you how much fun this is  - from the stitching, to the packing of the gifts - I can hardly wait for the recipients to receive their gifts so I can post pictures!

OK - now off to stitch and create - 5 RAKs down.....55 more to go <G>

22 comments:

  1. Lovely needlepoint finishes, Kim! Glad to hear that you are recovered from jet lag! Part 8 of the ABC sal looks good. Have an enjoyable weekend!

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  2. It's funny how jet lag takes so much out of you - you'd think something so simple as a time change wouldn't affect us as much as it does. Love your little Santa ornie!

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  3. I love the little lights on Santa.

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  4. Congrats on all of the adorable finishes Kim.

    Linda

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  5. What a fun Santa. And I love that you and your mom got to work on those together. :)

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  6. You must be feeling better from jet lag already if you are able to make so many things already. Your mum's pieces look great finished. As for the Santa bulb, it has on those little lights I bought as a necklace from a Christmas in July shop in the States and wear them during the Xmas holidays all the time!They are funny!AriadnefromGreece!

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  7. Cute Santa, I love the little string of lights, what a great finishing touch.

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  8. Wow! That jetlag has definitley passed - well done! Very sweet ornie finishes, how lovely that you were able to finish your mother's two pieces. 5 RAKs down - your needles are smokin' hot! xoxox

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  9. The Santa is a Janet Zickler Casey piece. I did him too and have several more in my stash.....They are great fun to stitch.

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  10. Nice finishes. Love part 8 of the Sal. I gotta start that square!

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  11. Beautiful work kim, Santa looks a fun stitch.
    Good to see your jet lag has left you.
    Wow Kim you are working so hard , you are a true giver , hugs.

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  12. I love the lights on Santa too - they just finish off your lovely stitching perfectly! How lovely that you finished your mum's stitching into those beautiful ornaments. Glad to hear you're returning to normal after the jet lag.

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  13. Nice to have some of your mums items finished

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  14. Congrats on your latest finishes, you have been a busy bee :)

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  15. The Santa is fun, I especially like the lights around his hat. x

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  16. Gorgeous santa ornie, really unusual.

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  17. Oh, your Santa ornament is fantastic, Kim! So glad you are starting to feel normal again after that long plane ride. But, I know your Singapore trip was worth the inconvenience of jet lag!

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  18. Jet lag is kind of good, I guess... means you've been somewhere far away!

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  19. Finishing your mums needlepoints must be hard. Congrats Kim :D :D
    The lights of the ornaments are great lol
    Muxus

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  20. Gorgeous finishes :o)
    I love that Santa with his lights!!
    Love the finish on your Mum's needlepoint... just gorgeous :o)
    You have been busy with your RAK's by the sounds of it!
    Hugs xx

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  21. Beautiful stitching and finishing! :D

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  22. Kim, your generosity is so sweet. These are all wonderful. I love the addition of the Christmas light beads to your Santa. How fun! (((Hugs)))

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