Wednesday, May 11, 2016

My First, My Twelfth, My Win, My Treasure

I hope you're having a fantabulous day! It's dreary here, but so much sunshine arrived in the mail, I've got a happy face.

Much to my surprise, sweet Mouse sent me a 60th Birthday surprise. A lovely card and a gorgeous hanging pillow. It's the "Pink Rose" by Blackbird Designs. I was utterly floored! Thank you, Mouse!





More RAKs were mailed this week - twelve are out.....winding their way through the postal system. I've been trying to track the packages, but the tracking system for USPS has been down - DRAT! I'm so anxious to hear from the recipients their parcels arrived.

I won a giveaway - and more - from Donna at Cards By Ruth.  A sheet of lovely Italian marveled paper (seen on the left) and - in honor of National Stationary Day -  beautiful handmade cards....



Post cards to send....all make me smile...


Stamps and stickers to embellish snail mail letters....


.....and an article about how special it is to receive a letter in the mail - the old fashioned way.


Thank you, Donna! Love them all - and will use them all to brighten someone's day.

Last, but not least, Tracy from Mad About Bags organized a Stationary Swap. My swap partner was Cat of Catalina's Cottage. She spoilt me - and then some.

Purple cards and matching envelopes, pink and purple pens, purple masking tape (I've never seen this before - AUGH! AWESOME!), a little note book....


.....a hand made flag banner....which will grace our screened in porch once the weather is more agreeable......

...and a sweet felt tea cozy (which will be put to good use)....and Pineapple Lumps candy. Once again, never heard of these before. As you can probably see, they were screaming for me to open the bag and try some.....Cat - you are a wicked woman - chocolate and pineapple - WHO KNEW the combination could taste so good?? I was only going to try one......but, well - I couldn't eat just one....or two....or....<G>

Four more RAKs are waiting on my table in my studio to pack up, address and send on their merry way. Probably will work on getting them all done to post next week.

Take care, everyone - I hope you have a wonderfully stitchy day.

28 comments:

  1. You are amazing with what you are sending out and to who. You are one very special person....

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  2. Wowwwwwwwww Kim, Everything looks great :D :D Really very nice pillow. Sure you receive more soon lol
    Muxus

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  3. What super goodies you received! I wouldn't have thought to put pineapple and chocolate together.

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  4. You are such a kind and generous lady.

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  5. What a wonderful gift from Mouse! Happy belated birthday! I'm sure you'll hear from all your RAK folks soon and I can't wait to see what all you sent them.

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  6. What lovely gifts you've received! Glad you had surprises in your own mailbox. Hope your birthday was everything you hoped for.

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  7. Oops - your birthday isn't until July, so you have time to dream of even more fabulous ideas. My brain got a bit ahead of me today, silly me.

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  8. Lovely gifts Kim, great to have surprises in the mail.

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  9. ooOoo! I can see why you might be excited! How fun!
    My,oh my you are a busy beaver!!

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  10. Beautiful gifts received! Everyone talks about how USPS doesn't work the tracking system any more. I wonder why. AriadnefromGreece!

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  11. What a lot of crafty goodness! Mail and contest winning! Makes for a great birthday celebration!

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  12. Dear Kim
    Lots of lovely gifts for someone who deserves them!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  13. Lots and lots of lovely gifts, both given and received. How lovely of Mouse and your exchanges look like fun!

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  14. Hi Kim wow what beautiful mail you recieved,i can see why you are smiling ,love what Mouse sent to you and happy birthday thats what i am later this year too,lol.
    You are a lovely kind lady ,enjoy sending your sweeet Raks off to make lots of lady's happy,enjoy your day my friend xx

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  15. You are keeping the postal system in business at the moment! What lovely gifts you have received. Can't wait to see the RAKs as they reach their destinations! You must be having lots of fun with this great celebration.

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  16. Oh Kim you do deserve lots of lovely goodies .
    And what a star little mouse is, love what she made for you , enjoy sweet friend .

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  17. Dear Kim, what beautiful gifts and exchanges you received. Sorry that I've been offline for a while.. things have a been a little hectic here for me. I hope you are well and healthy and you've been practicing your crocheting.. heehee.. just checking on you. Miss you.. big hugs.
    hope to see your beading shoes soon. ;)

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  18. Kim, it warms my heart to see you are receiving some wonderful treasures in the mail. Your kind and generous heart deserves plenty of spoiling! :) I just sent you an email thanking you for the sweet gifts that arrived in my mail. You know me well! Happy Thursday!

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  19. Such a beautifully stitched gift from Mouse!! Those chocolate/pineapple candies wouldn't have lasted long at my house either, Kim :)

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  20. It seems to me I remember telling you back when you announced your special birthday plans that it would come back to bless you ten-fold. Methinks, perhaps, it might be proving to be true!

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  21. Hello Kim,

    What beautiful gifts given and received. There is something special about receiving something made with love and thought.

    Have a great weekend.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  22. You have been busy, and I love the swaps too. x

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  23. So pleased you love your wee gift :) and I am drooling mouse like at those candies .... lol love the stationary gifts too .. stationary is one of my favourite things too , love to write letters when i get the chance :) enjoying seeing all the new RAK's going out .... keep up the good work ...lol love mouse xxxxx

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  24. Oh I did smile at your description of pineapple lumps :) my favourite chocolates

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  25. What a lovely surprise gift from Mouse, she does such beautiful work. I am lucky enough to own a piece stitched by her.
    It's so great to think of all this giftedness going around the world.

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  26. You have received a sweet parcel from Mouse and your little wins are lovely too :)
    You are definitely keeping Postmen busy all over the world, that's for sure :D

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