Thursday, May 19, 2016

RAKs 11, 12 and 13 to Share

I'm tickled pink to share RAK #11 that went to Vickie of A Stitcher's Story. For this of you who aren't familiar with sweet Vickie, she loves PINK and POODLES. I sat down to find a poodle design to stitch for her RAK, a Joan Elliott pattern fell out of "World of Cross Stitch Magazine" called "Poodle Love". Talk about 'meant to be'!

Sooooo here's the needle book I made for Vickie:

Joan Elliott's design - "Poodle Love"

Making these RAKs is an absolute delight for me. After stitching this adorable little guy, I was on a mission to find the perfect material - and found fabric from Alexander Henry - a retro pink cotton called (wait for it.....) "Poodles d'Amour".  How serendipitous was that?!?!

 Back cover of needle book 

Inside of needle book - top of pocket embellished with "I Love My Dog" ribbon

Here are the other goodies sent:

 Pink scissor fob and two poodle buttons

Pink fabric (including the rest of the "Poodle d'Amour fabric) and floss

Mary Jane (CalamityJr) received RAK #12. This free design is called "Little Irish Sampler" from The Sampler Girl. I had printed this off years ago and when looking for the link to share, I found her blog....but it looks like she has discontinued blogging.

"Little Irish Sampler"

Extra floss, fabric and pattern

RAK #13 arrived in Mary Anne's mailbox at Magpie's Mumblings.

Needle book - design by The Stitching Fairy and a scissor fob made by me 

 Inside of needle book - pockets topped with fabric trim that looks like a measuring tape

 Back of needle book

Fabric and floss....and cross stitch pattern

Two more RAKs are still traveling to their destinations. I have five more to package up and get to the post office - most likely next week. 

Now....back to stitching!


  1. All beautiful gifts. Thank you again!

  2. You have turbo needles woman!! Yes! I love my gifts. I am going to cut those two pink fabrics and get them into my Epic Pink Tumbler Quilt also. :D Have a stitchtastic night!!

  3. Those are gorgeous! And I've heard the Sampler Girl now does more knitting than cross stitch, but occasionally comes out with a pattern.

  4. Hi Kim omg such beautiful gifts you have put together,you have a kind heart,enjoy your day my friend :)

  5. More beautiful stitching, Kim. How cute is that little poodle!

  6. Oh wow! I love all 3 of these RAK's - they are really gorgeous :o)
    I think you have been putting lots of smiles on people's faces!
    Hugs xx

  7. Wow Kim you are a wonder woman , love what you sent Vickie so sweet.
    Enjoy your goal , and have a lovely weekend.

  8. Well you have been busy :)
    Another lovely load of RAKs sent & received.
    I remember stitching this little poodle for Vickie too! It is simply perfect for her.

  9. Such gorgeous gifts! I've no idea how you find the time to do all these wonderful things, but you're certainly making many people very happy :)

  10. Beautiful stitching and such wonderful gifts you have made. I´m sure the recipients will be delighted to receive them xcx

  11. There you go with more beautiful stuff! blessings, marlene

  12. These are beautiful, and so thoughtful too. I love the way you are matching up extra gifts and fabrics to match up with the stitching. x

  13. Still fondling my wondrous treasures and feeling so blessed to be on your list!

  14. Such beautiful gifts Kim. I love how you match them to each recipient and find co-ordinating items to include. You must be having so much fun!

  15. They all are so very cute!! Well done.

  16. Gorgeous packages! I bet they all love them :D