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!



17 comments:

  1. All beautiful gifts. Thank you again!

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  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!!

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  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. http://thesamplergirl.blogspot.com/

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

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

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  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

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

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  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.

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  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 :)

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

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

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  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

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

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  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!

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

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

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