Saturday, July 2, 2016

Wonky, Two, Doughnut, FNWF, Surprise



Greetings! I joined my friends for Friday Night with Friends hosted by the lovely Cheryl. I stitched together the ABC SAL blocks. I - a-HEM - had higher hopes it would turn out better...I could NOT get the blocks sewn straight....of course, it was my sewing machine's fault - she was being snitty.......and resisted any attempts on my part to call a truce, even though I was waving a white flag - MADLY waving, I might add. After ripping the blasted thing out three (yes, count 'em - THREE) times, I gave up. It is what it is. It's going to be a table topper in my studio and will be covered with stuff, anyway....so there ya go.


I've come to the conclusion quilting and sewing isn't really up my alley. I probably should stick to hand embroidery and painting. Here's Task #7 from my Traditional Quilting Class hosted by Kathy Shaw. It's a Churn Dash Block. After reviewing my block, Kathy thought it should be renamed "Doughnut".  I guess it does kind of remind me of one....<g>



Two RAKs arrived at their destinations. Here is what was given to Grace.


Limoges Needle box painted by me with 18th Century design - Blue Bluets, band in 24Kt gold,  and a Swarovski crystal scissor fob


Inside of needle box


Extras

Catherine of I Love to Stitch received these:


Porcelain trinket box painted by me and trimmed in 24Kt gold


"Hearts for You" by Shepherd's Bush Designs and a Victorian thumb pin cushion

Lastly, the postman delivered the sweetest package all the way from Spain!  My blogging friend, Oskar, stitched this pretty bag for me - 




Isn't it lovely?? I was floored.....He also sent some little charms, floss and fabric - 



THANK YOU, OSKAR! I adore it all.

29 comments:

  1. You are so sweet. Love everything. I also think that I should stay with stitching as my sewing is not that great. I am trying to learn to finish ornaments and other items better each time I try. I got my RAK gift on Friday and loved all of it. Thanks

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  2. I am sorry the table topper refuses to be unwonky! ;)
    I saw the gifts you made Gracie and Catherine. Wowie zowie!!
    Oskar did a very, very kind,and lovely thing for you.

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  3. What a fabulous bag and goodies you received from your friend! Another batch of lovelies you sent out as RAKs as well. Enjoy your weekend, Kim!

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  4. Great gifts both given and received. I love your table topper - it looks great!

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  5. lovely gifts, and well done with the table topper! I cannot use a sewing machine so you are my hero!!

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  6. So many lovely gifts , given and received , and love your table topper .

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  7. Don't you just hate it when your sewing machine has a snit fit? Never mind, it doesn't look the least bit wonky to me (don't forget, I'm a crazy quilter where NOTHING matches). And wonderful gifts - both those given, and those received.

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  8. I love your painted needle box. It is gorgeous... What a special parcel to receive

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  9. Hello Kim,

    Three times, I would have put it away, well done on completing it. There is so much stitching involved I am glad you are going to use it. Some stunning gifts given out by you. I love the detail of the needle and thread. Wow, what a parcel you received from Oskar.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  10. Sometimes those machines will just not sew straight no matter what. Lovely gifts and that trinket box is gorgeous.

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  11. Three times, good you keep going...beuatiful gifts...

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  12. Your painted boxes are so pretty! Love the package you received from Oskar. Enjoy.

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  13. You deserve this and more for your sixty kim ;) ;)
    Very nice your trembling topper lol. You know that when the the sew machine doen´t want there are nothing you can do. Apart rest lol
    Muxus

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  14. Oh my goodness, there's a craft you are not absolutely perfect at! There is hope for the rest of us mere mortals LOL. I cannot sew either and rarely attempt anything more complicated than whipstitching.
    Your painting on the other hand is exquisite! Catherine's piece arrived at just the right time for her, I've just read on her blog.

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  15. I had a hard time sewing straight too Kim.
    Another fabulous RAK sent and gorgeous gift received.

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    1. Hi, Lillie! Thank you....I think they liked their gifts. The one I received from Oskar is gorgeous, isn't it?

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  16. LOL... You're so funny. It's really not that bad! I think it looks cute :D Lovely RAKs, both given and received! Enjoy your goodies

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  17. All your craft work is lovely. I am sure the best quilters in the world couldn't do the amazing work you do with your ceramics and dolls but you can throw a quilt piece together. Give yourself a pat on the back, you did great.

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    1. Hi, Maureen - thank you for your kind words. I'd love to respond to you via e-mail, but I see you're a no-reply blogger. If you could please send me your email address privately, I'd truly appreciate it.
      xxx

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  18. Nice to have you sewing with us on Friday night.... your litle quilt is lovely and your painted gifts gorgeous - beautiful RAK. Such a lovely gift you have received as well.

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  19. Its always a pleasure to have you join in FNwF.
    Lots of gorgeous projects in the post... xox

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  20. Lovely makes sent and received :)

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  21. I love your piece you sewed. It doesn't have to be perfect to be pretty! I love it. Everything you made is amazing, as always. What a gorgeous gift you received from Oskar! Love seeing everything!

    Blessings - Julie

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  22. Beautiful gifts! Cute quilt! :) Such a lovely gift you received. happy Stitching! ~ C's Cross Stitch Creations ~ http://christiescrossstitchcreations.blogspot.com/

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  23. A nice idea to turn these little blocks into a table topper. I love it.
    What a gorgeous gift you received from Oskar. A gorgeous design that he used for the little pouch. And two great RAKs that you sent out to Gracie and Catherine.

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  24. Never mind re the quilting - it looks lovely to me. Oskar sent you such a fabulous gift adn wonderful RAKs, as well! Where do you find the time? I seem to have been busier than ever since I "retired". lol!

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  25. Lovely gift from Oskar and I just love your trinket and needle boxes, so beautifully painted. clever lady.

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  26. Your RAKs are soo beautiful! And, how incredibly sweet of Oskar! Lovely!

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  27. I have to speak really, really nicely to my sewing machine to get it to do anything close to what I want, so I understand!! Your Limoges boxes always floor me! They are so delicate and beautiful!!!

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