Tuesday, August 30, 2016

#40, Swap and Surprise Package

Hi, everyone! I've returned from an exciting and memorable week with my DD and GS. It was truly a joy to spend time with them - the moments with my grandson I will hold forever in my heart.

Lots to catch up on - RAK #40 arrived safe and sound on Anthea's doorstep.


Porcelain box painted in an antique style, trimmed in 24Kt gold


Stash

Tracy of Mad About Bags hosted a strawberry swap. I was paired with Debbie. Look at the strawberry themed goodies she sent to me - THANK YOU, Debbie!!!



Debbie made the card on the left - I love it so much, I"m going to frame it and hang it in my studio.


This is what I sent to Debbie:

The ornament is a freebie from The Snowblower Diaries. I must say, I couldn't believe what a challenge it was finding strawberry-themed things! I mean, doesn't everyone LOVE strawberries?! Apparently not - or maybe they're out of vogue right now. Anyway, it was a pleasure to put together the package for Debbie.

Last, but certainly not least, a sweet friend, Maureen, sent me a surprise package that arrived while I was out East. Forgive the photo - we've been having lots of rain and cloudy days, so getting a good snap has proven to be a challenge. However, look what she sent me:


Maureen makes the leather things herself! A lovely bookmark, a keychain (which I sorely needed), a leather bracelet (yes, I've already worn it and had to take it off so it could be in the picture), floss, an ornament and some delightful doilies. THANK YOU, MAUREEN! I will enjoy it all.

Now off to run errands and then home to pack up more RAKs to send tomorrow. Have a great rest of the week, my friends! 

25 comments:

  1. Beautifully painted porcelains as always.

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  2. What a great post, with so many well chosen gifts both given and received. The variety of goodies shows how hard everyone worked to stay true to the themes. Just lovely, everyone!

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  3. Another successful great RAK!
    Sweet strawberry exchange and very nice gifts from your friend too.
    A lovely post Kim :)
    Glad you had a lovely time away with your little grandson.

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  4. Glad your lovely RAK arrived, and lovely goodies for you too!

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  5. Oh such goodies. I admire your bracelet gift.
    Kim, where are your DD and GS?

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  6. Another super RAK and what a fun exchange to give and receive. Glad to hear you had a fabulous time with your grandson.

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  7. More lovely gifts - both given and received! Glad you had a great time with your family - grandkid time is THE best!!

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  8. Beautiful Gifts and RAK. Happy that you enjoyed your time with your DD & GS. :) Looking forward to seeing more post. Happy Stitching! ~ C's Cross Stitch Creations ~ http://christiescrossstitchcreations.blogspot.com/

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  9. Fantastic RAK and what a sweet swap. How marvellous to be able to spend some quality time with your grandson. K SSF xxx

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  10. Lovely gifts again, Kim!! Glad to know you enjoyed time with your GS:)
    I guess being a fruit it is more often found in edible things than accessories.

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  11. This strawberry swap was gorgeous, wasn't it? And yes, it's not really easy to find strawberry themed charts.I mostly see them in magazines, in the older ones that is. And another lovely RAK that you sent out.

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  12. Lovely RAKs and gifts , I love strawberries things, but yes you are right hard to find .
    So happy you had sometime with family , I did this week too, happy days.
    Your talent still blows me away hugs.

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  13. Lovely gifts all round! Glad to hear you had a lovely visit to your family.

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  14. The strawberry swap looks like it was a lot of fun! Beautiful RAK you sent out.

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  15. Helloooo again :D
    Very happy to read that you have been with your family. This is always a good new ;)
    The gifts are great like always
    RAK 40. wowww these are a lot of RAKs lol
    Muxus Kim

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  16. How fun - a strawberry swap. You both sent each other lovely goodies. I can understand it must have been tricky finding strawberry things. xx

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  17. Glad you had a good time with your Grandson. What lovely gifts. I agree with you, you'd think there would be so many strawberry themed things since it IS still summer! :)

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  18. Lovely goodies, given and received! Enjoy :D

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  19. Glad another RAK has arrived safely, Kim--you are 2/3 done!! Amazing :) And the little witch you stitched is adorable--a nice witch!

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  20. Pleased to hear you had a great time with your grandson.
    A wonderful RAK, and you received some sweet gifts! The strawberry swap was a cute idea, although I'm sure it was tricky to find suitable items!
    Barbara xx

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  21. Dearest Kim, what lovely treasures both sent and received! Everything is simply delightful :)

    Hugs to you!

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  22. Stunning gifts all round! love your porcelain gifts.
    The strawberry swap is a great idea :o)
    Hugs xx

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  23. What lovely gifts and it's nice to see you receiving some too. I would have thought Strawberries would be easy to find. I stitched a mini sampler with them earlier this year and sent the chart on to Leonore, who has also finished it!

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  24. Sweet gifts both sent out and received! How fun. Your gorgeous painting never fails to amaze me.

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  25. So pleased that you enjoyed your time with your family and grandson. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the parcel too...it was so much harder than I thought to find strawberry themed items to send...loved my fabulous gifts too Kim...Thank you. P.S. Just wanted to add that it is lovely to have met such a sweet new friend. Debbie xx

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