Monday, August 8, 2016

Gifts Received, 34, 35

Happy Monday! I really loved our mailman last week, as I received some surprise packages in the mail.

First, from my sweet friend, Montse (no blog).....all the way from Spain:


A beautiful fan from her mother's collection - isn't it stunning? - a tiny bottle with sand from Barceloneta Beach, a Santa clip and a lovely wooden heart button. THANK YOU, MONTSE! I love it all.

An envelope came from Canada - Mary Anne has been making these crazy quilt post cards and posting on her blog these past weeks. I've been drooling over each and every one. Look what she sent to me:


Isn't it gorgeous?? THANK YOU, MARY ANNE! I will treasure it always.

......and then a package from Singapore. Angela, my talented, gracious friend I was lucky enough to meet in person when visiting Singapore earlier this year, sent me these:


As you may or may not know, Angela owns a stitching shop in Singapore (click here to pop over and visit). She had the opportunity to visit the DMC offices in Japan. Knowing how much I love biscornus, she picked up this biscornu pattern and also sent a commemorative DMC brooch.


Angela thoughtfully gifted me this Lizzie Kate chart, which I've loved and wanted to stitch. THANK YOU, ANGELA! You are so thoughtful and kind. I'm lucky to call you my friend.

Oh dear - I guess this has turned into a long post.....

RAK #34 was received by Tiffany.


Mallard Limoges box (our farm is on the migration route of ducks and geese. This little box reminds me of when I hear them quack and honk as they fly overhead).



A few extras...


"True Friends" pattern from Waxing Moon Designs

RAK #35 was received by Heather:


Frog French Limoges box - 24Kt gold and semi-precious cabochons 




Inside of box - Lilly Pad


A few extras.....

One more RAK has been delivered....but not yet opened.....hopefully I can share tomorrow. Have a great Monday!!

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful gifts, both given and received. Never worry - no post of yours could be "too long"!

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  2. Kim, you sent out two more lovely RAKs and received lovely things from your friends. Enjoy your day!

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  3. Wonderful mail deliveries....

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  4. I see a lot of sowing and reaping going on here. All such beautiful things.

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  5. Yay Kim! You received such wonderful gifts! And you have given lovely, gorgeous gifts Kim.

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  6. Glad you liked the wee postcard! Everything else, both given and received, are wonderful!

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  7. Lovely gifts Kim!! That crazy quilt postcard is very cute:)

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  8. Such lovely gifts, the Santa chart is very sweet and it is never too early to start getting ready for Christmas. x

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  9. Beautiful gifts from all , to a wonderful lady.

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  10. Thank you so very much again Kim! :)

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  11. Lovely gifts given and received. Enjoy them Kim!!

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  12. What beautiful gifts you received! I'm so happy to see you get beautiful gifts after you have blessed so many - like me! - with your gorgeous gifts! I treasure all my things so much you sent me, Kim!!

    Blessings - Julie

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  13. Such thoughtful gifts come to and leaving your studio!!

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  14. There are always lovely gifts on your blog! I love the crazy quilt postcard you received. And Heather will always know where the frog is in her stitching spot! She can keep an eye on him there.

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  15. Beautiful gifts given and received! Enjoy your wonderful goodies :D

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  16. Love all the gifts that you've received, Kim! The fabric postcard from Mary Anne is wonderful... Really enjoyed seeing your latest RAKs--the painting on the mallard is stunning! Thank you again for my sweet frog-prince box--so glad it finally arrived safely :) Hugs!

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  17. More beautiful gifts Kim - I'm always amazed at what you have achieved! Nice to see the birthday gifts you have received too.

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  18. The fan you received is gorgeous! Mary Anne's work is amazing, isn't it? What a gorgeous postcard. The gifts you created and mailed out are fabulous. Beautiful work!

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