Wednesday, December 28, 2016

It's Been Awhile....

I can't believe how the time has flown these past weeks. I just checked my posts and see it's been 20 days since my last post. I'm still behind trying to keep up with everyone's blogs and happenings....hope to get back to that soon. Anyway, here's what I've been up to:

RAK #61 delivered safe and sound to Dzintra:

Pillow from a freebie design I printed off years ago....
Sorry I can't find the designer to share with you all....

Some extra goodies...

Here's what DH made for our sweet 2 year old GD:

Hummingbird Cradle - 20"L x 10"W

I made ornaments for step-grandchildren:

Hattie Hedge Hog and Scotty Squirrel (I changed Sophie to "Scotty" since it's for a boy ;0))
Freebies from Brookes Books

I participated in Cheryll's Santa Sack Swap and received this fabulous treasure trove of goodies from Sarah from Sarah Did It!.

A tin of Earl Grey tea (my FAVE), gorgeous, gorgeous tatted lace and a tatted Christmas stocking...a magnet with a view of Sarah's backyard, a sweet zippered bag, mug rug for my teacup. and a fabric box. The box held lots of chocolates.....ummmmmm.....they seem to have disappeared..... <G>

Thank you, Sarah! Everything is purr-fectly perfect (Sarah kind of likes cats).....Love, LOVE the tatting - that's something I cannot do, though I've tried many times. I'm certain I will make a doll that needs the tatted lace to embellish her clothes.

Part of the fun of the Santa Sack Swap is reading your partner's blog to discover what they like - I forgot to take pictures of what I sent to Sarah, so these are from her blog. 

Can you tell Sarah is fond of cats??

Oh dear - the time has gotten away from me - I need to run into town to get a few things before it turns unbelievably windy and cold. I've got more to share.....tomorrow!


  1. So glad to hear from you. I was thinking it was about time to check on you, though I knew you'd be busy with holiday activities. You did an amazing job exceeding your RAK goal and made so many of us happy. Have a blessed new year.

  2. Kim, it was good to see your new post. What adorable ornaments you stitched! Your Santa Sack given was neat as was the one you received.

  3. Hi KIm good to have you back what beautiful gifts , oh and love the little cot .
    Love all your stitching too,
    Happy New Year to you all.

  4. Good to see you are back. Hope you have had a good break..

  5. Love #60, and what wonderful gifts back and forth!

  6. Kim I love your stitching. The cradle your husband made is ABSOSOLUTELY, UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING!

  7. 20days isn't too long (I have been away a few months!). You have been busy as the photos of the beautiful gifts show.

  8. Merry Christmas-Happy New Year Kim: Your Husband is a master wood worker wow what a beautiful work of art, your Granddaughter is so lucky.
    The Santa Sack Swap looks like a wonderful idea for next year what fun.
    I love the ornaments you made for your Step Grandchildren so sweet.


  9. Thank you again for my sweet gifts Kim....much appreciated you thought of me on your birthday!

  10. Oh my goodness - how I wish I had seen that advent pattern set before I made the one I did for Logan!! These are SO cute! I might be forced to make some of these for ornaments next year. I also must say how much I love that little cradle!! Your DH has talent with wood, that's for sure.

  11. Lovely gifts, both given and received. And that cradle is awesome - what a lucky GD!

  12. Beautiful gifts, Kim!! The cradle is wonderfully carved!! You both are artists:)

  13. Wow the cradle your husband made is amazing! Oh and your stitching is pretty good too. Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

  14. Great gifts. The cradle is beautiful. Hope you will not be away too long,love seeing what you are up to.

  15. Oh my, I LOVE the handmade cradle. This is sure to become a treasured family heirloom. x

  16. What a beautiful gifts Kim !! I love the cradle that your dh has made for your grandchildren.
    From Spain, I wish you a Happy New Year !!
    A big hug!

  17. How very nice! Yes, nothing like a cradle. Have you tried Lady Grey tea?

  18. Hi Kim,
    I am sooooo behind on visiting and commenting on blogs!!! I see you've been very busy.
    What lovely gifts, given and received.
    Wow, fantastic tatting from Sarah!
    Love the cradle ..... clever hubbie!
    Barbara xx

  19. Lovely gifts! I hope you enjoyed your goodies :D

  20. Beautiful. I must say, she does look very delicate, just as a ballerina should look.