Saturday, June 29, 2013

giveaway winner

I used the old-fashioned method, which is much more fun than the random number generator, and the winner of the needlebook  is.... Carolyn!

Will try to wrap it up and put it in the mail for you today
Hope you will like it!

Friday, June 28, 2013

An RAK for who? Maybe you?

Hello lovely fellow RAKers,

I feel as if I have been so remiss!  I have not yet had a chance to make a gorgeous RAK item for anyone of you.  Life seems to be so busy with my family, my work, my sick Mum and the SALs, RR and Exchanges I am already involved in.  But I do so want to be an active, generous member of this great blog!

So, I have been through my Stash Empire and I have chosen a couple of favourite Cat designs from Jardin Prive for the kitty cat lovers among you:

Please comment on this post and let me know if you would like them - if I have more than one person interested I will have a draw.  I will keep this open until next Friday.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Received an awesome RAK

Hi all!

I received an awesome RAK from Linda O.  I'll take and post a picture later today, but right now I have a sick 10 yr. old laying on me.

Linda, I am completely overwhelmed by all of the goodies that you sent me.  It was such a wonderful surprise.  The box that you sent everything in was amazing also.

Thanks again for totally spoiling me.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wonderful Postie Day

Hi every one ..... I received yesterday from Melanie a beautiful machine stitched needle book complete with wee sparklies on it too ... she even did the lace inside which holds the scissors ... it really is stunning and all because I inspired her to go to a stitching shop ... I said if this is what I get for that .... I am thinking of other places to inspire her to go to 
Her DH made me a lovely stuffer tool to help me get the stuffing into my wee pin pillows ... this is one tool I will use a lot and can't wait to give it a try out ....... thank you once again Melanie :) love mouse xxxxx
beautifully wrapped

simply gorgeous

look at the bling on the lace :) 

my new stuffing tool :)

RAK giveaway

As some of you may have noticed, I love stitching smallish items like pincushions and needle books. I just cannot stop making them :) so I thought it would be fair to share some!
This is the last needle book I finished. The chart is by Nikyscreations, and I worked it on a rather coarse fabric, to give it a more rustic look. I like the way it turned out, and would love to give it away as a gift. I know that not everyone is into primitive designs, but if you like it, just let me know. Either leave a comment on here or send me an email.
If more than one is interested, I will draw a name on Friday.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Birthday gift from June

Thank you for the beautiful pillow June,  I asked for a link for a sheep pattern and she not only sent me the pattern but a birthday pillow to!  I love the watering can charm!  She included some extra goodies, beads and some ribbon attached to one of her paper crafter butterflies, who wants to use it when it is packaged so beautifully, I think I'll just leave it alone and enjoy how pretty it is.  Sorry they aren't the prettiest pictures (against the keyboard) I was just to darn excited to get into the package :)

Thank you for your kindness June...

Sunday, June 23, 2013

RAK Package Going Out

I had a lot of fun putting this RAK package together and packing it all up.  It will be sent tomorrow morning from me to it's recipient.  I hope you will like everything.....ENJOY!!!!
Linda O

RAK ready to go

Hi everyone
I have just parcelled up an RAK ready to go in the post tomorrow. Hope the recipient likes it and can enjoy using the small gifts made with loving care x

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Thank you

Just want to thank sweet Dawn for a beautiful birthday gift Rak.

 Thank you for the beautiful charts and lovely scissor keep they are all just wonderful 
You are such a sweet friend , thank you for my birthday Rak.

Here is the scissor keep in detail how lovely is this gift.
And the charts I want to start now but first I have a few gifts to stitch.
Thank you again sweet Dawn you made me so happy .

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Taking a break...

Hello ladies!  Just wanted to let you know, that due to my busy schedule with the boys, I'll be taking a break from sending out any rak's for a bit.  I'll be sure to let you all know when I'm back ~ thanks for understanding!
Catherine ~ Bramblewood Stitches


My name is Kim, am 56 years old and just joined RAK.  I'm so excited about being part of this wonderful group.  I have a blog ( and love to share my love for needlework with others.  I've just started to design my own patterns and post a free one once a month.  Over the past few months, I am completely overwhelmed at the generous, caring group of people stitchers are and am proud to be a part of this ever-so-small world.

I truly love doing RAKs for others.  I love miniatures, cross stitch, needlework, I paint miniatures on porcelain and LOVE Limoges boxes, dogs, horses, classic movies and John Wayne.....oh - and I must mention my wonderful husband - my soul mate.  He is amazing.  We live on a small farm in Iowa, raise our own organic beef, have an upper garden and a lower garden and orchard.   Our dogs  keep us entertained.  We have a Giant Schnauzer named Bella  (big, black and 85 pounds) - and a tea cup Schnauzer named Emma (tiny, white and 5 pounds).

My birthday is July 19th.  I'm looking forward to meeting you all and developing our friendships through cyber space.

Wanted: Good Home!

Hi Everyone!

Lizzie Kate "Jingle All The Way"

Little House "Peppermint Twist"

I decided to take pics of the 2 ornaments I recently finished that are now looking for a new home.  I will mail them out individually to 2 RAK members at random.  If you are able to give either a good home please leave a comment letting me know which one you would prefer :)  I will automatically include those that have entered into my previous posts.  I'll be mailing them out in the middle of July.

After these RAK's I will be taking a bit of a break from sending some out until later in the year or maybe next depending on time, budget etc.  I will still be your host and please continue to forward any questions you may have to me.  Until further notice can you please remove me from any future RAK's.


Saturday, June 15, 2013

So Surprised ...

Thank you so much Cucki
I love everything you sent !!!

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."(Diana Spencer)

Blessings from 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Thank You Lynda

Have a look at this lovely surprise in my mailbox today.  It was my birthday on June 2 and Lynda sent me this great chart that was on my wishlist.  I love it Lynda, thank you soo much for thinking of me.

I dont know what is is about the mail to here lately but everything seems to take the slow plane to arrive.  I just received other gifts aswell and they were all posted around May 20-25.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Thank you Cucki!!!

Thank you Cucki for your lovely RAK which arrived today.  It's delay was due to it being checked by Irish Customs lol.  I hope they were inspired by the beautiful beading and knitting!  They were nice enough to reseal the envelope and I love it.  My son's really liked the postcard when I showed them on skype and the wooden drum with shells.  Personally I love it all.  It was nice, smiley post on a grey and wet day.  Thank you xxx

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Thank YOU Cucki!

I received two packages, one on Friday, one on Saturday, both from Cucki.  She sent me all kinds of goodies for my birthday, but the one I received Saturday, she sent as a thank you to me, has left me speechless....She is such a blessing and I can't thank her enough,,

My birthday gifts (i opened it a few days early )

My thank you gift, what a gem!

such tiny little crochet chains

Monday, June 3, 2013

Lizzie Kate "Jingle all the Way" Giveaway

Hi Everyone

This is the cat design from Tiny Tidings X offered as a surprise giveaway.  If you love this design please leave a comment :)  I'll choose someone at random.  Thanks!

Little House Needleworks "Peppermint Twist" Giveaway

Hi Everyone

I finished a couple of ornaments over the weekend and want to offer them as surprise giveaways.  I will keep the finish as a surprise so if you love this design then please leave a comment.  I'll choose someone at random :)  Thanks!