Hi everyone, two random acts of kindness were sent from my blog a couple of weeks ago and I am very pleased that they both reached their destinations safely.
In this weeks post I will show the two RAKS and show and tell some of my readers stitching after they have followed my tutorials from my tutorials blog. Warning ……. quite a long post but lots of photos!
First to arrive was Valerie’s RAK which was sent to France.
I checked out Valerie’s blog here and found out that she likes purple so I made a pretty little crochet pincushion, a teapot necklace and sent this felt ornament, I also made the card using a computer graphics software.
Valerie had commented on how she liked my crochet so I just had to include some in her gift.
The Teapot cross stitch design is from part of a design made by The Sampler Girl.
Valerie loved her gift and sent me a lovely email in response, she really made me laugh in that email and I think I made her day! Lol
It was a pleasure to make it for you Valerie, I am so glad you are happy with your gift!
Close up of the embroidery – I designed this as I stitched and was pleased with the result.
Close up of crochet
I love the purple and white together, I think I am going to have to make myself this colour combination.
Next up is the random act of kindness I sent to a lady called Anne Marie, she does not have a blog but has been commenting and chatting to me for quite a few years now and I thought it was about time she received some of my stitching, this is what I sent………..
For Anne Marie I stitched this little bag, a teapot necklace and included the purple brooch, I also made the card using the software I previously mentioned.
Anne Marie was also pleased with her gift and wrote me a lovely email in reply.
It was a pleasure to make these for you Anne Marie.
It was so nice to make these gifts and surprise unsuspecting friends who comment on my blog, it really made my day knowing I had made two ladies happy.
Over the year I will be making more RAKS to send out but for now I am busy stitching a couple of exchange pieces.
My husband is away for four weeks so I am getting lots of time in my craft room! Yaa!!! My mum visited last week for a few nights and we spent some time making cards and she showed me what to do.
I have received some lovely photographs of finishes that some of my readers have made following my tutorials, first up are from a lady called Mary (unfortunately no blog) but keeps in touch when she uses my tutorials. My tutorials can be found on my other blog.
Here are the gorgeous photos she sent to me, she has done a superb job of making these, congratulations Mary on such wonderful finishes!
I love the way that Lee has put the colours together in this, Lee really is a very talented needlewoman, she makes the most amazing things, in fact just check out this post, she has made another gorgeous needleset it would be a shame to miss it!
Congratulations Mary and Lee on such wonderful stitching. Please note: if anyone has sent me photos of their stitching and you think it has not been shown on my blog yet please contact me as sometimes I forget, I will then ensure your photos are displayed!
Finally, in my next post I will show the cards I made with mum and photos of the other side of my craft room, I have taken quite a few so you can all have a good peek around! Lol!!!
Until next time, thanks for all of your lovely comments and happy stitching!