Thursday, March 29, 2012

RAK Surprise!

Today I came home to a special surprise in my mailbox!

I won a RAK giveaway from Angela last week, which was a surprise itself, I am not usually lucky.  It is a BEAUTIFUL needle and pins box that Angela painted.  Look at the sweet card, love it!!

It is so beautifully stitched and finished...

...with such sweet details, charm, and trim....

It is just PERFECT for holding my scissors and notions!  LOVE it!!

I can't even explain how special it is to receive this gift.  As a stitcher, I have made many gifts for others over the past 30 years, but I have NEVER received one myself since there are no stitchers in my circle of family and friends.  I think that this idea of RAKs in the blogging community is so special and it is nice to be a part of it.  I hope to send out such love and kindness to others as well very soon.  

Thank you so much, Angela!!  :D

As for my weekend and week of stitching, I have been working on Elizabeth Hancock faithfully, although not as far along as I thought I would be.  I had hoped to have the top section done, the flower pot and house.... Almost!!


And so, stitching Elizabeth continues on!

Happy Weekend and Happy Stitching to you ALL!!!
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17 comments:

Darla said...

I love surprises that come in the mail! Yours is wonderful!

Margaret said...

What a lovely RAK! You must have been so thrilled to receive it! Elizabeth is looking great too!

Shirlee said...

You received a beautiful RAK gift indeed! And I love that EH design. It's in my "to do" file : )

CJ in OK ;-) said...

The box is lovely how very nice. Elizabeth is beautiful no need to rush. CJ in OK ;-)

Keeper of the Crowes said...

I love your stitching on the Elizabeth Hancock sampler. The colors are really quite beautiful. So happy for you. The needle and pin box is just the best!!!
Linda

Veronica said...

Lucky girl! That is a gorgeous gift. Elizabeth is progressing beautifully.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Giovanna said...

You've done a lot on EH! And the gift is gorgeous, good for you.

Chris said...

What a wonderful gift!
Elizabeth is looking fabulous too.
Have a great weekend!

Mary said...

Don't you just love it when fun things turn up unexpectedly? Your gift is beautiful, and so is Elizabeth!

Vickie said...

Beautiful gift! I had thought I might be alone in never have gotten a stitched gift from a friend. Like you, I give them, but no one "here in the flesh" with me stitches. I just adore those little doggies on Elizabeth! :)

Catherine said...

How wonderful that you're first stitched gift came from Angela! She does amazing work!!
Lovely stitches too!

Julie said...

Elizabeth is coming along and looking good.
The sewing box is lovely,what a nice surprise.

BrendaS said...

Very nice progress on Elizabeth. You will be finished before you know it:)

Great gift from Angela. The stitching community is a wonderful place, isn't it?

Sue said...

Your Elizabeth Hancock is coming along beautifully! And what a wonderful surprise to come home to! I love that box! My 11 yodd is just beginning to learn to cross stitch and that would make a delightful, useful gift for her birthday... I'm going to make her one!

Sandra said...

What a gorgeous RAK! Your Elizabeth Hancock is looking beautiful.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

What a special gift you recieved. The colours on your new needles and pins box look very similiar to that in your Elizabeth Hancock piece, did you notice? I am really enjoying watching your progress, looks so pretty!

~*Shar*~ said...

Beautiful stitching hun; Thank you for awarding me the Liebster Award; you'll have to check it out on my blog...:)

Hugs, Shar