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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

RAK

Hi friends! I have been stitching only a little bit these days. Very busy times. Emerson has graduated and is now a working man. ;) Miss Madeleine graduates high school in a week and half. Then we will have a graduation party for the both of them together in June. Plus the garden is calling! And the headache is still with me for 10 weeks straight now. I am thankful it is a 3 on the pain scale most days.

I received a RAK today from our friend Kim! I am one of the SIXTY, YES SIXTY RAKS she is making and sending out this year in celebration of her sixtieth birthday!! Yay!
Pink and poodles!! Weeeee! Awesome! Look at the lovely scissor fob Kim made me. See the two sweet poodle buttons, and pink floss? Brian quickly came into the room because I was loudly saying, "Oh, this is so very sweet!" when I found the pink poodle fabric, which Kim used in making the fabulous poodle needle book.
This pattern is called "Poodle Love" she tells me. Perfect, don't you think?! :) Kim, I thank you! What a kind, generous thing you have done. God bless you!
Thank you everyone for your kind words on my mom's gift. She loved it. I knew she would. She is crazy for her cat. ;)

I hope you have a wonderful week. Thank you for stopping in with me today.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie
Here is Mr. Murphy sporting his new haircut in the sunshine. He does appear awfully grey. He does still have some black to him, but the sun really makes him look lighter than he is. I will get an indoor picture next time. He is 12 1/2 years old now.

29 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

What a wonderful RAK you received from Kim! Know you are thrilled with all the goodies. Mr. Murphy is a handsome pup. Sorry to hear the headache is still there, but glad it has lessened in pain level. Have a great week!

Linda said...

Awesome RAK Vickie. Mr. Murphy is adorable. I have a Miss Murphy who is a Bengal cat. I feel in love with the name Murphy when I saw the movie Murphy's Romance starring James Garner and Sally Fields years ago. This is my second Miss Murphy cat.

Linda

Meari said...

That's a really nice RAK!

Carol said...

I am amazed at Kim's 60 RAKs goal, Vickie--and the things she sent you are so cute. She is putting so much thought into each one and trying to match it to the recipient... Enjoy!!

Annie said...

Could there be a more perfect gift for you! I'm glad it made you smile.

Congrats to your kids. They grow up fast, don't they?

Mr Murphy is looking quite handsome!

Jenny said...

Congratulations to Emerson and Madeleine! What busy but happy times! What a beautiful RAK.....I love the poodle on your needle book...I bet he and Snuf will become good friends....and everything else is just lovely too! Murphy is looking quite handsome... My Miss Molly had her bath today and she is quite proud of herself....lol. I am so sorry those headaches are still lingering....I am still praying my dear friend! I hope you are having a good week and enjoying garden and stitching time! Sending hugs your way!

gracie said...

Love your RAK, and love Murphy. Sending hugs and hope that your headache will soon be gone.

moreofhim said...

What a beautiful gift you received from Kim! She is so sweet to match up things that people like. I love all the poodle things - I know, big shock. lol Congratulations to your son and daughter.

Praying you feel better soon!!

Blessings - Julie

Bea said...

What a delightful RAK! There really are some generous people in the world.

Lillie said...

Fabulous RAK from Kim. Everything is so perfect for you. Enjoy

butterfly said...

What a wonderful RAK from Kim , she is so thoughtful and kind.
All the beautiful pink treats our lovely Vickie would love .
Hope you are feeling better sweet friend hugs and XXX .

Justine said...

Perfect choice of gifts for you from Kim. It's so much fun seeing her RAKs pop up everywhere! Congratulations to your son and daughter. You must be so proud.

Manuela said...

A wonderful gift from Kim. The little poodle is very cute.
Congratulation to your son and daughter.
Greetings Manuela

Mii Stitch said...

Another sweet RAK from Kim.
I recognize that little poodle design!!
You will be collecting them now :)

Julie said...

That's a nice parcel that arrived with you .. 60 gifts in a year to send out... I thought 'that's a lot of postage!'
Murphy looks adorable.

Angela Tucker said...

Beautiful RAK! Love that poodle. I found some grape irises here in Iowa City! They looked a lot like the ones you sent so I gave them a sniff. Yum! I stop and smell them every day. The neighbors probably think I am somewhat weird flower stalker. LOL

De borduurvrouw said...

What a wonderfull gift you received from Kim. Pink and Poodles, so you! Told you your mom would love your stitching ;-) Greets, Nienke

gominam said...

Love Murphy's haircut:) Sweet and very fitting RAK, congrats!

Solstitches said...

What a beautiful gift and it's just so very you :)
Mr Murphy looks very smart indeed with his Summer haircut.
Hope you feel better soon.
Margaret x

Margaret said...

Beautiful RAK! Such exciting times in your household! I do wish that headache would just go away, but thank God that it is at a 3 level at least. Hang in there! (Murphy looks wonderful with his new haircut!)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Lovely RAK! Enjoy your goodies :D

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations to both your graduates!
What a wonderful RAK Kim sent you too. She really is taking a lot of time to find the perfect gift for each person. I recognise the poodle design as a Joan Elliott!

Andrea said...

A wonderful RAK gift from Kim. She chose items and stitching finishes that suit you perfectly.

Christina said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful RAK. Continued prayers that will be pain free of your headaches.

Lumiruusu said...

You get absolutely wonderfull RAK! Enjouy your gift ..the poodle and heart look very pretty :)

Brigitte said...

I'm slowly, slowly catching up on blog reading and commenting.
You are such a lucky lady that you won one of Kim's RAKs. I have already seen several of them on various blogs and they are all so overly beautiful and generous. And thoughtfully chosen - like the little poodle for you. Enjoy all the goodies, Vickie.

Jackie said...

SO glad to hear your headache is a 3 most days! What an improvement!

Natasha said...

What a sweet gesture!! The items you received are very cute, I am sorry you are still dealing with the headaches, not fun!! Mr Murphy looks handsome with his hair done :)

Kaisievic said...

An absolutely gorgeous RAK, Vickie, Kim is so generous and talented.