Thursday, January 28, 2010

RAK & LK Exchange #3......

Week from hell....that is how I will describe my week. So I can't tell you how badly I needed this little pick me up. I received the cutest package in the mail today from Faye ....

RAK-Faye R front


RAK-Faye back


Though Faye is a NC state graduate and huge North Carolina fan ( can that be), she stitched this cutie for me...hopefully her fingers weren't burning since we are their conference rivals! I love the way she finished it with the cute charm and love the back! Isn't this the cutest fabric and I love the pin and buttons. Faye does papercrafting too and made this cute card with the sweetest note. Even though I work for Clemson's in-state rival (gotta eat..right!?!) I plan on displaying it discreetly on my desk so I can enjoy everyday! I need this little reminder to keep me sane and remind myself that I am one day closer to retirement!

On another positive note.....

LK Exchange #3

LK "Gather Friends" stitched on 28 ct evenweave w/recommended threads
Angela received her Lizzie Kate Exchange yesterday! I loved this design and am so glad Angela liked it too! I had issues with the finishing but I pleased with the end result.

RAK with some irony.....

RAK-Amy & Faye

Primitive Betty's Valentine freebie

After seeing this freebie, I stitched up a couple as pincushions to share with some special friends, Amy & Faye. This was a very fun design to stitch and I did take a few liberties with it. I love this design and will definitely stitch again for myself. Ironically, Faye received hers on Monday, which is the same day she had mailed my surprise.....great minds think alike I guess!

Thanks for all your comments on the Me,Myself & I exchange. If you have multiple personalities like me, you have just enough to form your own exchange! You can then have a pretty tree at the end of the year like me...and Amy! Oh to stitch. Thanks for visiting and happy stitches....


  1. Karen, I just LOVE the LK exchange you sent out!! AND, the pin pillows for Amy and Faye are fantastic :) GREAT work :) AND what a wonderful pick me up from Faye :) Sorry you had a bad week....
    I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  2. I really love the pillow you made for me and will treasure it always. It was a pleasure exchanging with you :) I think your Valentine pillows are fabulous too!

  3. Fantastic exchanges both sent and received!

  4. What a great pick you up present. I agree it is finished beautifully and love your exchange you sent to Angela you did a fantastic job of finishing it.

  5. That is a great pick me up! I work at a university too and I will be SO happy at 5:01 this evening.

    I love your LK exchange piece and pincushions! What do you fill them with?

  6. What cute finishes on your pin pillows for valentines! and lucky you on your Clemson pillow. That is adorable!

  7. Karen, you have a great sense of humor ;o) What a nice way to make a better day for you than to receive such gorgeous gifts in the mail!

    Your finishing is beautiful and that was very thoughtful of you :o) I love your LK exchange piece. I have yet to make one of those pillows and will have to do that someday soon.

  8. I love your Clemson present, the colors are so beautiful and finished so nice. Have fun displaying that one at work.
    and your pillow is adorable, I need to make one now.

  9. Awe, that was so sweet of Faye!! And too funny that you two sent the same thing to each other. What great gifts - all of them! :)

  10. I just love the pillow you sent Angela, it's wonderful!

  11. I love your interpretation of the Valentine freebie! I may do something of the same as I don't care to stitch in black. We'll see...

  12. What great finishes and gifties! Lovely work.

  13. Such wonderful gifts and exchanges!

  14. everything looks great..Thanks for stoping by my blog.

  15. Your LK exchange is lovely as are the Valentine pillows. I just love those designs. What a sweet gift from Faye. :o)

  16. Great stitching. And a great rak :)


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