Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Sharing In The Celebrations

This year, my blog buddy, Kim from Wisdom With Needle & Thread, is celebrating a big birthday. She'll be 60 in July and earlier this year, she decided to celebrate this milestone birthday with her friends in the blog world by sending out 60 RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness) and I'm lucky enough to have received one of these special gifts.

The thing with RAKs is that you never know when you're going to receive one, so it's a lovely surprise when the parcel drops through the letterbox, and what a lovely parcel it was.


Now, Kim is a fabulous stitcher, if you don't know her blog I'd urge you to pop over and have a look at the beautiful things she makes. I thought the parcel might contain something stitchy but there was so much more enclosed.


How cute is this little card? So charming.


There was some beautiful fabric. I'm hoping that this is the year I'll finally have a go at using Eleanor's sewing machine. I watched the first episode of the new series of The Great British Sewing Bee last night, that programme always gives me the urge to have a go. There was also some embroidery thread in lovely colours.


The pretty scissor fob is the perfect addition for my scissors, I'm always putting them down and forgetting where they are. There's a beautiful little angel charm on the end.


The piece de resistance, a beautiful thread keep. Just delightful, and very handy to keep all the threads from getting tangled whilst I'm stitching.


Kim's stitching is perfect, absolutely stunning.


Thank you so much, Kim, I love everything you've sent and thank you for including me in your birthday celebrations. Wishing you a very happy birthday.

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    1. I do love receiving things through the post, especially lovely parcels.

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  2. Jo, you are so very kind - I'm thrilled you were pleased with your gifts.
    xxx

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    1. Thank you once again, I was thrilled with everything.

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  3. Such a wonderful celebration, she certainly is a very talented woman.

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    1. I think it's a lovely idea sending out 60 RAKs to celebrate the occasion. I'm enjoying seeing what everyone else receives too.

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  4. What a nice thing Kim did. I love everything she sent you. I can't wait to see what you do with the fabric, it's very pretty.

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    1. She's very generous. I really must have a go with Eleanor's sewing machine this year, I've been wanting to have a go for such a long time, it's just a case of getting round to it.

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  5. How lucky are you, such beautiful and thoughtful gifts, enjoy. Bother I forgot that the new series had started, have to try and catch up xcx

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    1. I'm very lucky. I was surprised at last night's episode, it looked quite advanced for week one.

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  6. That is a lovely gift, I just love doing gifts and swaps with other bloggers, unfortunately when I did my Easter Gift Swaps , only one person sent me a parcel and the other one kept my goodies and then kept promising it would be sent, but that was over two months ago now, but that won't put me off doing it again, I will be a bit more cautious in future, Anyway enjoy your gift xx

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    1. That's such a shame. I'm glad it hasn't put you off though, I've found that the majority of bloggers are honest and reliable, there's only the odd one which would give us all a bad name.

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  7. How beautiful and thoughtful. I love it all too.

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    1. It's such a big undertaking sending out 60 RAKs but Kim seems to be on top of everything and I'm loving seeing what everyone is receiving.

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  8. How wonderful! What very kind gifts that are very beautiful and which I am sure you will enjoy using! Happy Birthday to your lovely friend!

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    1. They're all such useful gifts which I will definitely enjoy using.

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  9. What a lovely gift and pity I'm not able to pop in to help with that machine sewing. The little scissor fob will be invaluable as I have one on my good small scissors I use all time when not at my sewing machine. Take care.

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    1. I tend to lose things down the side of the sofa so the scissor fob will definitely help avoid the scissors going missing.

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  10. What a wonderful package to receive! How generous of Kim.

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    1. I think it's a lovely way to celebrate her birthday, she's so generous, as you say.

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  11. What a lovely gift to receive - and that fabric looks lovely.
    Happy sewing.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I was thrilled when I saw all the lovely gifts. I shall definitely enjoy using the fabric.

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  12. What a lovely gift, you must be so pleased.

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    1. I'm thrilled. It's all been so well thought out and I love everything.

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  13. Your blog friend is a creative lady. So thoughtful of her to celebrate her forthcoming birthday in this way.

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    1. She's extremely talented, her stitching is just beautiful. She's extremely generous too, 60 RAKs is some undertaking.

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  14. How wonderful - such beautiful & thoughtful gifts! Gifts that are both beautiful to look AND useful are truly the best.

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    1. They are. They're wonderful gifts, I'm so lucky.

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  15. What a lovely parcel to receive, having been partnered with Kim in a swap I know first hand about her beautiful stitching X lucky you X

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    1. It was a wonderful surprise receiving such lovely gifts. I think Kim's set herself a task and a half sending out 60 RAKs but she seems to be on top of everything, and they're all made so beautifully.

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  16. What a lovely surprise for you. Aren't bloggers lovely people? I'm going to pop over to Kim's blog now. xx

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    1. They are, bloggers never fail to amaze me with their generosity.

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  17. What a lovely gift. I like the scissor fob. Flighty xx

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    1. It's lovely, isn't it? It's such a good idea to stop the scissors from going missing.

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  18. What a wonderful parcel of pretty and practical gifts. Kim is clearly very kind and talented.
    Lisa x

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    1. I do love opening parcels like this, I've been very spoilt.

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  19. What a fabulous way to celebrate a birthday, your friend is so generous.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. It's a wonderful way to celebrate a special birthday, though I'm sure that gifts should really be given the other way round.

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  20. What a wonderful gift to receive, so thoughtful. xx

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    1. It is, it's been well thought out and I love everything I received.

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  21. Wonderful parcel, such a lot of lovely things inside, the card I sooo cute

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    1. I loved the card as well as all the gifts, isn't it cute.

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  22. What a lovely thing to do, and what a gorgeous parcel of goodies! There has obviously been a lot of effort and thought put into that gift, so glad you were a recipient!Oh...give the sewing machine another go, I'm sure you'll be a natural.xxx

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    1. I'm astounded at Kim's generosity, it's no mean feat putting together 60 parcels of joy and as you say, there's so much thought put in to everything she's sending out. I really must give the sewing machine a go this year, perhaps in the summer when Eleanor's finished her exams and has a bit of time on her hands she can give me some help.

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