Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Celebrating Kim's special birthday


In case you've never visited my wonderful blogging friend Kim's blog, let me "paint" a picture of her  for you......

I "met" Kim of Wisdom With Needle and Thread! via a blogging "stitching link party" a couple of years ago. She is a very talented crafter and in the couple of years I have known her she has made many beautiful things, by many different methods .... cross stitching, knitting, and painting porcelain to name but a few!

This year has been something of a humdinger for her!

In April the very generous Kim asked her blogging friends to help her celebrate her special birthday year! Click HERE to see how it all began!

Kim wanted to send out 60 RAKs* - One for each of her 60 years!

*Random Acts of Kindness - these are gifts, given for no other reason than one feels like making someone smile!

Now read on:


A few weeks ago Kim told me she had posted my gift on its way. Then, a couple of weeks later one of my close neighbour's was informed by a courier company that her package had been delivered, however, she never actually received it! This made me nervous that Kim's package might have disappeared in the same way! You can therefore imagine my delight when I heard the post drop through our front door a few days ago, I looked down the stairs and saw an unusual coloured envelope which I immediately guessed would be Kim's parcel!

 Beautiful hand stitched monogramme
Isn't this beautiful! It is tiny! Such teeny stitches!

But I've jumped ahead of myself!

Here are the contents of the envelope, and I certainly was smiling as I opened it!

Unwrapping my package
This was such an exciting mystery!

The package included a very pretty card, a beautifully hand stitched monogramme, a heart shaped pin minder, a bird themed cross stitch pattern, and a sparkly fat quarter with some lovely matching flosses.

Gifts received

Gifts received

Gifts received
Couldn't resist another picture, to try to show the sparkle in the fabric!
Luckily the sun shone and I think you can see the sparkle!

Do join me in visiting Kim as she continues to enjoy her 60th birthday celebrations.

Kim's latest adventure is learning how to sculpt dolls from polymer clay!

CLICK HERE to read more about Kim's adventurous year .....

Our little lady cat
Our little lady cat says Hi!

Pictures of our huge tom cat to follow next time, and stitching, of course!

Bye for now,

Barbara xxx


Christine B said...

What a fabulous gift.... no wonder you were smiling Barbara! What a lovely person Kim must be.... I'll have to go and visit her blog! Thank you for the link! Christine x

KimM said...

Hi, Barbara! I'm so happy - and relieved - your parcel arrived safe and sound and you enjoyed your surprise.

Justine said...

Lovely gifts Barbara - you must both be so relieved they arrived safely!

Tiffstitch said...

Lovely RAK and very cute kitty. :)

Pamela said...

Wonderful gifts! How generous of Kim!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Kim is so very generous! Such a fun way to celebrate a special birthday. Each of her RAK's is wonderful...hate to think of what her postage costs must be!

Bea said...

What wonderful gifts! I've seen Kim's RAKs in several blogs and they are always so lovely and special for that person.

Lin said...

What a beautiful package to receive and such thoughtfulness from Kim. xx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Such a thoughtful gift! Sending a gift that you know the receiver will love makes it that much better. And it's a very creative way to celebrate one's birthday. The thrill is in the giving.
xx, Carol

Mii Stitch said...

A sweet package to receive :)

Queeniepatch said...

What a generous blog friend! Kim has good taste, too, and you are one lucky 'gal'!

Raewyn said...

Gosh what a great idea for a birthday celebration!! And what a gorgeous and thoughtful package you've received!!

Anonymous said...

wow Barbara what a beautiful gift to receive and how lovely of Kim to do that .

Chris of UK City Crafter said...

What a lovely bundle of goodies you've been gifted. It's a very unselfish way of celebrating a birthday isn't it.


Sheryl said...

What generous and pretty gifts Barbara, love the lovely fabric colour.

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

Oh lucky you to get a Kim RAK, they have all been so wonderful and perfect for each recipient. Her Post Office love her as much as we all do!