Tuesday, April 06, 2010

OPW and RAK anyone???

Okay, here's my official progress for this weekend:

April Progress

I never touched the Ink Circles!!! Arghhhh. However, I did get 3 bands finished on the Just Nan. Yay! I really like working on this design. I really like this last band although I did make a couple of mistakes on it - don't know how :S

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RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness)

Now I was recently reading Sharon's blog and she has decided to offer out some raks for anyone that is interested and I really liked her approach so much that I have decided to copy her idea and put a similar thing on my own blog. One thing I like to do is surprise people with a little trinket, a trifle of stitching sweetness or other such gift now and again but it can be really hard to surprise people when you have to email them and ask for their snail mail address!!!! Sooooooo..... if you would like to be considered for something surprising in the future (and I really would love everyone who reads or is vaguely interested in my blog to do this) then please could you email me your real name and your address and your blog link. I have a folder ready to place all my RAK email addresses in. No promises, no guarantees, but it is there ready for me when the moment takes me. Does that sound fair? Then one day you just might get a little surprise through the post from me. Might not be big, might not be small. Just a "something". Interested??? My email can be found in my profile. Sharon was worried no one would email her - can you imagine?? I really hope people email me. Please put RAK as the email title.

So a new month. I am currently working on another pair of socks but will hopefully have a post next time. What will get stitched this month I wonder? Hope you all have a good month. I am very happy as dh is arriving home from Japan tomorrow. It has been such a long time (nearly 3 months in total) and I will be more than pleased to see him home for good.

27 comments:

Tracy said...

It is looking stunning hun I love the different stitches xx

jane said...

Your JN looks beautiful, I can understand why you like stitching on this one. The RAK idea is such a good one too.

Cath said...

What a lovely idea , I've just sent you an e-mail , Thank you

Daffycat said...

Oooo, your Just Nan is gorgeous! It looks amazing, Hazel!

Sharlotte said...

The JN piece is coming along just great!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Sharon came up with a super idea, you're very generous to follow suit:)

Carolyn NC said...

JN is beautiful - and what a lovely idea for RAK's!

Margaret said...

It's beautiful! You must be over the moon that your DH is coming home! 3 months! Wow!

DonnaTN said...

Your JN is gorgeous! I always love her stuff. You are very sweet and generous in your RAK offer. So glad that you dh will be home soon!

Christine said...

Just wanted to say that your Just Nan piece is looking fabulous!!

Julie said...

Well done on completing 3 bands, its looking wonderful.

Brigitte said...

Your JN piece is looking gorgeous. I have always liked her band samplers but it's a long time that I stitched one. I should reconsider this.
I'm so happy for you to welcome your husband back home after such a long time.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

How pretty is that!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Beautiful work and is going to be gorgeous when finished.

Sandy

Christine said...

The JN is just stunning

Kathy said...

What a brilliantly sweet idea the RAK is. I just may have to try it too. :)

Your JN piece is stunning. And what mistake? It is so perfect you could have fooled me that there is a mistake.

Karan said...

Your JN is gorgeous - can't blame you for not getting to the IC piece. :0)
Glad to hear your DH will be home soon.

Catherine said...

Your JN looks lovely! I stitched some of her older designs years ago - they are fun to do.

I'd love to take place in the RAK, but unfortunately I don't have blog! I love your idea of how to do this!

Glad to hear that your DH is coming home! I don't think I would like mine being gone that long!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful stitching! It is SO pretty. Have a great weekend!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your JN piece is looking wonderful. I am so glad that your DH is making his way home. I would love to be added to your RAK list but our email isn't working at the moment. Could you please comment on my blog if you still have my details, thanks Hazel.

Jan said...

The stitching is looking gorgeous, Hazel! You certainly have a big heart!

Carol said...

Your Just Nan is amazing, Hazel! I can't imagine doing all that beading...It really adds to the piece as do the specialty stitches.

Wonderful idea for the RAK :)

So good to hear that your DH is home--can't imagine being apart for three months!

Karen said...

Wandered over from Sharon's blog...love your JN! Great idea for the RAK! Happy stitches....

Kathy A. said...

Wonderful progress on your Just Nan. It is gorgeous.
I will be sending off an email to you. The RAK idea is just too cool.
I understand where you are coming from with blog reading. I am struggling too. I had some RR's that needed stitched and sent immediately and when I had time to read I was over 400 entries. I don't know what the answer is but I'm trying LOL.
Happy Spring.

stitcherw said...

Your JN piece is looking gorgeous, I love her designs. The band ones are such fun, as each one feels like a little finish.
Sue

Sally said...

I LOVE your JN piece Hazel. It is just so pretty and you're making lovely progress.

The RAK idea is a lovely one.

BS HONEY said...

Beautiful work. I Enjoyed reading and drooling over it all.

God bless,