Wednesday, June 20, 2007

RAK from Kendra!

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Oh my gosh! I cannot stop saying that! I just received the most amazing little gift from Kendra today! This is so wonderful - Kendra designed this herself, after what must have been quite a bit of studying of my blog! This adorable little ornament features my cats - quite personalized! I have two blondes, two calicos, a black and a blue/white tuxedo... and she has them all represented with their names! This just blew me away (and yes, I cried)... thank you, Kendra! How sweet of you!!! (All of the kitties look just perfect, but I must say, Kendra really got Anouk right - the markings are exact!).

I really wanted to take a moment to say something so very important. Last night, I posted about Paradigm Lost and my concerns about jumping off schedule and not wanting to stitch on it when my SAL mate was not... I want everyone to know that Jo is a really wonderful person - she is a dear friend, and an outstanding SAL mate. She is only taking a little hiatus from blogging right now, which is what I meant by being "temporarily MIA" - I don't want anyone to think she disappeared on me... sorry to mislead anyone who may have thought that. After reading the well-intended comments of others, I really wanted to jump in here and give a lot of support to Jo. Jo, by the way, did also comment and told me to go right ahead and finish if I want. However, I am not sure I can... my rotation, other SALs, gift and exchange stitching will probably not allow me to work on PL that much this week anyhow. Hi Jo - I miss you!!

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And... finally - whew! What a relief!!! I believe, unless my eyes are fooling me, that I have now completed all of the over one stitching on Bordeaux Sampler!!! I do hope I have, because... well, I don't want to do anymore of this torturous over one stitching on 40 ct! Why did I choose 40 ct, you may be wondering? I started this sampler before the chart was "released" - I signed up for this last year when it was a mystery sampler hosted by Vikki Clayton on her site... I had no idea at the time that I started this that it was full of over one stitches - had I known at the time, I may not have stitched this - LOL! No regrets - not now that I have finished them (I hope... there better not be any hiding in part 7, I don't see any, but my eyes could be fooling me!).

Oh.... and Mike now has the newest Gingher limited edition for sale... Maria... they are wonderful! The order of Glory Ginghers will be in within the next day or two... his ebay ID is michaelsutcliffe if you would like to see...

Stitched on today: Summer Quaker Exchange project, and Bordeaux Sampler

30 comments:

anniebeez said...

That ornament is simply too die for!! What a sweet and thoughtful gift! I LOVE those cats!!

BeckySC said...

What a great RAK :)It's SO Carol!!!
BS is looking wonderful!

Dawn said...

Now that is a cute! I would have cried too:)

xstitch.nl said...

Wow, that's the perfect gift for you!! Those kitties look so cute!

lena-lou said...

The ornament is so you :) Good for Kendra!

You look so nearly there with this sampler too :)

ollie1976 said...

The RAK looks great-she did a fantastic job. Congrats on the finishing the over one!
-Jen

Hazel said...

What an impressive RAK! And that sampler is amazing. I never realised it was over 1! Im sure I would have given up on it after the first row. xx

Marita said...

The ornament is fantastic. I love the cats.

Good work on the BS you have far more patience than I.

cathymk said...

Bordeaux is still looking fabulous (I'll take your comments underconsideration when choosing fabby for mine).

What a fabulous gift! Just perfect.

Rob said...

I didn't think that you were upset with Jo. She is great! I was one of the people supposed to do the St Reatham SAL with you and Jo. Don't worry about that either. If you and Jo want to put that off until later that is fine with me. I am still working on PL -- I am WAY behind where you and Jo are.

Cheryl said...

What a great gift from Kendra! Its so nice that it's personalised, i love that kind of detail

Judith said...

Great RAK and bordeaux is going to be beautfull.
By the way I also love the horse in the pic.

Barbara said...

I didn't think your SAL partner would mind. I'd forgotten it was Jo, but my memory is pretty faulty these days!

Love-love-LOVE that RAK from Kendra!!!

Jenn said...

What an amazing gift from Kendra!

I'm glad you've gotten all your over one's done in BS.

Stitcher said...

What a lovely RAK

Munners said...

What a wonderfully thoughtful gift from Kendra!

Congratulations on finishing the 1/1 - it does look amazing, and worth the trouble!

Vonna said...

What a sweetheart Kendra is (and I must add that we are from the same hometown area originally here in the Hoosier state, even though she's a Kentuckian now :))
Her ornie that she made you is quite stunning and filled with caring and love. Congrats!
Your BS is looking stunning! Hurray for you!

Jenna said...

Oh my goodness, that is the sweetest, most well-thought-out RAK I think I have EVER seen. Well done, Kendra! No wonder you cried. :)

Sally said...

Wow Bordeaux is looking fantastic!

Love your ornament! It's so cute!

Wendy said...

What a wonderful RAK gift! Kendra outdid herself in designing it especially for you!!

Susimac said...

Oh what a gorgeous gift you got ther Carol - no wonder you cried, its such a lovely personalised cushion ornie.

Congrats on your finish too.

Carla said...

That's a lovely gift :)
Bordeaux is looking great!!

Sharon said...

What an absolutely amazing gift! It's beautiful. Bordeaux looks like it's on the final laps too-a lovely piece.

sugardoll said...

Wow! those kitty design is fab! What a lovely gift! It's perfect for your love of cats! =^-^=

I grabbed your picture of mermaid heaven, I hope you don't mind, yours was the best picture quality I can find =)

Cathy said...

Awesome gift from Kendra - so appropriate; I can understand why it touched your heart!

Tell Mike I just ordered a scissors from him!

Lynn said...

That is the most thoughtful RAK I have ever seen! Kendra must have really taken a lot of time and care to get it just right. What a special friend!

monique said...

that kitty gift is MARVELOUS... what a wonderful job she did :)

tkdchick said...

Wow, what a cool and personal gift!

stitcherw said...

That is so cute, and how creative and thoughtful to personalize each of the cats so perfectly for you.
Sue

Heather said...

Very nice gifts Carol.