Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Strawberry Pin Pillow

I finished the pin pillow today. It is stuffed with Lavender blossoms and walnut chips. It smells divine! This is a secret surprise for someone who reads this blog. Could it be you? I stitched a tiny strawberry and initials on the back side. This was so much fun to stitch. What made it even better was knowing it was being stitched as a surprise for a special someone. I really like making RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness) and surprising someone with a little treat! This is being mailed out on Monday when I get off work...
Edit: This RAK went to Becky K!!!
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Design ~ Vegetable Trinket Cards "Strawberry"
Designer ~ Kreinik Mfg. Co., Inc.
From ~ The Cross Stitcher Magazine, June 2009, Vol. 26 No. 3
Fabric ~ 32 count Belfast Linen, tea-dyed
Fiber ~ DMC
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Since I like RAKs so much, I think I should make them more often. I usually save the addresses I receive when I do exchanges and such so I have a few choices. However, if you'd like to be considered for an RAK gift some day please email me your real name & mailing address with the name of your blog. If I get inspired, I might make you a little something. That being said...I cannot guarantee you will ever receive anything. I am not a prolific stitcher! But, wouldn't it be fun to receive a surprise out of the blue?
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Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

74 comments:

Darkangel said...

such a cute strawberry pincusion love it,

would be glad to win something from you, but Im sure, the shipping would be much more then the stitchery would cost, So Im glad with watching your blog

Hugs Cornelia

Annette said...

What a great pin pillow, I love the design.... Good luck with your RAK's... Hope ou make many people smile... I already smile every time I look at your blog...

Ranae said...

A very pretty finish. I love strawberries!~ Actually just got back for mthe grocery store with some, yum!
I sure hope you have my addy
Happy Easter!

Becky K in OK said...

That is one lovely pinpillow. I love how it looks. Great design.

Happy Easter to you.

Missy Ann said...

You are such a sweetie! Almost a sweet as that pincushion.

Melanie said...

Adorable! And perfect for spring. :)

Karen said...

How sweet is that! Love the finish and know that you will make someone's day.

Hope you have a great Easter and many happy stitches....

Claire said...

Your strawberry pin pillow is gorgeous.You will make someone very happy.

Elaine said...

Someone is going to get a lovely surprise, that is sooo pretty Sharon!
Hope you and your family have a lovely Easter. Hugs!

Deb said...

The pillow is adorable. I can only imagine how wonderful it smells with the lavender in it! Very pretty finish!

Jan said...

Lavender and walnuts? That is definitely different. The pillow is adorable.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

This is sooooo cute.

I have emailed you. Your work is sooooo pretty!

Jan said...

Sharon, what a lovely gift for someone special to be surprised with!

Cole said...

What a great treat for the lucky recipient!! And I LOVE the fabric it's laying on too :) Well done!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Love it, and we've so many strawberries now in the stores:)

Lana said...

That is beautiful!!! Someone is a lucky person, whoever the recipient is!!

Lizy said...

Hi,
your strawberry pin keep came out so pretty and I hope one day i get to receive something from you and in return I send you something my email is lizymorales at hotmail.com

Cindy's Stitching said...

The strawberry pillow is beautiful. RAKS are fun. Happy Easter.

Aussie Stitcher said...

The pincushion is gorgeous, it is people like you that make the stitching community such a wonderful place.

Lynn said...

Whoever receives this RAK is one lucky person. It's adorable!
Hope you are enjoying a blessed Easter weekend with lots of stitching time.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sharon that's absolutely gorgeous!!!! I've sent you an e-mail.

Happy Easter!

Nancy said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Someone is going to have a big smile!

Olenka's Stitches said...

The Strawberry pincushion is gorgeous!

Carolyn NC said...

That's so cute! Great job!

Paula C. said...

I really love your strawberry pin cushion! I bet whoever gets it will be very happy!

Hazel said...

Oooh that is gorgeous! Lucky person whoever gets it. And I will be sure to email you ;-)x

Ineke said...

The pincushion is beautiful. Stiffing with lavender blossoms and walnut chips make it very special. I love the idea.

Chars said...

Very Sweet - I love it :)

Happy Easter

MrsB said...

A lovely pincushion!

Myra said...

That is really pretty Sharon. I have been thinking of fresh strawberries lately and can hardly wait for them to be in season here. We have a farm 10 minutes from our house and I love to go pick my own. I really enjoy sending RAK's too, it is fun to know you surprised someone and maybe made them smile. Happy Easter!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful Strawberry Pin cushion. The recipient of the RAK will treasure it I am sure! Take care and continue spreading the sunshine you do everyday!
Lisa D

Patty C. said...

Wonderful pin cushion
Finishing is beautiful as always
I hope the recipient is truly blessed (how could they not be !!)


(Those who bring sunshine to the life of others cannot keep themselves from it)

Patti said...

Oh Sharon I love this and wish you had my real name and real address so I will send them to you and ask for your real name and address at the same time. I love RAKs too, there is something so special about them.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Robin said...

Your strawberry pin keep is beautiful. What a treasure! And what a wonderful RAK surprise for someone.

omashee aka Barb said...

Sharon, what a lovely RAK for someone special. Your stitching is beautiful and I love your blog.

Lei B. said...

I love you pin pillow. It is adorable. Where do you get your lavender blossoms and walnut chips - locally or online? Thanks.

Annie said...

That's just the sweetest. Great job and so nice of you to do RAK's.

Linda said...

Sweet finish, I bet it smells devine filled with lavender....someone is going to be very happy. hugs, Linda

Julie said...

Such a beautiful little finish, i keep seeing walbut shells used as filling, will have to try and find some here to give it a go.

saras said...

that is adorable!

Cari-in-VA said...

It's just beautiful! I bought a big container of strawberries on Friday and have been eating them all weekend.

I know the recipient will be so delighted to receive this. You are so very generous.

Enjoy your week.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Cute finish and I love the idea of RAFs. Thanks and have a great week.

Sandy

Karen said...

Very cute! I love it.

Mel said...

What a lovely finish!

Michelle said...

That is so cute and what a lovely finish! I'm sure it smells divine.

Someone is going to be so happy when they receive it :)

Anne R said...

That is one gorgeous pinkeep to make someone think of summer ;)

Keep stitching, so someone else will be RAK'd as well! :)

TinaTx said...

That turned out lovely! Someone will be very happy when they get their mail!

Colorado Stitcher said...

Very pretty. Too bad we do not have smell-o-vision for the computer, or maybe not!

Your RAK is a great idea we all should adopt that attitude.

Berit said...

What a sweet little pin cushion! Someone's gonna get some lucky mail soon! :D

Sharon said...

How pretty!

Christine said...

That is gorgeous, someone is going to be thrilled

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Sounds like we may have the beginnings of RAK challenge, but in a nice way! Hazel is joining the fun:) Hmmmm..... wonder if any of my dear followers would fancy a very simple and prim finish by me.

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful pillow. I love this design.

Lisa S said...

Sharon it is gorgeous!
How lucky of Becky K to receive it!
It is wonderful of you to do a RAK :)


Hugs

Brigitte said...

Ohhhhh, this is so so cute. Whata beautiful little pincushion. I *love* the design.

Siobhan said...

That is such a sweet little finish! Congratulations.

Pike said...

Isn't that pretty!

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

This strawberry pin pillow is wonderful!

Hugs
Julie

Rachel S said...

That looks fantastic. Very springy!

Kathy said...

Your little pin pillow is beautiful. Who wouldn;t love it?

I love your Rak idea.

Karan said...

Congratulations to Becky - a very lovely RAK gift. :0)

lynda said...

What a cheery little pillow! It's adorable.

zoomcity said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations to Becky. :o)

Meari said...

It turned out really nice!!

Lillie said...

Beautiful floss colors combination.

Pumpkin said...

How sweet Sharon! Beautiful finishing job too :o)

You're always doing something nice :o)

Carol said...

Becky is a lucky stitcher to receive your darling pin pillow, Sharon... I love to look at strawberry things 'cause I can't eat them due to allergies :o(

CathE said...

What a lovely finish. Very sweet.

CATHI said...

Very nice idea - the RAK! I am planning to do the same in the near future on my blog! :o)

Cathi

Cathy B said...

This little strawberry pincushion that you stitched and finished and sent to Becky K is too cute!!!

Michele said...

what a sweet design :) Love the RAK idea .. might have to copy you :)

shakatak66 said...

Oops, helps if I give you the addy! :D
http://rakregistry.wordpress.com/

shakatak66 said...

That is one gorgeous RAK - I'm sure it will be loved :D That's also one kind offer of yours too - I also have a few addresses up my sleeve if you need them - just check out the RAK Registry for the list of blogs that I have. There's nothing nicer than a wee giftie out of the blue for no reason at all :)

Niina said...

Pretty strawberry. And finally I know what RAK means, millions thanks for that!