Monday, 9 April 2012


I hope you have all enjoyed a lovely time and the Easter bunny has been kind to you xxx

I cannot find the words in which to thank each and everyone of you that left such kind and supportive comments on my last post regarding two special loved ones in my life, unfortunately there are no updates at the moment and our lives remain in turmoil.  My biopsy came and went but not without problems (and unforeseen stitches ~ ouch!) and now I, too, wait for results to find if I have a big fight ahead of me :(

NO more sad news, let me show you a couple of Easter RAKS I managed to get stitched and posted and which have now been received.

This was for my very kind friend Barb who has a real soft spot for sheep . . .

I took part of a Shepherd's Bush Christmas stocking design and stitched it on 28-count linen with my choice of DMC threads

 I couldn't resist adding these extras to the package, the googly eyes on the gingerbread sheep did make me laugh and the tea cosy was so sweet, so much so that Barb's husband has suggested she wear it as a hat to keep her brain warm ~ cheeky!

My other RAK was to Shell who has 2 gorgeous bunnies ~ Lady Hannah Goldenhare and Sir Walter Harrington, they help run their Mama's blog and do a very good job too!

JBW Bunny design stitched on 28~count black evenweave with DMC threads

Stitching on black was a first for me and once I got used to it, I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Shell is a Textile Folk Artist and her creations are beautiful, she has recently used darker greys and blacks for her backgrounds so I thought this might fit in with her current decor ~ hope she likes it?

Rain has finally returned to the South today and as we are now in drought conditions with a hosepipe ban, I guess I shouldn't complain!
Some easter baking and needle and thread are the order of the day!

Thanks for stopping by


Lesleyanne said...

I am sending you positive thoughts and hugs and hope you results come back clear. Both of your stitched pieces are gorgeous. Happy Easter.

Vickie said...

Well Jane, sending prayers for you and that biopsy. Take care. Lovely little finishes by the way. :)

Shirlee said...

Sending prayers your way dear Jane. Your RAKs are lovely!

denise said...

love the sheep! it's just too cute! may god be with you. happy stitching!! denise

Elke said...

Zwei wunderschöne Kissen.
Liebe Grüße aus Österreich von Elke

Sally said...

Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers Jane. Thinking of you.

Love your RAKS. They are so sweet.

stitcheranon said...

I am so sorry you have to wait for more biopsy results. I know that feeling and I pray that they are just being over cautious and that it comes to nothing. It never rains but it pours: you are not alone though.
Amazing stitching...very, lovely RAKs

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

Love your sheep and bunnies, what thoughtful things to send as RAKs.
Black is great to stitch on, the colours really "pop".
Sending healing (((hugs))) for the next few weeks too.

pam said...

They are just lovely RAK's

Cath said...

Hoppy Easter .
Still keeping things crossed for you all.
Love your stitches , the floral bunny looks so pretty on black .
We made ginger biscuits today as couldn't go out in the rain . Used the bunny cutter you sent ages ago , so thank you again .XXX

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Keeping good thoughts going your way for a positive biopsy result. Love all your stitching finishes - that bunny is especially cute!

Shebafudge said...

Sorry to hear you may be having a fight on your hands too. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

On the other hand, your RAK's are beautiful. I like them both but REALLY love the sheep one.

Deborah said...

Wonderful RAK's!

Annette said...

I wish you many streght.. good luck..

I love that JBW bunny great design!!

Mouse said...

fingers and paws are crossed for good results :)
love the stitching and had to giggle at the wear it as a hat bit
and we have had rather a lot of rain too here today :) love mouse xxxx

Myra said...

I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Love your exchange pieces, especially the bunny - so cute.

Kate said...

Prayers and good thoughts are on their way to you.
Lovely RAKs.

Sarah said...

Your RAK's look stunning - especially the JBW bunny on the black fabric, absolutely gorgeous.

Fingers crossed and thoughts with you for your family and your test results!

Carol said...

Your Easter gifts for your friends are delightful, Jane--I'm sure they're smiling ear to ear :) I love pieces stitched on black--they just show up so well.

Please know we are all hoping and praying for the best for you, Jane. Take care now...

Barb said...

Oh I lurve my sheepie Jane, and wow I like the pink bunnykins on the black fabric.
I was so sorry to hear of your troubles ,everything is crossed here for you .
Love the pics of Oscar in the eggs, if I remember rightly he was the one in the fridge too- a bunny who likes his food methinks.
Take care sweetie and be sure we are thinking of you and wishing you well.

Catherine said...

Continued hugs and prayers your way!
Lovely gifts too!

Anne said...

I hope everything with you turns out okay. My thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time.

Happy Easter to you and those bunny pillows are adorable! I love your little Oscar!