Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Hi All!

Would anyone like an RAK of something crocheted?  I can crochet WAY faster than I can cross stitch, and I'm pretty good at it.

The small things I can make are washcloths, dishcloths, bath puffs, toys, baby hats, brooches, baby clothes, and coasters.

If you would like something crocheted, please comment telling me what your preference would be, and your favorite color.  :)


Monday, May 27, 2013

Hibernation Over

 Hi everyone....I'm back from hibernating:-)  For some reason I lost the will to blog for a while. I want to thank all those who sent me RAKs. I know its taken a while for me to post and I am so sorry about that. I have been having issues with nerve pain I my back and went off the grid for  a while. Here is a shot of Lila sleep in in my lap. She was all wired out today because there was a thunderstorm last night. When those hit she shakes fro the stress poor baby........ Anyhoo my roses are in bloom and they look gorgeous:-) 
 The bush is going to go since it is taking up too much room for the rose. Does anyone know what kind of bush it is and if it can be transplanted at this size.....or can I take a cutting of it to root to plant a bush border lining my driveway?
 These get bigger every year.I dug them up across from the road in the ditch. They have done well and make large fragrant bouquets.

 I love how this vines out and it grows like a huge bush.
 This is my tropicana rose and you can see the buds. The first ones are usually quite breathtaking. They smell so good.....almost enough to take you away to dream of beaches and tropical places:-)
 These came fro Catherine Willey otherwise known as The Stitchen Chicken. Thank you so much ...I love them. I don't get these here in the USA.
 This adorable LHN pattern came from Kate White. I want to put a link to your blogs from all that RAKed me. Please send me an email with that info. Thank you Kate. I can hardly wait to stitch it.
 Here is a yummy salad I made for Jim and I the other day. We marinated the chicken breast with McCormick's Citrus Baja season pack . Then I put it in a large Corning ware casserole dish with mandarin oranges. When following the Baja marinade recipe use the citrus instructions using the Mandarin orange juice from can instructions. Save half of the oranges to put in salad. Cook this at 375° with lid on for an hour and a half.

Now take the chicken out of the oven and cut or tear it into small pieces. Put your lettuce in 2 bowls size is your choice. Add sunflower kernals then the chicken. We added the rest of the mandarin oranges, cheese, then sliced almonds. The best dressing that works with this is a Cucumber Ranch dressing.


 Elle sent me the heart pattern one more pic below and also a JCS magazine ..sorry I don't have a pic of that. Its in use at the moment. I feel so spoiled. Thank you so very much Elle. You are very kind.
 Also some sweetheart of a person RAKed me these awesome charts and I misplaced the card they came in. Please email me at sbmarchuk@gmail.com so I can give you the proper credit. Thank you all for your generos

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thank You, June!!

Thanks to June for this wonderful rak!!  I love sheep, so this just made my day ~ what a great way to start the weekend!
The pretty packaging is enough to make one smile...
Here are the sweet cards and tags...
Such a cute needlebook!
With sweet pins included...
All topped off with this beauty!
Thanks, June ~ I love it all!!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

RAK from June

June has sent me another lovely RAK...

I still love Disney designs and don't have any of these :)  Just look at the pretty wrapping too!

Inside was some fabulous fabric, ribbons, buttons and matching thread.  I can see a pillow or perhaps a flatold finish :)  Thank you again June, your generosity and kindness are much appreciated.

 I'll have some more RAK giveaway's (yes more than one) soon.  I've got some exciting plans :)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hello from a new kid on the block!

I just become a member of this wonderful blog. It doesn't look like I'm that new, I recognize a few names here...

I have a blog this and that and I've been blogging since February 2008. I love cross stitching, reading, gardening, hiking, my pets, traveling - just to name a few. I live north of 60 in Yukon, Canada - the land of midnight sun (midday moon in the winter) and Aurora Borealis.

I'm looking forward to brighten someones day.

So long my friends,

Monday, May 20, 2013

RAK in the mail :)

Hi there!

 An RAK is going for a happy trip to the other side of the world from ME to GAYNOR :)
                                    I hope she likes it......
cucki *.*

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Thank you cucki! --- updated

I have been RAKed! And received a most lovely surprise from cucki :)
Will post a photo as soon as possible :)
a very happy elena here tonight!! Thank you cucki!!!

I finally managed to take a photo and post it! isn't it a gorgeous RAK?
Thank you again sweet cucki

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I'm (kinda, sorta) back.....

If anyone is interested in joining the group please feel free to email me.  I'm still dizzy, although it's not quite as bad.  Vertigo is a nasty thing that I wouldn't wish upon anyone!  I'm taking medication and seeing a Physiotherapist (for some special exercises) and I will have to go for an MRI in the near future just to check and make sure nothing has changed since my last one which was almost 7 years ago.  I am frustrated, bored and I've only just started stitching again (although it is a tad bit hard to focus).  LOL.

My email address is listed in the sidebar, if you have any questions please feel free to ask me at anytime.  My mailing address is back in business!  They have set up some temporary mailboxes so please feel free to use the address listed in your mailing lists.  I wish they would be better organized, it would make my life easier!

RAK in the mail....

Hi there!

 An RAK is going for a happy trip to the other side of the world from me.
                                    I hope the receiver likes it......
cucki *.*

Thank you Stitcher Anon

Another beautiful and sweet RAK arrived for me today :)
........my sweet pouch..with lovely threads..beautiful card....i love them all so much....
Thank you again Gayner I really appreciate your RAK!
everything is so beautiful <3 my sewing pouch is the cutest xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
big hugs for you
cucki *.*
p:s i received the traveling pattern too :)
P: s I am looking for your email but can't find it...can you please mail me your postal address. Thanks

Thank you Elle

Thanks so much Elle for sending me these lovely bookmarks pattern!
I LOVE it and cant wait to stitch them..
lots of love for you
cucki *.*

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Thank you, Angela!!

Thank you so much Angela for this lovely Lizzie Kate gift that came in the post yesterday. It's so cute and it immediately brought a smile to my face! it was totally unexpected so a gorgeous surprise on a rainy day!!
Big hugs

Monday, May 6, 2013

Thank you, Elle!

Today I received a lovely package from Elle.  She had previously posted some items she was giving away and I was so lucky to win one of them.  I won a pretty butterfly chart.  I didn't realize it when I won, but it is actually a kit and comes with the threads.  I can't wait to stitch this one up :)

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Hello everyone , sorry I have been so busy this week but I just put the names in a hat and the winner is Catherine , well done sweetie I still have not put it together so will post a picture of it soon and let you know when it will be posted Catherine .
Wish I could stitch you all one but keep watching this space.
Enjoy your week everyone .

Friday, May 3, 2013

*.* thank you dawn xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hello dear friends,
today i received a parcel full of kindness from my sweet friend dawn....
.....i took part in a exchange and i didnt receive my exchange gift from my partner...
dawn is so kind and so sweet..she send me a parcel full of goodies...
awww look at my sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet cushion..dawn made it for me..
so sweet xxx
and my bag full of yummy goodiesssssssssssssss...
everything is so lovely...i am so happy :)
 dear dawn i am so overwhelmed by your generosity...
................thank you so much..
big beary hugs for you xxx
cucki xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx