How cute! I love the colored wire that Lily used for the witches hair, adorable. The design, stitching, fibers, trim, finishing....ALL prefect. This little witch now hangs on my Halloween tree and each time I see her she makes me smile. :-) Thank you, Lily!
Mailed my Halloween Ornament this morning.
My apology to my partner for the extremely late in mailing. Hopefully it will arrive quickly.
The delayed is due to an order for a 'specialty thread' that was required on the design, regrettably after two weeks of waiting the thread is yet to arrive and I had to improvise from an idea I had as I do not want to delay mailing any longer. My only hope is that it will sustained the journey nicely.
Halloween Ornament Arrived
Received this lovely ornament from Nicole two days ago. Nicole's choice is from JCS 2014 - Ghosts.
Love your choice of design for me. The RIP tombstone truly touches my heart for I lost my FIL a week ago who succumbs to lung cancer and I just got back home only two days ago. Thus, I couldn't post this earlier. Very sorry. Thank you too for the Fall card that came along.
The emails are officially off and on the way to the 13 stitchers in the Autumn Exchange! Have fun!!! Please let me know if you have any issues or difficulties... I will enjoy watching this one as it unfolds!
I received this wonderful little candy bag from Marie. I just LOVE it!!! It is always a joy to receive any of Marie's beautiful stitching and she is such a great finisher. I can't wait for Halloween to come!! Sorry it isn't a better photo. Thank you so much Marie xxx
My Halloween exchange arrived last week from Becky. It is Petite Halloween Sampler by Nicole Farrauto out of the JCS Halloween Issue 2014. I love the colors in it, and the cute little cat in the pumpkin patch. So excited to add it to my Halloween display, thank you Becky!
The theme is Autumn. Stitch anything you choose (no magnets or bookmarks, please) as long as the item has an autumn theme.
Remember, NO aida. We use only linen and evenweave in HoE.
This will be a NO GOODIES exchange due to cost and postal rates for many of our members.
Have some fun, make something pretty... the colors of Autumn are so amazing.
I will take sign ups from today until September 21
Mailing date will be November 1, 2014 Not an HoE member yet, but want to join? Email me at carol sutcliffe @ comcast . net (delete spaces)... please be aware, an active stitching blog is required to join HoE.
Sign up using the same email address as above... enjoy the last days of Summer (or Winter) dear stitching friends...
Earlier this week I got this lovely little piece from Carol!
It is Prairie Schooler's "Yeow" from the JCS 2012 Halloween special issue, stitched on 32-ct. antique ivory Cashel using DMC. The backing fabric has cute masked pumpkins. Thank you Carol!! (I especially love the little bowtie at the top!)
I received my Halloween ornament from Kate today. It appears to be a Brooke's Books design, I am not sure. Lots of detail in the stitching. I hope Kate gets this message, as my emails to her continue to bounce... thank you
Just a quick note to inform that I will be a little late mailing out my exchange as I am still waiting for an order of a speciality thread to come. I am giving it until end of this week before I think of a way to improvise and finish my ornament.
Was very blessed to receive this beautiful exchange package from Michelle yesterday. Michelle moderated the spring exchange and unfortunately my partner disappeared and did not come through on her part. So I want to say a big thank you to Michelle who created this special exchange replacement for me. It is beautiful and perfectly stitched and finished and already in use! Superb extras too. Thank you so much. Xx
I received a beautiful little witch ornament for the Halloween exchange. I think it came on Monday, yet I was on a business trip until Wednesday. I'm sorry that I didn't post sooner though. Catching up at work has been crazy.
Kim, the little witch is just adorable. I have it hanging off of my lamp next to my stitching chair. I will post a picture tomorrow of my cute little buddy!
I received this in mail today from Erin. I love this design and planned to start stitching it for myself this evening! Love, love it Erin! It is Petite Halloween Sampler from the JSC 2014 Halloween issue.
I just wanted to say that I am very sorry to those who have sent exchanges to me and have not heard back from me. We lost our daughter June 7th, she was seventeen. I apologize profoundly for not responding, but we have been living away from home all summer and I only received a box of packages today. I hope that you can understand.
Yesterday's mail delivered my sweet ornament from Carol. It's so sweet and dainty and perfect for my little tree. It is"Red Berries" by Rosewood Manor. It is stitched on 36ft. Sand Edinburgh linen with DMC floss and beads from Carol' s stash. My pictures do not do it justice. As in my title, it is delightful and so sweet. Thank you Carol. It was well worth the wait.
My sincerest apologies for being so late. Not going to offer excuses... finally getting my Xmas ornament off in the mail this morning. Whew! Should arrive at its new home in the middle of the week, just realized there is no mail service on Monday...Mea culpa.... Carol
What a cute design and so nicely stitched. Did you notice the beaded edge? Wow, there are so many beads...must have taken forever to hand stitch those on. Thank you very much, Lynn. You selected the perfect design and stitched/finished it beautifully and I love that you personalized it on the back.
In the past couple of days, I received two exchanges... lucky me :-)
First, from Jayne, is a pretty little biscornu for the Biscornu Exchange. I think this may be the first time Jayne has stitched for me!
And from Melissa, this sweet little snowman for the Christmas Ornament Exchange.
Very nice ladies, thank you!
Sadly.... I have not finished my Christmas ornament yet. As I told Marie a few days ago, it is not talking to me... just do not like it. I think I will stitch up something else this weekend, something better for my partner. I am sorry to be running late. I hate not liking something that is to be a gift for someone else!
This is the beautiful biscornu that I received from Lillie in Malaysia. It is stitched on evenweave using 712 DMC floss. Lillie could not remember the designer or the name of the pattern. It was a freebie from years back. It goes so well with my displayed stitching projects. Thank you so much Lillie. I love it.
Recent HoE survey results netted a significant demand for finishing tutorials. Today I added a new one in the links below... a fail proof way to finish an ornament that is perfectly square with professional polish! Please check it out! It is called "Perfect Pillow Ornament Finishing" ~ Carol
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