Here in the
US Autumn begins on September 23rd. This is a favorite time of year for
so many people. Do you love the
fall season? A season filled with gorgeous colors, the perfect climate,
Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all of the Fall cross stitch designs just waiting
to be stitched! Select one of your favorite designs and join us in this
What to stitch: Any
Autumn theme design. Need inspiration? Check out “Autumn Cross Stitch” on
Fabric:Please use linen or even weave only.
Finish: Your choice
Sign ups close: September 30
Names sent out: October 1
Mail date on or before:October 30
me at: myxstitch @ yahoo . com (delete all spaces) with the
Subject: HOE Autumn Exchange
that you must post to the blog when you mail out your exchange and when you
receive your Exchange. When you receive your exchange please be sure to
post a picture to the HOE blog.
My Halloween exchange from Amy arrived over the weekend. What a cute finish, I have never attempted a drawstring bag before. This is from Blue Ribbon Designs out of the JCS 2015 issue. It was filled with yummy candy, and Amy made the two pillowcases underneath it to go along with it. Wow! I have made pillowcases before and they weren't as easy as they look. Amy's turned out much nicer than my attempts and I love the colors! Thank you Amy for all your stitching!
Amy is having trouble posting so I am posting for her. She received this beautiful Halloween Exchange piece from Edgar and wanted to make sure that I let him know how much she likes his beautifully stitched and finished pinkeep.
It is from BBD book titled, Trix or Treat and is stitched on Picture This Plus 32 count Sterling using Edgar's over dyed floss conversion.
This morning I had gotten a few autumn decorations and my Halloween tree out of storage. When I got home I found a lovely package in the mail from Stephanie of Blue Star Stitcher. She stamped the envelope with cute pumpkins and bats which matched the handwritten note inside.
She made a gorgeous hanging pillow using one of Prairie Schooler's patterns, Witching Hour. The fabric is hand-dyed (absolutely beautiful color) and she used over-dyed threads for the moon and stars.
I need a bigger Halloween tree to display it on!! Right now, I have it on display with all my other fall/Halloween cross stitch pillows.
Partner emails were just sent out - thank you for your patience! Since I am late in sending the names, I have extended our mailing date to May 30, 2015... Rosa, Kim, Gabi, Melissa, Cindy, Jayne and Angela - if you have not received your email, please let me know! Carol
It has been a while since we have done a Christmas Ornament Exchange... who is up for doing one now?
We will follow the usual HoE rules: NO AIDA. Linen or evenweave only (perforated paper is also okay for ornaments). This will be a no goodies exchange, please send only your completed ornament, ready for display.
I will take sign ups from now until April 10, 2015.
The mailing date will be May 15, 2015.
There is room for a few new HoE members. To join us you shall need a stitching blog that is active. Please email your request and blog link to the email below.
Current HoE members can sign up by emailing your name, postal address and blog link to me at: carol sutcliffe @ comcast . net (omit the spaces).
Let's get back to having fun and getting our trees dressed up for Christmas!
I received my sheep today having problems with last Thursday but our computer has been on the fritz and I tried to do it with my phone and got no where, so here I am late posting but I wanted to thank my partner for the cute sheep exchange that she took the time to do for me. She went the extra mile and did a design that had my initial on it. Thank you very much for the personalization.
My exchange partner has received her sheep so I thought I would post a pic. I love to stitch sheep and bunnies. This is from a chart from CEC called Soft Boiled. I stitched it on teal lugana with HDF silk and then added the little flower buttons.
This cute little ewe arrived in my mail last week. It is a floss tag, stitched by Marie of creative thread. All I can say is what a beautiful finishing job she did! I am always amazed at what skill other stitchers have. Thank you so much Marie!
I also mailed out my own little sheep last week, who hopefully will be arriving shortly!
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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