Thursday, January 7, 2016

My PS Exchange

Here is my beautiful PS ornament from Stephanie! It is from the "Santa and Friends" leaflet.  Thank you Stephanie! It was a beautiful edition to our Christmas tree this year!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Autumn Exchange Received!

After a snafu with the post office, I received my Autumn Exchange from Sharon!  This little fob is really lovely - it is part of a Prairie Schooler design.  Beautiful stitching and finishing...thank you so much, Sharon!!  And the extras were totally not necessary - I understand how shipping can be a pain.  Thank you again!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

PS Exchange Arrives...

My PS Exchange arrived after travelling about for over a month....  

... Karen stitched the cutest snowman for out tree, it hangs proudly amongst the branches.  
Thanks so much Karen!!


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

PS Exchange Arrived

My exchange arrived just before Christmas from Maria H.. She stitched from PS book 163 "Signs of Spring". Such a cute little ornament, and now I can have it out on display all the way through Easter! She also sent me the card with the watercolor painting in the bottom photo, that she painted herself from a Beatrix Potter model. Just amazing! I am always in awe of women who have so much creative talent like that. Thank you Maria for another great exchange!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

PS Ornament Exchange Arrived

My Prairie Schooler Christmas ornament arrive from Rosa…

Designer: Prairie Schooler
Design: Christmas Miniatures Book #29
Stitched by: Rosa C.
Stitched for: MarieP

This is very pretty ~ it will look nice on my Christmas tree.  Thank you, Rosa.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

PS Ornament Mailed

My Prairie Schooler ornament went in the mail yesterday....hope my secret sister likes it!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

stopping by...

...just wanted to say sorry i haven't participated this year, kind of busy at work especially plus home alone with the kids as hubby away for work. Hope though to join in next year... Happy Holidays to everyone!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

I Am A Bit Late

I am a bit late in mailing my Prairie Schooler exchange out. I manage to come down with a viral infection which has me under the weather this week.  I hope to get my piece out to my partner Monday.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Autumn Exchange received from Amy

Hi all

Late last week I received this lovely exchange piece from Amy :)

Thank you Amy, I'm excited to hang this piece in my home!


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

PS exchange mailed

I mailed off my Prairie Schooler ornament today!


Saturday, November 28, 2015

PS Christmas Ornament Sent

Hello everyone

This morning I sent the PS Christmas Ornament to its destination, I hope it  arrive in a week to 10 days. I did a certificate shipment to track the package.
I have had fun when I did it!!

Maria del Valle in Spain

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Finally figured out why I couldn't post. Mailed my Autumn exchange to dear Nicole. I have the chicken pox and had a mailing snafu but am now happy to say that this lovely is in the mail and on the way to Canada. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Autumn Exchange From Nicole

I received my Autumn Exchange from Nicole and it's gorgeous! She adapted a free pattern from Gazette94 and did a beautiful job creating an ornament I will enjoy for many years to come. My photos don't do it justice at all, unfortunately. The stitching and finishing are superb! Thank you so much, Nicole!!  :)

Sharon M-J

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Gift for Amy

Good morning everyone. I got an email stating that Amy did recieve her Autumn exchange gift & asking if I could post a pic since she is not able to post at the moment due to computer problems.
So here it is, I really enjoyed this stitch it is an old pattern from my stash & I don't really have much info on it. I used a 30 ct. fab. from weeks dye works,  DMC black 310, & a variety weeks dye works floss over 2. I added some black, bobble trim and a nice leaf & acorn pattern for the fabric. It's finished size approx. 9  X 11". I also added one of my handmade scissor fobs as a surprise. Enjoy!

Friday, November 13, 2015

So Excited!

Look what the postman brought from Marie in Vermont, Isn't it Lovely!
The stitching is just amazing and of course the finishing is perfection,
it looks just like a little pie!
Thank you so much Marie, I couldn't be more pleased and will love
hanging it on our tree every Christmas.
Thanks again!


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Prairie Schooler

Hi everyone,

My Pairie Schooler ornament left last Monday.

Enjoy xx

Received this beautiful Prairie Schooler stitched pinkeep.  Thanks so much to my partner from sunny California, Edgar! I had a pet squirrel as a child so I simply fell in love with this one!!! Thanks so much!

Monday, November 9, 2015

PS Christmas Ornament Sent

I mailed my Christmas ornament today ~ it should arrive by weeks end.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Autumn exchange sent (2nd)

Hello everyone, hope your having a great day.
By my own fault I stitched & sent out my first item to the wrong person lol.
But now have sent off another one for my assigned partner, sorry for the mix up and that
it made this one a few days late. Hope you enjoy!


Prairie Schooler Exchange ready to go.

As I am off to the UK next week with hubby for our 20th wedding anniversary, I have finished my ornament and it will be on its way on Monday. This one was a fun one to stitch:)

Friday, November 6, 2015

My Autumn Exchange piece arrived yesterday!

Rosa Carr stitched this really adorable Owl for me, and finished it into a wonderful hanging pillow (it is here with me, hanging on my bulletin board). I really like this cute little owl, and the finishing is outstanding! Thank you so much!

Maggee Smith

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Autumn Exchange Arrives...

Yesterday the mail brought a wonderful package....  containing....
... a needle/scissor caddy......
...stitched and finished for me by Marie. The design was a freebie over at My Heartstring, this was a really fun Exchange, thanks Marie!!!


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Autumn Exchange Mailed

My autumn exchange is on it's way...  My apologies to my partner for the delay - I hope it makes its way quickly!


Friday, October 30, 2015

Autumn Exchange In the Mail

My Autumn Exchange piece went in the mail today. Hope it arrives swiftly and safely!

Sharon M-J

Autumnal Exchange Mailed

Into the mail today and it should arrive in a week or so.


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Prairie Schooler Christmas Ornament Exchange - Closed - Partners Names Sent

Let's have one more Christmas Ornament Exchange this year...
...and lets make it a Prairie Schooler Themed Exchange...
There are so many super ornaments designed by this duo over the years and with them retiring this year a little stitching in their honor would be fun!!  

What to stitch: Any Prairie Schooler Christmas Ornament
Fabric: Use only Linen or Even weave
Finish: A Hanging Christmas Ornament

Sign Ups Close October 31st
Names Sent out: November 1st
Mail on or before November 30th
Extra Goodies: None

Please email me at: edgarmatt @ G Mail . com  (delete all spaces) with the following info:

Subject: PS Christmas Ornament Exchange

•    Name:
•    Address:
•    Blog:

Remember as a member of the HOE that you must post to the Blog when you mail out your Exchange and when you receive.
  When you receive your exchange please be sure to post a picture to the HOE blog.

Exchange Moderator: edgar

Autumn Exchange Received

Yesterday I received this beautiful Autumn exchange from Maggee…

HOE Autumn Exchange
Stitched by: Maggee S.
Stitched for: MarieP

Such a great design and a wonderful finish. Maggee used wool to finish this little pillow, something I have not done but will try in the future. In addition she stitched these tiny autumn buttons on the back, so cute.

Thank you so much, Maggee!


My Autumn piece was mailed this morning to my partner who should be receiving it next week. Hope they enjoy it! Happy Halloween!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Autumn Exchange Sent

Hello everyone,

Sent off a little package for xxxx for the Autumn exchange yesterday.
Meant to mail in Monday but life sometimes gets in the way lol.
Had a blast stitching it up, hope you enjoy!


Monday, October 26, 2015

Autumn Exchange Mailed

I dropped my exchange in the mail today.  ETA ~ 10/30/15.


Autumn Exchange sent out today

I sent my Exchange piece out today... should arrive by Thursday, so they say... :) Hugs, Maggee

Friday, October 23, 2015

Autumn Exchange Received From Erin

Hi, everyone! I received an autumn exchange from Erin in the mail today. It was so nice to see a package in the mail this evening as its been a crazy week at work.

Erin sent me this adorable!!!!! fall ornament........the finishing is adorable......I really can't stop saying that.....because it is adorable!!

She stitched it over one on 28ct evenweave. The pattern is called Autumn is Here by Helga Mendl from Gift of Stitching Sept 2009 magazine.

She mentioned in her letter that she came up with finishing idea while wandering her local craft store. Don't you love it when that happens?!!

Thanks, Erin, for such an adorable ornament. It is currently on display on my little tree :)


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Autumn Exchange in the mail

I dropped my package at the post office this morning (10/21).


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Received from Rachel

Hello everyone. My name is Lee Fisher aka. StitchyFish Designs and I am so happy to be a part of the group. I received my exchange gift from Rachel a cute biscornu with little squirrels & acorns. She also sent a lovely card. I have them both displayed on my coffee table with some other seasonal items.
Here's a pic.

I will be mailing mine out on Monday!

Happy Stitching Everyone.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Autumn Exchange Sent in the Mail

Hi! I sent out my autumn exchange piece this morning.


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Halloween Exchange Success


Thank you to all of the participants for making this another HOE success !!!

Moderator: MarieP

Saturday, October 3, 2015

My Halloween Exchange Arrived!!!

I received the most beautiful stitched cube in today's mail!!! The card is just as lovely! Thanks to my sister stitcher all the way from Alabama, Rachael.

2015 HOE Halloween Exchange
Stitched by: Rachel
Stitched for: Rosa C.

Halloween piece from Marie

Here, at long last, is a pic of the piece Marie sent me. The stitched piece is on a pouch, and the top folds down and secures with a ribbon. Awesome!

Halloween Exchange Arrived

Look, look, look…my Halloween Exchange arrived from Rosa… 

2015 Halloween Exchange
Stitched by: Rosa C.
Stitched for: MarieP

She did a wonderful job on the stitching and finishing. The lace an adorable little frog charm are a great added touch to this Halloween ornament ~ very creative!

Thank you, Rosa! Your beautiful exchange will make a nice addition to my Halloween tree.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Autumn Exchange ~ Sign Ups CLOSED

Autumn Exchange

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 Autumn Exchange!

What to stitch:  Any Autumn theme design. Need inspiration? Check out “Autumn Cross Stitch” on Pinterest.

Fabric: Please use linen or even weave only. (No Aida)

Finish: Your choice

Sign ups close: September 30
Names sent out: October 1
Mail date on or before: October 30
Extra Goodies: None

Please email me at: myxstitch @ yahoo . com  (delete all spaces) with the following information:

Subject: HOE Autumn Exchange

•    Name:
•    Address:
•    Blog:

Remember 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.

I look forward to your participation! 

Exchange Moderator: MarieP

Exchange received

I received the cutest Halloween exchange from Marie. I just got back from vacation, so I'm a little late and will post a pic this weekend. Thanks, Marie!


Thursday, September 24, 2015


My exchange goes in the mail tomorrow morning.  Sorry for the delay!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Halloween exchange received

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!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Halloween Exchange Arrived


Designer: Blackbird Designs
Design from: Trix or Treat book
Fabric: Picture This Plus 32 ct Sterling

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.

Thank you, Edgar!

Amy Varnell-Miller

Halloween Exchange Received!!!

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.

Thank you so much, Stephanie!!! I love it!


Thursday, September 17, 2015

A bit late

Unfortunately my exchange will not be able to make it out until next week..... Family birth, wedding and now a very unexpected family sincere apologies to my partner........

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hallowe'en Exchange Arrives

There was a box a'waiting for me when I got home last night...... and in the box......was.....

... a super Hallowe'en Pillow that looks great with my other stitched pieces.  
Thanks you so much Michelle!!!!


Exchange Sent

My Hallowe'en Exchange is in the mail today - and should arrive in a couple of days......


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Package Sent

My package is off in the mail.

Rachel :)

In the mail

I've mailed my Halloween exchange piece!