Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Autumn Exchange Received

I received my Autumn Exchange in the mail today.  Thank you Mylene.  It is beautiful.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Autumn Exchange recieved

My beautiful Autumn ornament arrived today.   Nicole, I just love it!!!  So beautifully stitched.  I am posting a picture of the back as well.  Thank you so much xxx

Friday, November 21, 2014

Autumn Exchange Arrived

I am so remiss in posting to the HOE, I posted to my Blog then completely forgot to post about receiving here......

... Amy was my partner she stitched and sent this wonderful hanging piece, a Freebie design that is so Autumn you can hear the leaves crackle!!  Thanks again Amy!!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

My Autumn Ornament Arrived

I have just found out that my Autumn Ornament has arrived.  So I thought I would post a pic.  Amy, I hope you like it:)) Take care xxx

Christmas Exchange away

Just a quick not to say that my Christmas Ornament is winging its way to its new home:)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Received Fall Exchange

I received a beautiful Fall exchange from Rosa.  It is a Nikyscreation pattern an she added crocheted lace from the 1800 on the bottom of the ornament.  It is delightful and I love it.  It is hanging on my little Fall tree in our entry.  Thank you so much.


It will be late

I'm letting the fall exchange people know that my exchange is late in arriving.  I am so sorry but I have absolutely been swamped in my teaching and duties.  Please forgive the delay.  I hope to have it in the mail by this coming Monday, the 17th.

Awesome Autumn Exchange

How exciting, I received my Autumn Exchange in the mail yesterday and here is the wonderful ornament that I received from Brandon….

Designer: With My Needle and Thread (Freebie)
Stitched by: Brendon K.
Stitched for: Mariep

This is a great design, one that is saved in my "to do" folder.  I am so happy that I can now remove it and file it away. The design is beautifully stitched on 40 count! I love the higher count fabric but am finding it difficult to stitch with those tiny little holes….oh, my eyes! 

Thank you so much, Brendon!  


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Autumn Exchange

After medication issues and shaky hands, I can say my exchange is in the mail.  Many, many apologies go out to my partner.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Ornament Ecxhange Now Taking Sign Ups!

It is that time of year again!!  Time for us to get focused on our Christmas stitching, and for us to take sign ups for the final Christmas Ornament Exchange for 2014.

As always, any Christmas ornament you desire to stitch is fine.  We use only linen, evenweave or perforated paper for ornament, NO AIDA is used in HoE.

Of course, your ornament is expected to be finished and ready to be displayed when it reaches its new home.

I will accept sign ups from now until November 12, 2014.
The mailing date for this exchange will be December 10, 2014.

If you receive a partner's name who lives internationally, and if you can at all mail a little earlier than 12/10, that would be so very appreciated.  Not necessary, but appreciated...

Please email me at carol sutcliffe @ comcast . net (delete all spaces) to sign up.  Please, please remember to include the following in your email:  a stated request to join this particular exchange, your name and postal address AND your blog link.

If you are interested in joining HoE and have a active (or relatively active/current) stitching blog, please email at the address above.  A blog is required to join as this is a blog based community.

I am so looking forward to this final Christmas Ornament Exchange of the year... going to put needle and thread to fabric today for mine!!  Hope lots of you decide to join in on the fun!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Autumn exchange received

Look what arrived in the mail on Friday! I love crows and pumpkins so this was a great choice for me. Beautifully stitched and finished by Edgar, thank you so much!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Autumn Exchange sent received from Kim

My autumn exchange hit the post on Wednesday - sorry for the delay!  I hope it will wing its way quickly as it has a little bit to travel.

I received my exchange from Kim at the end of October, but wouldn`t allow myself to open it until I was able to finish my piece since I knew I was going to be late!  But it was worth the wait, thank you Kim!

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Posting tomorrow!

A new grandchild and family visitors put me a bit behind this exchange. Stitched on my partners ornament all evening to finish it up for tomorrow's post!

Autumn exchange..

...posted yesterday(03 Nov.) sorry, no post going out at weekends here and i wasn't able to finish it off before the weekend. Hope it reach safely to the recipient.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Autumn Exchange

Going out in today's USPS.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Autumn exchange

I missed the post office on Saturday, so my piece will be sent out tomorrow. Sorry I am late (I may have had a little  sugar hangover from all that Halloween candy!)


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Autumn Exchange

I'm sorry to say to my partner that I'll be a couple of days late mailing - we've had some family stuff going on and I haven't been too focused, and with Halloween and a funeral out of town on Saturday I need Sunday to get my finishing done.  My piece will be in the mail Monday or Tuesday latest, I'll post when it goes.

I've also received my exchange piece, but won't let myself open it up until I finish the piece I have to mail...  I will post a pic early next week :)

Once again my apologies, I hate being late!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Autumn Exchange is in the Mail

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to say that my Autumn Exchange is in the mail.

Brendon Kirk

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween Round #4 A Success

You make moderating this exchange a pleasure!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Autumn Exchange mailed

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to say that my Autumn Exchange is on its way:)

Karen Kirk

Monday, October 20, 2014

Picture of Halloween Exchange from Kim

Hi there!

Sorry that I forgot to post the photo of the exchange I received from Kim.

Here is the sweet little witch that I received.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HOE Halloween from Lily

I received my HOE Halloween Ornament from Lily today and it certainly was worth the wait!

Stitched by: Lily L.
Stitched for: MarieP

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!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Autumn Exchange to the Post Office

My Autumn Exchange will be sent today.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Exchange Received!

Today's mail brought my exchange piece from Melissa.

Melissa, I don't have an email to thank you personally, but THANK YOU!!  I love the piece you chose to stitch for me and your finishing is wonderful!  Sorry my quick photo doesn't do it justice.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Autumn Exchange

Received this beauty from Marie P.  I love, love it.  Thank you so much.  The design is  a freebie titled Autumn and the designer is Tiny Modernist.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Autumn Exchange

I mail out my Autumn exchange today ~ I know it's very early but I hate to be late. :-D


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Please contact!

Carol, I think we both may have the wrong addresses or our spam filter is sending them to junk.

Please contact me:

Kate Roland
crzyprplmom at yahoo dot com.

EDIT 10/1/14 Still have not received the email. Not in my spam folder either. Try mjrroland at yahoo dot com

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Halloween Mailed and Received

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.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Autumn Exchange Sign Ups Closed/Partner Names Sent

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! Carol

Monday, September 22, 2014

Halloween Exchange Received

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

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Halloween exchange received

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!

Autumn Exchange Now Taking Sign Ups!

Now taking sign ups for an Autumn Exchange.

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...

Halloween Ornament

I received this ornament from lovely Stephanie.  It's from Prairie Schooler "Trick or Treat" #188.  I LOVE it!  Thank you, Stephanie!!!

Halloween Exchanged Received

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!)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Received from Kate

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

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Halloween Exchange Mailed

My Halloween ornament was sent off today. Sorry for being late, I just couldn't get to he post office till today. It has quite a distance to travel, so I hope it makes a quick trip!!


HOE Halloween Ornament Arrived

I am exchanging with two people in the Halloween round #4 exchange and I received the first ornament from Karen K.

This is such a wonderful addition to my Halloween Tree.  It is beautifully stitched and perfectly finished! I love the ric rac trim. Thanks again, Karen ~ You made my day. :~D

Please don't forget to post a picture of your ornament when it arrives ~ Thanks!


Monday, September 15, 2014

My Halloween Ornament was sent today as well...

hopefully it won't take too long to receive.


Halloween Ornament Sent...

Off in the mail today...Carol

Halloween Exchange

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.

Sorry partner, please bear with me a little.

~ Lily

Exchange Mailed

I mailed my Halloween Exchange today. It's been done for a week, but, couldn't get to the post office until today.

Doesn't have far to go.

Halloween Exchange Received!

Received this cutie from Marie.
Just Nan-Poor Jack
This is a freebie.
Love the finish, Thank you Marie.

Halloween exchange

My Halloween exchange is ready to be mailed this morning, dropping it off at the post office as soon as they open.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Spring exchange from Michelle

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

Friday, September 12, 2014

Received my Halloween exchange...

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!

Thanks again.  I just love it!

Halloween exchange in the mail

Off to the post office to mail my exchange.

Halloween Exchange received

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.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

So Sorry

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.

Amy Varnell-Miller

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

In the mail!

I mailed my Halloween ornament today after work.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Last spring exchange piece sent out

Hazel's partner didn't come through for her, so I sent a replacement piece. Thanks for your patience, Hazel!