Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ornament Sent!

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

Sunday, August 24, 2014

It's A Beauty!

I received my HOE Christmas ornament from Lynn and could not be happier!  :-D

Designer: Bent Creek
Design: NOEL
From: 2003 JCS Ornament Issue
Stitched by: Lynn W.
Stitched for: Marie P.

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.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thank you Jayne and Melissa

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!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Look at My Christmas Ornament!!

I received this beautiful ornament from BeckyK.  Isn't it beautiful?  The fabric has a lovely sparkly sheen (the picture doesn't do it justice).  Thank you, Thank you!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Aug. Christmas Ornament received

Received this from Kimm.  Love how she finished it.  Thank you Kimm. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ornament exchange

My ornament exchange is winging its way east.  Hopefully it will be there before the end of the week.

My Christmas ornament was mailed on Sat. the 16th.  I forgot to post. 

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.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Halloween Ornament Exchange Round #4 - Taking Sign Ups

The New 2014 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Edition is out so why not sign up for our next exchange:

Halloween Ornament Round #4
There are 47 spooky projects from your favorite designers to choose from in this issue OR select any Halloween design; it does not have to be from the magazine.

What to stitch: A Halloween theme design. Please use linen or evenweave only. (No Aida)

Finish: Ornament

Sign ups close: August 16
Names sent out: August 18
Mail date: September 15
Goodies: None

Please email me at: with the following information:

Subject: HOE Halloween Exchange Round #4


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

I look forward to your participation!

Exchange Moderator: MarieP 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Christmas Ornament on Its Way!

Just wanting to check in to let you know I sent my Christmas HoE ornament out today.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Biscornu arrived

This is the beautiful stitched Biscornu that Mylene stitched for me, she has not said who the pattern is by.

Jayne N

Monday, August 11, 2014

Aug. Christmas Ornament

I mailed my exchange for August today.  Shouldn't take too long just has a few states to reach it's destination.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Biscornu received

Received this  lovely from Stephanie in the mail today.  It's called Celtic Wheel which delights me because of my trip to Ireland earlier this year.  Thank you Stephanie, Love it!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Biscornu rec.

THanks so much Becky. Such a lovely lovely piece!

Biscornu posted

Biscornu posted, sorry I am late.

Jayne N

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Biscornu received from Kim

Received this so pretty Biscornu from Kim. I didn't expect it to arrive so quickly. She wrote that the design is a freebie by "Coccinelle54" and  her favourite color blue. She finished it with a matching blue Swaroski Crystal.
Thank you so much Kim.

 -  Lily

Friday, August 1, 2014

Biscornu in the mail

I sent off my biscornu today, hoping it arrives quickly at it's new home!

This is the biscornu I sent Juanice.  It is a Jeannette Douglas design called Tulips from her Spring Biscornu Stackers.  It is stitched on 32 ct. Wichelt Lambswool using the suggested threads.  The colors are so light that it doesn't show up very well in the photo.  It was fun to stitch and I love how they turn out.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Soooo sorry this is so late..I got the cutest baby biscornu in the biscornu exchange. Lynn stitched the cutest Biscornu. I love it. Thank you so much.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Angel Stitcher Needed

 Is any group member interested in angel stitching for the biscornu exchange?  We just had a member have an emergency, and I cannot see how I can fit it in myself....please let me know...thank you!!


Lovely Biscornu Received

The postman delivered the most beautiful biscornu to me - from Carol S.  It's "Jazz Truffle" by Victorian Sampler (one of my FAVORITE designs!).  Isn't it gorgeous?  Carol included a card from Mirabilia Designs - "June's Pearl Fairy"….
Thank you, Carol!!  I love it!

Biscornu on it's way

Mailed my Biscornu this morning.
Hopefully it will arrive in two weeks......


Friday, July 25, 2014

Biscornu on it's way

My biscornu is on its way today.  Should arrive at its home soon.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

I was a lucky lady....

I received a beautiful Shepherd's Bush ornament from Marie yesterday in the mail.  I was so excited!!!  I love Shepherd's Bush so much, and she finished it so cute.  She even packaged it adorably.  Thanks so much Marie!!!


Angel Stitcher Has Visited Me!!

Marie decided to angel stitch for me!  I did not expect this at all... and this sweet leggy Santa has arrived so unexpectedly at my home!  I did not receive from a recent Christmas Ornament round as my partner had a sudden death in her family and has been unavailable... look what dear Marie did for me.... I adore him!  And Marie!  Thank you so much :-)


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My biscornu is in the mail.  The postal person said it should arrive at its new home by Friday.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Christmas Exchange Mailed Today

Yes, that's correct...I mailed my Christmas Ornament out today. I had a very productive weekend. :-)


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Biscornu exchange

My exchange piece is in the mail.  It has a way to go.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Christmas Ornament Round Taking Sign Ups

Anyone up for another round of the Christmas Ornament exchange??

I will take sign ups from now until July 15, 2014.

Mailing date will be August 15, 2014.

Usual rules, linen or evenweave only, no AIDA.  Also, we will stick with the no goodies request as many stitchers continue to write and tell me how much they appreciate that.

New members welcome, just email me at carol sutcliffe @ comcast . net  (omit all spaces) with your info and your current stitching blog URL and I will write back to you to talk about possible membership.

Current members, email at the email in the above paragraph with the name of this exchange, your name and postal address (even if you think I have it) and your blog URL.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Angel Stitched Christmas Ornament Received

I was very surprised when I saw a package from Carol S. in my mail today.  Given my shoulder surgery I have not signed up for any exchanges so I was not expecting anything.  When I opened the package I found this:

2014 April HOE Christmas Ornament
Designer: Ravenelle
Angel stitched by: Carol S.

A beautifully stitched and finished ornament!

My partner for the April Christmas Exchange was ill and unable to stitch for me, I was fine with that but dear sweet Carol S. decided to stitch me an ornament.

Thank you very much, Carol. I love the angel design that you selected and am deeply grateful for your thoughtfulness! You are a treasured friend. 


Off it Goes!

Sending my partner her biscornu today.  If I do say so myself, I think I'll make myself one - I
<< LOVE >> it!  :)


Monday, July 7, 2014

Biscornu Exchange Partner Names Sent...

....just sent the emails.  I think there are 9 of us...if you did not get your email, let me know asap.


Friday, July 4, 2014

Taking Sign Ups Now for Biscornu Exchange

We have not had a biscornu exchange in a very long time, so I am opening one up now!  I will still set up an August Christmas Ornament exchange soon, but the group need something else to do right now... so let's try this :-)

For this exchange, you will stitch a biscornu of your choice and send it to your partner.  Please use either linen or evenweave, NO AIDA.

This will again be a no-goodies exchange to keep costs down.  Of late, this also includes postal costs.

I will take sign ups from now until July 4, 2014.

Mailing date will be August 1, 2014.

There are a few openings for new members in HoE.  If you are interested in joining our exchange group, please email me a carol sutcliffe @ comcast . net (remove all spaces) and send me your active blog link with a note of interest in joining us.

For members to sign up for this exchange, please email me at carol sutcliffe @ comcast  . net (remove all spaces) and include your name, mailing address, blog link and a request to join the biscornu exchange.

Thank you - and happy Spring or Fall, wherever you are ;-)


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

ABC exchange arrived

Sorry for the late posting.
After my vacation I found a package from Amy.
She stitched me a beautiful ornament. I love it! Thanks Amy.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

My Ornament for Amy

Amy is away for a bit, but she has given me permission to post here the photo of the ornament that I stitched for her.  I chose to spell out her name using Christmas Alphabet by Elizabeth's Designs... I hope she will enjoy it!

That concludes this most recent round of the Christmas Ornament Exchange.  I will soon post sign ups for the next round ;-)


Monday, June 23, 2014

ABC Exchange has arrived!

I received my ABC Exchange from Edgar last Friday.  He stitched me a cute pyn keep freebie pattern from Barrick Samplers called Bright Birds.  Thank you very much Edgar!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Received a beautiful ornament from Lynn...

Hi all!

I wanted to thank Lynn for a beautiful reindeer ornament that she sent me for this exchange.  It's just adorable.  I'll take a picture of it later today.

Thanks Lynn!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Happy Dance!

I received this darling ornament from Melissa yesterday.  It's a freebie from Little House. I love it!  Thank you, Melissa!!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Ornament exchange sent

Hi there -

I've mailed out my latest Christmas Ornament Exchange.  It should arrive in just a day or two.

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Christmas ornaments mailed

My Christmas ornament has been mailed and should reach its new home in a couple of days.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mailing my Christmas Ornament

Just about to get in the Mustang and mail my ornament travels, little one!!!

Will update the biscornu signups and answer emails about it this weekend.  Have to go see the MIL first...


Sunday, June 8, 2014

My Apologies and News

Hello HoE Members,
 I wanted to publicly apologize to Jayne.  Jayne sent her Christmas ornament to Marylene quite some weeks ago.  Sadly, we have not heard a peep from Marylene as to whether or not she received it, and I did attempt to email her on a few occasions.  No luck, and I hope that this does not run Jayne off from Hoe.
 Marylene emailed me in April telling me that she had sent her ornament out, and that her husband had died suddenly.  I feel awful for her.  I was her recipient, and I never did receive from her.  I cannot reach her by email.  I hope that she is doing OK.
 I also apologize to Marie.  Ariane had written that she had taken ill but planned to get her ornament out.  It has been some time, and by her blog it appears Ariane began stitching again.  I also cannot reach her by email and Marie did not receive her ornament.
 I do hope that Ariane is doing well also.
 I sincerely hope that when things like this happen, other members will not be run off from HoE.  If there is anything I can do to help any of you when situations like this occur, please let me know.  I heard from Marie that she did not want me to angel stitch for her.  As I was the one not to receive from Marylene, all is set there.  No need to angel stitch for me.
 I would like to remove the exchange from the sidebar at this time.  I pray all understand and that your stitchers who have been or are having hardships are coping well.  I really hope that I shall hear from them soon.


Christmas Ornament from Becky

I am very sorry for being late in posting this.  I emailed Becky yesterday and she seemed quite understanding.  I received this little cutie from her a few days ago for the latest Christmas Ornament exchange...  how sweet is that?  Thank you so much Becky.

~ Carol

Saturday, June 7, 2014

ABC exchange received..

....from Sandra! Thanks so much, Sandra! The design, finishing and colours...LOVE it!

Received Christmas Ornament

I received my ornament from Kim of Davenport, IA.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  She failed to tell me the pattern etc. but I think I have seen it in the JCS Christmas issue.  I love it and here is a picture.  Thank you so much Kim. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Received from Conny - ABC Exchange

The Conny was my partner in this Exchange and she sent me this super Pyn Pillow......

Thank you so very much, details on my Blog....


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Received from Amy

Received this little Shepherd's Bush cutie in the mail today. Love it.  Thanks Amy.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Christmas Ornament Mailed

My darling husband sent all of my packages out yesterday as I have been sick for about a month and a half now. I hope that my partner likes her exchange. I had trouble parting with this one.

Amy Varnell-Miller

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ABC Exchange Received

I received a lovely package in the mail from sweet Mylene. Thank you so much for the lovely mattress pincushion. It is just too cute for words.

Amy Varnell-Miller

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