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 

Friday, August 1, 2014

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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Monday, June 2, 2014

June 2014 Christmas Ornie

The ornament is in the mail thus morning.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Christmas Ornament Exchange

Greetings!  Just a quick post to tell you I'm mailing my HoE Christmas ornament to my exchange partner tomorrow.

This was so much FUN - looking forward to the next exchange!!!


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Christmas Ornament for Melissa

I never posted a picture of the Christmas ornie for Melissa.  It is a Sharon Bennett's little reindeer.  It is called "Ribbon Reindeer".  I used beads for the red stitching to give it some bling.

Abc exchange...

...was mailed yesterday!

Monday, May 26, 2014

ABC exchange mailed

My exchangepiece is already on it's way to my partner.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ABC Exchange mailed

My ABC Exchange has been mailed to my partner today.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Spring Exchange Received

Hi All,

I received by Spring Exchange from Lind O.  Thank you Linda.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Taking Sign Ups Now for Latest Christmas Ornament Exchange

So, now that we are off and running, the Christmas Ornaments from the latest round are mostly sent off and are now being received, it is time to take sign ups for the next round.  I am really, really pleased with how well the Christmas Ornament rounds have been succeeding, so let's just keep going and make pretty trees for this year.

The usual rules continue to apply.  Please send only your ornament to your partner.  With postal costs rising, especially internationally, lets keep our packets small and affordable.  Remember, we use only linen and evenweave in HoE, although if your pattern calls for perforated paper, that would be OK too (I see so many in recent JCS issues that are on perforated paper and they are so cute!)...but NO AIDA, please, please respect this.

Also, of course, please send your ornament finished and absolutely ready to display.  If you are stuck on how to finish your ornament, there are tutorials here in the sidebar, or reach out to one of the moderators or a fellow HoE stitcher for any advice and help. We are all here to help you.

I am still taking sign ups for new members - I will need your blog link, and need to know that you are reliable and committed to exchanging.  You can contact me at the email below that I will post for sign ups.  You will not automatically be in the exchange until you hear from me and a Blogger invite is sent to you.

I will take sign ups from now until May 8, 2014
I will send partner names out right after that, and our mailing date will be June 15, 2014

To sign up, please email me at carol sutcliffe @ comcast . net (deleting all spaces), and include your name and postal address, along with your blog URL to be assured to be in the exchange.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spring exchange from Michelle

Thank you so much, Michelle! Such a very cute ornament you've made and i really really love it. All the extra's are yummy...hmmmm. Thank you so much!!
I just received the exchange of Christmas and Halloween. Thank you so much Linda and Conny! Your ornaments are very beautiful. I was operated last week and now I need to relax. I find you as soon as I can.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Christmas Exchange Pic

Lizzie Kate
Received this lovely from Linda Oja.
Thank you!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Stitchers choice Christmas Ornament arrived

The post man has arrived, a cute little snowman ornament has arrived from Amy, What is the design Amy?

Jayne N.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spring exchange rec from Mylene

Received the sweetest little finished bunny design from Mylene for the spring exchange.  I am still trying to post a picture from my I-pad so hopefully you will see a pic soon! Thanks so much Mylene!

Christmas Ornament Arrived

I am sorry that I have been so remiss in posting this lovely from Marie P. It is gorgeous and made my day. Thank you so much, Marie I love it!

Amy Varnell-Miller

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Christmas Exchange Received

I received a lovely Lizzie Kate from Linda yesterday. I will post a pic as soon as I get a chance. Thank you!

Received from Carol

Carol stitched me this tiny ornament. The chart is from Lizzie Kate. I love it! Thanks so much Carol. 


Friday, April 18, 2014

Received my ornament!

I received a beautiful ornament from Lynn today.  It's such a cute little reindeer.  I'll post a picture tomorrow for it.

Thanks again, Lynn!
Have a wonderful Easter weekend!