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!


Monday, September 14, 2015

Halloween Exchange Mailed

Amy let me know that she mailed her exchange today. :-)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Halloween Exchange Mailed

I mailed my exchange today...a tad early.


Halloween exchange sent

I mailed out yesterday since I'm going on vacation in two days.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Halloween Exchange ~ Sign Ups Closed ~ Names Sent Out

The New 2015 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Edition is out so why not sign up for our next…

Halloween Exchange
There are 55 spooky projects from your favorite designers! Choose a design from 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: Your choice

Sign ups close: August 10
Names sent out: August 12
Mail date: September 14
Goodies: None

Please email me at: with the following information:

Subject: HOE Halloween Exchange


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 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Was ornament received.

I sent my ornament out over 2 weeks ago.  Wondering it arrived.  This wasn't a far delivery???

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ornment received

I received this wonderful ornament from Kim. Its SO gorgeous. Thank you very much Kim

Monday, June 8, 2015

Thank you Evalina

Evalina, thank you for this cute ornament just received it!!  ~Carol

Thank you Carol ♥

Today I've received a lovely Christmas ornie from Carol. Thank you so much, it's absolutely gorgeous and the finishing is a top class.
Here are details provided by Carol:
  • Three Crowns
  • Little House Needleworks - Sampler Ornament Series
  • 32ct Antique Ivory Belfast, CC floss

Friday, June 5, 2015

Christmas Exchange received.

Christmas ornament exchange received
by Carol Sutcliffe
Beautiful detail and love the cording.
This will make a wonder addition
to the ornaments on the christmas tree.
Thank you Carol,
Cindy DeRosa

Thank you Jayne

Have just received this Lizzie Kate beauty from Jayne.  I love it, thank you...Carol

Christmas ornie

My partner should receive her ornament very soon. I have sent it last Monday.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Exchange sent off today :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Exchanges Sent

I ended up with two partners due to some sign up confusion on my part...mailed one last Saturday, other officially leaves tomorrow :-)


Christmas Ornament Received!!

The postman delivered this delightful ornament to me from Rosa. Isn't it SWEET?
Thank you, Rosa!! I love it.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Exchange was shipped

My exchange was shipped.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Christmas exchange posted

Posted my Christmas exchange yesterday.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Christmas Ornament in the Mail

I'm sending my Christmas ornament to my partner today.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Christmas Ornament

I am earily mailing my stitched ornament out! Goes in the post in the morning. Hope my partner likes their gift!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Christmas Ornament Exchange Partner Names Sent Out

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

Friday, April 10, 2015

My little sheep exchange arrived all the way from Arizona! It is called "Country Sheep" by Cherry Hill designs.  How sweet!  Thanks so much Stephanie!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Christmas Ornament Exchange Open for Sign Ups

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!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Sheep Arrived

My Sheep Exchange arrived last night from Rosa.  It is just as sweet as can be.....

... finished as a hanging little pillow, how cute are those buttons!! 
 Thanks so much Rosa!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

My sheep has arrived!

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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

My sheep arrived.

I had Edgar as my exchange partner he stitched me this beautifully finished ornament it is from Prairie  Schooler book 23 called Prairie Year II stitched on 28 ct Pecan Sandy with DMC threads.
Jayne N

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Pic of my sheep I sent:)

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.


Sheep exchanged mailed and received

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!


Monday, March 9, 2015

Sheep Exchange on its way!!!

Sorry to my partner for the delay this round.  I was in a car accident.  Nothing too serious but very sore:(.  Hope my partner enjoys their stitched gift! Mailing it in the morning!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

My Sheep Arrived

When I picked up the mail today there was a package, sent from Singapore, waiting for me. Angela sent me this wonderful ornament pillow…

How cute is that? She selected a Primitive Hare design titled, Imbolc.

Angela did such a nice job on the stitching and finishing of this ornament pillow!  In addition she sent me a few other treats that are pictured HERE.

Thank you very much, Angela!


Monday, March 2, 2015

Sheep Exchange posted

My little sheep is on its way!

Jayne N

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sheep Exchange

I mailed my Sheep exchange out today.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sheep Exchange Received!

I just a few minutes ago received my sheep exchange from Dawn. It is sooooo cute. I just love it.  She made it into the most adorable standup and it is right on my end table:)

Its a Little House Needleworks design.  Thank you so much Dawn!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sheep exchange

I mailed my exchange out yesterday, should be there no later than Friday.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

My sheep exchange is mailed!

I sent my sheep exchange out today, its got a long way to go:) Kayona

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

HOE Christmas Ornament from Stephanie

I have spent the last month in Colorado, arriving home early this morning to a huge pile of mail.  In that pile I found this beauty from Stephanie…

Designer: Lizzie and Kate
Design: Flora McSample 2013 Stockings
Stitched by: Stephanie
Stitched for: MarieP

I love small stocking ornaments so this really had me grinning from ear to ear. 

Thank you, Stephanie. You made this an extra special exchange!