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

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

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!

Received Christmas Ornament

I received a darling Spring colored ornament from Melissa.  I have a new lap top and I'm having issues downloading my picture.  Hopefully Melissa will post a picture.  It is from the last JCS Christmas issue and it is so pretty.  She using ruching with pink ribbon and it looks springy.  Thank you so much Melissa.  I found my pictures!!
It is really delightful.  Thank you again Melissa!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Christmas Ornament

I sent my Christmas ornament Tuesday. I'm not present actually. Thanks for the exchange. Marylène

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Christmas Ornament Exchange mailed

Hi all!

I mailed my Ornament exchange today.  It was a day late, but I wasn't able to get to the post office yesterday.  It should not take long for it to arrive.

Happy Stitching!

Spring and Christmas exchange received today

I was delighted to receive both my Christmas and spring exchange in the mail today . They were both sent from Kate R and I absolutely adore them. They are both Just Nan and are Lady Bug Santa and Spring Perpers respectively. The detail work and finishing is just amazing..... Thank you so much!!!!!

Spring Exchange Mailed out

Due to illness that prevented me from going to post office and doing my normal stitching and finishing I am late in mailing my spring exchange but I hope it is worth the wait.

Mailing out Christmas Exchange

My Christmas exchange was mailed out today.

Re-Mailing Halloween Round 3

Today I am sending out my second Halloween ornament as the first one was never received.

Sign Ups CLOSED for an "ABC" Exchange

Join us for an "ABC" Exchange! The stitched piece should include the alphabet or a good portion of it, the finishing I'll leave up to the stitcher (remember the usual restrictions of no aida, towels, or bookmarks).

This Exchange will be a no extras/goodies, only your stitched piece.
Sign-ups close: Closed
Names sent out: April 17th
Mail date: May 21st (you may mail up to two weeks early)
This exchange is open to current HoE members only. Please post a photo after you receive your piece. Remember: if your stitched piece doesn't make it to your partner, you must stitch a second piece.
Email me at to sign up. Make sure to Include:


Thanks for joining us!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My exchange from Hazel

This was a wonderful surprise, just what I needed to perkup my day.

This is just so beautiful and it is filled with lavender - smells yummy.
                                                    Aren't these little chicks just too cute!!

Hazel - I truly love what you stiched and the goodies are just wonderful - Thank you ever so much.

Hugs, Roberta

Sping exchanged received

Hi all,

Hazel sent along a most wonderful package to me for the spring exchange.  Thank you Hazel,love,love,love what you sent.

I will post a picture by tomorrow


Christmas ornament posted

I have posted my stitchers choice Christmas ornament.
Jayne N

Christmas exchange

Just forget. Yesterday I ship out my exchangepiece to my partner.

Monday, April 14, 2014

My Christmas ornament is in the mail. I will post pictures when it arrives at its new home.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Christmas Ornament Sent

Off on its long journey as of today....Carol

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Exchange Rec'd Pics

Extras-Amy spoiled me. Thank you!!!
Bunnies and Blooms by Blue Ribbon Designs, Scissors with sheath and fob, thread holder from Shepard's Bush, Pin cushion, sheep knitting fabric, flower tissues and a cute journal.

Egg Hunt by Lizzie Kate

HOE Christmas Ornament Mailed

My Christmas Ornament exchange was mailed today 4/11/14.


Spring Exchange Received!

I will post a pic of my exchange later today. Thank you Amy for the great package!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


I'm hospitalized today but I hope to return soon. I could not send the exchanges provided and I ask you to excuse me. See you soon.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring Exchange

I receive this little bunny and a Vermillion Stitchery Floral Bell Pull pattern. Thank you Rosa C., very nice of you.

Amy Varnell-Miller

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Spring and Christmas Exchanges Mailed

My darling husband mailed both exchanges for me. I hope that my partners enjoy!

Amy Varnell-Miller

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Spring exchange received from Roberta

Roberta sent me this beautiful exchange. She stitched this Blackbird design as a pincushion and stuffed it with wool roving. I had to look that up. The little bunny dances in the sunlight, so I'll have to try it out today. I think it would be perfect for my windowsill at work. The Jelly Bellies have already started disappearing. We're pretty addicted to them in this house.

Halloween #3 received from Jayne

Jayne sent me this wonderful Halloween ornament. I've seen this design a few times and always wanted it. It's Halloween 2013 by Glory Bee from the 2013 Just Cross Stitch Halloween special edition, stitched on 32-count cream linen. The tiny stitches are so well done. Thanks, Jayne!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring and Christmas mailed today.

My exchange partner for both the Spring and Christmas exchange was the same person. So I have mailed the spring a couple of days late and the Christmas early. Barring the weather it should arrive by Monday, Tuesday latest.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring Exchanged mailed yesterday

Sorry all, forgot to post that my exchange went out yesterday.


Spring exchange..

...dropped it at the post office today. Hope it gets to my partner safely.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring Exchange mailed today!

Sent off mine today to someone across the waters! Hope it arrives safe and sound. x

Spring Exchange Mailed

Hi All!

Mailed out my Spring Exchange this morning.  It has a very long way to go so I am hoping that it reach its new home safely.


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring exchange mailed

I mailed it off yesterday.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring Exchange Mailed!

Got my little package off yesterday before the impending storm hit today!  It should arrive next week!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Halloween Ornament #3 from Amy

Here is the Halloween Ornament that I received from Amy...

Designer: Prairie Schooler
Design: Heads Up 
28 count Lambswool Linen
Stitched for: MarieP
Stitched by: Amy V-M

This little owl design is just the cutest ~ I love the big orange eyes.  He is such a wonderful addition to my Halloween tree.  Thank you very much Amy!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Halloween #3 Exchange Received

Received from Melissa
Prairie Schooler
I just love the finish. Cute Ric-Rac and a button to match.
Thank you!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Exchange Received!!

I received my Halloween #3 exchange yesterday evening. I will take pics today and get them up. Thank you to Melissa for the lovely Prairie Schooler design.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Halloween Ornament received

I received this lovely Halloween Ornament from Ariane in the post, it has been finished with beads and I love it but she didn't mention who the design is by.

Jayne N

Halloween Treat from Roberta

I just received this wonderful Halloween ornament from Roberta today.... stunning! Thank you soooo much Roberta!!

Trying so hard to find some spring here, you can even see a peek of snow in this photo!  Yep, that is going to be around for a while still....


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Halloween Ornament Round #3 Received

Amy is not able to post right now so I told her that I would do it for her.

This is the exchange that I sent to her...

Designer: JBW
Design: Halloween Ornament 1 & 2
Stitched for: Amy V-M
Stitched by: MarieP

Because these designs were such a quick stitch I decided to send her three.

Running late

My exchange will be mailed today, sorry I am a bit late. Have been out of town.


Halloween Round 3 Received

What a wonderful surprise I received today when I checked my mailbox.  This gorgeous ornament from Marie is just the most adorable thing I have seen.  It is Trick Or Treat Stocking by Blackbird Designs and Marie has stitched it over 1 on 32ct!!!  The stitching is exquisite and I can't tell you how much I love it.  I took the photo on my hand so you can all see how tiny this treasure is.  Thank you so much Marie xxx

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Halloween Ornament posted

I have posted my Halloween Ornanent.
Jayne N

Friday, March 14, 2014

Halloween Round #3 from Kate

I received my Halloween #3 ornament from Kate R.  I love this design....

Designer: Blue Ribbon Designs
Design: Boo Mansion
JCS 2011 Halloween Issue
Stitched for: Mariep
Stitched by: Kate R.

I have a number of designs *tagged* from the JCS Halloween issues that I want to stitch, including this one. Thank you, Kate! 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Halloween Round 3 received from Michelle

Received my Round 3 from Michelle (Arthemise) yesterday.  It is "Pumpkin on Gingham" by The Sweetheart Tree.  Perfectly stitched and finished.  Love it!  Thank You Michelle.