This is my lovely Autumn and Christmas exchange from Melissa! She was my partner for both exchanges. Unfortunately, the Autumn exchange was lost in the mail so she included both in her parcel as well as a little bonus polar bear cutie! Thanks so much Melissa!!! I love everything!
I received these lovely stitched pieces today from Melissa! She also included a lovely card and additional little stitched piece. Melissa was also my Autumn exchange partner but unfortunately her stitched piece never arrived. Thanks so much Melissa! Everything is so beautiful!!!
My beautiful ornament arrived today. It is so beautiful. It is from Lily and she stitched a design called Deer and Tree by Sub Rosa. The finishing is so cute!! I cant wait to get home and put it on my tree. I have emailed you to say thank you Lily, but I am not sure I got the email address right. Thank you so much xxx
I am so sorry that this is late. There were extenuating circumstances that caused its tardiness. Two of our cocker spaniels went on a tare, chewed up the patterns that I was stitching from, got into my threads, chewed up 3 cookbooks in a basket and chewed up 2 Harry Potter books on a low shelf. So I had to start over and I was slow getting it finished. I hope my partner understands. I stitched a Bent Creek pattern called "The Little House". I used DMC threads and finished it as a little pillow with 2 shades of beads around the pillow edges caught in the stitching.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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 :)
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!
Recent HoE survey results netted a significant demand for finishing tutorials. Today I added a new one in the links below... a fail proof way to finish an ornament that is perfectly square with professional polish! Please check it out! It is called "Perfect Pillow Ornament Finishing" ~ Carol
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