Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween Round #4 A Success

You make moderating this exchange a pleasure!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Autumn Exchange mailed

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to say that my Autumn Exchange is on its way:)

Karen Kirk

Monday, October 20, 2014

Picture of Halloween Exchange from Kim

Hi there!

Sorry that I forgot to post the photo of the exchange I received from Kim.

Here is the sweet little witch that I received.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HOE Halloween from Lily

I received my HOE Halloween Ornament from Lily today and it certainly was worth the wait!

Stitched by: Lily L.
Stitched for: MarieP

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!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Autumn Exchange to the Post Office

My Autumn Exchange will be sent today.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Exchange Received!

Today's mail brought my exchange piece from Melissa.

Melissa, I don't have an email to thank you personally, but THANK YOU!!  I love the piece you chose to stitch for me and your finishing is wonderful!  Sorry my quick photo doesn't do it justice.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Autumn Exchange

Received this beauty from Marie P.  I love, love it.  Thank you so much.  The design is  a freebie titled Autumn and the designer is Tiny Modernist.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Autumn Exchange

I mail out my Autumn exchange today ~ I know it's very early but I hate to be late. :-D


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Please contact!

Carol, I think we both may have the wrong addresses or our spam filter is sending them to junk.

Please contact me:

Kate Roland
crzyprplmom at yahoo dot com.

EDIT 10/1/14 Still have not received the email. Not in my spam folder either. Try mjrroland at yahoo dot com

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Halloween Mailed and Received

Mailed my Halloween Ornament this morning.
My apology to my partner for the extremely late in mailing. Hopefully it will arrive quickly.

The delayed is due to an order  for a 'specialty thread' that was required on the design, regrettably after two weeks of waiting the thread is yet to arrive and I had to improvise from an idea I had as I do not want to delay mailing  any longer. My only hope is that it will sustained the journey nicely.

Halloween Ornament Arrived
Received this lovely ornament from Nicole two days ago. Nicole's choice is from JCS 2014 - Ghosts.
Love your choice of design for me. The RIP tombstone truly touches my heart for I lost my FIL a week ago who succumbs to lung cancer  and I just got back home only two days ago. Thus,  I couldn't post this earlier. Very sorry. Thank you too for the Fall card that came along.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Autumn Exchange Sign Ups Closed/Partner Names Sent

The emails are officially off and on the way to the 13 stitchers in the Autumn Exchange! Have fun!!! Please let me know if you have any issues or difficulties... I will enjoy watching this one as it unfolds! Carol

Monday, September 22, 2014

Halloween Exchange Received

I received this wonderful little candy bag from Marie. I just LOVE it!!!  It is always a joy to receive any of Marie's beautiful stitching and she is such a great finisher.  I can't wait for Halloween to come!!  Sorry it isn't a better photo. Thank you so much Marie xxx

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Halloween exchange received

My Halloween exchange arrived last week from Becky. It is Petite Halloween Sampler by Nicole Farrauto out of the JCS Halloween Issue 2014. I love the colors in it, and the cute little cat in the pumpkin patch. So excited to add it to my Halloween display, thank you Becky!

Autumn Exchange Now Taking Sign Ups!

Now taking sign ups for an Autumn Exchange.

The theme is Autumn. Stitch anything you choose (no magnets or bookmarks, please) as long as the item has an autumn theme.

Remember, NO aida.  We use only linen and evenweave in HoE.

This will be a NO GOODIES exchange due to cost and postal rates for many of our members.

Have some fun, make something pretty...  the colors of Autumn are so amazing.

I will take sign ups from today until September 21
Mailing date will be November 1, 2014
Not an HoE member yet, but want to join?  Email me at carol sutcliffe @ comcast . net (delete spaces)...  please be aware, an active stitching blog is required to join HoE. Sign up using the same email address as above... enjoy the last days of Summer (or Winter) dear stitching friends...

Halloween Ornament

I received this ornament from lovely Stephanie.  It's from Prairie Schooler "Trick or Treat" #188.  I LOVE it!  Thank you, Stephanie!!!

Halloween Exchanged Received

Earlier this week I got this lovely little piece from Carol!
It is Prairie Schooler's "Yeow" from the JCS 2012 Halloween special issue, stitched on 32-ct. antique ivory Cashel using DMC.  The backing fabric has cute masked pumpkins.  Thank you Carol!! (I especially love the little bowtie at the top!)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Received from Kate

I received my Halloween ornament from Kate today. It appears to be a Brooke's Books design, I am not sure. Lots of detail in the stitching. I hope Kate gets this message, as my emails to her continue to bounce... thank you

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Halloween Exchange Mailed

My Halloween ornament was sent off today. Sorry for being late, I just couldn't get to he post office till today. It has quite a distance to travel, so I hope it makes a quick trip!!


HOE Halloween Ornament Arrived

I am exchanging with two people in the Halloween round #4 exchange and I received the first ornament from Karen K.

This is such a wonderful addition to my Halloween Tree.  It is beautifully stitched and perfectly finished! I love the ric rac trim. Thanks again, Karen ~ You made my day. :~D

Please don't forget to post a picture of your ornament when it arrives ~ Thanks!


Monday, September 15, 2014

My Halloween Ornament was sent today as well...

hopefully it won't take too long to receive.


Halloween Ornament Sent...

Off in the mail today...Carol

Halloween Exchange

Just a quick note to inform that I will be a little late mailing out my exchange as I am still waiting for an order of a speciality thread to come. I am giving it until end of this week before I think of a way to improvise and finish my ornament.

Sorry partner, please bear with me a little.

~ Lily

Exchange Mailed

I mailed my Halloween Exchange today. It's been done for a week, but, couldn't get to the post office until today.

Doesn't have far to go.

Halloween Exchange Received!

Received this cutie from Marie.
Just Nan-Poor Jack
This is a freebie.
Love the finish, Thank you Marie.

Halloween exchange

My Halloween exchange is ready to be mailed this morning, dropping it off at the post office as soon as they open.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Spring exchange from Michelle

Was very blessed to receive this beautiful exchange package from Michelle yesterday. Michelle moderated the spring exchange and unfortunately my partner disappeared and did not come through on her part. So I want to say a big thank you to Michelle who created this special exchange replacement for me. It is beautiful and perfectly stitched and finished and already in use! Superb extras too. Thank you so much. Xx

Friday, September 12, 2014

Received my Halloween exchange...

I received a beautiful little witch ornament for the Halloween exchange.  I think it came on Monday, yet I was on a business trip until Wednesday.  I'm sorry that I didn't post sooner though.  Catching up at work has been crazy.

Kim, the little witch is just adorable.  I have it hanging off of my lamp next to my stitching chair.  I will post a picture tomorrow of my cute little buddy!

Thanks again.  I just love it!

Halloween exchange in the mail

Off to the post office to mail my exchange.

Halloween Exchange received

I received this in mail today from Erin.  I love this design and planned to start stitching it for myself this evening!  Love, love it Erin!  It is Petite Halloween Sampler from the JSC 2014 Halloween issue.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

So Sorry

I just wanted to say that I am very sorry to those who have sent exchanges to me and have not heard back from me. We lost our daughter June 7th, she was seventeen. I apologize profoundly for not responding, but we have been living away from home all summer and I only received a box of packages today. I hope that you can understand.

Amy Varnell-Miller

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

In the mail!

I mailed my Halloween ornament today after work.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Last spring exchange piece sent out

Hazel's partner didn't come through for her, so I sent a replacement piece. Thanks for your patience, Hazel!


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Halloween Ornament Sent

I mailed my Halloween exchange on Sept 2.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Halloween Ornament To Post Office

The Halloween ornament is flying off to my exchange partner today.

Delightful ornament arrived!

Yesterday's mail delivered my sweet ornament from Carol.  It's so sweet and dainty and perfect for my little tree.  It is"Red Berries" by Rosewood Manor. It is stitched on 36ft. Sand Edinburgh linen with DMC floss and beads from Carol' s stash. My pictures do not do it justice. As in my title, it is delightful and so sweet.  Thank you Carol.  It was well worth the wait.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Biscornu received!

Isn't it so pretty? This was angel stitched for me by Kim M. It is a Papillon Creations design called "Heart of my Heart". Blue is my favorite color so this was a perfect choice for me. Thanks Kim!


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!