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! 


2015 the year of the Sheep

Let's start off the 2015 with an exchange celebrating the 8th Chinese Zodiac sign - The Sheep -

There are lots of charts and designs that have a sheep in them - so use any chart/design so long as it has at least 1 sheep, and the finish is going to be left to the stitcher.  

As with other HOE Exchanges linen must be used, and as with many Exchanges this will be a "no extras" just the lovely stitched piece should be sent to your partner.  

I'll be taking sign ups from today until  1/24/2015 and send out your partners names on 1/25.  

The mailing date will be Monday March 2, 2015.

To sign up just send the info to me -  edgar matt at g mail dot com:

Your Name
Mailing address
Blog info

Thanks - 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Ornament received from Rosa

I received this lovely ornament in the mail last week. It has such delicate pink beading on it, Rosa you did a beautiful job stitching it, Thank you!! It will have a place on my tree of stitched/hand made ornaments next year.


Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Ornie from Mylene

Was surprised to find a package in  my mailbox this afternoon. I had feared it had gone MIA but it finally arrived. Thank you so much Mylene it's gorgeous and perfect in every way.  Mylene wrote that it's a design by BBD from JCS 2013. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Ornament arrived

My lovely Christmas Ornament arrived from Brendon it is designed by Praire Schooler, it has gone on my tree with all the other fantastic ornaments I have received in exchanges.
Thank-you Jayne 

Thank you Kathy K!

I received this beauty from dear Kathy K. earlier this week, stunning!!! Thank you so much, and so glad you are enjoying time in HoE again!! Welcome back!!! ~ Carol

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ornament Arrives

Kathy can't post at the moment and she asked me to post a snap of the ornament I sent her.....

.... from PS Book #191 "Nordic Holiday" - stitched on 36ct linen using the recommended DMC floss.

edgar posting for Kathy..........

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christnas ornament rec.

Such a cute ornament, Karen. Thank you so much!! I love it!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

My Ornament Arrived...

I got my Exchange in the mail yesterday, from Jayne....

.... and it looks super on the tree!!!  Thanks so much!!!!!

Christmas exchange mailed

Just a note that my Christmas ornament is on its way to my partner.  I am a bit late! I was busy with Christmas and helping my daughter pack so got behind.  Hope my partner likes it!

Exchange Received

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!

Autumn and Christmas Exchange Received

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!!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Ornament Arrived

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

Ornament in the Mail

I got my ornament into the mail Saturday, sorry it's a bit late -  it should arrive in a couple of days.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas ornament in the mail

I sent my ornament out yesterday, sorry for the delay in getting it out!


Thursday, December 11, 2014

My Ornament Arrived

My ornament arrived in the mail today.  Thank you Carol.  It's perfect.  Already living on our Christmas Tree.

It must have been difficult for you to stitch anything that wasn't the Sox.  Karen is still laughing.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Ornament is in the Mail


Just a quick note that I got my Christmas Ornament in the mail.  Hopefully it will arrive before Santa comes.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Ornament Mailed

Mailed my Christmas Ornament this morning.

~ Lily

Autumn Exchange Received

Hi -

I've been a total slacker about posting lately, but I wanted to thank Stephanie for the adorable BC blackbird ornament that she made me.

You did a beautiful job with this.  Thanks so much!!