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.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Halloween round 3

My Halloween ornament went out yesterday.


Exchange received

Received my Halloween exchange from Becky from Oklahoma.
Isn't this darling love the color and the crow and the key and how 'wicked' is stitched.
here is a better look at the ribbon hanger that is on the ornament - I love it!! 
Thank you Becky you did beautiful work.


Thank you Karen for your sweet ornament. I love it so much! It's a charming witch!! I don't have the email address of Karen. I sent my halloween ornament round 3 Thursday.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

photo of ornie before it was mailed

I took a picture of the ornament before
I shipped it, so I can post it to my 
blog after it was received.  As you 
can see the ribbon was not cut.
I put a lot of detail into the

Halloween Round 3 exchange sent

My Halloween ornament is on its way.  I had it ready nice and early but our local post office was closed for a week while they moved. All reopen now and on its way.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Stitchers Choice from Cindy

I received my ornament from Cindy in the mail this week.  Thank you Cindy!

I don't know what happened to the ribbon, the packaging didn't seem to be disturbed and was like this when I opened it :( But it's beautiful stitching and I'll fix it somehow!

Thank you Cindy! I don't have an email to thank you personally, but you did a lovely job. 

Please Post only AFTER you mail an exchange...

I don't want to mark an exchange as sent until it truly is. This has been a problem before. Please understand this. Having problems with some people's emails as well. ....Carol

Halloween Round 3 Exchange Mailed

I am mailing tomorrow, Sat the 8th. It should reach my partner by Wed.

Edit: The post office picked up on time and the package is now in transit.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Christmas Ornament Exchange Now Taking Sign Ups

It's that time again!  Time for the sign ups for the next round of the Christmas Ornament Exchange!  For those of us in the group who are hooked on swapping and stitching Christmas ornaments, now is our time to sign up and get those needles flying once again!!

I am going to leave the theme as Stitcher's Choice again.  For those who worry that they may be stitching any ornament that the receiver already has, please do not worry so much (that was survey feedback) - every ornament is special and unique!  Plus you can look at the blog for the receiver and really sort out what might be best for that person :-)

I will take sign ups until March 6, 2014

Mailing date will be April 15, 2014 Please be sure to include your first and last name, mailing address and your blog URL when you sign up

Usual HoE rules apply here - NO AIDA, please.... linen, evenweave, or for ornaments, perforated paper only.  No goodies/extras are required in this exchange.

This exchange is open to HoE members only. We have a few openings for new members.  To sign up for this exchange, or to inquire about possible membership, email me at carol sutcliffe @ comcast . net (remove all spaces in the email).  If you are inquiring about HoE, please send me your blog link and some photos of recent finishes.  Thank you!!

Halloween Exchange

Hi all!

Look at this adorable little Halloween ornament that I received from Carol!  I love the cute little black kitty. 

Thanks so much Carol!  It's just adorable.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

HOE Halloween Ornament Round #3

I mailed my Halloween exchange.


Halloween Round 3

My Round 3 Halloween exchange ornament is in the mail.  Shouldn't take too long to reach it's destination.