Saturday, March 9, 2013

Valentine Round

The Valentine Round has been completed. Thanks to all who participated.


Friday, March 8, 2013

Daniela M's Round 31 Squares to Pokua Finished

Here's how Daniela's squares turned out when I'd finished them. Thank you, Daniela. Love it!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Squares from Daniela M

I received my Fair Squares from Daniela M a week or so ago, and aren't they just lovely!

Thank you so much, Daniela! Don't want this to languish in my finishing drawer, so off to finish it.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

bridget c and corinna o valentine exchange

hello I am posting for both of us
from bridget to corinna

from corinna to bridget

finished bridgets to me into holiday bean bag

whew.....lots of pics
lots of fun
thanks bridget

Friday, February 22, 2013

Squares from Pokua

I am a little bit late posting, but here is the picture of the squares I received from Pokua. 
I was secretly hoping to receive a stitched heart. I have wanted to add a heart shaped pillow to my Fair & Square pillow basket for quite a while and now I have one.
Doesn't it look wonderful.
I love it very much. Thank you so much.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Peg and Jenn's Valentine Exchange

Peg and I were paired up again.  I enjoyed our last exchange, and was pleased to be her partner again. 

These are the pretty squares Peg stitched for me.  The pattern is called Random Hearts by Erica Michaels, stitched on Vintage Strawflower with WDW Romance thread.  

Since Peg doesn't have a camera, she asked me to post pictures of the squares I stitched for her, Valentine Heart 2008 by Dragonfly Stitches, on Antique White with WDW Begonia.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

My gorgeous squares from C in DC

Thank you very much for my gorgeous squares, they arrived this morning, Valentines Day, how good was that.  I am very happy.  Elaine M xx

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Squares received from Kathy A

I received my squares from Kathy A and I love them!

When I saw this stitched for someone else here I thought -- wouldn't it be nice if my partner stitched this one for me.  And she did!  How cool is that?  Kathy, you must be a mind reader.  Thank you.  I know exactly how I'm going to finish these and as soon as I get 'er done, I'll post another pic.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Squares received from Kathy!

Here are the squares I received from Kathy - Thanks so much!! I love the colors and the design. Toni

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Squares on their way!


Your squares went out in the mail yesterday. Have a Happy Valentines Day.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fair Squares from Marcy M

Here are the stunning Valentine squares I received from Marcy M.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Daniela M's Valentine Squares in the Mail

Hi Daniela, your Valentine Squares left the sunny shores of Perth, Western Australia yesterday on their way to you in chilly Finland. Hope they arrive soon! Warm wishes xxx

Sunday, February 3, 2013

February squares from Lany

Look at the lovely squares and the handmade card sent by Lany. I'm delighted!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

My Squares came yesterday from Toni. So pretty. They came in a cute little valentine pouch that I will make very good use of. Thank you so much Toni!! I love them.

I had to add the last one where Murphy was inspecting and gave his approval of very beautiful stitching done by Toni.

I am working on yours Toni and will keep you posted as soon as I get them into the mail.

Again a BIG THANK YOU. And thank you Jill for again hosting this fun exchange. I do enjoy it!

Kathy L.

Friday, January 25, 2013

to Kathy A

Hi Kathy A

I tried to email you but the mailer-daemon sent it back as undeliverable so ......

Your valentine squares went out today.   I hope you like them.  Valentine's Day isn't really one of my favorite holidays so I had to do some searching to find a nice pattern.  I think the one I found is a classic.

Have a nice weekend!

******    Spoiler Alert   ******  

there is not a single  PINK!  stitch on them   ;-)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Round #31 - VALENTINES

Partner information has just been sent out. PLEASE read your e-mail carefully. It has been awhile so I want to make sure all addresses are correct.

Please let me know ASAP if you see any errors.

Thank you.


Valentine Round is a GO!

Partner information will be sent out later today. This round should be a fun one!


Sunday, January 6, 2013

1 More Week to Sign Up...

I am going to push the Valentine Exchange out another week. There were just a few that responded. I will give it another week to see if more interest is shown.

Is it time for this exchange blog to come to an end? Just a thought.

New dates are as follows:

I will take sign-ups until this Friday, January 11.
Partner information will be sent out by Sunday, 1/13 with a mail date of February 11.

Please e-mail me to sign-up,

Hope to hear from you.


Sunday, December 30, 2012

We're Baaaaaaack!

This exchange blog has been very neglected. I apologize if I have disappointed any of you. I just can't believe where the time goes! After starting a new job in August, here it is, the end of the year. And, yes, it seems like it went that fast.

Anyway, I am ready to get this going again. Are you?

How about a Valentine Square Exchange? I will take sign-ups until this Friday, January 4. Partner information will be sent out by Sunday, 1/6 with a mail date of February 4. Hopefully everyone will have their squares in time for Valentine's Day.

You all know the rules, if not, please refresh by reading them on the right side of the blog. Please e-mail me to sign-up,

Hope to hear from you.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Halloween Exchange

The Halloween Square Exchange has been completed.


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Halloween Exchange Received

I received my Halloween block from Linda B. on Friday...

Cute, cute, cute!  What more can I say?

Thank you so much Linda, I truly appreciate it.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Round 30 Sent - Finally!

Marie - I've mailed your squares at last. Thank you for extending the delivery time. Ladies - let me tell you working, the computer and stitching do not mix when Carpal Tunnel is the issue!!! Linda

Friday, September 21, 2012

Halloween Squares received

I received my lovely Halloween squares from Pam on Tuesday. She used lambswool linen and Belle Soie and HDF silks (one day I'll have silks) and took parts from different designs to create this one. I don't know if you can see, but the pumpkins, bats and owl are stitched over one, they are so cute IRL!

Thank you so much for a lovely exchange Pam, it's beautiful!
Karen R

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My squares from Karen R!

My squares from Karen arrived on Saturday, but I'm just now posting a pic.  Sorry for the quality I had to use my phone.  Karen tells me she adapted "Waiting for the Harvest" by Blackbird Designs and used GAST Onyx on "dirty" linen.  I recently saw just the perfect quilt fabric to use when I finish these I just have to remember which quilt shop...  Thanks so much, Karen, I love them!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Squares from Christine R

These are the squares I received from Christine R a few days ago.  I just love samplers so these suit me perfectly!  Thank you Christine, I really like them!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Karen, I forgot to post that I sent your squares!

I'm so sorry, I did send your squares last Wednesday, but forgot to post here.  Hopefully they'll arrive soon and that you'll enjoy them as much as I enjoyed stitching them! 

Fellow exchangers, I did write to let Karen know her squares would be late.  It was my own fault for not getting them in the mail right when I finished them, but then came Labor Day weekend (here in the U.S.) and the entire weekend was belabored (get it??) with problems.  Not one, but two of our dogs were bitten by a very crabby copperhead snake.  Both are finally getting better every day now.  I learned many lessons through all this one of which was to not procrastinate! 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Lucky me!

I got delayed in my photo efforts, but look how lucky I was ---

These lovely BBD squares are Kathy L's first soiree into Fair and Square exchanging.   Can you believe it?  I think we can all look forward to happy round s with her, don't you?

Thanks everso, Kathy!!!!


Squares received from Christine R - TWO SETS!!!

Christine, BOTH sets of squares showed up this weekend. I was out of town helping DS#2 move to CA and came home to find TWO envelopes from you, apparently mailed weeks apart. I only opened the one mailed earlier and I love the squares. Thank you so much! I'll post pics later today or tomorrow for everyone to see. In the meantime, I believe I should return the second envelope but I'll email you regarding this startling development. Thanks again! The squares are perfect. Janice

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Squares Received From Janice M!

Here are the darling squares I received from Janice M! 
Thank you Janice ~ They're adorable!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Here are the squares I sent to Becca ... she received them last week. Toni

Monday, September 3, 2012

Halloween Squares sent!

Hi Pam,

Sorry I'm one day late (nearly got there on time) but your Halloween squares are on their way.

Karen R

Friday, August 31, 2012

Finished up Ruth's squares and put in the mail today. This was a very fun exchange. I look forward to the next one!!!

Kathy L.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Christine R, your squares are on the way!

Hi Christine. I put your squares in the mail this morning. Maybe you will have them by Saturday or the day after Labor Day. Janice

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

From Marie

A wicked stitcher has come to live at my house - and she came all the way from Vermont!!! Love this silly witch with her green face and checkered border. Thanks so much Marie for making me smile.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

As promised here are the lovely squares from Ruth. I love BBD so this was just perfect.

I am not very good at taking and posting pictures so these are so much better in person. Again thank you Ruth. 

Running a little late

Almost done with Ruth's squares. Thought I would have them in the mail by the weekend but needed to do some stuff for FIL.
I also just got the camera back from my daughter. Pictures to be taken tonight of my lovely squares from Ruth.


Monday, August 27, 2012

Christine R...

Hi Christine! I'm running a bit late on the squares but they should be in the mail this Wednesday. I will post here as soon as I get back from the post office. Janice

Sunday, August 26, 2012

My squares

I received these lovely squares from my partner Marcy. Just LOVE the Autumn feel to these! Can't wait to put them together and display it on my ornie tree. Thanks again Marcy, it was a fun exchange.

Halloween Squares from Elaine

Here are the Halloween squares that I received from Elaine. Aren't they gorgeous? Thank you so much Elaine, I love my squares.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Got 'em!

I received my squares yesterday from Milly D -- aren't they fun!  I love the witch and her black cat sailing through the night.  Thank you Milly for these lovely squares.   Now I have to hurry and get them finished into an ornament before October so it can be displayed with my other Halloween/Fall decorations.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Halloween Squares Received

Thank you so much Daniela for my gorgeous Halloween Squares.
Your stitching is fantastic. I love the design which is an Ink Circle Design from the Halloween edition of Just Cross Stitch.
Hope you liked your squares.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Square Received

Received my beautiful squares from Ruth. LOVE IT!!! My daughter has my camera. Will get the picture in by this weekend. Thank you SO MUCH Ruth. Yours is almost done and will be on its way soon!

Kathy L.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Halloween Exchange Received!

Becca - Thanks so much for my squares! I love them! Here is a picture:

Halloween Exchange Sent

Just a quick post to say that I mailed my Halloween Exchange Squares today.  Watch your mailbox Linda!



Friday, August 17, 2012

Kathy L -- look out for the mailman

The kind folks of the USPS are heading your way.    Hopefully you'll like what they bring you!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Kathy L -- want to see your floss toss?

Hiya Kathy -- Here's Floss Toss Number One for your squares:

In traditional ruth-fashion, things have changed since that picture.   Heee heeee heeee.  Not a lot, mind you -- just enough to add interest to my evenings as I have to go hunting a new color.

Hope you like those!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Round #30 Participants

Partner information has been sent out for Round #30 - Halloween.
Please read yours to verify your information is correct. If you find any errors, please contact me ASAP.

I look forward to seeing all of your Halloween creations!


Friday, July 20, 2012

Round #30 - Halloween...

signup is now closed. Partner information will be sent out in the next couple of days with the round starting on Monday, July 23, 2012.


New Member Question...

Hi - I like to use fray check on my raw edges - is this allowed?Thanks,Toni
Just joined Fair and Square. Looking forward to participating in this fun exchange.