Friday, August 8, 2014

Announcing...Round 33

I got quite a few suggestions for the next round. Nature/Outdoors seemed to get the most votes.

Therefore, Round 33 - Nature/Outdoors is open for sign-up. Signup will end on Friday, August 8 and partner information will be sent out. The round will run from August 11 through September 19.

If you would like to participate, please e-mail me at purplepeacockjill@gmail.com.

Thanks.
Jill

Thursday, July 17, 2014

My Squares from Rebecca C






 Here's my squares from Rebecca C (no blog).  This was her first F&S Exchange, and she did a GREAT job with them!  Rebecca was also kind enough to include the chart since it's a Now & Then from Lizzie Kate and has the older "Land that I Love" included.

Thank you, Rebecca!

Love them!

I received my squares from Kathy L the other day.  Love them!  Not only are they patriotic, but they are stitchy related.  What's better than that?  You can find this lovely free pattern at Notforgotten Farms.


Thank you Kathy!

And I just want to say, I'm so glad this exchange is running again .... it's my most favoritest  :o)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Received my lovely squares from Marcy. Just love them!

Thank you Marcy

Saturday, July 12, 2014

In the Post!

My little package for Jennifer F went out this morning.  this was really fun, so glad I joined you all.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sent

Mailed my squares today.  Watch your mailbox Marcy!

Monday, July 7, 2014

My squares from Becca arrived ...

and they are lovely!  She even included a little Canada too :)


Thanks Becca for stitching them for me .. I love them!

Hugs, Michele

Sunday, July 6, 2014

I Guess I am a Little Rusty at This...

PATRIOTIC EXCHANGE PARTICIPANTS:
In my initial mailing about this exchange, I stated that the round would run from June 16 thru July 11. This is only 4 weeks. Rounds are to run 6 weeks, according to the rules. Because there was a holiday and alot of people are vacationing, I would propose that the exchange date be changed to June 16 thru July 25. I apologize for this and any inconveniences it may have caused.

OUR NEXT EXCHANGE
The next round will run roughly August 11 through September 19, with sign-up 2 weeks prior to that. I am looking for suggestions on what kind of round you would like to have. A specific designer round, a themed round or just a "pot-luck" round. I am open to any suggestions you may have.

Any questions about any of this, please send me an e-mail, purplepeacockjill@gmail.com.

Happy Stitching!
Jill

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Woo Hoo Toni!!!!!!!!

Look at the lovely squares I received from Toni ---

I do so love a flag  :)

Thanks, Toni!  You've been the best part of my week!!!!!!

Wanna see yours?

What?  You can't make it out?  lol   Silly stitcher!   That's your floss toss-- though I'm not sure if that Belle Soie will get used or not-- I have been using BS' "Icing" but I'm not certain if I still have need of "Pecan Pie's" shade of dark gold.   And, I can report since I'm actually farther on than the floss toss, that I must like you, Toni, because... wait for it..... I did French knots!   Did I hear a *gasp*?  There should have been a gasp because Lord knows I hate French knots.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

My Squares from Marie

Here are my beautiful squares from Marie. I apologize for the lateness, it has been quite a week for me.

Thank you again Marie!

JillMN

Thursday, June 26, 2014

I sent off my Patriotic Exchange today! Toni

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Received Squares from Marie

We just got our mail and I received beautiful squares from Marie.
I will post pictures tomorrow morning.
Thank you Marie!

Jill

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Patriotic Exchange Mailed

I mailed my Patriotic exchange today.


MarieP
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Round #32 - Patriotic 2014

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

Also, if you would review your member profile ASAP. If you would like it updated, please send me the info.


Thank you.

Jill

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Fair Square Who?

WOW! Has it really been that long since we exchanged on this blog? Sometimes I just don't know where the time goes. This exchange blog has been very neglected and I apologize for that.

Funny thing...I was just contemplating starting up the Fair and Square again and lo and behold, I received several messages asking me to please consider doing this. For quite sometime there were so many exchange blogs and now it seems like there are hardly any. Anyway, I am ready to get this going again. Are you?

How about a Patriotic Square Exchange? I will take sign-ups until Saturday, June 14. Partner information will be sent out by Monday, June 16 with a mail date of July 14.

If you have forgotten the rules, please refresh by reading them on the right side of the blog. Please e-mail me to sign-up, purplepeacockjill@gmail.com.


PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in participating in this round, please send me an e-mail and include your current mailing address. It has been so long, I want to make sure I have up to date address.

Hope to hear from you.

Jill

Thursday, June 5, 2014

French Country Finish

JBW Designs French Country Bunny

A non no-sew cube finish - YAY!!!  This was from my very first F&S Exchange with Michele.  It might have taken six years, but it did make it to our tree this past Christmas.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Two more finished finishes

Since I was on a roll with finishing, here's two more pieces I finished up from F&S Exchanges.


Winter Round 2009 with Renee K 

 
Round #23 with Shelley P

More on my blog here.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A *finished* finished from a 2012 Exchange

Hello?  Is this thing on?  Is anyone reading this blog, and more importantly, is anyone interested in participating in the exchange again?  I'd love to see this group reactivated.  I've met some incredibly lovely stitchers through this exchange.

I wanted to share a no sew cube I made with squares received in 2012 from Pokua. (You can see the front and back in that post)


This cube will be a lovely companion to another exchange I finished in the same manner, this one from Jeanie.


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Valentine Round

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

Jill

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
smiles
corinna

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!

Toni,

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

Kathy

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.

Jill

Valentine Round is a GO!

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

Jill

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, purplepeacockjill@gmail.com.

Hope to hear from you.

Jill

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, purplepeacockjill@gmail.com.

Hope to hear from you.

Jill

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Halloween Exchange

The Halloween Square Exchange has been completed.

Thanks,
Jill

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.

MarieP
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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 cuties...now 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!!!!

ruth

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.