Friday, December 26, 2014

Squares from Cucki....

I have received my wonderful squares from Cucki and they will be perfect as a pin cushion.    I will have to post pics after travelling for the holidays.  Thanks.

Karen T

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Holidays to All

Life has gotten in the way for many of us to be more active on this blog. Here's hoping that we all enjoy better health (including Jill's DH) and that in 2015 we can stitch and exchange with each other. Enjoy however you celebrate the end of the year. Linda B

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sweet stitches from Karen :)

Thank you Karen for such sweet stitches and a beautiful card.
I will always treasure it.
Love cucki x

Monday, December 15, 2014

Thank you Karen

hello dear friends,
I just received beautiful squares from Karen and they so cute
I love them so much
Thank you Karen
I am so happy
Love cucki xx

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

For Jennifer F.

Because our friend SweetPea is swamped I thought I'd drop in and show the squares I sent her in the nature/environment round so Jill can check them off the received list--

I went with a beach theme in honor of my California, sea-shell-collecting roots.  It is a modified Kooler Design pattern.  And, lest you should think I cannot read or pay attention (which, ok, has been known to happen), I checked in with Jennifer first to make sure it was ok to move from the usual neutral linen to a blue.  I just could not put those shells on cream linen;  it did not do them justice.

Thanks, Jennifer, for the fun of stitching with you!

Thanks, Jill, for making it all possible!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I Am Still Here!

I am so sorry to have disappeared for awhile. My husband has been in the hospital 3 different times in the last 2 months and ended up in a transitional care center. Then my brother had 4 strokes in one day  and was in ICU for 3 days. Life has just been crazy!

If you have not properly logged in that you have sent and received your nature squares, please do so immediately. I will be wrapping this one up this weekend!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Jennifer F's a Hoot

No, really -- she is.    I mean check out these awesome squares she sent me--

Annnnd check out that cool card too.

I know you all are jealous, but tough luck.  That's my owl now!  Isn't he perfect?  I think he might be trying to say something too -- like maybe he's singing the theme some from CSI as a reminder that I need to catch up on my non-The Voice viewing.

Thanks everso, Jennifer!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

squares from Kathy to Becca

Finally posting a picture for Becca of the squares made for her.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pink always makes me smile

I received these beautiful squares from Linda B.  The colors are absolutely gorgeous.  I adore pinks and greens .... so fresh and spring-like.  And, if you look closely, there's even a little butterfly in this garden.  How perfect is that!?!

Thank you Linda!  I love it!

Monday, September 15, 2014

squares received

Thank you Becca for the lovely squares.  The beading is so pretty.
Just love them

Marcy's Butterfly

Look at this beautiful butterfly! Marcy's squares to me arrived safe and sound (they had to travel about 60 miles) and THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL! I have been paired with Marcy before and she is an excellent stitcher. She sent me this very very pretty blue (my favorite color) butterfly for the Nature exchange. The colors are even prettier in real life. And would you believe - my first ever butterfly!!!! Thank you so much Marcy. Yours are in the mail today. Many thanks. Linda

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hey Jennifer F.!

Hey Jennifer .... I'm done.  Want to see?  You do --- well here you go --

What?  You can't see so well?  Can't you tell what it is?  Hmm.  I wonder what the problem is -- there are 3 colors of stitching show.  You can't work it out from that?

LOL   Sorry, Jennifer -- I couldn't help myself.


Monday, September 8, 2014

F&S Nature Blocks Arrived

I received these wonderful blocks from Rebecca C. today...

The butterfly is beautiful and the signature block, with those tiny little bugs, is adorable.

Thank you so much, Rebecca.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thanks Marie!

I received my squares from Marie in VT today.  
I just love this little bird, so cute, and the bird cage is perfect.

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Late Post

I've been remiss in posting these. I received my squares from Linda, and they are beautiful!!!!

And here is the heart I sent Linda.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Jennifer F-- want to see?

Hey Jennifer, here's your floss toss.  Can you guess what it's going to be?  lol  Before laying down money you should know.......

....  I kind of lied.   You see there are some colors in that pile  that aren't actually going in your piece.  When I was taking this picture at like 11pm (aka, I ought to be in bed by then) my sleep-deprived brain thought that the colors might lead you to guess the subject so I decided red herrings were necessary.   In the light of day I know I was nuts.

Stitching commences this evening!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Partner Information - Round #33

Partner information was just sent for Round #33 - Nature/Outdoors.

Happy Stitching!

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


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hey Toni -- I got your pictures :)

Toni, I'm glad my squares made it to you.  I'm sorry for being so slow!!!   But at least this time I remembered to take a pic before they left --

They are a modified Lizzie Kate done in DMC and Waterlilies.  And, just to tell you how much I like Toni (who I've known for, what, Toni, more than a decade now?--where does the time go????), those blooms all have lumpy French knots for their centers.... really lumpy because French knots and I are not friends.

Happy summer, Toni!  It was a pleasure and an honor to stitch for you.

Sunday, August 3, 2014


My squares came from Jennifer F.  Thanks so much Jenn, I just love the metallics.  Ladies, I had put this on the blog a while ago and was just checking out the new round when I saw that it was still in 'draft' and hadn't been published.  I'm such a weenie!! Lol. Anywho Jenns squares came a while back...

Friday, August 1, 2014

Patriotic Blocks Arrived

I received these wonderful exchange blocks from Jill today:
Take a look at the Red and White stripes...

I am not sure what stitch Jill used but it really makes the flag.   Thank you, Jill!  :-)

My squares are on their way to C in DC with apologies for their late delivery. I was in Annapolis last week and fully intended to mail them from there, but then left home without them!! But upon my return on Monday, I took care of that. And found, to my delight, my squares from Cheryl. Without further ado.....Aury Patriotic Heart - my first one! Thank you so much Cheryl. So sorry we didn't get a chance to meet for ice cream and exchange in person. Linda B

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Exchange from Ruth

Finally took a picture of the squares Ruth sent to me - Love them- But I can't get them to show up! Any suggestions? Thanks so much, Ruth!!

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


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...

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.

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,

Happy Stitching!

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!


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!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Patriotic Exchange Mailed

I mailed my Patriotic exchange today.


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.


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,

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.


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.


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.