Monday, December 31, 2007
Carol ! I recieved my wonderful Dragon of Hope,(2005) square and the signature square in the mail today :) drool!!! I LOVE it! I actually have some of the hope dragons BUT not this one... and I have not yet finished the one I started... Such a great job!!! AND absolutely perfect for me....!!!
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!
I also love the Mary Engelbreit card - Happy Winter...
and the chart Fire Dragon from Cross my Heart Inc. I actually had not even seen this one...
You are so sweet!
Happy New Years to all!
If I have not added my name to round 5 yet, I would like to... I think I have ... but I would hate to be mistaken
Carol... hope you love your squares... too!
Sunday, December 30, 2007
I'm Clare, 50 year old mother of two one of each plus two cats! Married to Roger, working part time for the Post Office.
I have been stitching since 1988, and am looking forward to expanding my knowledge, and participating in this exchange with session 5.
Wishing all participants a happy and healthly New Year.
I am trying to do it in two languages, German and English;-)
My first fair and square round is the fifth one and I hardly can´t wait to start with it.-))
A happy new year to all of you,
Saturday, December 29, 2007
If you happened to take a picture of your square, can you post it? If not, I will try to get one taken and do it.
Here it sits inside of my curio cabinet with my teddy bears. It is mounted with foam board onto the lid of a small Sudberry box.
Here is a close up view of the lovely rabbits running around in a circle with daffodils in each corner and a daffodil charm in the center and little roses going around the center daffodil.
Here is Wanda's signature square on the inside of the lid.
Visit my blog here.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Mobile, AL even though, I live in Georgia! We were there for the holidays. They should be in your hands before the new year!
Vonna, Sign me up for Round #5!
Thanks, Paula D
I open the box, I find carefully wrapped items in tissue and an envelope.
In the envelope is a beautiful card with Wanda's monogram on it, a very nice note was handwritten on the inside.
Here are the contents of the box before further exploration, everything is looking divine so far...
The theme is in yellow, burgandy and green colors. Some delectable candies and sweet candles for starters...
Oh My! What lovely items Wanda has included in this package, I am blown away. First and foremost she is reading my blog, what a sweetie and saw that I adore and actually am in need of some Jobelyn fabric and she included 2 very nice and large pieces of Wichelt 28 count Jobelyn, I am in love with this fabric. Her theme colors are true throughout these gifts, the cutest little teddy bear pin (she read about my teddy bear collection no doubt), and yellow and burgandy ribbon and Tapestry Green silk variated threads from the Thread Gatherer, a lovely yellow themed chart called Sweet Nothings "A time to sing" with the sweetest little birds by JBW Designs, and a gorgeous hummingbird card (she discovered I like birds). And....drumroll....here is the main event...the square she stitched for me. It is just so lovely, one of my favorites. I just love bunnies and Just Nan designs this is just too much, she stitched me Daffodil Run and it is just lovely, I am delighted and blessed beyond measure with Wanda's thoughtfulness. This square will be going into a sudberry box and set on one of my livingroom shelves.
Here is the square Wanda stitched with her name and it matches the design, this is lovely too and will be set on the inside of the lid of my box.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
I received a wonderful package in the mail today. One of my favorite things, a hedgehog, in my favorite colors. Thank you so much for the great squares, the wonderful goodies and the holiday wishes. I love it all!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Vonna please sign me up for the next round!!! Thanks :)
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
My squares should be in the mail to you right after Christmas :)
Vonna, please sign me up for the next round.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Marg sent me a gorgeous heart (whitework?) and it's soo delicate. i will make it into a pinkeep.
also thank you for the goodies and the Xmas wishes.
Thanks again Amy, they are beautifully done and "so" Vonna!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
We've had a lot of new people wanting to join us in the Fair and Square Friendship Square Exchange. I get inquires about this board almost daily and most days two or more people asking questions about the exchange. Due to our popularity, I'd like to refresh us all NEW and OLD exchangers alike, as I've had questions from long time members as well about a few things.
1.) We may stitch on Evenweave or Linen (32 ct only); NO AIDA
2.) We can mail anytime during the 6 weeks of the round; during the 2 week "clean-up" time all squares should be mailed and hopefully received. IF you are going to be late in mailing, please e-mail your partner so that they are aware of the delay. IF you have not received your squares or have not heard from your partner by the deadline...e-mail Vonna.
3.) IF you do not follow through with a round it is cause for immediate termination from further exchanging. Sorry, but that's the way it goes...on any board that I'm aware of. LIFE does happen, and in these instances, if you let me and your partner know what is going on, I will work with you in getting the issue resolved.
4.) Communicate! This is called a "friendship exchange" talk to your partner, learn their likes, dislikes....maybe you'll meet someone that you can call "friend"
5.) Please post to the board when you mail, when you receive and post a picture of your squares. This helps me figure out where everyone is during the exchange, helps me track squares, and keeps us all legal with the rules. We're getting some better on this.....again, join another board, and you'll be asked to do the same thing...so it's not just me.
6.) A design should measure 50 x 50, this is a guideline...a few more stitches outside this parameter is fine, just make sure your square of linen has enough fabric left on all sides to finish it. Use your own good judgement.
7.) EXTRAS - are NOT required, a token - like something small from your country, a postcard, something handmade, a chocolate bar, a pack of needles, a chart from someone's wishlist...this is totally fine...but let's not get carried away here. If you want to send loads of extras, please know that you may not and in most instances will not receive a load of extras from you partner. I think a lot of time stitchers feel pressured to send lots of goodies to "keep up with the pack", I don't want this board to become one of those type of pressured experiences. What extras do you need besides fabulously stitched squares? Personally speaking, I think something that is stitched from the heart with emphasis put on the stitching is the best thing anyone could give to me...I don't need anything other than that. So please....let's just focus on our stitching...this IS - by the way - in the rules.
And again as in every post where I have to talk about business, it leaves me feeling like a royal meanie...this is not my intention, and I would hope that people that have issues would e-mail me to bring this to my attention. I want this board, as I'm sure Annemarie would agree with me, to focus on our stitching and getting to be "friends" with others around the world, I don't want the emphasis to be what others can buy for me. Let's face it - postage rates are large enough.....
I would appreciate either a reply to this post or an e-mail to me so that I know people have read this and are "on board" with the rules of this exchange. If this in anyway is confusing let me know or if you don't agree with it, then maybe this exchange is not for you. I would think a refresher reading of the rules would be a good thing for us all to do, the link to them is in the sidebar.
And to end on a positive note....I am totally and honestly astounded at all of the beautifully stitched squares...it is really a wonderful think to behold when someone posts their received squares...Thanks for making this a success!
As always, my appreciation,
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
While I haven't finished a ton of things, I *have* managed to collect a huge amount of stash, and some of my favorites are Lizzie Kate, Little House Needleworks, Just Nan - oh, I can't even list them all. :) I will use any evenweave or linen fabric, love hand-dyed fabrics, and all kinds of fibers.
I'm excited to complete my first round, and love exchanges as a way to make sure I get much-needed stitching time in on a regular basis. Looking forward to getting to know you all.
My name is Annemiek and I live in the Netherlands. I've been following this exchange blog for quite a while and decided to jump in next year. I am not sure yet what I'll do with the squares, but one thing I have in mind is to start a collection of pinkeeps. For which the squares would be great of course.
You can find most of my stitching life on my weblog:
I look forward to receiving the name of my first exchange partner.
Monday, December 17, 2007
I only stitch on Jobelan and have recently become obsessed with quaker designs. I love all quaker designers, but my favorites are JBW Designs and The Workbasket. I also love Little House Needleworks, Country Cottage Needleworks, Lizzie Kate, and Casey Buonaugurio.
I will love anything that my partner stitches for me. The only colors I can think of that I do not like are browns, unless it's variegated. I love any variegated threads.
I plan on finishing the squares into lots of different smalls, needlebooks, pinkeeps, bourses, baskets, ornaments, you name it. I am new to finishing and I want to try everything!
I look forward to lots of great square exchanges with all of you.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Sorry, I can't really show you what's done so far because it would be too much of a hint, but I had to show the flosses. Such a pretty/interesting pile, don't you think? I wonder what they'll make????? hee heee
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Vonna, please sign me up for Round 5.
Have a great weekend.
Friday, December 7, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Dug out my camera today after Vonna's "chastising" of us for not posting. Sorry Vonna.
My round 2 partner was Dani and these are the lovely squares that she sent to me. She also included pretty pink flosses!