Friday, February 29, 2008
Vonna - on a housekeeping note, I noticed you have me on the round 6 list. I had signed up for round 7. I have too much going on right now for round 6 and I don't want to leave someone hanging in case I don't have time to stitch. Could you please switch me to round 7 instead? Thanks!
Vonna, I am sorry that I am going to have to miss the next round. There are a number of gifts that I feel need to be stitched as soon as possible. After that is done I hope to be back to this wonderful exchange.
Wishing I was nice and warm like you,
Hope you'll join us :)
Remember - partners we're matched by randomly drawing them from a bowl by my daughter Katie...Here's the match-ups:
Vonna - Marg F.
Cathy B. - Tracy J.
Daniela - Paula C.
Gaby - Joan S.
Margaret S. - Joanne L.
Sonda - Melissa W.
Nicky R. - Jayne
Laura M. - Melissa C.
Peg - Sandra B.
Anna E. - Karen D.
Jill F. - Ruth B.
Staci - Shelley P.
Melissa G. - Terry P.
Sue W. - Clare
AmySC - Jen R.
Suzanne St. - Sharon B.
Thank you for Participating!!!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
In the note that Suzanne sent to me she stated that she read my notes that said I enjoyed seasons. Sooooo, seeing that it is going into Autumn in Australia, Suzanne made a an Autumn based picture. How wonderfully thoughtful. Thank you so very much.
Also Suzanne sent me some yummy chocolate that will soon be in my tummy and floss. Floss is not 4 or 5 for one dollar her. It is more like between, $1.25 to $.150 a skein. This is very very appreciated.
So for the next few weeks until we are assigned our next partners, I will be working on Angel of the Sea with the http://lavenderangels.blogspot.com/ SAL.
Here are the lovely pictures.
The Earth Day Holiday Round will close tomorrow a.m. as soon as I turn on my computer...and check my e-mail it will be closed. I'll get partner information out to you all by the end of the day tomorrow.
Two weeks remain to sign up for Round #6...if you're wanting in make sure your name appears on the list. Please check to make sure your name is on the list - even if you've told me, I miss things and am human so mistakes can be made!!!!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Wanda is too kind! I picked up my package from the post office today, and received not only two gorgeous squares, but a whole pile of goodies to go with it: some flosses, including the most delicious WDW Indian Summer, some fabric that will be perfect for everything, a lovely little chart, needles which I am always running out of, a sharpie hilighter, and even a little packet of altoids (which I must keep hidden from my dad!) Now I have to figure out how I'm going to finish them! This is so exciting.
Thanks so much Wanda!
Oh, and I put your parcel in the post today :)
Look at these lovely, lovely squares and gifts from Clare. I am blessed to have such a wonderful exchange partner to spoil me like this. I love the stitching on this beautiful little sampler and the gorgeous fabric and specialty floss; silk, and all of the other specialties she included. Thank you so much Clare for putting your heart into it, it shows.
Visit me at the Passion of my Needle
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I will post a pic later I just have to search for my camera...thanks Danielle, for spoiling me with pressies;-))
Monday, February 25, 2008
PLEASE SIGN ME UP FOR ROUND 6 AND 7. THANKS.
SIGN ME UP FOR A REPLACEMENT SEWER FOR THE LADIES WHO DO NOT RECEIVE SQUARES. SINCE I LIVE IN AUSTRALIA IF I COULD BE LIMITED TO LADIES WHO ALSO LIVE IN AUSTRALIA THIS WOULD HELP WITH THE COST OF POSTAGE, THANKS.
I was quite excited to open it and here is what I received:
These great squares from my daughter.
She also sent some wonderful goodies:
A flowered bag, that I am sure she made, two charms (a flower and MOM), 3 packages of crystals, two fat quarters of fabric that I believe are for the pattern for a "smart bag", and two cross stitch patterns.
I just LOVE my squares and goodies.
Also want to let you know that I mailed your squares today.
And Vonna sign me up for round 7. I am having a great time
I found this site thru my friend, Liz S. My name is Suzanne Steffee, and I live in Oakdale CA. I'm 44, and a single working mom of one 10-year old boy. I started doing stamped cross-stitch when I was about 10, and started doing counted cross-stitch when I was in my early 20's. (A long time ago!). I gave up stitch about 8 years ago and recently got back into it. I love it! I also enjoy quilting, scrapbooking, working in garden, reading and camping among other things. I'm looking forward to stitching different designs I might not otherwise stitch for my perspective partners! I have signed up for Round 6 and Earth Day Round.
Happy Stitching Everyone!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
My squares have made it safely across the Atlantic ... Willike, I love them! Thanks for the goodies too! Check out my blog for the goodies she sent :) I enjoyed our exchange ... can't wait to see what you think of yours!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Take care everyone!
Hugs Christina L
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Would you please add me to your list of replacement stitchers. The only time I am not available is when I am in transit between Canada and the U.S. but I am sure time frames can be worked out.
Thanks for all your hard work. You are doing a wonderful job of keeping this group together. I give you a big pat on the back.
I just couldn't resist to "yell" Mommy....it was fun to makes squares for my mom!
And, could you please sign me up for the Earth Day & Round 6? THANKS! Melissa G.
Earth Day Holiday Round: Sign-ups continue for the Earth Day Holiday Round - I've had some people express that for their Earth Day they would like specific items stitched for them from the list or don't like other items. So what this means is: talk to each other once you get your partner information. The next holiday we will stitch for is The 4th of July (which I understand is an American Holiday, but we have a lot of American stitchers). Sign-ups for the Earth Day Holiday round will close on Feb. 29.
Round #6: Sign-ups continue for Round #6 - sign-ups will close on March 14. Round runs from March 14 - April 25.
Round #7: Sign - ups are presently being taken for Round #7.
Replacement Stitchers: Currently I believe everyone that has not received a square for a previous round has been stitched for and received (or will received shortly). Because of the kindness of others people aren't being left out. If you would like to be put on a list of "Replacement Stitchers" please let me know and I'll add your name to a list in the sidebar. I'll just number it and if someone comes up missing a square and your name is up you'll be the first I ask. If you can't do it, that is perfectly fine, I'll go to the next on my list. Your name will be removed if you accept. And I can put you on again at the bottom later if you wish it. Replacement stitchers will have the same 6 weeks to stitch a replacement set of squares for the person missing theirs.
Alright ladies, everything has been going gangbusters here the past few weeks. Thanks for your continued help, support and attention to detail. We are 108 members strong. Not all of us stitching each round, but still present none-the-less. Thank you!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I found exactly what I am hoping to stitch
around March 1st! Till then I will be stitching
on my 3 Ladies exchange from my site. I will start
this Fair and Squares immediately aferward. I
cannot wait as the design I found is calling my
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Vonna, could you please sign me up for Round 6 - I will send the address soon. And thanks - I'm loving it!!!
Why have you decided to delete your blog??
Monday, February 18, 2008
Thanks Vonna et al for letting me in and I'll be counting the days until the Earth Day Exchange.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
- Update -
You can click the photo for a clearer view
You can see a list of the many goodies I received here
Thanks again for a brilliant exchange Kathy!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I received a wonderful package from Stephanie and I have been blown away. The squares are so beautiful and the stitching is amazing. The pattern,taken from 'An Open Heart' by The Drawn Thread, is one I have in my stash and have loved it for sometime. Stephanie stitched it on 32ct Lambswool Linen using Needlepoint Inc. silks. She has really gone overboard with the other gifts - even some chocolate for Valentine's Day.
The Just Nan chart and charm will be fun to stitch and will always remind me of Stephanie and just how generous and kind embroiderers are. Marg F
I love Shepherd's Bush, and hearts and Valentine's Day and purple. So this is all just perfect! Thank you again, Mercy. :)
Oh, and please note the adorable hand made beaded fob that Mercy made me. I have coveted one of these since I first saw them around the blogs. Now I have one of my very own. I am overjoyed!
To participate in The Earth Day Holiday Round you must stitch a square under the same Fair and Square Rules as always (size around 50 x 50 stitches, neutral fabric only, linen or evenweave only, 32 ct. only...etc as outlined in the rules portion of this blog.) Each square MUST contain at least one of the following:
- Streams, rivers, lakes, etc.
*Anything that is seen in nature as a Natural Substance or Thing is appropriate for this round. *
Again, e-mail me if you are interested in signing up for this round. Next "holiday" round will be the Fourth of July, I'll start Sign Ups in May.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Thank you, Mercy, I just LOVE the squares, they are absolutely beautiful.
Monday, February 11, 2008
As you can see, she also included some other goodies for me. She sent me a Little House Needleworks chart and some Belle Soie silks from my wish list. Thank you so much, Mel.
Edit to add designer info: Mel posted a comment that she used pieces of a Blackbird Design called "Be Kind and True". I also forgot to mention that you can click on the image above to see a full-size version of it.
A big thanks to you for taking on the additional work of (possible) holiday exchanges :)
We've just got 18 days until mailing time. Please remember to get your squares in the mail by Feb. 29, 2008! If you are going to be late, then you have 2 weeks during the clean-up period to get them off....let's make every effort to get them mailed off by mail time!
I've been a bit lack-a-daisial on keeping track of things the past couple of weeks, but I believe I've gotten myself all caught up today. SO, please check the Round #6 list if you want your name on it. And check the Round #5 listings to make sure if you've mailed/received, that your marked as such.
REMEMBER: Sign Ups for Round #6 are underway!!! either post to the board or dash me an e-mail for signing up. If you have friends that want to join in, please let them know our next round is fast approaching!
NOW then, I'm going to set up a poll...I've been tossing the idea around for a bit, and I think it may be something that other's are interested in. I like Holidays...all of them, now I'm MOST familiar with the ones American's celebrate, since I'm American, BUT here's my idea, what about having separate exchanges from the regular rounds that are called "Easter Round" or "St. Patty's Round" or "Sinterklaas Round", etc. Those people interested in exchanging during that round would stitch squares (main square and signature square) just as we do now - under the same rules...to arrive a month prior to the holiday we're having a round for...what do you think? CAST your votes in the poll located in the sidebar - this is limited to MEMBERS ONLY!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
I can't tell how excited I was when I opened my package that came in the mail today. Everything about the package was just perfect. The way everything was packaged and what was inside the packaging.
Staci K. really did her homework on these. They are so me! The colors and the designs. Staci stitched different motifs from a few different samplers from Sampler and Antique Needlework. She picked the colors using DMC variations thread. They are just gorgeous! I can't tell you how much I love them! I think I am going to have to make something with them right away!
She also sent me some goodies, of course! Chocolates (who doesn't love that) and fibers, some DMC's and a Caron Wildflowers "Peacock"--how fitting! Thank you so much Staci.
First a picture before anything was opened. The anticipation was just too much. Wrapped in red and green for Christmas.
Opening the package was so much fun. This picture is of all the wonderful things Sue sent to me....the chocolate is so yummy.
Here is a close up of the stitching. Her stitching is perfect.
I am thanking Sue from the bottom of my heart for all the thought she put into this. Also Thank you for all the wonderful goodies. It is very kind of you.
Happy Stitching Hugs, Kathy R.