Monday, March 31, 2008
I mailed your package today...
Saturday, March 29, 2008
The holiday rounds are "extra" rounds that run at the same time or concurrently with the regularly scheduled rounds. The holiday rounds are the only rounds with "THEMES" you need to follow the "theme" specified to participate in the round. If it isn't a holiday that you celebrate, then don't participate!
Remember you can join in as many rounds as you like, you can even lay off a few rounds and come back at a later point in time...just communicate your wishes with me. If you want to be removed from the board...let me know and I'll remove you - no problem.
We're all doing really good! I'm impressed with everyone's attention to detail. If I fall behind and miss you...help me with the housekeeping by letting me know you've sent/rec'd and your name isn't marked off...I have two jobs and 4 kids...that speaks for itself. I'm human and have a life outside this board. SO help is always appreciated....but give me a couple of days before you let me know, as I usually followup...it just may take a couple of days.
Thanks for your help and attention to detail...it makes my life a lot easier!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Here are the beautiful squares I received as well as the goodies...THANKS to Terry!
I will be sending my TODAY! :) Be on the lookout for them sometime next week...
I received my Earth Day Squares from Ruth B. They are so beautiful. I just love them. She also sent a Sampler Thread, a Vicki Clayton silk and some flower buttons.
Ruth says that the pattern is an adjusted version of one from Donna Kooler's 555 Timeless Cross-Stitch patterns. This is so much fun!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Below are pics of the two squares and all the goodies;
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The Sweetheart Tree pattern is also very nice as I do love their designs and I want to try my hand at a biscornu soon and think this pattern will be a good one for it. Thanks for the mints, the darling pins, and the springtime colors of wdw variation threads. This is a very special treat and I appreciate all of the thoughtfulness that you put into it.
Anyway, I received GORGEOUS Earth Day squares. The colors are so beautiful, and the design is just too cute! And I love the little bunny repeated on the name square.
Here's a closer pic of the front square:
Thank you, Staci! I just love what you stitched for me. :)
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
I am so excited about joining in with the exchanges. I have been stitching for about 14 years now and stitch on both Evenweave and Aida. I love to stitch all kinds of different things and I love to try new finishing techniques. I look forward to exchanging with everyone!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Well, today was a really nice mail day, I got my earth day package from Joan and it made me smiling...my little one asked me:
Mom what happened? You are looking so happy ...and I am ;-)...
Joan stiitched wonderful squares and added a perfectly matching piece of fabric,
I have to finish it as a pillow because one have to seee a lot of the fabric, it´s soooo perfect;-))
And she spoiled me with lots of gifts, many of them are self-made, you can see them on the second pic, there was a really nice painted and wooden needlecase done by Jill, I like this really much;-)).....a nice stitching bag, a beaded scissor fob and a little sewed hen...the third pic shows my other goodies: A LHN chart from my wishlist, notecards, a Gingher scissor, I am just starting collecting scissors ;-)...charms and beading needles(also on my wishlist), a piece of green linen, a bunch of DMC floss ( I always appreciate this because we have to pay so much per skein in Europe*sigh*) and a tin with mints....
Joan, you couldn´t have done it better, I am sooo happy with everything and I really hope I can give you back some of my feelings with your package which will go out next week...
Thx so much and a big hug,
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I've just joined "fair and square". I'm glad I was accepted and I hope I can be able to correspond.
I'm 36 and learn to stitch from my mother when I was about 8 years old (I keep the first little work I've done as a treasure!). Stiching and playing with colors is an activity that I find very relaxing and amusing. I stitch in linen and my favourite thread is DMC.
Have to go! But I will be around...
I'm looking forward to participating in the exchanges. I found the blog though Shelly P who's my partner for another exchange. The concept of the squares is great! Now I just have to think of all the nifty ways I might use them.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Thanks- Malinda (Mel)
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I have tried several times the past week to email you but the mail keeps bouncing back. I am glad to hear you received your squares and that you like them. I'll let you know when I get your squares, but might only be able to post here as I haven't found out what I can do to get my emails to you.
Enjoy your week,
Monday, March 17, 2008
I received an e-mail from Willeke on Mar 6 to let me know that she had received my squares. Unfortunately she has been really busy and unable to post them (either here or on her own blog) so I am going to post a picture of them for her.
I have been browsing all the great pictures on this blog for quite a while and couldn't resist any longer - so I joined. I have been stitching for 12+ years and love so many designers that it's impossible to name them all. I only stitch on linen and love to use all different kinds of threads, silks, overdyed threads and also good old DMC.
I'm hooked on exchanges and I'm looking forward to stitching my first square.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Thanks again Michele!!!!
The Earth Day squares I stitched for you are packaged and on their way. According to New Zealand post it will take no longer than 2 weeks to arrive. I do hope you enjoy the squares I stitched for you and the small introduction to life in our part of the Earth.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
I have heard wonderful things about this exchange and decided to join in. I am a 33 year SAHM to 2 wonderful little ones. My son is 3 and my daughter is 1. I have been stitching for 20 years and find it to be a great stress relief after a day of running around after the kids. I also help people decorate their homes, which is also great fun.
I love stitching on evenweave/linen. My favorite threads are WDW, CC, GAST, SSS, and Anchor. Some of my favorite designers are Mosey N Me, SanMan Originals, Little House Needlework, Bent Creek, Lizzie Kate, My Mark Designs and many more.
Have to run. Need to get supper for the little ones.
Talk to you all soon.
Friday, March 14, 2008
SONDA: I can't get your e-mail to go through? It says you don't have a valid yahoo account? Maybe I've got it wrong...could you send me an e-mail so I can get your partner info to you?
Partners for Round #6 are as follows.
Just a few quick reminders...
BOTH pieces of fabric should be at least 6 inches square (more fine - less no!). Neutral linen/evenweave in 32 ct. ONLY. E-mail your partners and mail ON TIME!
I'll update this post when all e-mails have been sent with partner information.
Thank you for participating ladies!! : ) Vonna
Annette W. - Marie P.
Melissa C. - Stephanie (Munners)
Nicky R - Joan S
Heidi - Laura M
Suzanne St. - Julianne P
Laurie W - Neila
Kathy A - Clare
Christine R - Pokua
LisaCT - Kathy R
Kim S - Joanne L
Melissa G - Wanda
Danica M - Laura K
Sabine R - Jayne
Sonda - Mel (Malinda B)
Ruth - Mairi G.
Liz S - Nadia
Paula C - Monique
Terry P - Nicola L
Vicki P - Mary Kathryn
Marg F - Dani B
Margaret S - Tracy J
Gaby M - Amy SC
Sue W - Deb (LR)
SaraNC - Karen D
Sharon B - Cathy B
Sandra B - Vonna
Tuula H - Jill F
Christina L - Rima A
Darla L - Peg
Anna E - Mercy
Daniela - Staci
Looking forward to getting to know you all.
I am also sending out my squares to Wendy - so sorry for the delay. I am feeling much better now that I am further along in my pregnancy.
I do so much enjoy doing these squares, but I am going to hold off for a while until baby comes and such. I will visit the blog on a regular basis to see all the beutiful squares.
Thank you Vonna for all your terrific help.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Thank you also for the other goodies .. you do know how to spoil someone :) Here's pictures .. sorry one of them is soooo out of focus :(
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
just joined fair and square while strolling through other stitching web site
have signed up for round 7
am unsure how the partnering occurs
my assumption is that it is assigned
i will look that over again
looking forward to this
I'm German, married with three children and have been stitching for 11 years now. I stitch nearly every day and always have several projects on the go. On Saturday, I'm going to a big craft fair and I'm sure I'll find a few more projects there ;-)
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
And here are the squares i sent to Vicki. I now have to stitch this piece for myself. it is so cute and it was so much fun to stitch. I couldn't put it down.
I'm 32, been married 13 years this summer. I've been cross-stitching forever it seems like! I love huge projects: Angel of Cross Stitch, Marbek Nativity, Mothers Tree--stuff like that. But I love the smaller stuff when I need a break or a quick stitch! :)
I have two boys, 10 and 8! Where has the time gone? My older one starts middle school next year!
Thanks for letting me join up!
Now I am rethinking my plan to make a book and am thinking about making my lovely squares from everyone into hanging pinkeeps that I can put on one wall in the daycare so everyone can see all the beautiful things I am receiving from such wonderful people all over the world!!!
Thank you again Nicky, you made the perfect choice!!
I found this in my mailbox yesterday! Beautiful squares from Denise, lovely hand-cream ( how could you know that dry skin is my big problem!), a beautiful chart by Bent Creek and some cute lace ribbon. I really look forward to the moment I have enough time to finish these squares. I`ll have a wonderful collection of smalls! Thank you!
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Beautiul squares received from Annemiek received on Friday. I will post pictures tomorrow. Annamiek yours should be arriving soon - I emailed you but have not heard back yet???? My mum has been ill so getting to the post was delayed. I have emailed Vonna and she is aware that they are being sent. Thanks you so much for the lovely A Mon Ami Pierre design and the gorgeous thread and pattern. I will post some nice pictures in the morning.
Sharon B -*- Australia
Look what I received from Teresa -- my round 5 squares, Sampler Threads, a kitchen towel and the cutest little canvas bag. I love the squares you stitched, love the design and the colors you used. Thank you very much.
And... it's taken me a couple more days to get your squares finished. Was hoping to have them in the mail today, but not quite. I have about an hour's left of stitching and they will be done. I'll post on Monday when they have been mailed.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Look at these beautiful squares!! Sonda, you are a talented stitcher. The picture doesn't do it service. The beading is so pretty. I love my squares and all of the wonderful goodies Sonda sent. (The Altoids tin is empty.) Thank you so much Sonda.
I received these beautiful squares from Melissa in CA yesterday! I just love them!! Thank you so much Melissa. The design is just perfect - I'm trying to decide how to finish the squares. I've been toying with the idea of making wooden flossy holders and I think this would be a great design for the center (front and back). The design is "Tiny Little Quaker" by Papillon Creations; stitched with NN Painted Desert. I love over-dyed fibers (my weakness) :)
Forgot to mentioned the goodies Melissa sent along. She included a skein of NN Painted Desert and one of the new Just Nan patterns - Florentine Floral. I really love it.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
I thanked Shelley when I first received them on Tuesday but I'll thank her again here because I truly love what she sent...do you see that yummy Waterlillies floss??? I already have a project in mind. Thank you so much Shelley!!!!!