Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Also to Cathy B my Round 6 partner - your squares have not arrived yet but I will email the minute they do!! can't wait. Yours are on their way but if my Earth Day squares are any indication the mail from the Land of Oz is being sent by slow snail mail. So please don't panic - they will arrive!! have a great day everyone.
In the package there were also all these wonderful Mary Engelbreit goodies! I couldn't be happier. Thank you so much Danica!
I have a couple of "reminders" that I would like to share with you....now I'm not trying to be harrassing - and a BIG thank you to all of you that actually do this, but I still have some members that do not do this and it is making my life difficult. If you belong to ANY other board (or at least one that is ran well!) you are asked to do simple things to help the moderators.
POSTING to the board when you mail your exchange
POSTING to the board when you receive your exchange
POSTING a picture to the board of your received exchange
I do not believe this is too much to ask...if it is, then perhaps you need to find another exchange. I understand that some of you e-mail each other...and that is great, super, wonderful - please continue to do that. Some of you e-mail me - which is super too and if I'm not in the middle of a catastrophe (which seems to be happening at an alarming rate at my house of late) then I go directly to the board and do whatever you told me to do in the e-mail. The only thing I ask is that you do the above 3 things when you mail and receive exchanges on this board. And again I reiterate a large percentage is doing that. But also there is a pretty hefty number of you that continue to not do anything regarding this issue and in some instances just by-pass anything that I've set up in the rules. That is not fair to me....and believe me a large number of minutes and in some cases around Round time hours are put into this board. I do things every day for members of this board - whether it is signing up, tracking squares, taking people out of rounds if needed, putting them back in if needed, changing profiles, etc. etc. And I'm really not complaining about that - because this is a wonderful board with many, many, talented ladies. But this issue of tracking squares is really hard....especially when we have 60+ people exchanging every round.
Look at it this way your posting to this board...is a record of what you did as a member and partner on this exchange. I like receipts myself...always good to have receipts...think of it as a receipt.
Thank YOU all for your attention to this matter....and if you would care to read the directions, which I ask you to do upon membership to this board....they STATE this very thing in them clearly. And you can go to the "labels" list in the sidebar and click on "business" to refresh yourself on a lot of common issues. This same issue is in there at least 3 or 4 times.
Let me know....my e-mail is all over this blog.
Your 4th of July squares were sent by global priority this morning. Hopefully the package will wing its way swiftly from California to Victoria! :o)
Please sign me up for round 8. Thank you.
Today I have got a surprise delivered by the door. It was an envelope with the squares from Staci. It is a beautiful spring design. Staci also sent a range of amazing variegated flosses along with a gorgeous tin. Thank you very much Staci, your package came in the right time...I am leaving for a small trip to the mountains in the afternoon and will be back on Saturday.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
When I got home from work today, I had a beautiful package in the mail from Tuula. And I do mean beautiful package!
I had to take a picture of the envelope, it is so beautiful.
Inside were my fair squares. Tuula stitched a peacock which is a small part from Long Dog Samplers "Virtue" with DMC threads.
It's kind of funny that Tuula and I should be paired up. We learned that we have the same likes. Tuula said that when she was reading my blog she kept thinking that she was reading about herself.
One thing is that we both collect thimbles. She sent me a thimble that is made from genuine reindeer bone from Lapland. She also sent me a personalized keyring that is made of tiny Lapland trees. These are both very cool! The pictures are not going to do any of these things justice. I also got a piece of banding and 2 beautiful skeins of thread.
Thank you so much, Tuula, I love everything!
IF SO....please send me an e-mail...links all over the sidebar and in the rules.
Monday, April 28, 2008
I was spoiled today! Not only did I get lovely squares from Karen, but look at everything else she sent me! Some gorgeous Silkweavers fabric, a really neat LHN pattern: Moon and Stars, great backing fabric, a neato plastic card holder that I had been obsessing over (how did she know that?) and some great WDW thread. Plus a magnet and a postcard that immediately was claimed by my ten year old for his postcard collection!
On the back of WDW I read their address as Raleigh Rd in Fuquay-Varina, NC. I mapquested the address and it is less than TWO BLOCKS from where I live?! Seriously! They must have moved, because I would have noticed before hand if they lived in my bitty town of Fuquay! :) So I got thread from Arizona, that was probably made right behind my house! I'm going to do a drive-by tomorrow!:)
Sonda (in OR). Check out these pretty squares. These are the prettiest squares! Sonda, thank you! She included 3 skeins of Wildflowers floss, some pretty fabric and a tin of Altoids. I'll have a few days before I go back to work so I'm planning on have a finishing marathon when I return from my trip...... I've already got a technique picked out :) The pattern is called "Thanks a Bunch" by Just Nan.
....arrived last week, I let Amy know at once, it´s just my cam which doesn´t work till today;-))
Here is what I got and all these things are soooo beautiful;-) We also traded for a German cross stitch book Amy wants;-)
Aren´t the squares great? It´s a funny thing, Amy and I mailed a bit about what to stitch and I told her I would love to have something with coffee, I thought about a design by LHN but I never talked to Amy about it...and look what she stitched;-))) A LHN coffee design...I also got the cutest little needleroll you have ever seen...it´s finished as a scissor fob;-))) My mom visited me today and she asked for a piece of fabric to start the same thing at once because she couldn´t resist;-))) And I will do one too as soon as...well, another idea to add to my brain....I have already made an ideas book where I add all my new id
I also got a package with sewing charms, beading needles and 4 charts, three from CCN and a Plumpudding heart I´ve seen on Amys blog;-))
So thank you to Amy for all these nice and thoughtful gifts.....and I can´t wait for her to get my squares because I like them too;-)))
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Just want to say I love these squares! I finally got them today :) I actually get to post twice in one day! I have had a very lovely weekend, and what a wonderful way to top it off! Notice the cloth in the background! I had it in my stash just waiting for this project!! Cannot wait to finish it off... I have no college tomorrow night ... :) yippee! Perhaps you will see another finish soon!
I love the writing of the signature square :) and love that these squares are from Germany!!! What a treat!
Thank you again!
Melissa C. stitched me some spring bunny squares recently, and I wanted to post the pinkeep which I made today! She was so nice and supplied most of the materials I would need, so I made my first pinkeep this morning. Thank you Melissa! My finishing is not perfect, but I love it and I think your stitching hides any mistakes I might have made! Thank you! Very Happy ... Happy Dancing!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I left my camera in Vermont so I had to use my scanner for "picture posting" ~
Amy I really hope you like the "German" squares I did...and I am sure you will like the Dahlbeck book we traded for;-)) Please show us what you will stitch first out of this book.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Here are the loverly squares from Sabine R, I just love the purple theme, I think I will make them up into a thread tag, but It will have to wait till I get back from Norway. There is also a picture of the other goodies she sent me.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
At last I am able to post photos of the great exchange I received from Vonna. I love the squares - a design by Country Cottage Needleworks which along with Little House Needleworks are my favorites at the moment. The thread is Crescent Colours and fabric Sassy's Fabbys Sugared Coffee.
I really appreciated receiving the other goodies too - all which are becoming harder to get in Australia. Many thanks Vonna and keep up the good work.
Marg F - Australia
Can you please sign me up for round 8 also?
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Also, I am mailing out your squares tomorrow. I hope that you will like them.
I have posted my squares to sabine today I hope they arrive a bit quicker than the ones I sent to Nicky,I have finally photographed the lovely squares and goodies I received from Nicky.
Hugs from Tuula. :)
I have received these lovely round 6 squares from Terry P. She saw that I liked LHN designs and so stitched the tree from the Willow Tree Inn. I also have a liking for Swaledale sheep, a black faced breed from The Yorkshire Dales in Northern England, and as I also love blackbirds this design was very appropriate. Terry also included some pretty ribbons and threads. Thank you very much Terry. This was my first round and I've really enjoyed taking part in this exchange.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Due to my job I moved last month from Würzburg to Heidelberg, Germany.
My friend Sabine R. told me about Fair and Square and today I could not longer resist. The squares everybody is doing here are just too beautiful to stay away. Plus, this seems like a very nice group of people. I am very happy to be here.
You can find my old blog here: http://de.blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-sk2vsZs8eqFvsLuxKu.wKl57_PQ-;_ylt=As2_TgNnm9YZhMQtb5Z5m4pMO.J3?cq=1 and my new one that I startet past Saturday is here: http://maggitle.blogspot.com/
Vonna signed me up for round 7 and I cannot wait to start.
I wish everybody a good day, Margit
Monday, April 21, 2008
I learned to do needlepoint from my mother and grandmother as a child, and took up cross stitch as a teenager. I took a very long break (10 years or so) after my best friend and stitchy buddy passed away. I started picking up those little Stitch and Hang Christmas ornament kits a few Christmases ago, then Subversive Cross Stitch two summers ago, and the addiction gradually started coming back. When I stumbled upon the blogging community, I was completely done for! :o)
My blog is Ladybug and Bear .
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
I've been stitching ever since I was in grade school - I probably learned my first x's when I was 8 or 9 years old, watching my Mom and Granma doing their stitching. I took a break due to life events - school, college, career, etc. - but got back into stitching in 2002 and have been going strong ever since.
I'm looking forward to getting involved with this group!
The Stitching Hour
REMEMBER - all squares stitched and exchanged must have a 4th of July theme including at least ONE of the following: USA FLAG/4th of July/fireworks/red-white-blue, etc.
**ALL MEMBERS HAVE BEEN E-MAILED!!! - if you didn't receive your partner's information please contact VONNA as soon as possible**
Have fun ladies with this Round!
Patti K. - Jill F.
Danica M. - Heather L.
Kendra G - April K
Melissa C - Natasha B
Marie P - Diana J
Suzanne St - Wanda B
Michele W - Melita D
Monique - Sonda
Laura M - Christine R
Teresa S - Ruth B.
Melissa P - Staci K
Joan S - Sharon (Daffycat)
Wendy Jo - Barbara CL
Vonna - Kim S
Darla - Paula C
Diane M - Georgie
Sue W - Chris B
Heidi - Donna B
Carolyn F - Karen D
Mary Kathryn - Cathy B
Looking forward to participating on this blog!
Here are some pictures of the beautiful Earth Day Squares I received from Suzanne S. Thank you so much, they are just lovely, and so very neatly done. Thank you also Suzanne for the gorgeous thread, fabric and lovely postcards which my four little ones loved looking at. What a lovely fair and square partner and I hope to see you here in the land of Oz some day Suzanne.