Please email me telling me a bit about yourself and your stitching history, likes and dislikes, some photo's of some of your work would be greatly appreciated
Please click the "follow this blog" link to keep up with whats going on , but if your not on the members list you won't be able to take part!
Please look down the right hand column for the rules of the exchanges.
So come on in and join the exchanging fun
lorna x

Monday, December 28, 2009

Coming soon....

firstly can i wish you all a happy new year, i hope you all had a good christmas and santa was kind to you lol

watch this space for the next exchange coming soon.......

can i please take this appertunity to remind people of the requirements of the exchanges....
your item must have a stitched area of at least 50x50 sts approx (unless otherwise stated) it must be finished to the best possible standard in the technique of your choice and it must arrive in plenty of time of the end of the exchange, if your item dissapears in the post it is upto you to restitch and replace the item.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

I unwrapped my Exchange piece from Polly this morning.

She also sent some Thorntons Chocolates, and some threads. Thanks, Polly.

And, Merry Christmas, Everyone.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas exchange received

I received my package from Lucy. Beautiful.
The christmas present is under the tree.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas exchange arrives

Today my Christmas exchange presents have arrived from Lindsay. She sent me a very nice ornament and also a wrapped piece which will go under the tree. The ornament is already on display with the others I have.

Thank you very much, Lindsay!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Just wondering

If Paula has recieved my gift ??? I haven't heard anything yet and I sent it a while ago.


My Exchange arrived this morning, but I can't post any pictures until after Christmas because Polly has wrapped both the exchange piece, AND the gift as one present.

Thanks, Polly.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My presents to Claire

As Claire has already received my presents I thought I'd show you what did I send to her. I chose a Lizzie Kate design, because I like her patterns very much and because I thought Claire and her family may like it too. I included some Christmas stickers as well, as from her blog I know that Claire likes making cards. Finally a wrapped piece that she can put under the tree and open on Christmas Day.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Exchange

I posted mine yesterday, so should be there some time next week, I hope :)

Enjoy, and Merry Christmas! x


Thank you to my stitcher Edit, I love it!:0).I will post up a photo soon.Thank you.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Sorry if I'm a bit late.Just posted mine off today.Hope you like it.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas exchange

Just to let you all know I will be posting mine in the morning, can't remember what the last posting date was.

On its way

My Christmas exchange piece is on its way to its new home. Hope it arrives fast, maybe before the end of the week.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas exchange.....

hows it going, you should all be ready to post very soon.........

Friday, November 27, 2009

Exchange arrived

The postman brought this today from Wendy Jo.
It's so cute and I've often thought about stitching it for myself but never got round to it, now I don't have to.
I really, really like it. Thanks Wendy Jo
The present will go under the tree when it goes up on Tuesday and it'll be the first one there this year.

Friday, November 20, 2009

My Christmas exchange is being mailed

this morning! It should arrive sometime next week I hope!!

Wendy Jo

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Lorna

Hi Lorna

On behalf of us all - just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for everything you do.

Love Michelle x

Happy Birthday Lorna

Hi Lorna

On behalf of us all - just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for everything you do.

Love Michelle x

My Christmas Exchange from Carol H.!

I received my Christmas ornament and gift from Carol H. last night. Thank you so much Carol for a lovely snowman ornament! I love snowmen. I also received a cute bunny rubber stamp!

Thanks for a lovely exchange.

Wendy Jo

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Xmas Details gone out.....

you should all have your details, please let me know...

a reminder for you......

posting date
DECEMBER 5TH (you must have your items in the post by this date)

STITCH something in a christmas theme
BUY a pressie for you partner that is NOT stitchy related

the pressie must be wrapped to go under the tree but the stitched piece can be opened on arrival!

any problems please let me know
happy stitching
lorna x

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas exchange details!!!

coming very soon..........

Friday, October 23, 2009

Maddy - Exchange arrived

I had to go and pick the parcel up from the Post Office yesterday but haven't been able to get near the laptop to say thank you! It was difficult not to rip it open before I got home!!

All I can say is wow! It is absolutely gorgeous and the photo I have taken really doesn't do it justice. It is beautiful! The backing fabric colours are wonderful and the stitched piece is great. I love it! Thank you for the little teddy too - he is so cute! The thread will be great for when I get my hardanger out again and of course the fabric is brilliant. Where did you get them from? Hopefully somewhere that is online so I can get some more!

I really am chuffed to bits with everything. I am so glad it wasn't lost in the post!! Thank you!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Autumn/Halloween exchange

Hi ladies, I signed up for both the halloween and autumn exchanges. So far I have received from Chris but not my other partner. I don't know if you have posted that you sent to me but if so I haven't received anything yet! If you haven't sent yet then obviously it isn't lost in the post or anything!!

Have a good weekend!

Take care
Sharon (shebafudge)

Thank you Jan

For my gorgeous halloween piece, i love it and well done on your second pin keep a great finish, and the extras too, lovely.

thanks again
lorna x

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Exchange arrived this morning

And I am totally bowled over by it.
Lisa has done an outstanding job and I love it so much
Thank you, thank you, thank you Lisa

Did you send this?

This arrived yesterday but there was nothing on or in the envelope to tell me who the kind sender was.

If it was you, a very big thank you.  My DS2 wants to take it for himself, he's so taken with it, but I love looking at it in the lamplight.  It looks lovely.  If it moves from the front room, it will be to my bedroom!  Many thanks

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hallowe'en Exchange

Sorry for the three posts in a row..

Just wanted to let you know that my exchange piece arrived from Lorna..
Thank You, Lorna, it's great.

I just love the fabric you used for the backing, Lorna. Any chance you can remember where you got it from and can tell me? I want to make hubby a t-shirt out of it :) x

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I am planning on doing an RAK for 5 people. Maybe more.

If you would like to recieve a RAK (random act of kindness) from me, then please, post a reply to this post, and I will choose 5 names from a hat when I return from my trip on the 19th. You'll just have to wait and see if it is you, though :p

Hope to see some posts soon xx

Monday, October 5, 2009

I have a Question

Can people please tell me, truthfully, if they think there is too much backstitch in my pieces.

And I don't mean "two of them are complete backstitch" because believe me, I've had my ear chewed about that already.

I mean across ALL of them, in general.

Autumn Exchange - thanks Lindsay

Look what I received from Lindsay. It is all so pretty AND she sent me some of the fabric she used for the back.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


YES i said the word--well we are in october lol-- CHRISTMAS--
Because everyone is getting busy for the christmas season with there stitching, well heres another one for you
for this exchange you must....

STITCH something in a christmas theme
BUY a pressie for you partner that is NOT stitchy related

the pressie must be wrapped to go under the tree but the stitched piece can be opened on arrival!

you have until end of october to sign up, you package must be in the post for 1st dec

ok who's in?

In Post and I Received Mine Today

Sorry it's a couple days late, but it has gone in the mail today. Don't know how long it will take to get there.
And here is what I received today from Sharon. It is so cute. Thank you Sharon, I absolutely love it.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hallowe'en Exchange (again)

Ummm.. It's the 4th tomorrow, and I am yet to receive my exchange piece.. Getting a bit worried. I hope it gets here soon!! x

New exchanges

When will the next exchange be and how do I get involved?I love seeing all your stitched gift's.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Received my Piece Lucy

Hi Lucy

Just to let you know my Halloween Ornament arrived today.

Thank you Michelle x

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hallowe'en Exchange

Posted it this morning first class so should be there tomorrow. SO sorry it's late, it's been ready to post for a week or two, but I'm terrible, and kept forgetting!!

Hope my partner likes it :) x

Autumn on its way...

to my partner, should take around 7-10 days (I hope)!
Hoping they love it, as much as I do. I really enjoyed this one.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Halloween exchange

My Halloween exchange is now winging its way to its new owner. It was posted yesterday!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Home" exchange received

From Maddy, its gorgeous thank you Maddy and for the lovely fabric and thread you sent along too, i'm sure i will find a project to use them on lol, thanks again.

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Thank you Carol/Autumn exchange

thank you Carol for my gorgeous autumn exchange hanger, along with threads and a fridge magnet which i have forgotten to put in the pic i have just noticed! its gorgeous and will live on my craftroom wall.
thanks again Carol x
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sorry this is late...

Finally got around to taking a picture of the alphabet exchange piece that I received from Polly and thought it best to show you all as it's been a while lol.

alphabet exchange from polly

So sorry it's taken me all this time Polly! Thankyou for a lovely piece! I love the colours and thankyou for the fabrics I can't wait to find some charts for them.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Hello everyone

I'm new and looking forward to chatting and joining in with exchange's.I have been stitching for year's and really love it.Also like card making ATC and baking.
I have been in a few exchanges before, it's so nice getting something exciting in the post.
I'm 32 and married with 3 children and a dog.I work a few part time job's so it's nice to unwind with my stitching.I have just started a blog
Hope you all enjoy reading it.

Autumn exchange from Sharon

Today I received my autumn exchange from Sharon. In the note Sharon mentions this is her first pinkeep, and I think she did a great job. Well done!
I also received a package of Autumn Leaf buttons which will come in very handy.
Thanks Sharon.
Happy stitching

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Halloween exchange received

Thankyou so much Michelle! He is just adorable! He will hanging on my door come Halloween! And the ghosty charm will be hanging on my phone in no time lol. Thankyou so much I love it!

halloween exchange from michelle

Monday, September 21, 2009


My exchange piece will be in the post tomorrow morning first thing! I am so sorry that it is soo late Lorna! I guess life just decided to come crashing down on me lol. I do hope you like it!

My exchange from Wendy Jo

My exchange came from Wendy Jo this morning and it is absolutely gorgeous.

The finishing is perfect and the colours are so rich. She also sent me a lovely piece of fabric that I am sure I will have no trouble at all finding a use for. Thank you so much....

Sue xx

Friday, September 18, 2009

Exchange On Its Way Tomorrow!

Hi All

Just wanted to say that my 'package' will be on its way tomorrow! Hope they like it.

Michelle xx

Autumn exchange

My autumn exchange is on its way. Hope my partner likes it!!

Beautiful exchange received today!

Isn't it lovely when your DH comes to you with the post and says... you've won in the post stakes today and there is a package you were'nt expecting???
It is wonderfully made and beautifully stitched and I love it.
Thank you Elisa, it is so lovely and shall be finding a front position on my shelf of exchanges.

And the thread she sent is colour coordinated with the pins on the side, so neatly finished too. The design is lovely and the colours so subtle, thank you again Elisa, your stitching and finishing is perfect.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My autumn exchange was mailed this morning!

Can't wait until my partner receives it!!!

Wendy Jo

On it's way...

my autumn piece is on its way to it's "new Mum"


Elisa x

in the mail - Autumn exchange

My gift to ........... is now in the mail. Should get there sometime next week :)

For any of you that like to quilt I am doing a giveaway at one of my other blogs.

Thank You Sue

Here is the gorgeous Autumn needlebook exchange piece that I have just received from Sue…

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isn’t it wonderful, the finishing is perfect and it’s in such gorgeous colours…that will definitely take pride of place in my workbox….thank you so much Sue, I love it!!

Hugs & Stitches

Elisa x

Monday, September 14, 2009

My autumn exchange from Jane

I just received a lovey package from Jane today!! She made me the cutest bag with a mushroom on it!!
here is a pic:

Thanks so much Jane...I LOVE BAGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And this is so cute!! I will post pics on my blog to make dinner now.

Wendy Jo

Autumn exchange received - Chris!!

I have received my autumn exchange. Thank you Chris, it is absolutely gorgeous and matches our lounge perfectly!! It actually arrived on Friday, but I was out and had to go and collect it. All weekend I was racking my brains as to what I could have ordered and forgotten about never even thinking it could be the exchange already! I ripped the envelope open and found a very prettily wrapped package. It really brightened my day! Your finishing is fantastic! There were also some lovely threads and some cute little teapot buttons. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am thrilled to bits with it all.

Autumn cross stitch...

I have posted my Autumn cross stitching so hope it arrives safely.


Sunday, September 6, 2009


Just to keep everyone here posted, I am in the middle of moving from the west coast to the east coast of Canada and will be missing from these exchanges for a little while. As I am driving across with our trailer we will be a while. It makes me sad that I might miss some exchanges before xmas but alas "c'est la vie".
I look forward then to exchange with other stitchers. Thanks for your patience...vivian

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Heart of Home

I have just received my exchange present from Jane. She stitched me a beautiful kitchen sampler which I like very very much. I have to look for a place for it in our kitchen. She also included a book full of Welsh recipes and beautiful illustrations and a lovely card made by her son!

Thank you Jane, for both of you! It is a really beautiful exchange present.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Halloween/Autumn details

have gone out now, sorry for the further delay, i have been trying to get them done for the last few days but everything keeps getting in the way, now i have DD upstairs with a migrain and a grumpy grandson lol

if you could all let me know they have arrived please

obviously they have to arrive in good time for halloween, so please post in plenty of time.

happy stitching folks
lorna x

Exchange arrived!

Thank you Lorna for my lovely hanging its so pretty. I love the colour of the even weave and the saying is just what we need at this moment.
Beautifully stitched and finished

Chris x

My Piece Arrived!


I adore it - thank you so much. Its lovely.
Will take pride of place on my lounge door as a hanger.
Love Michelle xx

Monday, August 31, 2009

My home exchange from Sue

Here is my home exchange from Sue...I absolutely love it! She also sent a lovely pincushion and some lovely ribbon too!

Thanks so very much for a wonderful exchange!

Wendy Jo

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mine's on it's way

A couple of days later than planned but with being sick I had to wait until someone could go to the PO for me.

Anyway it's gone 1st recorded so hopefully will arrive quickly

Hello you lot!

just to let you know i will be sorting the halloween/autumn partners out later sorry i am a bit late did not feel upto it with this cold that just won't leave me, off to shop and such now, so look out in your email boxes later.

Friday, August 28, 2009

My exchange from Lucy

This is the lovely exchange piece that I received from Lucy. She made the design up herself and made it into a little hanging pillow. I love it Lucy and the colour is just right and the words couldn't be truer....I'm never without a cuppa in my hand. Thank you.

Sue x

Thank you so much Chris :)

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This is the absolutely divine cushion which I received from Chris this morning….I adore it so much, it’s in “my colours” and will fit into my bedroom so perfectly, the fabrics she has used are so pretty and the ribbon trim just finishes it off so delightfully.

Thank you so very much Chris :~)

Hugs & Stitches

Elisa x

Home exchange received!

I received it on Tuesday but haven't had connection to post a message.

Thankyou Wendy it is lovely!

I have put it infront of the tele so I can see it everyday lol.
home exchange from wendy
And here is the back:
home exchange from wendy back
Again thankyou so much Wendy!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


I have just posted my home exchange. Hopefully it should be in it's new home by next week

My home exchange has arrived.

I've received my exchange from Lucy and as soon as my battereies are charged I'll post a pic.

Sue xx

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Home Exchange

I posted my Home exchange on monday, first class recorded.. So it *should* be there by now, if not soon. x

In the post


My 'Home' exchange is in the post!!


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Home Exchange Arrived..

...and it is LOVELY. Thanks so much, Edit, I love it. Now I just have to find somewhere to put it!
Sorry for the fuzziness of the picture.. with it being framed the glass interfered with my camera. The picture doesn't do it justice, at all. It is a gorgeoous piece, and well stitched.
Keep on Stitching.
Hugs and Stitches.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I am mailing my home exchange today!!

It has a bit of a journey to make..hope my partner likes it!

Wendy Jo

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Home exchange on the way

I have posted my home exchange this morning. It doesn't have a long way to go, with some luck can be in its new home by the end of the week. Watch your mailboxes :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Thank you Elisa

The postman had perfect timing by bringing this today as I'm off on holiday within the next hour and had planned to post a warning to my partner that I would be away and not able to say if it had arrived!

I love it and it's so true, I will find somewhere to hang it when I get home

Friday, August 14, 2009

Autumn/halloween exchange!!!

i have been thinking about this..........i had trouble deciding which one to go for, well halloween was my first choice of course lol but then i thought "oh but i love autumn too" so i was thinking........... if anyone would like to do both halloween and autumn in the exchange then thats fine, obviously only if you can manage both pieces in the time given!!!

so ..........

if you have chosen one and would like to do the other one too please let me know!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

“Home” Exchange is on its way…


to its new owner….

Hugs & Stitches

Elisa x

Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer exchange from Rachael

Today I have received my summer exchange from Rachael! She sent me a very nice piece with strawberry design (I love strawberries) several ribbons in lovely colours, threads and a beautiful card.

Thank you Rachael!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Thank you, Michelle

For two lovely pieces. The hanger went straight up in my hallway.
I'll look forward to trying out the rayon threads too. Happy stitching and a very big thank you