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

Friday, January 30, 2009

Just to clear up any confusion!

The exchange i have just sent partners out for is the Friendship on, i have not sorted the food and drink one yet, that will be at the end of february

if you look down the right hand side and scroll down you will see list of those taking part in each exchange, i will do this for each exchange so you can keep track of which ones you are in,

you will not be receiving from the same person that you are sending to and for each exchange i will change the partners round so you will be sending to and receiving from somone different as much as i possibly can.

hope that helps

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Food and drink exchange

Please can you add me to your list for taking part in this one Lorna, thanks x

Exchange details gone out

you should all hopefuly have an email with your partners addresses on, please could you let me know that you have received them.

you have until the end of feb to send you item, please can you email me when you post your items and also when you receive your items too.

we will post pics when everyone has received

happy exchanging guys.

right off to get mine finished and in the post.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I've Started!

Hi All

I started on the next exchange!
Really got the stitchy bug at the moment!

Love Michelle xx

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

All finished & ready.... post! I completed and finished my friendship ornie over the weekend :0). I really enjoyed stitching it and am thinking about the next one now.

Hugs & Stitches
Elisa x

Monday, January 26, 2009

Addresses needed!

for the following people...

if you could let me know asap please because i want to get the exchange sorted and let you know your partners.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Next Exchange-- FOOD AND DRINK

i was'nt going to post this until end of january but michelle will be away for most of february so i am posting it now!

the way i am thinking with this one is....
anything to do with food and/or drink in a very broad sense
i know little house needleworks have the designs, "the Chocolate shop" and "strawberry house" lizzie kate do chocolate designs, the chocolate could bring in the easter side of things!
A Bee produces honey which is food
teapots for the Drink side of it

Do you see where i am coming from

sign up until end of feb
posting by end of march

whos in?

Next Exchange

Woo-Hoo Lorna - I'm excited.

When are you going to reveal what the next one is?

Love Michelle x

Friday, January 16, 2009

i've finished !

my stitching, just need to decide how and make up,

how are you all doing or are you waiting until you know who your partner is?

i have decided what the next exchange will be, i will post it soon he he.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Guess who's half done?

Yes, I am. And that's really good considering I don't like to stitch as much as my Mum would like me too Haha. I've halfway done the stitching, and I am actually quite enjoying the design I chose. Hope you're all doing well, Take Care. Lucy. x

Friday, January 9, 2009

Hello all

good to see you all posting, i think i am going to enjoy these exchanges, i am going to try and take part in every month but lets see how it goes lol

so i know we hav'nt actualy completed this exchange yet but i want your ideas on future ones as i want to post the next for sign up during february
we could even do the odd no make exchanges, to a theme, a colour or i did one once which was a frog exchange, it was great fun, i realy loved it,
so what do you lot think?

Hi to everyone


I'm Amanda, otherwise known as Zandon on the boards (my blog is Stitching Stuff) and I'm looking forward to participating in a number of exchanges. I don't expect to be able to do them all, I'll be happy I think if I manage about half. In order to make sure I don't muck up, I'm going to try and complete or almost complete an item before I sign up for any exchange, otherwise I can see that I'll miss deadlines and things.
Hi Everyone, my name is Janice, I live by the sea in Hastings, Sussex. I love cross stitch mainly but do a little knitting and my aim for 2009 is to conquer Quilting.
I know Lorna and Michelle from lornas forum.
I have taken part in exchanges and RR's before but am a newbie at ornies.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Guess who finished!

Hi All

Guess who has finished her friendship piece - yes me!
Thought I'd make an early start on it especially with us going on holiday.
So its all done. Really pleased with how it turned out.

Hope everyone is well.

Love Michelle xx

Hello Everyone.

Hi. I'm Lucy, and like my Mum, I don't like writing these, so I too will keep it brief. I'm 20, engaged, and a Mother of one, to my son, Caleb, who is a little over 9 months old. I've been stitching for around 10 years, since my Mum taught me. I don't stitch a lot, but when I do, my Fiance has a hard time getting me to put it down! I've never done an exchange, OR finished anything in anything other than a frame, but there is a first time for everything!

Happy New Year to all, and I can't wait to find out who I'm sending to! x

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Hey up chucks!!

I am Rachael
aka brokenfairy
aka raelou75
aka stressedstitcher,
so you may or may not know or heard of moi!!
My Main blog is HERE. It is supposed to be about my stitching, but I do tend to rabbit about other stuff as well.
I just love exchanges ,and I look forward to joining in with you all,
sending you some exchange pieces you will hopefully like :0)
Right well I'm off as I am supposed to stitching on a UFO piece tonight.

Hello I am Polly whos potty abou x-stitch

Well I am 40 nearly 41 in February18th .I Love cross stitch been doing this for 20 years off and on but came back to seriously about 4 years and wow the Internet changing my stitching and especially finishing before this thought you could only frame x-stitch and do bookmarks. I feel very privilege to have met Lorna through forum she has finished work for me mainly cushion to high standard the most famous one been the yellow elephant for my niece Katie ( hopefully picture below)

kts cushion

I also had the pleasure to meet with Lorna this year at the crafty natter meet up in Derby.
MY stitching blog is
I love stitching exchanges too as it opens you eyes and mind to different designers etc.
my other hobbies are football F1 card making( only stared this year) a little cooking/baking and reading . I am also a Christan who does voluntary work as well as working 32 -37 hours as staff nurse.

Morning all

BBrrr its cold out there!
i am gradualy adding you all as authors, which means you will be able to post on th blog, i still need some people's email and snail mail details, as soon as i have your emails i will grant to author status lol

so who has actualy started stitching your pieces then?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hello all

I know a few names but most of you probably don't know me :)

I hate writing these things so they tend to be brief. I'm Lindsay, technically a single mum and a granmother that's 36 years old and has been stitching for 17 1/2 years now. I look after my Mum who's disabled during the day and spend my evening's with a needle in my hand, days too if Mum is having a good day.
I've not done much in the way of finishing and will say that my skills aren't the best in the world but if I can put together the stitching chair's the rest is easy, I just need practice


Hello All

Hi Everyone

Elisa - great to see you here.

Like Elisa said some of you may already know me. I'm Michelle, 42 years old, married to Andrew and have 2 sons Matt who is 14 (going on 40!) and Bruce who is 17 months old. I have been stitching for 30 + years and adore it. Love learning new finishing skills so this site is just perfect. I work part-time as a Clerical Assistant for the local County Council within their Social Services department and I love my job.

Righty-o, off to make a start on the exchange and I have just the thing in mind!

Stay warm everyone - Love Michelle xx

Hello to all!!

I do know a few of you I think, but to those I do not, a big hi & hello!!

I am Elisa, a 37 year old single mum of 2 (DS 4 & DD 6 weeks), I have been stitching for almost 25 years and am totally addicted.

I adore exchanges, but do have to limit myself as sometimes I do over commit and with a new baby in the house she does take up the majority of my I am looking forward to joining in this blog and making new friends.

Hugs & Happy Stitching

Monday, January 5, 2009

Our first exchange- FRIENDSHIP ornie

Shall we start off with a little "FRIENDSHIP" ornie exchange,

sign up until 31st jan
you will receive your partners details 1st feb
you have until end of feb to make and post your ornie
(to give yourself more time you can start stitching as soon as you sign up)

you can finish your piece however you like, flatfold, pinkeep, hanger to name just a few.
your stitching must be no smaller than about 3"x 3" approx just to give you a guideline on the size, but the ornie finish size is upto you.

if you would like to sign up please leave a comment below

and for everyone please could you email me your email address and snail mail details, if you don't mind i will keep these in my little book so i don't have to keep asking you each time

so who's joining me then?

Sunday, January 4, 2009


to the new, exchange heaven blog, i am hooked on exchanging so decided to give this a go, please look down the right hand side for the rules etc
and spread the word, for it to be a success we need lots of members

watch this space the first exchange will be coming very soon!