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

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Green Gift Arrival

Here is the gorgeous "green" exchange peice I received from Janice today, isn't it lovely, it is a freebie design from Ink Circles and on the most pretty Polstitches opalscent aida....gorgeous Janice I love it thanks so much.
Elisa x

Well. I called the Post Office.

....And they said I need to get the packaging from Michelle, and fill out a claims form to send to them with the packaging attached. So, Lorna, can you please send my address to Michelle, so she can send the packaging back to me. Thanks. So basically, they want proof of what happened, so they can deny everything, as the post office nearly ALWAYS does. And Yes, I am still annoyed at them. The woman on the phone didn't help their case either - she was rude as anything!
Keep on Stitching.

Exchange pieces not received

we still have a few people not received, all your pieces should be in the post now, please email me if you are late!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Lookie here at what came this morning :)

Thanks, Sue !! I Love it!
Happy Stitching All!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Since my exchange didn't make it....

....I'll post a picture of it. Luckily I remembered to take one before I sent it off. I can't believe this has happened, and the post office will be getting such a mouthful of me in the morning. I am actually completely gutted, and crying as I type this, so frgive any spelling mistakes.
The design itself was a blackwork, my first ever blackwork, and therefore special (in my opinion), which took me a fair while to do, because it was something new. Sorry about the bad qaulity, I couldn't get it to work without the flash blinding it out, so it's a little dark.

The fabric in the picture below is the rest of the hand tie dyed fabric that I did myself for the backing. My first time tie dying, too.

All in the Orange theme, for Michelle too.
The postcard that there was only half of, I unfortunately don't have a picture of, but it's one from WH Smiths, with a funny camel on it. On an Orange Background. And I bought an orange pen PURELY for writing that postcard too.

I'm so annoyed with the royal mail. And I won't stop until I get refunded for EVERY element of that exchange. That means the fabric, the dye, the thread, the aida, the ribbon AND the postage!

Keep on Stitching.

Mail Art Exchange

Received my Mail art exchange from Lorna
Mail art from Lorna
This is just fabulous I love it, I love the border, I didn't think of putting a border on the one I sent, I will have to remember for next time.
Thank you so much Lorna I love it, I will definitely have to do another!

Colour Exchange received

Today I received my Colour Exchange package from Amanda, which is a covered book this is just fabulous, I love the way it is finished. Thank you Amanda I love it!.

Colour Exchange from Amanda

Oh Dear - Does anyone recognise this?

Hi All

Had to sign for a parcel this morning- postman apologised as its got damaged in transit. The only thing inside was half a card - does anyone recognise the writing. This is the only exchange I was waiting on so it has to be from here. I have kept the packaging if anyone wants to make a claim. So sorry.

Love Michelle x

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sent mine :)

Sent my exchange off this morning :)
Mine came on friday, unfortunately, I was out, so I need to call them tomorrow and get it redelivered on wednesday!
Hope my exchange partner likes it when it gets there!

Take care all! x

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Colour Exchange

I've got mine all finished and in it's envelope so I'll post it tomorrow when I go to the post office.


Friday, April 24, 2009

Colour swap from Lorna :)

It got here yesterday. Isn't it lovely :) Thanks Lorna. It looks a lot more "aquaish" in reality.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

My Exchange from Maddy

I received my exchange from Maddy this morning, it's a gorgeous biscornu and stitched in the lovely blue and green that I like. Sorry I can't put a photo up at the moment I'm waiting for my camera batteries to charge. Thank you so much Maddy, it is beautiful.

Batteries all charged up now so hopefully the pics will do Maddy's stitching justice.
I think one of these days I'll have to get a new camera!

Mailart received

Lookey lookey what i received from Rachael, thank you so much, it is gorgeous and realy did bring a smile to my face, thank you x x
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Re Exchange

Hi Folks

I've been looking at designs for the hanging ornie/ scissor fob exchange and wondered if I should just get going and stitch or if we will be told who we are stitching for so we can investigate their tastes?

Lula x

How is that for a match?

Thank you, Rachael. You couldn't have matched the colour better if you had tried!I received this beautiful pin mattress from Rachael yesterday and it is gorgeous. It is exactly the same colour as the walls in my front room.
She has also put the date on the back. It is beautifully finished and I will treasure it.
Thank you

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thank you Carol

Lookie what the postman brought this morning off Carol
And it's double sided

Thank you so much Carol I love it

Colour exchange...

Was hoping to post yesterday but the queue for the post office was extremely long so was going to post today and have been struck down with tonsalitus again so now I will post tomorrow morning as my presentation at University has been moved till next week instead. So Hopefully it wont take long to get to my partner! I hope they like it!

Maddy x

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Colour exchange

It's heading out today and given the "big puddle" between here and there expect it to show up some time next week :)



Hello to all! I'm the new kid on the block.

My name is Lucy, known as Lula, I am 33 and live in Hertfordshire. I live with my fella Terry (who works away so I don't see much of him) and my lil lad jacob who is 4. And also lurking in the house is a crazy spaniel Monty.

I love making things and my fav hobby is cross stitch. I have been stitching for 25 years although seem to have remarkably few finished pieces to show for it.... lots of UFOs though. I have never taken part in a cross stitch exchange before.

I'm really looking forward to getting to know you all.

Lula x

PS I really wanna join in the new hanging ornie scissor keep exchange but I'd be no 13.... bit worried about the implications! Can someone hold my hand through this first one???

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thankyou Elisa

Hi Everyone,
Just popped into to say Thankyou sooooooooooo much to Elisa for my beautiful colour exchange piece, I absolutely love it,
Janice x

Pink and Purple for me

I picked up my colour exchange from the Post Office yesterday and I just love the colours! Now I have two pinkeeps I can keep my in my bedroom and one in the living room - I like stitching in bed lol.


Thanks Michelle it is lovely!
Maddy x

Thursday, April 9, 2009

**HANGING ORNIE OR SCISSOR KEEP** exchange sign up

ok so we are having a change of exchange lol, we are going for something small ,
what about a small hanger or scissor keep, your probably talking about something no more than 4o stitches square, just to give you an idea of the size,you can do it shaped if you like as in a diamond or a heart, add a ribbon or a braid, whatever you like, just something small, a quick stitch.

you have until the end of april to sign up and until the end of may for it to arrive with your partner..

who's in?

lorna x

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My Colour Exchange

went in the post for the postie!!

Hugs & Stitches

Elisa x

Mail Art Exchange

is no one wanting to join me on this one, i can change it if your don't want to do this one at the minute!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cute Cupcakes




Wow check this out…here is my lovely food and drink exchange which i received today from Maddy, a gorgeous cupcakes cushion, badge, pen, stitches and all wrapped in cupcake paper…gorgeous and good enough to eat. Thanks Maddy it is gorgeous.

Hugs & Stitches

Elisa x

Colour Exchange is on its way ...

Hi All

My Colour Exchange has gone in the mail today - hope they like it!!!!

Love Michelle xx

Monday, April 6, 2009

I am so so sorry...

I finally got it in the post today. Next day delivery so hopefully it will be there tomorrow or the day after, provided the postman is doing what he is paid for.

I have absolutely loved stitching my piece for this exchange and I am just sorry that it is late. I hope my partner loves it as much as I have enjoyed working on it.

Maddy x

Saturday, April 4, 2009

**MAIL ART EXCHANGE**--sign up

ok so you have seen the mail art envelopes that is what we are doing this time, i always wondered if they would get to their destination in one piece if at all but i have posted two and received one in perfect conditon.

so you need to stitch your design in any theme you wish, stitch the address on the front, back it with fabric and turn it into an envelope, pop a card inside for your partner and post it! simple!

if anyone would like instructions in a bit more detail email me and i will try to help .

you have until the 20th april to sign up and then you must have stitched and posted your piece to arrive by the end of may, you can start stitching straight away and i will send out partner details on the 21st april for you to add to your envelopes.

happy stitching guys

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Received Yesterday

I received this yesterday from Lucy. Lucy, I think you have done a brilliant job and I love it. It's now on my display shelf. Thank you so much