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 20, 2010

Just a wondering....

If anyone else has received their ornament from the ornament exchange? I'm still waiting to hear if mine reached it's destination and if anyone else is going to post a photo?
I want to post the one I made on my blog but don't want to ruin it for my exchange partner if she hasn't received.
How about it??

Merry Christmas to everyone tho too!

Lynn S. in MN, USA

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Partners for the Valentines Exchange..

...have now been emailed out...please check your inbox!!

Happy Exchanging

Elisa x

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Ornie has arrived....

Thanks so much to Vivian for the great little ornament she made and sent to me! I love it! She also sent along several items of goodies (flosses, little shopping bag, post card, stick pins and some button snowflakes as well! oh? Did I mention the CHOCOLATE MINTS?? ha!So much FUN to open! Thank you again Vivian for the great exchange!
Merry Christmas!

Lynn S. in MN, USA

Christmas Ornie

Has everyone else had their ornaments fromt his exchange? I posted mine and have seen confirmations its arrived, but still have not received anything

Monday, December 6, 2010

Valentines Exchange Sign Up CLOSED

Thanks to everyone who has joined in this exchange sign up's have now closed...please could Vivian & Carol email me with their adresses etc so that I can send out partners...

Many Thanks

Elisa x


For the Valentines Exchange...sign up by 6th December, partners will be emailed to you by 11th December and mail-out by 31st January 2011.

The usual rules apply for the exchange, the item must be stitched and finished!

Please comment on this post if you wish to join in and then email me with your full details, including full name, address, email and if you are happy to post overseas.

Looking forward to hosting this exchange

Elisa x

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Any More....

sign ups for the Valentines closes tomorrow...please email me at if you wish to join in.

Many thanks

Saturday, December 4, 2010

post ed my ornie

My ornie went in the mail two days ago, I have been unable to post until now but it should not take too long to get there.
I don't know if we wait until xmas day to open the package?
Still waiting for mine.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Xmas Ornament Exchange

My ornament exchange piece went into the post today after trudging through the snow lol. The queue was the longest I've seen but I wasn't deterred. Joey spent the time playing his DS so he wasn't bored. I hope it gets to it's destination OK as it has some way to go.

Also I received mine this morning. Am I right in us opening them on Christmas day???

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Xmas exchange....ready to post

you should be ready to post out by now...........
with all the snow about we need to give them as much time as possible to get where they need to be.

lorna x

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Thankyou to my stitcher Lucy,I love all my gifts as you can see the chocolate has gone!
x :0)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

ATC received


Just to let you know I received a gorgeous atc from Maddy today - Thank you Maddy x

ATC posted...

My ATC was taken to the Post office yesterday and should arrive by next week :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

ATC received..

I recieved my ATC exchange piece from Claire on Saturday morning and I've finally taken a picture of it although my picture quality is horrible lol.

Thankyou for my card Claire, I love the little spider lol.

Monday, November 1, 2010

ATC exchange


Just a quickie to say my atc has been sent x

Sunday, October 31, 2010

ornie exchange ....

details have gone out, please let me know you have received them,
any problems let me know
happy stitching all
lorna x

Monday, October 25, 2010


for christmas ornie exchange, partners going out very soon.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


As the ATCers carry on with their exchange i am opening signups for the CHRISTMAS ORNIE exchange
this is to stitch and finish a hanging or standing ornie for you partner that must be posted by dec 1st to make sure it arrives for christmas,
thats easy enough isnt it.

the usual conditions apply, posting by recorded unless overseas, be prepared to replace if it goes missing, please leave message when posting and when receiving etc etc

if you would like to join then please leave a message or email

Friday, October 8, 2010

2011 Exchanges

I have started a calendar of exchanges for 2011 in the sidebar, if you would like to sign up for any of these please comment on this post or if you have an ideas for exchanges for other months please do the same.

Many thanks
Elisa x

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Just a Reminder

to all those that want to join in the ATC exchange and haven't get sent me their details, Monday is the last day for signing up.
Email me at with your details, and don't forget to have fun

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

How to make an ATC

For those of you that are interested in this exchange, you may find the following tutorial helpful -

Remember our art for this piece will be a cross stitch design that will be appropriate for the size.  If you click on the following link, you will see an ATC I did last year for an exchange -

Hope this helps.  Sign up closes 11th October

Monday, September 27, 2010

ATC Swap

Following on from Maddy's post, we thought it might be an idea to arrange an ATC exchange.

An artist trading card (or ATC for short) is a tiny, original piece of art created with the intention of swapping or trading it with another artist, not selling it. The one rule an artist trading card must adhere to is the size. An ATC must be 2.5x3.5 inches or 64x89 mm.

The art for us would be our stitching, so we would find a design that would be an appropriate size.   On the reverse would go your name, the name of the piece(if there is one), and the date.

Would all those that are interested in an exchange please email me with their names and addresses by 11th October and we would get them sent out to our partners by the end of the month.

My email is  Please feel free to ask for any help along the way, and we will try and point you in the right direction.  The important thing to remember, these are quick and fun to make, and make for a great collection.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

hi everyone

Sorry I have been away for so long, I became so involved in University that I just couldn't find the time to visit all my blogs and message boards except facebook every now and then.

Anyway now that I am working and have a fairly reliable internet source I need to get my stitching MOJO back.

I do love this exchange blog and enjoyed all the exchanges I took part in before my disappearing act.

I was thinking that I haven't ever made an ATC and was wondering if anybody else had. Would anyone mind doing an ATC exchange at all?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

lovely package arrived today

I was away visiting my mother (sickness). She is 90 and loves the company. She is better now.
Neway this is what was waiting for me, from Jane, when I got home .
Thank you so much for the lovely package. It was wrapped in that beautiful fabric in the background.
Thank you again Jane, it is lovely and I appreciate very much.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Need some help....

Ok guys i need some help here, i have lately been neglecting "Exchange Heaven" i am sorry about that but with my new business i am just so busy working every day without a day off...

so i am asking is there anyone out there that would like to help out on here, arrange exchanges, sort partners and just keep things ticking along nicely, i will still be here and still want to do exchanges, it doesn't have to be one person it can be a couple so you can take it in turns so it doesn't become to much for one.

plus i want us to grow so advertise and get some new exchangers in and new ideas flowing etc etc...

anyone up for the challenge......

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thanks Lorna

Thanks Lorna, it's lovely,  I have a project on the go now, and this will be perfect for it.  I love both sides, but the white one is my favourite.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thank you Lynn-edited to add pic-

here it is....

For my gorgeous bobbin, it is lovely,thank you , i will take a pic as soon as i can actualy find some batteries that work in my camera
it is lovely with my name on and a gorgeous butterfly,

and i have just realised i didnt take a pic of the one i sent either... head like a seive lol

thanks again lynn

lorna x x

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Hi I have received my Floss tag exchange from Vivian, Thank you Vivian it is gorgeous,

Thank you again

Friday, August 20, 2010

Hello...Just a note to let you know I received my floss tag exchange in the mail from Rachael all the way over in the UK. I have been gone for a couple of weeks again but hopefully am back home now for a longer period of time. I have also sent off my floss tag (on time) but am waiting to hear if it was received. I will then post both tags on my blog as well.
Thanks so much!

Lynn S. in Mn.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Oops Sorry...

Mine will be going out in the morning, I had forgot to take it with me so I could post it when I was away.
Sorry for the delay!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Hi Everyone...
Just a note..My little package is on the way to its new owner! Hopefully it will get to you very soon!

Lynn Mn.

parcel on it's way

Just to let you all know that one floss tag is on it's way to it's new owner.
I hope it doesn't get lost along the way.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sorry guys

ok so this is realy bad of me, but unavoidable, i am going to be late with mine!
have had a realy bad couple of weeks with car problems and have been here there and every where trying to find one and havnt had time to get mine finished and posted, am away for the weekend but as soon as i am back i will be on it and get it finished
soo sorry, hope my partner will forgive me!
lorna x

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Floss Tag on it's way

Just to let you know, my floss tag was posted to it's new home yesterday.  It has a little way to travel, so should arrive sometime next week.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Emails gone out.....

those in the floss bobbin exchange should hopefuly have received emails with your partners on,
please let me know that you have received them ok

happy stitching all

lorna x

Thursday, June 24, 2010


ok, i am just about to sort out partners, watch your emails tomorrow.

ok here we go lets get this moving again with something small

A Floss bobbin
you can either use an eyelet for it or if thats not possible a small loop of ribbon will do a great job
any theme

sign up till 5th july
then i will get partners out before i go away on my holidays
posting date 5th August

remember you must be prepared to make an item of good quality and have it posted by 5th August,
if the item should go missing you must be prepared to replace it.
if posting within the uk please post recorded.
please post on here when you have posted and when you have received

so who wants to play?

lorna x

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A New Member...

Hello all!
I am new to the group and love doing cross stitching, smaller quilting projects, and a bit of hardanger too when in the mood. I came across this group the other day while looking at another blog site and love participating in exchanges so decided to join the group.
I live on the "Iron Range" of Northeastern Minnesota, USA but I grew up in central Mn. I am, 58, and retired from working full time when my husband retired almost 3 years ago. Before I retired I worked in fabrics/crafts as a Dept. Mgr. for many years. You can imagine the stash I have!?!? LOL We have 3 grown children who all live away from home and 2 grand children.
I'm looking forward to making some new stitching friends. Please feel free to stop by my blog and see some of my past exchange projects and leave a comment if you'd like!
Take care!



are we going to get this place moving again, say YEAH if your still here lol

who wants to do a little exchange to get us moving again
what do you fancy?

take care all
lorna x


are we going to get this place moving again, say YEAH if your still here lol

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Gorgeous cushions everyone!

As my internet for some reason doesn't like letting me post comments I thought it best to say a big congratulations to everyone as all the cushions have turned out gorgeous just like the rest of our exchanges.
Here is the cushion I received from Jane, I'm so sorry I haven't been on to post sooner, I received it at least a couple of weeks ago. It is just so sweet! Thankyou jane!
LHN cushion from Jane
LHN cushion from Jane
Thankyou again Jane!


ok, the next exchange
this one is a flat fold, the design is your choice but it must be AT LEAST 50x50st in size

you have until 15th April to sign up and until end of May to have your design with your partner.

if posting within the uk you must post recorded delivery, if your item should disappear in the post you must replace it.

so would would like to play.

Thank you Maddison

Woo Hoo Look at my Cushion from Maddison, It's gorgeous, and beautifully made and my fave colour!!!

And it fits perfectly in my chair.
Thank you again Maddison

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


WOW, I couldn't have asked for something better for me.
I LOVE strawberries (ask my DH) and when I saw it, I couldn't understand why I did not have that pattern.
Thank you so much Lorna, what a bright spot this pillow makes in our LR and every time I look at it.
was also trying to figure out how you sewed it and beyond me......!!!!


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thank you Vivan

The postman almost forgot to deliver this yesterday, he'd pushed my mail through and then knocked on the door a few minutes later with this saying he almost forgot, lol.
Vivan stitched this perfectly for me and she sent some great goodies too.
But not only that she also stitched a bookmark as well and pinned it to the back
Thank you so much Vivan, I love it and have it sat on my table so I can see it whenever I look up

Thank you, Lucy

I received this gorgeous cushion from Lucy yesterday.  The postman had tried to deliver earlier in the week, but I was out.  It was well worth the wait and I am enhoying looking at it when I'm sat in the living room.

Thank you, Lucy

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wonderful cushion received

Here is the lovely cushion and extras from Lindsay.. it is all beautiful and such a lovely surprise.
I have always loved this design when I saw some one else had stitched it and it is perfectly stitched.

Included were some fantastic fabric with all stitchy bits on it and some smelly thread.. all wonderful.
Thank you indeed Lindsay  I am delighted.
Chris x

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

February Exchange

Mine was posted today. Once again, sorry for the delay x

Saturday, February 27, 2010

pillow on its way

My pillow has been posted today Friday, Feb 26. Should be there within 7-10 days.
Can't wait to see mine ;)


Thursday, February 25, 2010


My cushion, finished as it is, will unfortunately have to wait until Monday/Tuesday to be posted.. I had money put by to post it, but we ran out of electricity, so that became the priority. Will let you know when it is posted, and will send it recorded, as always x

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

LHN Cushion

As promised, here is the picture of the lovely cushion Chris sent me :)

Once again, thanks very much Chris, it is lovely, and sat pride of place, next to my big Tigger :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cushion exchange deadline

is nearly here, you should have your cushions in the post soon

can't wait to see them.
lorna x

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


My piece arrived this morning, from Chris. It is loevely Chris, thanks so much.

Unfortunately, today is a busy day, going away on a trip, so won't be about for a couple of days. Will post a picture when I get back x

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

wide cushion received

Here is my cushion from Rachael, is'nt it gorgeous,
thank you so much rachael,
i love it, just need to find the best place to display it in my craft room!
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

LHN details gone out!

hopefuly you all have detials in your inboxes
please let me know that you have (or have not lol)

you have to make your cushion up as a tall cushion or a wide cushion, it is not allowed to be square!
have a look around there are some gorgeous examples around, very easy to do too!

again your stitching must be at least 50x50sts approx

you must be posted by last day of february.
your item must be posted recorded unless posting overseas.
please let me know when you have posted and received.

happy stitching all.
lorna x

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cushion instructions!

i have done some intructions for a tall cushion, if anyone would like them please let me know with the email you wish me to send it to

i will be sending your partners soon!

anyone else want to join in?
last chance!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tutorial help

I'm thinking of signing up for LHN exchange (yes I know there's not much time left) but before I do I've been trying to find a tutorial on making a tall pillow. I can find them for a normal square pillow but none for a tall one so I thought I'd ask if anyone knows of one that's not on wordpress as my puter won't load anything there.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Exchange sign up--**LHN cushion**

"little house needleworks" cushion but a little different, you have to make your cushion up as a tall cushion or a wide cushion, it is not allowed to be square!
have a look around there are some gorgeous examples around, very easy to do too!

again your stitching must be at least 50x50sts approx

you have until Jan 15th to sign up and you must be posted by last day of february.
your item must be posted recorded unless posting overseas.
please let me know when you have posted and received.

who's in?