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, September 1, 2011

x-mas in july

Hello lovelies!

Sorry this comes bit late. I've been so busy with school hardly had no time taking photos.

Here are beautiful gifts I received from Viv last week. All the way from Canada. I know there was a postal strike and I moved last month to another town so it took some time to travel. I was very happy to receive it. I just love everything you've put together Viv! Ornie, lace and the thimble:)

All the best

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Christmas in July- ornie received

Thank you very much from the ornament Viv!
It arrived yesterday after travelling a month!

I'll add pictures in the weekend since I don't have my camera with me now.
I got some really beautiful lace and a gorgeus ornament and even a canadian thimble!
I'm so very thrilled. Thank you Viv:)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ornie and more

Here is a pic of the lovely ornament received from Lynn yesterday
for the Christmas in July Exchange .
It is so cute and she sent a few goodies along with it which will
certainly come in handy with the xmas season and all the projects I want to do.
Thank you so much...vivian

Hello Ladies

Hi all,
I've only just figured out how to post on here lol
My name is Jaclyn and i live in Greater Manchester. I've been stitching for 13 years and love it.
Is there any plans for any more exchanges in the next few months? Looking forward to taking part.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ornie received...

My "Christmas in July" Ornament was received from Niina a couple of weeks ago and I have been way behind on posting things to my blog and groups. SO sorry!
She also sent along 3 straw ornies from Finland as well. They are all SO gosh darned CUTE! I love them all!
Thank you so much Niina!

Lynn S. in Mn, USA

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Recieved from Lorna!

Thankyou Lorna for the lovely pinkeep and towel, I can't wait to find an alphabet and stitch it up :). Sorry for the poor photo, hoping to get a better picture during the day.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

So glad

So glad you like him Lorna, I had so much fun stitching him and making it up with that ribbon lol.

(Sorry it won't let me comment lol)

Thank you Maddy

After not having any internet or phone since last thursday, i am glad to be back online and can now show you this little beauty from Maddy,
isnt he gorgeous, thank you maddy i love him

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Xmas in July mailed

just a quick note to let you know that I have posted my package.
with the postal strike just getting over, hope my package doesn't end up in a basket somewhere as they are not working overtime to clear up the backlog. So it may take a little longer to get to its destination.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

X-Mas in July exchange updates!

Hi all exchangers please post here an update as to if you shipped your package out yet. Also then post when you have received your package.

Thank you,


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I'm sorry too - update...

Unfortunately I am in the same dilemma as Lorna, I have it stitched but not made up. Needed to wait for threads and now I'm stuck as to how to make it up, I should be able to get it in the post by the weekend.

Edited to say:
Posted my exchange Thursday! Hope my partner likes it!

Monday, July 4, 2011


my exchange is going to be ever so slightly late, i have finished stitching but not finishing, should be out by the weekend, dont know where the time goes, and i thought it was the middle of the month until i came to check just in case lol

sorry again
lorna x

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Memeber

Hello I am new to this blog. My name is Pam and I have been stitching for quiet sometime now. I am a military wife and mother. Both my husband and daughter are in the Navy. I have a small daycare in my home so this allows me to be home for my family. Hope to be able to stitch a few projects for exchange.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Another new member

Hi all, I am a new member and ahould tell you a little about myself.

I will have a noughty birthday this year, and have a son who had a noughty birthday on the 21st May and my daugher who is 6 years old.

I have been stitching for the past 16 years, and I have been quilting for the last 3 years. I like doing exchanges and look forward to taking part in exchanges.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

New Member

Hi Everyone!

I've just joined this Blog, so thought I'd tell you something about myself:
My name is Lynn, and I'm a 40-something Primary School Teacher and Guide Guider.  I am married with 3 'grown up' children of 21, 20 and 17.  I have been stitching for more than 24 years, and I have a blog here, where I show my progress on my WIPs and UFOs and chat about life in general.

Looking forward to exchanging with you soon!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

X-mas in July exchange now open

If you wish to join this exchange please sign up by May 22nd 2011, partners will be emailed to you by June 1st 2011and mail-out by July 3rd 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 at with your full details, including full name, address, email and if you are happy to post overseas.

Thursday, March 31, 2011


due to lack of interest I have decided to put this exchange on hold at the moment...sorry to the few that expressed an interest...I hope to run it later.


Elisa x

Thursday, March 10, 2011



If you wish to join this exchange please sign up by 30th March 2011, partners will be emailed to you by 6th April 2011and mail-out by 20th May2011.

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 at 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

Monday, March 7, 2011

Exchange Received ~Royal Mail~

Hey all...
I received my exchange from Maddy in the Buttons and Thimble exchange.
Isn't this the cutest pillow? I hope the little beads and buttons show up good for you to see too! What a great choice for the backside fabric too! I LOVE it!
Thanks so much Maddy!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Buttons & Thimbles

My exchange piece will be in the post this afternoon, sorry for the delay... x


I am back at work so whilst on my break here is the exchange piece I received from Lynn.

Buttons + thimbles exchange

Buttons + thimbles exchange closeup

I absolutely love it Lynn, thankyou so much for a lovely exchange, and thankyou also for the needles, they are always handy xxx

Saturday, February 26, 2011

received from lynn

I arrived home today to find a sweet exchange piece from Lynn which I just adore! I have uploaded pics to Flickr from my phone, however don't have internet at home and can't copy and paste links on my phone :( click on my last photo and it should take you to my Flickr photo stream xxx

From Vivian

As promised her is a photo of the gorgeous exchange package from Vivian,,,she must know me too well as my favourite colour is PINK…it is perfect for me and I just adore the little crochet thimble pouch…fantastic!!


Thanks again Vivian….also thanks for the postcard that arrived this morning too!!

Hugs & Stitches

Elisa x

Friday, February 25, 2011

Arrived from Vivian

a gorgeous Buttons and Thimbles package....which I LOVE so much....a picture will follow as the light today is non existant....Thanks Vivian

Hugs & Stitches

Elisa x

Thursday, February 24, 2011

It has arrived....

My Buttons n Thimble exchange. What a beautiful pouch lined with felt. The colors are fabulous and the buttons way too cute, I just love them. I love the design from San Man Originals "Funky Flowers", a fabulous finish with a ribbon sewed on the back that says "Stitched by Elisa".

Thank you so much Elisa,
I will find a special place for this...

Monday, February 21, 2011

My Buttons and Thimbles exchange is on it's way to it's new owner!
Be on the look out!
Have a great week everyone!

Lynn S. in Mn, USA

Friday, February 18, 2011

buttons n thimble on its way

I went to the post office yesterday also and the package is on its way.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Button & Thimble Exchange..

my package is on its way to my partner over the big blue sea!!
Elisa x

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Love Bug!

I received a gorgeous package in the mail this morning…it was my Valentine’s Exchange from Lynn …isn’t it gorgeous…i just love that little ladybug flatfold!! Thank you so much Lynn…I LOVE it!!
Hugs & Stitches
Elisa x

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentines Exchange Received

Received my Valentines Exchange piece from Carol yesterday and it is gorgeous! I LOVE IT! Thankyou so much, and I love the card too.

Valentines exchange

Thanks again!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Buttons n Thimble exchange

I have put the names of all participating in this exchange on the sidebar.
If I have forgotten anyone, please let me know, right away.

I will be sending all the emails soon.

Have fun, ttfn....vivian

Valentines Exchange Rec'd

Rec'd my Valentines Exchange from Vivian the other day. Sorry as am a bit late posting. I LOVE what she made for me and have it hanging up in a special wall area of my sewing room. She also added in a small wooden needle holder as well as her post card from sunny Florida!
Thank you again Vivian for such a cute little exchange.

Lynn S. in Mn.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Lorna Simons is fundraising for Cancer Research UK

Lorna Simons is fundraising for Cancer Research UK

i am doing the 10k race for life on 26th june in loughborough,
i would love your support for this fantastic cause,
any donations however small, would be fantastic.

lorna x

Saturday, January 29, 2011

here's my valentine exch pic

This is what I received from Maddy, so so cute and practical.
A little bag with a stitched piece sewn on and what perfect colors and fabric.. Those little heart charm are so cute there.
thank you so much.....vivian

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Valentines exchange

Hello all...
A note to let you know my Valentines package is off to it's new owner today!

Lynn S. in Mn, USA

Valentine's Package has arrived from .......

Sue D. It is gorgeous. Thank you Sue.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentines Exchange

Hi ladies. Happy New Year to you all.

My package went out in the mail today.

Carol H.

Monday, January 24, 2011


For some reason I have been unable to comment on posts despite being a member of the blog so thought I would make a post instead.

I'm a little worried about my Valentine's Exchange piece as it has now been 2 weeks since I mailed it.

Also I would like to join in the Buttons & Thimbles exchange, although don't have a chart as yet, I love the theme though!

Think that's it, also looking forward to seeing what everyone has stitched for the Valentines Exchange.


The theme for this exchange is buttons n thimble. You must have a thimble and buttons somewhere in the exchange, on your design or included in the package. No extras unless it is buttons or thimbles. The usual rules apply for the exchange, an item must be stitched and finished (I thought a pocket or pouch would be a great finish but I leave that up to everyone’s creativity, as long as it is finished).

For the Buttons n Thimble Pocket exch...sign up by 31st January, 2011. Partners will be emailed to you by Feb 2nd, 2011 and stitched piece to be mailed out by 1st March 2011.

Leave a comment on this post if you wish to join this exchange and then email me with your full name, mailing address, email. My email is on the sidebar.

Have fun with this one, I am sure everyone has lots of buttons laying around.


(hope I didn't forget anything, this is my first time doing this)

valentine exch mailed

just quick note to let you know that I have posted my valentine exch.
to my secret partner, shouldn't be long..:)

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Hello you all!

My name is Niina and I'm the newest member here.
About me.. I live in Finland I'm 23 years old. I've been stitching since I was 15.
Things I love: cats, sea, autumn, halloween, christmas, cute things, teddy bears.. ect

You are welcome to visit my blog

I have two cats Noki and Pumpuli (always playing with my threads).

I'm happy to get to know you all
Happy stitching

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Just Over A Week…

to go until the mailing deadline for the Valentine’s Exchange…please contact me at if there is going to be a problem with you mailing on time.
PLEASE also can you post a photo and message to blog when you have received your piece…we all like to share your delight!!
Thanks In Advance

Monday, January 17, 2011

Exchange posted

I actually managed to get to the post office today to send off my exchange so it should take about a week to get there,

love and hugs,

Sue xx

Monday, January 10, 2011

Valentines Exchange mailed

Took it to the post office this afternoon, not sure how long it will get take to get to it's destination, my last one took longer than expected.

Thank you Elisa

You beat me to it as I was just about to put a photo up. I've had a bug for the last half of the week and vistors at the weekend so this is the first opportunity to get on the computer.

It is a gorgeous pillow and I am so lucky to have received it. Mine will be on its way this week as soon as I can get out to the post office.

Love and hugs,

Sue xx

Exchange for Sue

Sue messaged me to let me know she has received the pillow I stitched for her, for the Valentine’s ExchangeExchange Heaven Valentines Ex 2011
Caroline Hofstede – Cosmic Handmade
“Love Is In The Air” freebie
32c misc evenweave & DMC threads
Hugs & Stitches

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Xmas ornament

Haven't been able to post pics recently but have found I can use Flikr now so here is the piece I received and the piece I sent. Both photos are clickable.

Here is the piece I received from Lucy. She also included some little pressies including an Tiny Treasure kit, a snowman ornament and a bag of choccies for Joey. Thanks Lucy they were all gorgeous!

Ornament Exchange

Here is the ornament I sent to Vivian of a reindeer in the moonlight, the moon has a sparkly thread for it that doesn't show up in the picture.


Thankyou for a lovely exchange ladies.

Valentines Exchange

I have it all packaged and will be mailing out my piece tomorrow after work.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Valentines Exchange Mailed

I mailed out my piece to my partner today…it should take a week or so.

Hugs & Stitches

Elisa x