Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Just Nan Sent

Just Nan is on it's way to it's new home. I hope it arrives safely and soon.
I hope that my partner will like it. It was such a fun stitch.
My first Just Nan.

Exchange Sent

I mailed my exchange today. Almost didn't make it as had some family things come up. But, it is on the way. Where is it going you ask? That is a secret. Shhhhhhh.

Just Nan exchange sent

This morning I have sent my Just Nan exchange. Hope it will arrive soon, although it has a long way to go. Until then, keep watching your mailbox :)

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Just Nan Partners

I just e-mailed out the Just Nan Partners list, let me know if you did not receive your e-mail. Two people are known to be sending a little late, if you are one there is a note in your e-mail and your partner already knows about it. If anyone else thinks they will be late in mailing please contact me.

Edit, yours should be mailed on time, but I forgot completely about mailing time for overseas, so please allow a little extra time for it to arrive. I'm so sorry, that just completely slipped my mind.

Please keep your partner and your piece a secret. It's up to recipient's to reveal their exchange when received.

Somebody asked me about "extras". As far as I know, we haven't discussed extras much. My personal feeling is they are "extra". It is totally up to you whether you include anything other than the stitched exchange item. Some people will and some people won't. Please do not "expect" others to have your financial advantages.

My last message from Marie was good, yipee. She said she was feeling better. I hope she is improving every day. Big hugs to you Marie. Come back soon, but there is absolutely no hurry, your health is the most important thing.

Don't forget to sign up for the "In the Style of Littlehouse Needleworks" Exchange. Send an e-mail to me (yoyo_9203 at yahoo dot com), please put LHN Exchange in the subject line. Sign up ends July 10th.


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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

News and other news

Hello everybody -- welcome to our new members, so glad to have you on board! The good news is Marie is beginning to feel better -- not well yet, but much better. We may have her back with us soon. Please take care Marie, no more relapses!

On the Just Nan Exchange, we will be keeping the June 29th mail out date. I still need one more person to send me their address -- and I'm sorry right at the moment I can't remember who that is, but I'll bet you know who you are. If you haven't sent me your snail mail address and are in the Just Nan Exchange please send as soon as you can (yoyo_9203 at yahoo dot com). I would like to send Partner Names out on Friday (June 26th).

On the LittleHouse Needleworks Exchange...... Marie and I would like you to remember that this is 'our' first time at organizing a group exchange so we will make a few mistakes here and there. It has just come to our attention that LHN does not have any free designs - internet or otherwise - that we can find. (If you know of any please let us know). Anyway, in the interests of fairness all around, and knowing that some of our members may be on tighter budgets than others we really would like to have any "designer" exchange we do have some free designs available. So we would like to change the LHN Exchange to "In The Style of LittleHouse Needleworks"....which, we hope, would give members the opportunity to offer stitched pieces very much like LHN but using a 'free' chart. This is our idea, but we do want your input on this idea. Please leave us a comment (or send me e-mail) and let us know if you are agreeable -- or not-- to stitching and receiving a design "in the style of" LHN or if you would prefer that we stay with the original designer (LHN) knowing that some members may not be able to join in this exchange at this time. Both Marie and I regret not having looked deeper into the designer's offerings before calling out this next exchange and we will certainly try not to do something like this again. And we sincerely regret any inconvenience we may have caused you. Since we are able to keep the Just Nan mailing date as is I think we can leave the dates for this exchange as they are as well.

Oh, and if you are agreeable to changing to "in the style of LHN" it would be nice if you could put in your comment any designers names you know about that actually do design in that style. I personally am not acquainted with that many designers so it will take me a bunch of internet searching to find them on my own (which I can do, of course) but if you already know them please jot them down in your comment.

Now, I'm going to find a 'finish' for my lovely little Just Nan piece...it will be a surprise to me just as much as my partner because I've been looking at it for days wondering how I will finish it. I think I got pinkeeped-out after about the 8th one I made so at least I know it won't be a pinkeep (LOL).

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I'm New Too!!

Hi everyone, I too have just joined up. My name is Lisa and I live in Perth, Western Australia. I know some of your names from some of my other exchange groups.
I am 34 and married with a 5 year old son, I have been stitching for around 19 years and absolutely love it, I also love learning and dabbling in new finishing techniques. My favourite finish has to be the flatfold.
Please visit my blog to check out some of my work, you are very welcome. lisavslounge.blogspot.com
I look forward to getting to know everyone and my first exchange with the group, which happens to be one of my favourite designers.
Happy stitching

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Exchanger Saying Hello


Hi my name is Elisa, I’m a 37 year old mum of a DS 5 years old and DD 7 months old, we live with my partner Shaun in York UK. I have been stitching for about 25 years and am totally addicted to it. I love exchanging and challenging myself to new finishing techniques etc.

I am really excited to join this blog and am looking forward to the LHN Exchange and making new friends.

Hugs & Stitches

Elisa x

Moving Forward

Hi everybody. Just to let you know, Marie has still not fallen off the face of the earth, however she is having a few problems with her recovery. In the interests of all our members and moving forward with the current exchange she has asked for a little help, so -- here I am, head helper for a little while. I will keep you posted as I can, but for now, let's move forward. For the moment, please address all inquiries, including new member applications, to me so we can let Marie rest and fully recover (my e-mail is yoyo_9203 at yahoo dot com -- no spaces of course but don't forget the underscore in the username) Get well, Marie, the most important thing is your health!

Ok, so -- I'll coordinate but I'll need a little help from you too. I understand that for the Just Nan Exchange we have the following members signed up: Me, Marie, Bonnie, Kate, Edit & Gillie and our current mail date is June 29th. Let's say we'll get this lined up during this coming week and if we can, stay with this date. The first thing I need is all the e-mail and snail mail addresses, please send me your's at yoyo_9203 at yahoo dot com as soon as you can. I've paired everybody up on a list and just need your addresses to send the info out to you, so let's flood my e-mail box in the next couple of days.

I think it would be good if we can keep the current deadline, but I'm willing to adjust if you need it. Since we are doing a single designer this time I wonder if most of you might be almost ready by now anyway. I know my piece is stitched and has just a bit left in the finishing department to be done yet so, for me, keeping the June 29th mail-out-deadline would not be a problem. But let me know in your e-mail if you think we need to extend the deadline out a little.

If you would like to sign up for the next exchange, Little House Needleworks, send me an e-mail (yoyo_9203 at yahoo dot com) and please put "Little House Needleworks Exchange" in the subject line, please include your return e-mail address and snail mail address. (For now, let's leave the Little House Needleworks dates as they are, if we have to move out Just Nan, then we can push Little House a little.)

ALL MEMBERS: If your name is not in that little Just Nan Exchange list I would appreciate you sending me your e-mail address also, just so I have a full list.

Ok, I think that's it. If I haven't mentioned something you think I should have please leave a comment and I'll get to it asap.

Once again, "rest, heal and recover Marie", we want you back at 100% strength very very soon.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Back but tired

Hi everyone, no I haven't fallen off the planet, but it sure feels like it. Yes it's the neverending saga - I have just returned from the hospital yet again, more surgery and very tired. I haven't had a chance to wade through my inbox but I do see a couple of messages there - I'm hoping to get email time tomorrow after a good night's sleep. We also have some new members waiting for approval, so will get to that tomorrow as well. Since this still seems an ongoing problem is there anyone interested in being a deputy blog mum - or whatever the term should be lol. I feel awful the JN exchange is so late, but it WILL be going ahead, as will the LNH.