Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pinkeep Exchange Partners

I have just sent these out, a little late I know, so apologies for that. If you do not receive your partner info, or have any questions, please email me at

Friday, March 20, 2009

Change to Mail Out Date

Yoyo made a good point in her comment, so we'll change the date to make it a month to stitch - April 20

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Our First Exchange

Ok, our first exchange is going to be a Pinkeep - nice and easy :-)
If you are interested in joining please email me at with your name, snail address, blog and any preferences. I will send you an email to confirm.

As this is our first exchange, I will take signups til March 21. Partners will be assigned March 22.
Mail out date will be April 13.

Don't forget partners will be secret.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask
Have I forgotten anything?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Stitching Exchanging Guidelines

Your partner will be secret, so please remember not to let the cat out of the bag! This person will not necessarily be the same person you receive from either, so you won't know who or where your parcel will come from!!

A good tip can be to check your partners blog to see if you can find out some of their preferences. Please make sure you send a little note though, so they know who to thank when it arrives.

Stitched Items
Remember that not everyone is at the same stitching level so some may receive more advanced/intricate pieces than others. Same goes for finishing of items.

Having said that, I know that everyone will be taking utmost care to stitch something they will be proud to send.

Mail Out
We are an international group, so please be aware that you will be required to mail overseas at times.
All participants must post out by the date given. If you cannot meet the deadline, please let us know, we all know that life gets in the way sometimes. If this is the case, it doesn't matter how long it takes, so long as you fulfil your commitment.
Communication is the key. We don't bite...... honest!

When you mail your item, please post to the blog that you have done so (without letting us know who to lol)

When you Receive your exchange....
Don't forget to post to the blog when you receive your exchange. A pic as well if you can. We all love to check them out

Failure to Send
The boring bit..............

Anyone who signs up for an exchange and who does not send to their partner will not be allowed to join another exchange, of any sort, until they make good.

No one participating in an exchange on will miss out on an item. If someone's partner does not meet their commitment, then the co-ordinator or one of her helpers, will step in to make sure they receive something.

Please do not be put off by these guidelines. They were put in place for everyone’s protection. We have all been in the situation where people who agreed to participate in an exchange did not follow through so their partner missed out. We do not want to see that happen here.

Most importantly, enjoy your exchanges and have fun stitching!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Thanks Yoyo for that info :-)

Shay, great idea - I had put a 'useful links' section at the side, but have had nothing to put in it yet, so it doesn't show up lol. So if anyone has some great links for tutorials etc let me know. You are all now listed as authors, so able to post.

Shay has already given me a couple of ideas for exchanges she is interested in - anyone else have any they would like?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

We are growing!!

Wow, there are 4 of us! Welcome everyone :-)

Now, I am going to have to rely on you all for some feedback here in setting oup OUR blog lol.
I have added links to our blogs in the members list - is this ok with everyone? Also, I have been giving some thought to rules, or guidelines. Shay bought up the extras issue. I said I think we should make it as a lot of other groups do - no extras are to be expected. Postage can be a killer these days, as can be the exchage rate - making the cost of stash ridiculous in some places. So, while extras are nice, they are just that - extra. What are everyone elses thoughts? Any other good tips before I write guidelines?

Now, are you guys happy to promote our blog? We'd love some more members so we can get our first exchange happening!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Like so many I love cross stitch & enjoy exchanging items I have stitched. How much more fun is it to get wonderful stitchy surprises in the mail than bills? Since many of the groups and blogs I have encountered are full, I decided to start one!! So I hope we end up with some great new friends here and can have lots of fun!