Friday, January 22, 2010

Last day to sign up for Spring Exchange

Sign-ups Closed -- Partners have been mailed.

You have until midnight tonight (Friday) to sign up for the Ready for Spring Exchange. There are a few more than I've listed in the sidebar but it's late and I'm off to bed so won't update that just now. Tell your friends, we're Ready For Spring.

Welcome to our new Members, we are soooooo happy to have you on board. I hope you enjoy your time with us.


Hi my name is Loretta and I am from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I have been stitching for over 30 years and cannot imagine my life without a needle in my hand. I also enjoy knitting (mostly dishcloths), reading (mysteries and historical fiction) and spending time with my DH, Alan, and our dog, Mandy.

I have always enjoyed participanting in exchanges and I am looking forward to taking part in the exchanges here as well as making new friends.

Happy Stitching,

Friday, January 8, 2010


Boy you gals really like to keep me on my toes, don't ya. I never know how much to restrict the requirements for an exchange piece but apparently most of you don't like "no restrictions" either, or maybe it's just you want "some examples", I'm not sure. I have gotten several e-mails asking what are the requirements for the new exchange, "Ready for Spring"? or "what do mean, Yoyo, when you say 'Ready for Spring'." I guess it does mean different things to different people. Ok, so here are some examples -- with as few restrictions as possible.

For me Spring is a romantic time. Friends meeting again after a long winter apart. Lovers falling in love -- their hearts beating in time with the birds' merry songs. That music floating through the air carried to every flower, chick and bumble bee. The earth is reborn and renewed, cows and sheep and pigs and rabbits and fox, all rejoicing in Spring. Children hunting Easter Eggs through the daffodils and daisies. Rainbows of color bursting out in stripes and spots and polka dots. Babies laughing, farmers plowing and mothers stitching under a tree. So many beautiful biscornu, needlerolls, tea towels, pin keeps, greeting cards, samplers and ornaments falling from their laps. Friendship, happiness and love. That's what Spring means to me.

But yawl really should figure out what Spring is for you and go from there (LOL).

You have until January 22nd (midnight US Central time) to sign up for our "Ready for Spring" exchange. Send e-mail to yoyo_9203 at yahoo dot com including your name and mailing address in the body and 'Ready for Spring' in the Subject Line. As always, "extras" are never required for our exchanges, we respect the financial situation of all of our members. A 'stitched-by-you' item is the only requirement. Well, a little note that gives your name and the name of the exchange is helpful, too.

Happy Stitching

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New Member

Hi All

I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself to everybody. My name is Karin Bokhorst and I live Roodepoort in the sunny South Africa. I have been stitching for approximately five years on and off. I love stitching on Aida and similar fabrics, I love a variety of designers and also get a lot of patterns from the web.

I have recently started a blog:
I am still very new at this, all comments welcome.

I am looking forward to getting to know you and exchanging little treasures with everybody.

Happy stitching,


Monday, January 4, 2010

Hello from a new Aussie Member.!

Hello Ladies,

My name is Susi and I am from Victoria, Australia. I've been married almost a year to my darling Husband, Mark and together we have 4x doggies.
I have been cross stitching for as long as I can remember and my other hobbies that I enjoy are Hardanger, Fillet Crochet, Embroidery, Patchwork Quilting, Dyeing Floss/Fabrics, Reading Mysteries and Fostering Dogs.

I love all types of cross stitching and especially love stitching with hand dyed Flosses, Fabrics, and Evenweaves/Linens.

I am thrilled to be a new member of this Exchange Group, and certainly hope to get to know you all better along the way, and to make some new stitching friends as an extra bonus ;)

Thank you again for letting me join,
Hugs and Happy Stitching,

Ready for Spring Exchange

I know I am really late in getting this out, but December was simply not a good month for me health wise. I am much better ('cause I know you'll ask) and I'm ready for it to be Spring. I thought by the time we get a new exchange done it will just about be here, so how about "Ready for Spring" for our new exchange?

Sign up for this exchange before January 22 (midnight US central time) and mailing date will be March 1, 2010. That's six weeks and a day -- I like to set the day on Monday just so you won't be late if you miss a Saturday date. To join "Ready for Spring" exchange send e-mail to yoyo_9203 at yahoo dot com. Please put Ready for Spring Exchange in the subject line.

There are still a few exchanges out, so if you have received your exchange please post a message on the board. If you have not received an exchange please let me know and I'll nudge your partner. I have sent a couple of 'nudges' -- you NEED to return my messages! If you are having trouble fulfilling an obligation we can help you out. We all know life happens but let's keep it good for our exchange partners by telling me if your life is happening too fast.

Have a lovely day whereever you are.
Happy Stitching

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