20 December 2010


Hello to you all
I want to wish you happy holidays

Greetings anita (keljas)

10 December 2010

just few words to know situation

Hi everyone,I write here since I read some of you has not received her pinkeep or pumpkin exchange.
Please I'd like everyone has not received it or some other exchange to write.
So we will be able to take some solution

09 December 2010

pinkeep exchange

my partner in the pinkeep exchange I think has forgotten about me :-(
it's a lot of time since the final date of sending....

08 December 2010

also waiting for my pumpkin

but I am hoping it's just around the corner.


24 November 2010

No yet

I haven't got my pinkeep yet, don't know if it wasn't send or it is lost


14 November 2010

Is it lost???

Just checking in to say that I haven't received my pinkeep yet...  I'm getting worried that perhaps it's lost since our mail date was six weeks ago...


03 November 2010

pinkeep arrived from Lithuania

What a bright spot to my day.
This lovely pinkeep from Audrone is certainly stunning, perfectly stitched and finished.
Thank you so much, I really love it and knowing that it came from so far away is even more special.

31 October 2010


and here it is the photo about the fantastic pinkeep I received

29 October 2010

Here Is My Exchange From Iza

I am so excited and happy to receive these goodies from Iza aka 5Horizons .
I really love my Pumpkin Biscornu by The Sweetheart Tree. I have seen this design and was drooling over it, but knew I would never find the time to stitch one for myself.
I also have a beautiful pumpkin coaster and a package of felt balls ( I have an idea how I am going to use them). I forgot to add some orange ribbon to the pic but am going to use it with my ball project.
There were also 7 skeins of hand dyed silk floss that have me itching to use. Four of them are  fall colors, which means more pumpkins.
I really enjoyed the post card from Poland.
Thank you so much, Iza.


28 October 2010

Pumpkin Exchange From Iza

Just wanted to let Iza know that I received the beautiful pumpkin exchange that she stitched for me.
I love both and all the goodies. As soon as I can get good pictures I will share with you. We have had rainy cloudy weather all week. Thanks so must Iza, I am doing a Happy Dance!

26 October 2010

Pumpkin exchange received

hi, today I got the pumpkin exchange from Lynn
it is lovely, thanks for it
when i have the camera I will post the pic

25 October 2010

pinkeep and pumpking exch

For my partners who sent packages to me, please bear in mind that when I left Canada the packages had not arrived. I have my mail forwarded to Florida for the winter so it may take a bit longer for them to arrive to me but I will post as soon as I receive them.

Wondering If Pinkeep Arrived

I mailed my pinkeep on Oct. 4th. I haven't heard anything from my partner.
It had a long way to go but this is quite a while.


23 October 2010

Nothing received yet

The two thigs I sent were received by my partners
hope they liked the gifts

but I haven't still got any of mine, nor the halloween nor the pinkeep

20 October 2010


Today coming back from work I found a big envelope from Australia (Fiona) with thw most incredible pin keep I have ever seen and a keyring with a cat.
I will put a photo as soon as my camere is charged.Thanks again

18 October 2010

Pincushion Exchange

Hello Nita

I want to tell you that I recieved my pincushion
I realy love it, I love the collors
It take a long time before it was here
I will place a picture real soon oke

gr anita

pumpkin exchange received

Hi Jill,

I received your lovely pumpkins. a lovely scissor fob and pincushion. Sorry for not reacting earlier but as you can read in my former message.

I am so happy with your little gifts and added them to my collection.

Thank you.
Hugs from liz

pinkeep received

I received a lovely spanish dancer from Najima.
Thank you so much. I am very happy with the pinkeep and it has been added to my collection for exchange items.
I have been in the hospital for surgery for the 3rd time so I couldn't place a message earlier.

Hugs from Liz

16 October 2010

Pumpkin Exchange Received

I am the very fortunate recipient of just about the most beautiful pumpkin I have ever seen.  So absolutely well finished and artfully displayed !!!!! Thank you soooooo much Nan - I just love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You can stitch for me anytime ;)
Take Care

Pumpkin Exchange sent.

I sent my Pumpkin Exchange yesterday barely making the deadline :) I hope my partner likes what I've made for her.

15 October 2010

Exchange recieved

Ronel emailed me that she received my pumpkin exchange - Thank you for letting me know :)

Happy Stitching :)

Pumpkin Exchange Mailed

I mailed my pumpkin exchange to my partner on Wednesday. It should arrive by Monday.

Have a great weekend,

Pumpkin Exchange mailed....

I mailed off my Pumpkin Exchange today! Hope it gets to the new owner very soon and I hope you like!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Lynn S. in Mn, USA

Pumpkin Exchange Rec'd

Alrighty then!
Yesterday my nice Mr. Postman brought me a package all the way from the Netherlands from Liz J. for the Pumpkin Exchange. Liz did a WONDERFUL job on the beautiful little biscornu...shown back and front. She also sent along the cute handmade card PLUS a piece of nice fabric shown in the background of photos. I plan to use some of that in my crazy quilting blocks. She also sent along some extras of those cute little falls leaves, beads and ribbon trims as well.
I love it all! Thank you so much Liz for the biscornu and the great little giftys as well!

Pinkeep arrived!

I am very happy - I recieved my pinkeep today! It was stitched and finished by Nicole. I love the design and the color she used. Just look:

And these little birdies... Aren't they lovely?

Thank You, Nicole!


14 October 2010

Beautiful Pumpkin Ornament Received

I just received a beautifully made fall ornament from Bonnie for my Pumpkin Exchange. She stitched a Lizzie Kate pattern (my 1st) on 32 ct fabric. I love the fabric she matched the pattern up with. It's perfect! And the button embellishment accents it beautifully as well. Her stitching is superb! Thank you Bonnie for this delictible treat!

13 October 2010

Lost Pumpkin?

I, too, am wondering if anyone received my pumpkin exchange.

It will be 2 weeks tomorrow since I mailed it. I hope it isn't lost. :(


Fall Pin Keep Rec'd

Hi all..
I received my Fall Pin Keep in the mail almost 2 weeks ago after being gone for a week myself. Then we got called for a family funeral and had to leave town again this past week and just got back.
Thank you So much NAN for the great little pin keep! She read my blog and found out I was also a quilter so she made this cute little pin keep in a quilty fall leaf theme! It's a popular quilt pattern as well! It's just too cute!
Thanks again NAN. I LOVE it!

Lynn S. in Mn, USA

Pumpkin Exchange On It's Way

I mailed my Pumpkin Exchange yesterday. It doesn't have far to go so
it should arrive by the weekend.

Has anyone received my pumpkin exchange ?

Just checking to see if my pumpkin exchange has been received - It was mailed September 21
Anticipating the need for a redo - Please let me know if it has arrived safely.
Thank you :)
Take Care

12 October 2010

Pumpkin Exchange Arrived

My pumpkin theme exchange arrived today all the way from Spain. Thank you to Najma for the pumpkin ornament.

10 October 2010

Oh this is lovely

Yesterday I receieved in the post a lovely Pin Keeper, from Lynn in Minnesota.

Thank you so much I love it.

Hugs Laurie
Rotorua New Zealand

06 October 2010

And ... Scissor Case from Amanda

Believe it or not I've got my second gift - beautiful scissor case all the way from Italy from Amanda. Thank you for my lovely case, I'll be using it with so much pleasure.

Pumpkin Exchange from Vivian

I received a fabulous package from Vivian - awesome and beautifully stitched pumpkin themed items. I feel sooo spoiled. Thank you so much, Vivian!

05 October 2010

Just a note that I did get my pin keep mailed out to.....? You should have it very soon!
Lynn S. in Mn

Exchanges sent

hi all
i've sent the pumking ornament and the pinkeep
hope they like them

have a nice day

Slight Delay for Flat Fold Exchange

I actually didn't forget - aren't you proud of me?  But I am going to delay the start of sign-ups for the next exchange a week or so.  It will be for a flat fold - here are some sites with instructions:

Cross Stitch About Com

And for beautiful flat folds (and maybe some inspiration!) check TWLCOS and TWLCOSToo

See you in a week or so!

04 October 2010

Pinkeep exchange


I sent pinkeep to my secret partner. I hope she will like it as much as I enjoyed stitching.

Best wishes,

Pinkeep On It's Way

 I mailed my partners pinkeep today. I missed the deadline on Friday and had to wait until today to send it.

02 October 2010

Pinkeep Received and Sent

On my return from Italy I had a pile of mail and in amongst that pile was a beautiful pin keep received from Vivian in Canada! The colours are fantastic and I really love it! Thanks so much Vivian!

Here is a close up of the beautiful pin keep! I am a bit of an orange person so I really liked the colours and the orange goodies she sent with it! Many thanks Vivian! I have posted off my pinkeep on Friday 1 October - just in time! Hope it reaches the other side of the world safely!

Pinkeep Mailed!

Sorry I'm a day late, but couldn't make the post office yesterday :)  My pinkeep has hit the post office today to head to it's new home!


01 October 2010

Pinkeep Sent

Hi all,
Just a quick note to let you know that I put my pinkeep exchange in the mail. Should arrive at it's new home early next week.


pinkeep and pumpkin theme exchange

Hi everybody,

I mailed my works for the 2 exchanges today. I really hope they will arrive soon and safely.
I'm anxious to read the receivers respond.

Hugs to all of you


30 September 2010

My Pinkeep from Amanda

Pinkeep from Amanda
I received this beautiful pinkeep all the way from Italy. Amanda did a beautiful job stitching and finishing. I love the way the ribbon is entwined around the pinkeep. I don't know the fabric but it is unique.
The post card is really pretty.
Thank you so much Amanda, I love my new pinkeep.

Exchange Mailed

My pumpkin exchange was mailed this morning.


27 September 2010

Pumpkin Exchange Received

I received the most wonderful Pumpkin Exchange from Honeybee today. I feel very spoiled!

She stitched this lovely needlecase over one. She had already stitched this when she learned that I wanted something for my kitchen and not holiday related. Even though this needlecase would have been more than sufficient, she also stitched this.

This is just so perfect for me! I am just thrilled! Her stitching is beautiful!

Thank you so much for this wonderful exchange!


25 September 2010

~Pinkeep Exchange ~

I was so excited to see a package in the mail today. It was all I could do to wait til I got in the house to open it. Inside was this lovely Lizzie Kate Pin Keep from Patty C.
Lizzie Kate is one of my favorite designers! Thank you so much Patty! I love it!

to the post office

This morning I went to the post office to mailed my pinkeep exchange.A long way to go so I think it will arrive in a couple of weeks.

24 September 2010

Pumpkin Exchange Mailed

I just came back from putting my exchange in the mail. I have taken the precaution of mailing mine certified mail. I should arrive by early next week.

21 September 2010

Exchanges Mailed

My pumpkin and Pinkeep Exchanges are on the way :)

17 September 2010

posted my exchanges today

Pumpkin and pinkeep are on their way.

As I am leaving for Florida next month, I wanted to make sure nothing got in the way of getting 'er done....hope they arrive safely and quick....

12 September 2010

My pincushion for Amanda

I still haven´t seen my pincushion on this blog I did for Amanda...so here is a pic of it;-))


10 September 2010

Exchange Arrived

I am so excited about what I found in the mail today.  A package all the way from Rotorua New Zealand.  It contained my exchange package from my Tiny Treasures Exchange partner Laurie J Breadmore of http://www.breadmoretravels.blogspot.com/.  It is just gorgeous :)
It was presented in a beautiful purple package.  And when I opened my package I just couldn't believe my eyes.  It contained the most beautiful pinkeep.

Thank you so much Laurie, I just love it :)
Happy Stitching

26 August 2010

Pinkeep and Pumpkin Theme Exchange

I'm matching up your partners for these exchanges, and I'll be sending an email with all the info to the participants by Saturday, 28 Aug.

I can't wait to see all of your beautiful creations!

23 August 2010

I'm disapointed


I'm reading on the list that you received the exchange but actually I don't know for sure if this is true since I don't see a post saying it or received an email confirming that. I sent three times and stitched twice this exchange and up today I don't have any confirmation of the reception of any of the envelopes.

I'm sorry if this sounds rude but the fact of not receiving a simple "I got it" note is discouraging .

I hope that you have it in your hands. Please let me know


22 August 2010

Yes, It Is Two for the Price of One!

We have two exchanges going on at the same time, you may join either or both.
To join the Pumpkin Theme Exchange, click the pumpkin to your left, and leave a comment on that post. 
To join the Pinkeep Exchange, click the pinkeep to your right and leave a comment on that post.

If we've put you in the wrong column - leave us a comment here and we'll fix it!

Pumpkin Theme Exchange Sign Up (additional exchange)

Yes we will be running 2 exchange signups at the same time!  Sign-ups are open now, and will be closed 22 August 2010.  For this exchange only: post a comment here if you want to participate.  Yes you can join both if you like, as long as you can meet your obligations in both.  

You choose the type of finish, we only ask that your stitched piece include a pumpkin in the design.  All the standard rules apply, no aida, your item must be finished, and extras are not necessary.  Let your stitched piece be the treat that your partner gets, tricks will only bring you trouble.  When you leave your comment, please state whether you are ok with a Halloween themed pumpkin design, a fall design, or either.  Some people do not celebrate this holiday and would prefer a fall/ Autumn design.  This way when partners are assigned everyone will be happy and have fun.

The mailing date is October 15th.  If you are making something with a Halloween theme you should try to mail a little earlier so your partner gets the item in time for Halloween.  Your pumpkin theme item need not be a pin keep but it could be.  Make sure you send something that you would enjoy having someone send to you. 

Pinkeep Exchange - Sign Up Now

Hi Everyone.  My deepest apologies for falling out touch so abruptly - my personal life got very ... distracting.

The next exchange is for a Pinkeep - I haven't made one of these, so I don't have a picture to share.  You can see some gorgeous ones here or there.

Sign-ups are open now, and will be closed 22 August 2010.  For this exchange only: post a comment here if you want to participate. (When I just checked my email, I have over 1000 unread messages - I don't want you to get lost as I deal with that!).

Final mail-out date will be 1 October 2010.

Remember - for the Pinkeep Exchange Only - Comment on this post if you would like to participate.  Please do not email me.

I will not be participating in this exchange - I'm going to be working to get the send and receive lists up to date, and trying to make sure that all items from the past two exchanges were received.
PS - we'll try to do a mail art exchange after the first of the year - OK?

15 August 2010


I didn´t hear back from Amanda and I am away from home until the end of August...we are travelling to Austria for two weeks...yeah

Nita could you change the blog background if you have some free time??? There is a photobucket button in the middle which tells something about a deleted background....

CU in September;-))


14 August 2010

Side bar updated for the Pin Cushion Exchange

Lynn S are you the same Lynn who received from Iza?  Please let me know so I can make note that you sent your exchange cushion.  I know there are a few 'Lynn"s here so I want to sure I've got the right one updated.


April did you receive your Pin Cushion?

Please let us know.  We would like to get some closure on any outstanding exchange business?


pincushion arrived

Hi everyone,I got my pincushion and it is fantastic.Sorry if I write only now but I just come back from 2 weeks holidays on mountain.
As soon as I can I will put a photo
thanks again it is fantastic


Any news about the pincushion yet? This is the third delivery and the second pincushion that I made, I was trying to track the package on your country but I can't find where you can do it

I hope that you have it in your hands. Please let me know


10 August 2010


...Haven´t you received my second pincushion yet??? I am getting nervous...

Hi Ladies,

Jenna mailed me today that she has received the pincushion I have stitched for her in the pincushion exchange. Jenna cant post on this blog so here is a pic of what I stitched for her.

Regards Ronel.

08 August 2010

Altoid Tin Exchange, attn Amanda

Amanda and I were the only ones with outstanding issues on this exchange.  I received my lovely tin so I am set Amanda  did you get your exchange tin?  Please let us know.  Thanks Mare

Scissor Pocket or Case Exchange Attn Iza and Gillie

Hi Ladies,

Since I am interested in starting up a new exchange here I thought I'd lend a hand to make sure the exchanges outstanding are all wrapped up.  I hope you all don't mind?

Can you share with us if Iza /5horizons or Gillie received her scissor case / keeper?  Thanks, Mare

5horizons - sent 26 Jan
Gillie - sent 5 Feb

07 August 2010

All is quiet and hot hot hot here, Any ideas on the next exchange?

Hi there ladies,

Anyone interested in doing something for fall?  How about doing a pumpkin themed exchange? You can pick the kind of finish you like doing but the design needs to have at least one pumpkin.  I have come to realize I like stitching designs with pumpkins.  And I have a bunch of fall designs with pumpkins, hint.  But maybe something with apples or leaves?  Maybe we could do a poll to see which theme most people are interested in exchanging.   Just throwing some ideas out there.    Also since I have my hot hands on the new JS magazine I have ornaments exchanges in mind too.

It might be nice if those you had things outstanding on the previous exchange post an update to making it easier to wrap things up with it.

Just my 2 cents...

20 July 2010


Hi ladies,I haven't got mine yet too but I know my partner is re-making it so I wait patiently.Only 3 of us are still waiting for it?

Hello still didn't recieved our pincusion

Hello ladies

Lizrieka and I (keljas) still didn't recieved our
PLease can our partners let us know
if they send ther pincusion to one of us

thank you very mutch

Greetings Liz and Anita

09 July 2010

Got my pincushion from Monique yesterday.....she is living in the Netherlands and made a very typical pincushion...I love it because it´s so special;-)))
Thanks a lot Monique, she also send some DMC floss and a very nice kind of key chain with those typical Netherland shoes...I already have another pair;-)))
I will add a pic later, I have a download actually and my connection is tooooo slow;-((


08 July 2010

Pin Cushion Exchange

Hi Ladies,

With all the questions going around, I have made a quick summary of who received and who did not from all the posts on the blog. I do apologise in advance if there was a post that I missed.

24 Of us participated in the pin cushion exchange.
22 Ladies have indicated that they did send their exchanges.
18 Ladies have received their pin cushions.

Amanda, April, Gaby, Jenna, Anita and Ronel have not posted that they have received their pin cushions:-
Gaby has sent 3 June to Amanda
Ronel has set 7 June to Jenna
Aury send ?? date to Ronel (Sorry Aury but I have not received anything yet)

Amanda and Jenna, please indicate if you have received your pin cushion.

Can the Ladies that was suppose to send to April, Gaby and Anita please indicate who they are and when they send their pin cushions.

I hope this helps. Please reply by leaving a comment on this post.

Regards Ronel

05 July 2010

pincushion on it's way?

Hi everybody,
it's nice to see all the pincushions you've made for eachother. Keljas (anita) and I Lizrieka(Liz)
are really curious who are our exchange partners. We didn't receive anything yet and can't make out whether the items have been sent or not. So please react if you are partner with one of us

Thank you for reacting,

Hugs from Liz and Anita

01 July 2010


I am your partner in the pincushion exchange...well, I sent my cushion 5th of June...I guess you haven´t received it????
If not, I think I have to make a second one:-(( I sent something else to Italy nearly the same date and it arrived shortly after sending...

Sooo sorry, it´s the very first time one of my exchanges won´t reach...


I have my new lovely pincusion!

Yesterday I received a perfect gift from Fiona all the way from Australia. She's made a beautiful blackwork pincushion, which I totally adore! She also included goodies: a cute tape measure and an eco-bag. Let's not forget the postcards (the one with kangaroos is sooo precious) and a lovely letter. I'm really glad this exchange had a happy ending for me. Thank you sooo much Fiona!