September 28, 2013

Bee Happy

I stitched this one a couple years ago for a giveaway. Here's the original post!

And here's the picture:

This is the one and only (so far) Margaret Sherry Design I have stitched. Once my finances get straightened around I might be able to shop for more designs and necessities.

September 25, 2013

2013 Blogversary Exchange Flashback

Here is a flashback with all parcels from our last exchange! :)

Valma to Joey

Joey to Heather

Heather to Lentochka

Lentochka to Cucki

Cucki to Amber

Amber to Simone

Simone to Judith

Judith to Angel

Angel to Olli

Olli to Gislene

Gislene to Rita

Rita to Fara

Fara to Noni

Noni to Anne

Anne to Deb

Deb to Valma

Well done ladies! All packages arrived to the destination, everyone did a great job :D Thank you so much for you participation!!


Hello - A New Member

I just wanted to take a moment to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Julie and I live in Florida. Some of you may have even heard of the town I live in: Zephyrhills. No, I was not the Powerball winner back in June :( .  That would have been too easy, lol.

Anyway, I fell in love with cross stitch over 10 years ago and found it to be a great stress relief while studying at Michigan State University. I like a variety of concepts/designs and haven't really figured out who my fave designers are. I do love Margaret Sherry designs mainly because they are fun! I am also fond of larger designs, as you can see in my blog. Besides cross stitch, I enjoy photography and writing. Also evidenced in my blog.

I work for the State of Florida as a Veteran's Employment Rep. I am a Navy veteran. I have a couple of cats that are at once the love of my life and bain of my existence (those of you who love cats may understand). I look forward to learning and sharing from you all on this blog. I have stitched at least 1 MS design, but they are on my portable drive which is currently back home over 1500 miles away (I am in Denver for training for my job). I will post when I return home.

September 22, 2013

Blogversary Exchange - From Canada to Brazil

I’d finally received my parcel from Amber, our friend who lives in Canada!

The Brazilian Post Office – as everybody knows – is slower than a snail… I was the last girl to receive this Exchange’s parcel but it doesn’t matter anymore because Amber had made my day!

Thanks, sweetie! I've loved every detail, every word you have written to me. The little pillow is over

Thanks also to Nia! We have lots of fun when we are joining and sharing our stitches.

September 19, 2013

a gift for two twin girls

A friend of us has two twin daughers and we wanted to make them a cute gift. They will be soon 2 y.o. so, the classical blanket wasn't a good idea.

So, my friends and I stitched and made this:

They are two photos' album, two towels and 4 sacks to contain the albums but also for further other uses.

My contribute is this one:

the children are too young to understand, but their mother liked a lot our gift and we are pleased to have made a friend happy :-)

Update! :)

Blogversary Exchange
I'm happy to say that this week our Blogversary exchange was finally close, with the last parcel arriving to Brazil! Simone got her gift from Amber, it wasn't sent later, mail in Brazil just works pretty bad =/ Once in a while, we are lucky and a package can be delivered quickly but.. often it happens the other way around, takes over one or two months to arrive to our friends!!

I'm missing one photo to post our flashback, Joey never sent me a picture of her parcel so I asked Heather, I'm waiting for a reply to my email and then I will publish the post :)
This is why I always ask for a photo when you post your parcel, so I won't have to write to everyone later...

Halloween Exchange
It's rolling! :D heheheh
Angel was the first one to get her package ready to post!!! It has officially started to cross the globe! :D

For future exchanges
I had a suggestion from Judith, we could add one more thing to our exchange partners info, the age. I think it's a good idea, it helps to know if we are sending gifts to a friend who's 20 or 50, right? It's not about the stitching but all the items in general, it may help a bit to know our partners age, don't you agree? So, I will ask everyone about their age but feel free if you prefer to keep it a secret ;) heheheeh It won't be published here on the blog, just sent by email with your address to your partner :)


September 18, 2013

Sorry for my long absence

Hello , all my friends,
As you certainly has noticed I haven't been here for a long time.

We had and have a very bad time.. I t's  about my mother's health. Now after beeing in several hospitals she has been diagnized with liver and stomach cancer. The hospital marathon began at the end of June.

I think you know and can imagine how my feelings are. They can't do an operation because of her weakness and now she must do a chemical therapy with 84 years. I do hope all will be OK with her  At the same time my dad being dement had to stay in several seniors home. We switched beetween hospital and seniorhome.

I do hope that I can settle down after a while.
I'll try to fullfil my duties very soon. and I hope that I can be here more regular as before.
Stitching helps me better my mood.

I Haven't yet read all the further entries but I#ll do it from now.

Hoping that all of you are fine


September 17, 2013

From Valma to Joey

Hello girls

Before the first parcels for the Halloween exchange start to arrive.... I have to show you what I did for Joey for the Blogversary exchange =D
Better too late than never no ?  hehehe
I chose See-saw mice, one of the last downloadable charts available on MS website 

A free Valma rhymed with mice of course =D
I made a little zipped pouch with those 2 little cute fellows , because they are cute aren't they ? =)

Can't wait to see all the beautiful pieces that are going to be made for our next exchange, and hope that my partner will enjoy what I'm preparing =D
Have fun my sweet friends
Big hugs from France

Halloween Exchange - Partners :)

Hi everyone!! :D
I've sent an email to everyone with your partners information, please, check your inbox! Also, this time I remembered to add the email from the friend you'll receive too. This way, when you receive your gift, you can write back to say thank you without having to ask me for her email ;) eheheheh I always forgot that :p My apologies =)

Here is the list of partners for this exchange:
1. Heather
2. Val
3. Ysa
4. Noni
5. Judith
6. Amber
7. Nia
8. Angel
9. Cucki
10. Deb
11. Rita

1 sends to 2, 2 sends to 3... 11 sends to 1 ;)
Don't forget to take a photo before sending your parcel, don't post before your partner receives it but send a copy to Let me know your parcel has been sent so I can keep track on our exchange, ok?

Have fun!!! :D


September 13, 2013

New member

Hello People!!!  My name is Ysabel Vargas  and my friends call me Ysa.. I am from Dominican Republic a beautiful island in the Caribbean...  I am so happy to be part of this group and hope we can share great moments together even on distance...  I am married with 3 kids ( 1 boy and 2 girls) and also I have cats, dogs and turtles... I love animals, specially dogs and cats...  I am engineer systems and in my free time I make cross stitch and now learning hardanger... I love exchanges, SAL's and the Margaret Sherry designs.. I can't wait to start stitching beautiful things like you do here.. Anything you need I am at your service and hope this is the begining of great friendships with all of you...  A warm hug,


~ Thank you Dear Lentochka ~

Hi everyone, i just received a lovely parcel from dear lentochka...
everything is soooooooooooooo sweet...
i am so happy for my sweet gift.
thank you lentochka.
love cucki xxx

Halloween Exchange - Sign up!

There's still time to sign up! :)
Monday morning I will make the random list of partners so you have until Sunday to decide if you'd like to join the fun!

Who's in:
. Nia
. Valma
. Heather
. Judith
. Noni
. Rita
. Deb
. Angel
. Cucki
. Amber
. Maria Ysabel

Your can read a recap about on Halloween Exchange here. Any question, feel free to ask :)

I've been working on my parcel :) I have all my extra gifts ready and I know what I will stitch, getting ready to start this weekend :D


September 12, 2013

SAL #4 Puppy Love

It happened again! I finished one more puppy on our SAL and I forgot to post it here :p Sorry ladies! I've been thinking about our next exchange, I forgot I had this to post too =)

It's amazing how you can't even see the real color on my fabric.. it's water lily, photos really don't show it =/ Oh well, you'll have to visit me at my house and see the real thing ;) hehehehe


SAL #4 Puppy love

Hello girls, just look like they were my puppy's. It was so much fun stitch this SAL. Anyone have suggestions for the finish?

Hugs, Marcinha

September 11, 2013

SAL #4 Puppy Love - update 3 (final)

Dear all,

The puppies have been done awhile, though only now I am managing to update before I rush off to work. So since I was only stitched 4 this is me done.

Puppy #1

Puppy #2

Puppy #3

Puppy #4

They were stitched on fennel dyed evenweave.

Take care,


September 3, 2013

Halloween Exchange - Let's start!

Hello everyone! I know some friends have already started to stitch for our next exchange, it's about time to start our sign up here! :D

As I wrote on a previous post asking for your opinions, we will have a free stitching theme because not everyone can find halloween patterns. Margaret Sherry has designed only a couple! So, you can stitch whatever design you'd like and decide how to finish too, all free for your handmade. Just make something pretty for your friend ;)

What to send:
1 handmade » free stitching and finishing
+4 extra gifts » fabrics, buttons, ribbons, threads, any craft supply! Or you can add stationery like pens, notebooks, anything pretty and cute that will make you partner smile :)
NOTE: free handmade but make sure to add those extra items with an Halloween theme, ok ;)

Sign up until: September 15th
Partners published: September 16th
Posting deadline: October 1st

. Nia
. Valma
. Heather
. Judith
. Noni
. Rita
. Deb
. Angel
. Cucki
. Amber
. Maria Ysabel

For more info about all our exchanges, you can read here.

Have Fun!!! :D

Little Suzi a.k.a Little Kate

Hello everyone!

I´m new member of this blog and I´m very thankful for the admission. My name is Zuzana, I´m from Slovakia, Europe, also known as Suzi from blog Design by Suzi :-) I found embroideries by Margaret Sherry and I fall in love with it. It became my a little obsession. I chose for my introduction here this one. I know, I know, I re-did original... But it´s me... Suzi stitches a cat :-) (of course and another :o) ) I will do also the original picture in the future.

This picture is one of the callendar 2009 from CrossStitcher magazine and represents May.

More pictures are on my blog:

Hope you enjoy it!

Have a nice day :-)