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Monday, January 11, 2016


Spring Hop Exchange 2016
It's time for some Spring fun, ladies!! If you are interested in joining the exchange, please go to the Dixiesamplar Exchange FB Group page and download the PDF forms. Please be sure to read all the rules very carefully before joining :-)  Once you are sure that you want to participate, just complete the wish list portion and return to me via email to

Exchange registration will be open from Monday, Jan 11th through Monday, Jan 18th, midnight (central time).

I will draw names and send partner wish lists out on Tuesday, Jan 18th. You will have at least 6 weeks to work on your exchange package before mailing.

Mailing dates--
International addresses: Monday, February 29th
Stateside addresses: Friday, March 4th
  *be sure to annotate whether you prefer stateside or international, or either.

This exchange comes with a 100% participation promise...if you send an exchange package, you WILL receive an exchange package!! Therefore, if you are not able to follow through with a package to your partner, PLEASE let me know as soon as possible...I have a wonderful team of stitchers who will help me prepare one in your stead!! However, please note that any participant who does not send a package and fails to notify me of such will be banned from future exchange participation!
If you have any questions or concerns, please email for assistance at

Happy Exchangin'

Monday, January 4, 2016

Goodbye to 2015, hello to a new and more productive 2016

Last finish of 2015 was a nice way to end the year...Blackbird Designs "Topiary in Bloom"
"Topiary in Bloom"
Blackbird Designs

I don't like to make resolutions, because I KNOW I won't keep them, LOL...but, I would like to be more productive in my stitching this year. Last year was a bit on the skimpy side to be honest :-)

So, to make sure that I got off on the right foot, I kitted up this little beauty on New Year's Eve and put in the first of many stitches on New Year's Day.
"Joy of My Heart"
Threadwork Primitives
Here is my progress as of last night while watching "Downton Abbey"...this is a quick and lovely stitch :-)

I substituted most of the called-for threads and chose 36 count WDW Parchment linen...loving the effect. My finishing idea is to add it to the top of a casket box that Lori Brechlin's hubby made...Peter is an amazing wood-worker!

We will be kicking off the Spring Hop Exchange in the coming weeks as, be watching for the news. All exchange details are handled on the FB page only, so you will need to join that page in order to participate in the exchange itself...just click here and join us for some Spring fun :-)

Happy Stitchin'

Monday, October 19, 2015

DS Haunted Harvest FB Page

If you would like to view the pictures of our Haunted Harvest Exchange packages, just follow this link and join the page...there are spooktacular things to be seen!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


If you are participating in the Haunted Harvest Exchange 2015 and do not have a FB account, please email me a picture of the package you RECEIVED so that I can post it to the FB group page on your behalf.

I will be adding the pictures to the blog page as soon as they are all received and posted to the FB page as well :-)

This year's packages have been the most amazing so far...these ladies are serious about their needlework and exchanging, LOL!

Happy Stitchin'