Welcome to Tiny Treasures Exchange

This is an international group for stitching and exchanging
small needlework accessories.

(We are unable to accept more members at this time.)

Monday, April 27, 2009

the anticipication was killing me

I finally received my biscornu and I hear it travelled quite a way (heehee). thank you Fiona for the wonderful package. This was my first exchange on TTE and was quite a treat and it was also her first biscornu made but not her last I hear. Beautiful colors and I love it. I was very happy with it all, bag, thread, bookmark and chocolates mmmm.
thank you again and I am almost ready to mail, for the next exchange.

Just visiting

I popped over to check out the last biscornu received. It is just a marvel that we as a group made so many fobs and biscornu and everybody picked a different design. Every one of them are just terrific I love all the ideas I have picked up from so many great stitchers. Thank you all for sharing your little gems with us. I'll miss you all on the Floss Tag exchange but I'll be there for the next one. Enjoy...and I'll pop in to see what you stitch up, not to worry.

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Floss Ring Exchange Info Sent

Partner information for the Floss Ring Exchange was emailed out last night. Please check to make sure you received yours. If you did not, please let me know as soon as possible so I can send it again.

Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers over the loss of my friend and for being patient over the delay in getting this exchange started. It is much appreciated!

Mailing deadline is June 9, 2009.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thank you, Sabine !

I got my biscornu today ! It's simply beautiful !

It's stitched over one (so delicate!) and finished with small beads and a bee charm.

I love it!

Reçu TTE 2-1

Reçu TTE 2-2

Sabine, did you dyed the fabric yourself? I really like those soft purple shades! And the thread you chose match the fabric perfectly!

I feel really spoiled - look at all the goodies she put in the package!

Reçu TTE 2-3

Thank you sooo much, Sabine!
Sabines are the best ;-D

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I got my biscornu from the Tiny Treasures exchange. It came all the way from Pokua in autumnly Australia. And autumn is also the theme of this gorgeous biscornu. I love it so much. It is beautifully finished with beads around the corners that are the same colour as the stitching....my first own biscornu. Thank you so much Pokua!!!!


And look at the goodies that came with it beads in the same colour of the stitching, a wonderful big heart bead and a calendar with pictures from Australia...

A Lovely Story.....

My dearest Grandmother emigrated from Poland when she was a young girl. This beautiful Biscornu that came to me from that country is especially precious to me because of it's long journey and place of origin. Thanks so much for the Biscournu and the wonderful treasures that camne with it! Purple is one of my favorite colors and I especially appreciate the specialty stitches. Can you tell how happy you made me?

Sorry for the Delay

There is a small delay in getting the partner names emailed out to everyone for the Floss Ring Exchange due to the sudden death of a longtime friend and co-worker. Funeral arrangements and of course just coping with her loss has consumed the week. I will try to work in sending the emails out but don't know how much spare time I will have before Sunday afternoon (the memorial services will be Saturday afternoon and we are hosting a reception for her family and friends afterward) Because of the delay, I will extend our stitching time by a week so the mailing deadline will now be June 9. Again, I apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sharon M

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Scissor fob from Mare

Hi all! I rec'd a scissor fob from Mare this past week. Thank you sooo much for stitching this wonderful fob for me.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I have received my biscornu.

It is nice, beautiful treasure. It was made by Jessica (http://stitchstitchknot.blogspot.com/)

The biscornu is very small as you can see, and it is stitch 1x1. Pattern is from http://www.theflassbox.com/ - Cupcake Biscornu.

Jessica thank you very much for lovely present :-)

Biscornu arrived safely

All the way from Portugal, my lovely biscornu has arrived ! Thank you Mary J !

and all the goodies !

I love them all very much :)

Biscornu received from Nita.

I received this gorgeous biscornu from Nita. It's huge at 6 inches across and really lovely - and it came with goodies, too. Thank you, Nita, I tried to email you but it bounced so I'm hoping you'll see this!

Monday, April 13, 2009

hello all

I am totally new to this, but hope to get to know you soon. I am hoping to start on the tiny treasures exchnage, which sounds really good fun.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Are You on the List?

If you have already signed up for the Floss Ring Exchange, please check the list in the sidebar and make sure you find your name there. I've been working off of two different computers and I'm trying to be very careful to keep everything synchronized but I want to be sure I haven't missed anyone. Thanks!!

Sharon M

Floss Ring Tag Examples

I thought I would post some samples of floss ring tags in case some are not familiar with them.

The links below will take you to examples of other great ways to finish them. (I just love these!) They use various types of rings and most don't require the use of the eyelet setters.








This is such a creative group, I'm sure someone will come up with something completely different! Can't wait to see what's coming!

Sharon M

Friday, April 10, 2009

Biscornu arrived

I just got my fantastic biscornu from Melissa.
thanks also for the card and the kind letter
color is perfect and I really like it
I will put a photo tomorrow morning

Look at this beauty!!!

This week I received from Berit this gorgeous Biscornu

She put a lot of though and work into it. She dyed the linen by herself and stitched with Satin DMC Floss. The design of the key in the back is from "The Floss Box", the "Leaf wands" on front is also a freebie that she couldn't recall at the moment. Moreover, Berit added beads to make it even prettier!!! I absolutely love it!!!

The biscornu was sent with a lovely letter that is now in my scrapbook and a thimble from Savannah, Georgia = )

Thank you Berit for such a lovely and thoughtful exchange!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Just wanted to post it - so everybody knows what I am thinking about them ... though, am not sure if anybody wants to KNOW this ... ?? !! LOL
I am just amazed of ALL these different kinds of biscornus stitched in this round !!!
Ladies, this is WONDERFUL !!!!!!!!!!!

My biscornu has arrived

I've received today my biscornu, from Conny.
Here's the photos of the wonderful piece and all of the great materials she as sent me! Thank you so much my dear Conny! Viele danke!

Thank you Sabine Rose

Hi Sabine,

Thank you so much for the beautiful biscornu. I love the color and you are correct. It is very warming. My camera is charging, but I wanted to let you know it arrived. I will try and post a picutre of it tomorrow.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Biscornu for Taija

28 ct. Jobelan
DMC Color Variations Floss
Design-My Aunt's Attic

Taija has received the biscornu I stitched for her. She has posted on her blog. I really enjoyed stitching this one. I love the designs from Tante Zolder. She mentions on her blog that she collects thimbles so I sent her one from South Carolina. Taija lives in Finland and said she likes M&Ms, Kool Aid and tins to finish into tin toppers. I found these tiny Altoids and purchased several. I think they will make neat needle boxes.

I enjoyed this swap and I am looking forward to the next.

Biscornu to Jessica Received

Hi, I just wanted to post that Jessica received the Biscornu I stitched for her. I'm glad she liked it; I had a lot of fun stitching it. I used a freebie from My Aunt's Attic.

Happy Stitching,
Malinda in NC

Got my biscornu

The postman has just delivered my biscornu from Nicole. It is gorgeous with lots of lovely beads around the edge. Nicole stitched this without realising that I have a scissor fetish. LOL. She also sent me skeins of the colours used to stitch it all tied neatly with some ribbon, and a lovely card. Thank you so much for my biscornu, Nicole. You couldn't have picked a more perfect one to stitch for me.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Biscornu from Monique S

I received my biscornu today from Monique S.

Monique stitched me a beautiful biscornu that's green on one side and blue on the other with little wooden matching buttons tying it all together. She also personalized it with the exchange and our locations on the blue side and can you see our initials on the green side?? Monique also included a post card, a skein of variegated floss, a piece of ribbon and fabric and the cutest little clothespin with the flower & ladybug!

Thanks for the wonderful exchange Monique!!


Biscornu sent to BW

I made my first biscornu to send to BW. Unfortunately her computer is down so she is unable to post any pictures, so I am posting some instead. The patterns were freebies from the Aurelle website, the thread was a varigated Anchor thread and I used Mill Hill beads. I was pleased with the way it turned out!

Floss Ring Exchange

Our next exchange will be a Floss Ring Exchange. They are a very popular and received the most votes on the latest poll. If you need some examples, type in "floss ring tag, or floss ring" in Google images and you will find lots of them. There are several different ways of finishing so it should be great fun to see the variety we come up with!

This exchange is open to all registered members of Tiny Treasures Exchange. Please do take a moment to review our guidelines before signing up for this exchange.

If you wish to participate in this exchange, please send an email with your contact information/mailing address to me with Floss Ring Exchange Sign-Up in the subject line.

Sign-ups for the Floss Ring Exchange will be taken until April 17, 2009.

Partner names will be emailed out by April 20, 2009.

The mailing deadline will be June 9, 2009.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

My gift for Rhea

I will show photos of my fob to Rhea as she has not had the opportunity to do so


I am glad that you like

Biscornu Received and Biscornu Sent

I received a lovely package last Wednesday, 1 April, from Audrone with a beautiful biscornu she designed just for me! This is a close-up so you can see the delicate stitching and beads. She also included a Lithuanian cross stitching magazine, and very thoughtfully translated some key phrases.
My DD fell in love with the Egyptian chart featured on the cover, and was amazed that she could read the graph - Cross-stitching is a universal language! There are many other beautiful graphs - I can't wait to try stitching some.

Thank-you Audrone!

On the same day, I sent out my package - it has a long way to go, and I pray it arrives safely.

A word of apology for the delay in posting - I have been laid low for the past week by a sinus infection - and the resulting headache has kept me off the computer and in bed most of the time.

My biscornu for Gillie

Hi everyone! I heard from Gillie last week that she received my biscornu and loved it. I figured I'd go ahead and post a picture of what I sent to her. I stitched the GPA / MTV Design collaboration for Spring & Summer Biscornu and edged the piece using silk ribbon. Here are the front and the back:


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Biscornu from Patti

Just look what a treasure I got this morning! Patti, don't worry - the package arrived safely!

I really like this gorgeous biscornu - the flowers are beutiful. And the reverse side is so interesting - I like the idea to use another fabric.

Patti also included hand-dyed fibers and ribbons. I have never tried silk, but now I have a chance! And what a wonderful Black Swan bead saver! I have never seen such thing, but I will use it - be sure.

Thank you, Patti.

My Biscornu Came


I just wanted to let you all see the absolutely gorgeous biscornu I received from CathyB along with the Crescent Color Threads and a lovely card. Thank you so much Cathy I really really appreciate it and love it to pieces. It's as if you read my mind and knew I loved pink and hearts and purple too and you are so much braver than me because I never would have stitched on black. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

On the downside it still appears as if the biscornu I stitched has still not arrived. I don't know when I should start stitching a replacement. Here's hoping it arrives within the next week because if it doesn't I will definitely be stitching another.


Patti xxx
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Quick Apology to All!

I just want to quickly post an apology to all our members. I have been unavailable for the last several weeks because of work and some family matters that have required all my time and attention for the past few weeks. I had hoped everything would be resolved quickly but that has not been the case and it has dragged on longer than expected. I am now trying to go back through emails and posts to get everything up to date. As soon as I get the current exchange status figured out, I will announce the next exchange sign-ups - I'm figuring on Monday or Tuesday. Again, I am so sorry - I will try to make it up to everyone - and thanks so much for your patience!

Sharon M

Biscornu Sent...

...by post yesterday afternoon. Postmaster says it should arrive on Monday, but possibly Saturday! I'm so excited; hope she likes it!
A big thanks to Ronel who sent me this lovely collection of goodies!

Some DMC floss, ribbon, beads fabric, and a lovely letter which almost had me blushing - thank you Ronel so much - you're very kind!

Isn't her biscornu lovely too?

I can't believe how quickly her parcel has arrived in the UK from South Africa too - it looks like it was only posted earlier this week and arrived with me yesterday!

Thank you very much, Ronel!