God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Saturday, July 14, 2012

My First Knitting Exchange Included A Stitched Item

I recently participated in my first mini knitting exchange on Ravelry.  There are so many different kinds of exchanges over there that it boggles the mind.  This one was, as the name implies, a mini exchange which means you follow the theme & send just a few small items to the person assigned to you.  This exchange was called "Surprise! Surprise!" & you were to surprise your assigned person with a few of the things she listed on her questionnaire that she would like.  This particular exchange did not require a homemade gift but I decided to include one anyway.  I found this freebie pattern on The Sampler Girl's Blog & thought it would be fun to include.  I stuffed it with lavender (a favorite fragrance of my assigned person) & of course I added some of my beloved chenille trim   : )

I usually don't post a photo of the backing fabric I use when I make my finished pieces into something because it just doesn't seem important but I was pretty excited about the fabric I used to back this piece   : ) 
Yes, little skeins of knitting yarn!  Is that cute or what   : )   I have mentioned before that I used to be quite the quilter many years ago. I sold or gave away a lot of my stash (which I wish now I still had!) but I still have a dozen or so huge Rubbermaid containers full of various sized fabric cuts & I remembered having this fabric.  I finally found it grouped in with the whites (white backgrounds).  I had a nice sized square of it which provided the backing for this piece with some left over for another project one of these days.  I hope the recipient will enjoy this & the other goodies I sent to her   : )


butterfly said...

Wow love your stitching and the backing material your exchange friend will love it. hugs.

Kaisievic said...

Shirlee, that backing is soooo cute - what a great choice. Love the stitching, too.

Vickie said...

Very thoughtfully done. Turned out great.

Peggy Lee said...

That was super sweet of you to give a little giftie...especially filled with lavender, love it!

Now I'm not a knitter but that fabric you chose for backing is so darn cute!

When you said you "finally found" the fabric I pictured you rummaging through all your packed up Rubbermaid containers to find the one that held it. I about drove myself nuts yesterday looking for a tiny piece of fusible interfacing!

denise said...

too cute!!!!!!!!!!!!denise

marly said...

You are just so insightful and thoughful. And I am SO impressed that you could remember a particular fabric in your huge stash.

Dawn said...

that fabric is cute! sounds like another fun exchange!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wonderful finish Shirlee ~ great choice for the backing ~ couldn't ask for a better piece.
The recipient should be very pleased!!!
Prim Blessings

Maggee said...

What a perfect match the backing fabric is to the piece! Great memory there gal! Hugs!

Mouse said...

ohhh that is sooooo cute with the wool balls on the back too :)
been to a patch work shop today will bob photos of stash up tomorrow hopefully :)
hope you are well :)
love mouse xxxx

Sally said...

Love the piece you stitched for the exchange on Ravelry. That backing fabric is perfect!

Anne said...

It's perfect Shirlee!!! I love the knitting fabric so cute!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Ahhhh....so this is where I left off...Yikes....How did I fall this far behind??? Sweet little keep my friend - bet your partner loved it. My eyes must be going though, or it's bed time....I looked at that a good long time trying to be sure that's how one spells "knitting" - it just looks odd in written form! Time for new glasses for this ol' crow....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin