Monday, November 13, 2006

Thanksgiving Exchange from Cathy / Knitting

This is the AWESOME pillow I received from Cathy in the Thanksgiving Exchange! Wasn't it neat that I had Cathy's name, and she had mine?



It is a design from Homespun Elegance! I love it!! It went right on the end table, which is next to my knitting spot on the couch! And, she included some wonderful goodies... Towel, tablet, measure and LHN 'Peaches' fully kitted!! (I've really liked these designs, but, have been good and not ordered them -- now I can stitch one!) Thank you, Cathy!!

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And, in the knitting news -- I started this knitted throw yesterday afternoon, and finished putting the fringe on this evening!




It was knitted with 4 strands of Lion Brand Homespun on size 50 needles (they are huge!). It was a freebie pattern from the Lion Brand website. I like the way it turned out. And it is very warm and cuddly. While working on it this afternoon, Shadow was sleeping on the part laying on the couch. :-) Guess I'll have to share...

I did make a run to Hobby Lobby this morning. Only picked up three skeins of yarn, some tacky glue, and three other things. I forgot my coupon. :-(

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I played on-line this afternoon, searching for quilt patterns to make that pink and green quilt for my sister. Found one that was possible. Will try a block to see how it comes together.

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Tonight I am going to do some stitching!! I plan to work on the Lizzie Kate Christmas Blessings. If I stick to it... I could have them all done soon!

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Thanks for your comments on my exchange for Cathy. It was fun to put it together for her! My Halloween one was a 'test run' to see if what I had planned was feasible. :-) Thanks for reading and commenting!

Current stitch: Lizzie Kate Christmas Blessings
Current read: "The Hand that Rocks the Ladle" by Tamar Myers

12 comments:

bunnyhead said...

Such a pretty exchange piece! And the throw looks great :)

Anonymous said...

Morning Myrna: Charming exchange from Cathy. What fun you had each other for the exchange. Your throw is very cozy looking. I'm sure your cats will think it is for THEM :D Enjoy the day

Sharon said...

Another pretty exchange! Congrats on the throw-very pretty.

Jenna said...

Cathy made up a beautiful pillow for your exchange piece. And some very nice goodies, as well! I love your throw. It went incredibly fast, but those needles sound huge. :)

Tanya said...

Oh I LOVE that pillow!!! The fabric is perfect for that Homespun Elegance design. So pretty :)

Just found your Blog and enjoyed reading it!

Anonymous said...

You have some great exchange pieces. The throw is wonderful.
I have known years ago from another BB. The BB mainly do
exchanges like fobs and needlerolls. I don't remember the name of it now. Thank you for stopping by my blg.

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

The exchange piece is wonderful, as is the one that you stitched. (Loved the finishing on that one-- you always come up with such creative ideas!)

The throw looks so comfy and inviting for the cooler months. Nice work!

stitcherw said...

What a great exchange package, that would be a really fun treat to get in the mail.

Your throw looks so soft and snuggly that I can see why Shadow would want to claim it. Maybe you'll need to make a little minature one that doesn't need to be shared with you. :)
Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Myrna! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I have added your blog to my blogroll. Love the inspiration and enabling I find in blogs. :)

Are you in the U.P. or the lower part of Michigan?!?

~Kim~

Cathy said...

It was really fun stitching this for you Myrna. As I think I may have already told you, I'm going to have to stitch this one again because I really like how it turned out.

Enjoy! And thanks for your friendship!

Chris said...

What a pretty pillow Cathy stitched for you. I have that one in my "to stitch" pile but haven't started it yet.

Vonna said...

What spectacular exchange! You both outdid yourselves!!
:o)