Monday, May 30, 2011

Basket Mania

I'm so far behind I think I'm first!  I saw that on a sign and decided it pretty much summed up my life!  My husband and I spent the long weekend trying to get a handle on the knee high grass and planting the last of the flowers that I usually have in on Mother's's been such a cold wet spring that everything is late!  We don't have the vegetable garden planted yet so even if I cheat and buy corn starts at Home Depot, I'm afraid my corn won't be knee high by the 4th of July!  Tom loves fresh tomatoes and I love fresh picked corn on the cob, and I have to have pumpkins for Halloween!  I keep telling Tom that I've been this late before so I haven't given up yet!  But I did get to plant several containers including this bike basket. 

Bramble Baskets

I must confess I have a fetish for containers: boxes, baskets, I even hauled an old sink home from my mom's that I hope to hang on the chicken coop and plant flowers in.  So is it any wonder that I love basket quilts too?  I love our new Bramble Baskets quilt in Still Crazy...

Gathering Baskets by Primitives by Linday

And I also love both of these Gathering Basket quilts, one by Primitives by Lynda and the other from Needle Love.  Pam just finished the one from Needle Love and even though it's still at the quilter, we've been hearing rave reviews!  The flowers in ours are more pinks, reds, and oranges than the one by Needle Love on the web site so keep watching for an updated photo as soon as we get it back from quilting!

I also love this book that is fabric baskets and containers.  There are so many great things to look at in this book so I thought I'd share a few....We do have it for sale at the barn if anyone's interested.

That's about it for now.  I did have great news from my heart doctor who took me in on Tuesday for a heart cath sure she would be putting in a stint but she she was amazed at my "beautiful" plaque-free arteries so no stint for me!  Evidently my high blood pressure gave her false positive test results so I just need meds to get my blood pressure and heart rate under control.  So now we've got the all clear and Pam & I are off to Lethbridge Alberta on Wednesday to teach at Village Quilts.  Then home again, home again and back to work on the next new book!  Will talk to you all soon


  1. I would love a copy of the basket book but can't find it on your website. Can i have some details please - cost, shipping charges, etc. Thanks!

  2. The good news from the doc should help lower your blood pressure! And maybe a little less stress in your life? Have some fun in Canada. I'm putting "Down in the Garden" together this morning. So lovely.

  3. I know exactly how you feel about being behind. Just got back from a 4 day vacation and already have 2 quilts tops to quilt, 3 ufo including the Buggy Barn Pattern Bloomers. I have been so interested in doing the Buggy Barn patterns, that I have challenged myself to attempt making my own patterns, so far I have designed 3 using the Buggy Barn technique of stack, slice and shuffle. Check out my blog to see what I have done. Love doing these.

  4. I added a link to this post so you can easily find the book "Basket Made of Cloth" on our website. Sorry for the delay!