Friday, November 14, 2008

Baskets Galore!

It's Friday again! Yesterday, the girls at the Rockingham Patchwork Group were so enthusiastic about a mini-workshop on Pink Penguin's tutorial, just look what they achieved - nineteen little baskets were made in a couple of hours! They had their fabrics pre-cut and ready, brought their sewing machines along and with a little help and guidance from Robin and this Little Black Duck they came up with Baskets Galore! Wendy had almost completed her second before we left! I'm sure lots of Christmas gifts will come in little baskets!

Kerri and Julie of Provincial Patch dearly wanted to tattle-tale on me about more retail therapy that I have been having, but they didn't let the cat out of the bag! These Darlings came from their online shop - arent they just beautiful? The range is Charisma by Chez Moi for moda fabrics and I just love them!
Out of bed early this morning, ready to Post then start sewing! Separate phone calls from both dear daughters who needed Mum - I love them both so much and they are my best Girlfriends, but I lovingly tell all my kids 'they should have been drowned at birth'! They all know they are my greatest priorities in life!
I am thinking of making a split 9-patch with the above fabrics and hand-quilting with the big stitches that I have become so besotted with lately - a bit late in the day to start now, but I'll think about it!
This little guy, Pinocchio, I love so much - he recently came from Thailand and now hangs just over my kitchen bench - maybe not the best place to hang him, but this is where I can see him most and enjoy his company !
Enjoy your weekend - really hope I can get some sewing done - hugs!

15 Lovely People said ...:

Willow Grove - Kez said...

Your little baskets look great. I was hoping to make one today but maybe next week. Cant wait to see what you are going to do with the new fabric. Pinocchio is cute. Now you have someone to talk to and he wont answer back????lol

Wendy said...

Those are some awesome baskets the group made, I love using mine. The new fabrics are gorgeous, can't wait to what you make.

Looks like the prefect spot for Pinocchio to keep an eye on you.

Myra said...

Wonderful basket you have there Lurline! The ladies did a lovely job!!! 8-)
Great fabrics too!!!
I was surprized reading your comment about drowning infants. For some reason I didn't expect such from you... LOL!! Too funny!!! 8-)
Love the Pinocchio!

Anonymous said...

OHHHH I would love a Pinocchio for Sophie, he his adorable.

love your fabrics.


Julia said...

Wow! the girls did great!
I'm having so much trouble with my blog, I think I've lost it all..

antique quilter said...

great baskets! fun to make?
oh love the fabrics you bought, great colors and the floral print on the right would love some of that.......and pinnochio
well I would love having him hanging in our kitchen too!
like the idea of someone not talking back!!!!

Stina Blomgren said...

Oh...more and more baskets are popping up in them...need to make myself some...and try them out!! :o)

Julie said...

Don't those baskets all look so cute.
I've added "split nine patch" pattern to my seemingly never ending list of thing I want to make one day. Its the type of pattern that would look great in any fabrics, and it looks like it would be fairly quick to make too. Have fun making it up with your latest retail therapy aquisitions. :-) Julie.

Anonymous said...

Love all of the baskets!!! You ladies stay so busy! Just love the puppet!

Shari said...

Pink Penguin's tutorial is great! Your ladies did such a fabulous job. Your new fabric is so you! A split nine-patch (aka disappearing nine-patch)looks so good with most fabrics. And Pinocchio is great! I think over the kitchen bench is the perfect spot. He can help with all the cooking and listen to all the gossip. I think he will keep all you secrets!

em's scrapbag said...

Love those little baskets. Pinocchio is way fun. The fabric is going to be great in a split nine patch. Have a great weekend! Em

Unknown said...

WOW.!! what a productive little Group...all those Baskets look Beautiful just like your Pinocchio..I Love Him...Gorgeous Fabric too..Good Taste.!!
have popped on over to Gallivantour to say HI.

ayumills said...

Oh my! Those baskets are absolutely gorgeous!! So glad to see so many of them!!! Thanks!!

Nanette Merrill said...

Oh wow, I love pinochio - what a great find! I can't think of any one of us that hasn't made those baskets! They are lovely.

Kris said...

Whoa! That is a lot of baskets! Lovely work! Looks like you had a great day.

I love your pinocchio.