Friday, 8 January 2016

My Favourite Things Stitching basket - Update

The stitching for the basket lining is completed now and I need to read the instructions carefully before beginning construction.   I have pinned together the lining piece and the pocket piece to see how much space there is before and after the words.   I'm thinking of stitching a crown at one end and a squirrel at the other.  What do you think?
I'm pleased with this though and it will be a very useful basket.  I intend to construct it all by hand to ensure I have control over the matching and alignment.
One useful trick I learned in this was that strawberries do not always have to be stitched in queen stitch.  This one was done in vertical lines of closed herringbone stitch.  Quite effective and for me far more satisfying.
And lastly, with apologies for bad photographs (today El Nino has caused heavy rain and grey skies making photos difficult), here is a shot of the base which is of course, circular.
The dinner dishes are calling me so farewell for today.


  1. Congratulations on finishing the stitching, I hope the finishing goes smoothly

  2. What a challenging project, I would be so nervous putting it all together after so much work on the stitching. I like your idea of adding a crown and a squirrel to the ends though.

  3. It's looking great! I like the idea of adding the squirrel and crown motifs too.

  4. It looks great! Good luck putting it together.