In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The second band is finished!

And this is what has obsessed me this week:

The left side of the second band of Barbara Jackson's Tea Time Basket.

And the right side of the band.

This was a class I took online through Shining Needle Society. I had "ghosted" the class when Barbara taught it at one of Carole Lakes' guild chapters, but auditing the online class added so much to the experience!

I still need to stitch the scissors case, the pincushion, and the fob, but the major part of the stitching is complete.

Now I need to find fabric for the actual basket lining itself. This may necessitate a trip to a fabric, preferably a quilting fabric, store. Dearly Beloved is wondering why, since I have literally yards of fabric already. The problem is this: either the colors in the fabric I have don't work, or the fabric has such a distinctive pattern that it fights with the design on the band. What I need is a very subtle tone-on-tone fabric in a shade that cooperates with the colors of the silk used in the band. And that means that I need to mount an expedition.

It is quite possible that Dearly Beloved is in fear that I will go to a quilting store and be so seduced by the fabrics that I will take up yet another passion.

Little does he realize that the fabrics I've been accumulating are destined for that very thing . . .


  1. Your stitching is pretty. I can see why you are in love with this design.

  2. Beautiful stitching. I can't wait to see the basket all put together!

  3. So beautiful stitching, You are so talented!
    love this design and all other of Barbara´s great creations!
    Looking forward to see what fabrics you will choose, have much fun in the quilt store:):)

    Many warm hugs from
    Anette and Skruttan

  4. Beautiful. This is going to be such a treasure when put together.