Loose Threads: More Trick or Treat Baskets

Thursday, October 27, 2011

More Trick or Treat Baskets

First of all, I want to thank all of you for your kind comments on my last post.  I am feeling much better each and every day.  I really appreciate your concern.

I haven't felt like doing much machine sewing, so I've been stitching on a few more Trick or Treat Baskets from the book When the Cold Wind Blows by Barb Adams and Alma Allen.

The original quilt from the book has 300 of these baskets.  I haven't counted how many I have, but I don't think I'm even close to 100 yet. 

Jeanette, one of the gals that comes to our Dear Jane retreat has finished her basket quilt, and you can see it here on the Blackbird Designs blog.  I just love looking at these basket quilts, and hers is gorgeous. 

Here is what fall looks like in my back yard.  I love walking around the yard and listening to the crunch of the leaves.  This is my favorite time of year.

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This is my Granny Stripe Afghan that I'm doing as part of the Granny Gone Wild Crochet Along.

You can read more about the crochet along and this pattern on my crochet blog

You can see photos of the crochet along on the Flickr site here

 Hope all of you are finding some time to stitch or crochet or knit today. 

Thanks for stopping by!!


Barb said...

Love your baskets....and those photos...just wonderful!

Brenda Kay said...

Love the basket blocks. And I have to say those photos from your backyard make me want to come and sit a spell.

Cattinka said...

Hi LuAnn,
glad to hear that everything is well with you.
You have been busy making these baskets and crocheting also. I like the bright colours you are using for your afghan.
And the colour of the leaves in your backyard it very very pretty also.

Janet O. said...

LuAnn, those baskets are wonderful. Wow-300 of them! That will be a visual treat when they are made and it is all put together.
Fall in your backyard is gorgeous!! I don't think I would ever come in to sew--I'd just sit and bask!

Kelli said...

Love your basket blocks! And those fall pictures are breathtaking. Wish we got that kind of color out here. So beautiful.

judith lockhart said...

Fall is my favorite time of year also! Your backyard is stunning right now. What gorgeous colors - looks like a postcard! So glad you are feeling better. Nice basket blocks, too.

Linda said...

Ah, such beautiful things to look at today. Your baskets, your crocheting and the beautiful trees. I'm glad you're feeling better too.

Josie said...

Wow!! What a gorgeous blog post. Beautiful baskets. Lovely 'happy' Afgan and as for your backyard.... too wonderful for words. You're no slouch with a camera girl! Thanks.

Leanne said...

Hi LuAnn
glad you are feeling a bit better today, your autumn trees look beautiful.

Maureen said...

Cute basket blocks - bright and cheery!
Such gorgeous color. We've had such wacky weather that our leaves aren't as bright this year.
Glad you are on the mend.

Mary said...

Lovely ... The baskets, trees, and afghan. I have crocheted in a while but it would be nice to make something if I could just fit it in with everything else I want to do.

Cyn ;-) said...

Your basket blocks are darling. Love the fabrics.
OMWord... your backyard is incredible! I could look at that beauty for hours -- lucky you; we don't have any Fall colors happening in California. lol.
Glad you are feeling better and up to working on your projects.
GGWild afghan is truly amazing looking!
Hugs to you, Friend. ;-)

Janet said...

I love those baskets, I haven't dragged mine out for ages. You have the most glorious back yard, fantastic photos.
Love the granny, I'm off to check the others out.

Manoli C. said...
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Manoli C. said...

Hi LuAnn!
I love your baskets, are so pretty and your Granny Stripe Afghan.
The fall is my favorite time of year, i like this times, the whole years the very time...

Connie said...

Beautiful basket blocks, wow that is a lot to make! Love your fall photos, how wonderful!

Sherry said...

I love your basket blocks! Fall in your neck of the woods is looking gorgeous as is your afghan. Have a great week-end!

Jen said...

HI! LuAnn,Your backyard is so big it's awesome, those trees are beautiful.100 basket blocks!! are you really going to make 300.They are beautiful.The crocheted Granny looks great also .Glad you are feeling better.

marina said...

lovely baskets. Wow, 300 as a target!
love the photos of your yard.The colours are amazing especially the contrast between the green creeping into the oranges and yellows. so beautiful.

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