Bittersweet Needle and Thread

Bittersweet Needle and Thread

Monday, October 24, 2016

Baskets and Tea Towels

When I was visiting with my brother and sister-in-law in Hawaii, I spied a few of my baskets that I haven't seen in a long time.  

 The larger of these was for my niece, the flower girl, in their wedding.  It is made out of grapevine, willow and cattails.  The green ribbon around the handle was their wedding colors.  The smaller basket has a handle from an old embroidery hoop that was my great grandmother's.  I wove it with denim and reed.

This wall basket has a beautiful grapevine handle and willow ribs.  I wove it with reed and tapestry fabric.  The flowers in the basket are from their wedding. 

It's like seeing old friends again!


 I haven't been idle.  Here are three tea towels that I've finished up.

Right now I'm hand tying a quilt for my sister and finishing up an old vintage quilt that was given to me.  I love all my projects.

Thanks for visiting,


  1. Love those baskets and embroidered towels! Looking forward to our witches weekend!

  2. You're a very talented lady! And a busy one! These items are very nice.

  3. It's a good thing to see that your lovely baskets are being so well cared for. I love the one made from grapevine, willow and cattails. I have a nice collection of baskets, most of which I bought at War Eagle Fair over the years. I didn't make it to the fair this year! :~(

  4. You are so very creative with the making of your baskets. Each one so unique. It is nice that they come with special memories of when and why you made them. Cute stitching on the towels! Can't wait to see the quilts you are working on now.

  5. You're a very talented lady! And a busy one! These items are very nice.