Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Tisket, A Tasket, A surprise

Happy Tuesday!!!!


I finished A Tisket A Tasket by Little By Little

It was the March small for the 2012 Year of Smalls BLOG

Stitched on 32ct cream


I thought the linen was a little to bright for me, so I soaked it in coffee then baked it
The results...

A tisket a tasket
A green and yellow basket
I wrote a letter to my love
And on the way I dropped it,
I dropped it,
I dropped it,
And on the way I dropped it
A little boy he picked it up and put it in his pocket

I then finished it in a small pillow






A surprise in my mailbox, woohoo!!!!!



Nataly sent me in appreciation of me drawing her name for the LHN chart and threads
some of her needles and the best part they are my favorite color purple


Thank you so much for thinking of me. I have admired and even tried to win some of these on her blog

They are fantastic and so pretty.

Thanks again, Nataly

Anna was down from Wisconsin to stitch with me on a Sunday. She actually got me stitching on A Quaker Christmas a long lost WIP, lol. I will post pictures of it on my next post


Happy Stitching!!!!!

29 comments:

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Ranae, I love the results of your coffee "soak". This is just the best little design! Love your finish.
Linda

Margaret said...

It's so pretty! Looks so great -- love the backing too. Nice pins from Nataly too!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

wonderful finish Ranae and I think the coffee bath made it all the better! Lovely pins from Nataly!

pam said...

cute finish and love the pins

Casa Pearl said...

Your finish is lovely and I really like how the coffee warmed up the fabric.

Casa Pearl said...

Your finish is lovely and I really like how the coffee warmed up the fabric.

Catherine said...

What a great finish! How fun that Nataly sent you some pins in your favorite color!

Beth said...

Very pretty - love the "aged effect".

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish. Great pins from Nataly.

Diane (di) said...

Congratulations on your finish and I really like the coffee 'aging', too.

Nataly's pins are gorgeous!

Christine said...

Your basket finish is lovely, the coffee dying really gave it an antiquey finish, beautiful counting pins too

Mouse said...

awww love the wee finish and those pins are cute in purple .... I love mine from Nataly too :)
love mouse xxxxx

Chris said...

Wonderful finish Ranae.
What sweet counting pins.Nataly makes beautiful things.

Sally said...

I love your sweet finish Ranae.

Those counting pins from Nataly are beautiful.

Annie said...

Cute finish and the fabric really looks nice after the 'aging'.

Those pins are so pretty! Enjoy!

Giovanna said...

Very pretty finish, well done!

dixiesamplar said...

Tisket is lovely...the aging effect is a perfect fit for it too! What a sweet gesture from Nataly...and such pretty pins.

Vickie said...

Wow! I love that little basket. :) Easter blessings to you!

Julie said...

Beautiful and pretty, a nice finish.

Claudette497 said...

Oh that song brought back memories! I used to skip through the house singing it all Easter. One Easter I got a green and yellow basket and it was the pride of my heart.

Baking the coffee in was brilliant! I'll have to try it sometime.

BrendaS said...

Ranae --
LOVE your little Tisket a Tasket and the way you coffee dyed it! It turned out great.

Have a Happy Easter:)

Laura said...

That was very brave of you to do the coffee soak! I want to try that sometime; maybe when we are in Terre Haute! You can coach me. Can't wait to see Christmas Quaker. Glad you won some needles!

Carol said...

Another darling finish, Ranae :) I love that whimsical design! And such pretty pins from sweet Nataly--enjoy!

Have a wonderful Easter!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Ranae, beautiful stitchery and wonderful finish!!!
Love those pins ~ so sweet of her to send you such a pretty surprise!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Melissa said...

What a cute finish!

Anne said...

This is an adorable design! I love how you baked it! I'm so afraid of baking my linens in case it catches on fire! I don't trust my oven!!

Annette said...

A adorable design.. you finished it af so lovely!!

Brigitte said...

Oh Ranae, what a lovely little finish. I love Little By Little designs so much and could stitch them all the time - if there weren't many other designers out there whose creations I love, too, lol.

milly said...

Your finish is lovely. I like the way you dyed the fabric, the colours like great together. Lovely pins too.