Saturday, April 7, 2018

Emma's basket

My stitching ambitions for the week were greater than my time.  This is one of the three baskets on Emma Lerch's sampler.  Colorful isn't it?  I wasn't sure I liked the basket but now that it is stitched I am liking it better.

A tiny start on the second basket--the colors in this basket are also very bold and I'm struggling with stitching them as charted or choosing toned down colors.

LNS (Nashville Needleworks) to the rescue!  Yes, it's a match and no excuses for not completing the stitching of the meadow.

Shopping at second hand stores is one of my favorite things to do--one never knows what treasures are waiting to be found and rescued.

This is a new to me designer--I think this will be a perfect fit for my second hand find!

The outside temperature is 34 degrees and a wintry mix of rain and snow (slush) is in the afternoon forecast.  Music City like many cities is having a very late spring.  While I am waiting for the temperatures to warm, my basil is patiently waiting inside.  No outside gardening today--more stitching on flower baskets inside where the temps are warm and toasty.


  1. Happy to read you were able to find a skein of the matching thread for Emma! I like that basket and look forward to seeing the next one. Nice find!

  2. Oh, that basket is very pretty!
    I love treasure hunting in second hand stores. You made a great find--and it appears that pattern will be a perfect fit!
    Basil hasn't grown well for me indoors. Any tips?

  3. Do not tone done the colors you will be happy in the end as Emma's color choice is what makes this sampler so charming

  4. The basket is very pretty. I know what you mean but I do get into trouble sometimes when I try to change the colors. Your find and the round design will look great together. Spring is slow out here too. At least no snow just lots of cold rain.

  5. Emma is looking wonderful. Fruit baskets are beginning to be a favorite sampler motif of mine along with houses of course. Nice second hand store find. The Thistles design will look great in it.

  6. Pretty projects and great idea,Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing !