Sunday, December 11, 2011


I love baskets. As a matter of fact I love anything you can put things in - it's the organizer in me.  And the crafter in me loves baskets because they are all made by hand. Really. They are one item that we humans, all over the world, make that can't be made by machine. 

I've tried my hand at making baskets and can tell you that I gained a lot of appreciation for those who can do it well.  They are worth every penny.  

So, I was really glad to see that the 50th Civil War Block-of-the-Week was a basket. But how ironic that it had a few grapes inside.  Just last week, I'd re-made all my purple blocks because they stood out like a sore thumb.  No sour grapes for me,  at this stage of the game I knew this quilt needed more red.
Week 50 - Grapes of Wrath

bye bye purple

hello,  teal

And then there was this pink that was shouting at me, " take me out, too."

Much better, don't you think?

Yup, there's nothing like putting things in their rightful place.