It's my turn!!! Here is my selection for the Year of Smalls. This is Tisket A Tasket designed by Little by Little. I fell in love with this the minute I saw it. It is so vintage and sweet. Above is my finished version. I am totally in love with this dear little small.
Above is a picture of the kitted version from Inspired Needle. So sweet!
You have three fabric choices this month, I did mine on 32 count cream Belfast linen.
However, the chart calls for R & R Dye Pot Blend.
As you can see each look is totally wonderful....it just depends on which you prefer. We will soon have a picture of a finished project that Pat stitched using 30 count R & R Dye Pot Blend.
Here are the prices for the kits:
Laura’s Version (32 count Cream Belfast), includes fabric, thread pack and pattern $17
Pat’s Version (30 count R&R Dye Pot Blend), includes fabric, thread pack and pattern $17
Aida Version (16 count Parchment), includes fabric, thread pack and pattern $15.50
Our friend, Karin, is from Holland. She had never heard the phrase Tisket A Tasket. I wonder how many of us remember the little song?
According to my research on Wikipedia the rhyme was first noted in the United States in 1879 as a children's rhyming game. It was sung while children danced in a circle. One of the group ran on the outside of the circle and dropped a handkerchief. The nearest child would then pick it up and chase the dropper. If caught the dropper was either kissed, joined the circle, or had to tell the name of their sweetheart. An early noted version had the lyrics:
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 finished my Poinsettia House in January while visiting and helping my parents...you can read about that on my blog. I didn't do the January selection, as I have lots of smalls in my stash, so I did Leggy Snowman by Heart in Hand. Enjoy and waiting for the April selection!!
I finished Garden of Love on Friday night - only a few days late. This was a fun stitch - I used the recommended Belle Soie colors which were yummy by the way and the called for 36ct vintage meadow rue linen. I don't know exactly what I will do with it but I think a cube might be nice.
A month or so ago I was discussing the hornbook project by With My Needle with fellow "smalls" blog member Jeanne ( Willow Tree Stitcher) and we decided that we needed to finish up this "small" project. Well she finished hers and errrr - well - I have almost finished mine. Just one more 1/2 medallion and an initial and the finishing and I'll be done with mine too.
I was working on the Poinsettia House which was the first monthly project for the "smalls" blog however I ran out of steam ( or time) and now that the holiday season is over. I will have to put it away till next fall. I am one of those people who likes to stitch in the season.
While I love the BBD chosen for the March - I was pretty sure I had all those Reward of Merit pieces and I can't seem to locate this one. I'm undecided if I am going to purchase one if I can't find mine so I might end up skipping the March small. I will look forward to seeing what everyone else is doing.
So here's hoping there is lots of bunnies in your stitching future.