Wednesday, March 14, 2012

April 2012 Small

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 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

Here is a link to Inspired Needle:  Link!

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-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.


  1. Ok, that's it. I have to start buying some of these. Now. lol!

  2. It's really cute Laura - great choice for April! I'm old enough to remember the ryhme from childhood and I'm not sure but I think I may have played the game at school. I'll be ordering it up although I still have the March project to stitch....this month is flying by!

  3. Laura ~ that is really cute! I am definitely doing it (-:

  4. Saw this in person. So adorable! I'm going to have a really difficult time deciding on my fabric choice. They are all beautiful!!

  5. very pretty finish and perfect choice for this season Laura - I also remember that rhyme from school days. enjoy! Melody