Thursday, August 8, 2013

dear Santa



It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....




My fabric basket is 8 x 12 x 5 inches.  I used two layers of batting an quilted in straight lines.




I used a cute fabric from Sweetwater's Countdown to Christmas for the basket lining.


I had gotten this cute redwork pattern from Sew Happy Me about a year ago.


I almost titled this post "What do my neighbors think?"   Here I am on a 90 degree afternoon decorating a mini pine tree in my front yard!


Please grab that cup of hot chocolate, put on the holiday tunes and join me in visiting the other lovely people I am fortunate enough to share today with!  Thanks to Carol and Mdmn Samm for another great hop!

August 8
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The schedule for the full hop can be found here on Carol's blog.  Ho Ho Ho!




Happy Stitching!

85 comments:

  1. What a sweet Christmas basket! Love your decorated tree, lol!

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  2. lovely basket. can never have too many of them

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  3. I am sure all of us got odd looks whether it was setting up a photo shoot outdoors or indoors!! Very sweet and thank you for sharing.

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  4. Very cute project!! I think your neighbors will think that you are trying to hurry summer away....LOL

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  5. Very nice embroidery and I love the bag you made it into!!

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  6. Your Christmas bucket is so cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this blog hop

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  7. So lovely your christmas project. Thank you for sharing

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  8. I love your basket! What a cute stitchery. I actually did contemplate decorating a tree for the hop, but (with temperatures soaring to 36 C) decided against it. I loved seeing that I am not the only one to come up with weird ideas like that! Well done.

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  9. Nice wor :) Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. I love your little bag - and what fun decorating the tree in the middle of the year for your photo shoot! Decorating for Christmas in the heat is quite normal for some of us...!!

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  11. I enjoyed your pictures today. I forgot it was August! And your embroidery is just lovely on that little bag. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love fabric baskets - thanks for sharing.

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  13. That`s a great little basket. I like your fabric choices. Taking your pictures in your pine tree makes it extra perfect.

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  14. Sweet bag. I love redwork - so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Your fabric basket is wonderful, I love the embroidery!

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  16. Great bag!! your tree looks like my wall hanging....lovey

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  17. Love your basket - and who cares what neighbors think! :) blessings, marlene

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  18. Beautiful basket! The embroidery sets it off!

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  19. Cute little basket with tons of uses! I'm sure the neighbors enjoyed the photo shoot!

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  20. Enjoyed your little basket so perfect with the embroidery.

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  21. A great photo and a great project. Love that red.

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  22. Your little basket is adorable!! Yes, the neighbors are probably curious about what you were doing, but they'll get over it!

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  23. Beautiful little basket and the embroidery is wonderful! I bet you did have fun decorating the tree and adding the baskets in 90 degree weather!

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  24. Your basket is terrific. Red work makes me almost want to embroider. Hand stitching is not my cup of tea -but I love it when others do it!

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  25. The neighbors thought...it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...beauty of a basket, love your stitchery.

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  26. Your basket is very cute, the neighbors probably wish you would make them one !

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  27. Great embroidery on your fun basket. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Very cute. Nice fabric choices too.

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  29. What a very clever idea. Thanks for sharing

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  30. I love that bag and the cute stitchery on the front...cute, cute, cute! If I were your neighbor I would totally understand those ornaments in your tree, because we are crazy when it comes to taking photos of our projects. LOL

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  31. I think your neighbors would be thinking of having some cooler weather coming next! Very pretty basket and love the little stitchery. Made it even more special.

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  32. Darling basket that looks perfect in the pine tree.

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  33. Love the decorated tree! I've been wanting to start embroidering for the longest time... One of these days I really need too!

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  34. Cute basket. I can imagine it with lots of wrapped Christmas gifts! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Lovely stitching. Love the lining fabric too!

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  36. Love your Christmas creation!!
    Gmama Jane

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  37. Nice handwork! Red and white always seems so festive to me. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Ohhh that is so cute. Heck with with the neighbors think, we can Christmas any ole time we want!! LOL!!

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  39. What an adorable basket...sure would have a lot of uses in my house. I need to make me one of these. Thank you for sharing.

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  40. I really need to start thinking outside the box a little more. I love your bag, I have that stitchery pattern and I never thought to make anything other than the quilt. DUH. I also love your Christmas tree ;}

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  41. I love your basket -- and love the way you photographed it! :)

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  42. Your little basket is cute and i love the pine tree! lol
    xo jan

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  43. I love your tree, your decorations and your work along with my hot chocolate! Thanks for sharing them!

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  44. A cute basket sitting in that there pine tree!

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  45. Love your little basket-so practical. You should invite your neighbors in for cookies and hot chocolate-maybe they'll adopt the idea and you could start a tradition! From California, thanks for sharing.

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  46. Wonderful pictures *lol*
    The basket is so cute, thanks for sharing.

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  47. Ha ha, funny story about the neighbors and 90 degree weather. I like your basket!

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  48. Love the basket and your remark about the neighbor is really funny. Nice work.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  49. I bet your neighbors were laughing:)
    I was wondering if that was Charlie Brown's tree at first:)
    Cute basket! Great job!

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  50. What a cute bag! Let your neighbors in on the blog hop! :-)

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  51. Sweet basket and lovely redwork.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  52. That is just too funny - what do the neighbors think. I have a neighbor who had a little goat, two chickens, and bees. Well, until the chicken were in my yard using it for a toilet. I knew he had a goat. I didn't know about the bees and the chickens and bees. Animal control came out and he agreed to get rid of the goat and the chickens and comply with city code for the bees. I didn't care what he did next door as long as they stayed next door. I didn't want chicken doo in my yard. It turned out he had to have an acre, not counting the property the house is on per goat. I don't even have 1/2 acre and his property is much smaller than mine. I've seen one of the chickens since and not in some time.
    I love your fabric bag. Your embroidery is impeccable. The lining is cute. The plain red fabric is perfect as it doesn't compete with and complements the embroidery. Thanks for letting us know the pattern for the stitchery, too. Thanks for participating, sharing your marvelous cretivity, inspiring us for Christmas in what is heat for most of us, and making us chuckle.

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  53. Charlie Brown and Snoopy must have been nearby when you decorated your pine tree, but I'm sure they approved. I like the embroidery on your basket. Nice project.

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  54. Very cute basket. I love the redwork. It is so pretty. You did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing.

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  55. Cute, cute basket. I'm sure the neighbors thought you were very talented--maybe they thought you were a little crazy, but that is true of all quilters. lol. Love your work!

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  56. This blog hop is sooooo much fun!!! My brain is in overdrive seeing all the fabulous projects. Thank you for sharing.

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  57. Oh I bet quite a few blogger's neighbors think we all went round the bend decorating and photographing Christmas items. I know my husband thought I was nuts when I asked about temporarily putting up the tree, LOL.

    Cute, cute basket/bag!

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  58. LOL, a cute display and a darling bag. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  59. I saw your tutorial for a zipper bag and it looks like a fun adventure... everything else for xmas rocked too
    Hugs

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  60. apologies for being late today...had a bit of blog issues...but to see your fine bag and stitching well it ends my day on a high note

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  61. I am sure your neighbours are more than a little curious about decorating that tree in August but as long as you are having fun...then what the heck...Enjoy

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  62. Love your basket. Wish I could have seen the neighbours faces!

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  63. I like your basket. I think I'll add that to my list of projects this year.
    If I were your neighbor I would have brought out more ornaments, hot cocoa and helped you decorate.
    Happy Holidays!
    M

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  64. great basket and what do we care about what the neighbours think your tree is beautiful and just ready a little ahead of the season.
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  65. What a cute little basket. Too funny about the neighbors and you wondering about them. LOL

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  66. What a lovely idea - really like the basket. You have probably just convinced the neighbours they were right about you all the time! Ha!

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  67. Fabulous - I love your basket!
    Who cares what the neighbours think!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  68. Such a sweet little basket. I've stitched the same Chistmas stocking stitchery

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  69. Hiya Patty!!! From a fellow NC'er. What a darling little basket. I love the lining. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  70. Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. I enjoyed your blog.

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  71. I'm impressed that you were able to put your hands on those Christmas ornaments!! It would take me a lot of digging to do the same!! lol Great basket and I love the Christmas stocking on the front. It would work so well for cards.

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  72. Lovely basket. Great embroidery. I would have wondered about the ornaments if I were your neighbor.

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  73. Your basket is pretty! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Very pretty basket, thanks for sharing

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  74. I am so sorry I did not get to post on your day I was at docs most of it but wanted to check back. Your basket is will serve for lots of cuteness during the holiday...nice job.

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