Sunday, September 12, 2010

Basket Bug

Yes, I too have been bitten by the cute basket bug, and have been making the Trick or Treat baskets from the Where the Cold Wind Blows book from Blackbird Designs.  These baskets will be swapped out and will eventually make their way to quilters all across the US and Australia.  Can't wait until October to see the baskets I get back!
Its the end of the gardening season, so I have been harvesting the seed pods from my black-eyed susan flowers to plant again next summer.  I love  these flowers as they are so colorful, drought-resistant and long lived.  I always plant a big patch outside my kitchen window to enjoy all summer long.  I will have way too many seeds to use myself, so if you are one of the first ten friends who would like some seeds, please leave me a comment, and I'll get a packet of susan seeds off in the mail to you.

12 comments:

Janet said...

Lovely baskets! I have resisted that one so far :0) I have always admired those flowers but have never grown them - I'd love some of your seeds!!

Mary Lou Casada said...

Yay! More baskets! I loved your previous post of little baskets, and I love these! I've got the Trick or Treat baskets on my list of "to-do's" -- along with several others from the Cold Wind book!
No need to send me seeds (I'm like you -- I plant these! LOL) -- but I'd love to know more about the basket exchange! :-)
Blessings!
Mary Lou

Janet said...

I love the basket blocks, mine is on hold, sigh.

Lori said...

Love your baskets and how fun to be involved in a swap!I've enjoyed your header flowers and would love some of your seeds. The deer don't eat them either!!

Mary said...

You don't have to send seeds - I grow my own so already have them. Picture our flowers growing in baskets like these - pretty, yes? My sunflowers are really late this year. They're just now to the bud stage so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they open. We had such a wet spring that everything is late this year.

Joyce said...

I love your baskets. I am making myself a basket quilt. I got a free 6 1/2" basket pattern off of the internet. I sure have enjoyed doing these. Now, I have to stop and finish my Christmas projects.
I would love some of your seeds.

Mary Lou Casada said...

After I posted above, I was given a Sunshine Award for my blog! (Who knew!? :-D) It's a kinda "networking" recognition that I'm passing along to you! There more information here on my site:
http://cheaperthantherapyquilting.blogspot.com/p/awards-and-honors.html
Enjoy!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Mary A said...

Hi Dixie,
I would love some seeds! We have to do another class together...Mary A

Carole said...

Oh.... you've got that bug too!!! Reminds me that I need to get to it again! So many projects I want to make. Your blocks are lovely!

I love blackeye Susans, they are not perinials in your neck of the wood? Hum.... that's interesting. We have morning glory that are not perinials that self seed in front of our porch!

Thanks for sharing! Cheers

Sharon said...

I would love some of those seeds. This was my first year gardening.

Corrie said...

Your baskets are perfect. Need to check out the pattern.

Sherrill said...

You may have already given your seeds away but just in case, I'd LOVE some. We need 'drought tolerant' here. And I started cutting those baskets out but have only stitched one (I think).