Friday, February 12, 2010

Love in a Basket

So I was thinking...insert massive warning sirens here. But wouldn't it be wonderful to have a basket like this for every holiday???






It's a start at least :) I chose backing fabrics from my stash. They aren't Valentine-y, but I think they complement the fronts nicely.


Sending you lots of love and hugs and warm fuzzies and syrupy thoughts and everything chocolate for Valentine's Day!!!

71 comments:

Nancy said...

WOW! These are gorgeous Staci! I love your backing fabrics.

Ever since I saw your Patriotic basket of goodies I was thinking the very same thought! Unfortunately it didn't happen for Valentine's Day, but maybe I'll make it for summer.

Wishing you everything chocolate too. Happy Valentine's Day!

Natasha said...

I think its a great idea. The fabrics you have used are lovley with the finished piece.

I would love to do a basket dedicated to St. Patricks Day I love green Maybe I will start on my holiday basket ;)
Take Care

Melissa said...

A basket of beautiful goodies for sure. The fabrics are very nice. I especially love the one with the blue flowers!

Have a lovely weekend! Hope you get lots of chocolates and kisses for Valentine's Day!

Carol R said...

Beautiful basket of Valentine goodies! Love that red and white striped fabric!

Andrea said...

A beautiful basket.

DonnaTN said...

such lovely little things! I want a basket with lovely little things too! Oh good, something new to work on!

Szecsi said...

Wonderful collection!

Annie said...

What a cute collection. Sure to make a loving Valentine's Day!

Evik said...

A beautiful basket of great goodies! I think that the backing fabrics are lovely :)

Have a very nice weekend and lovely Valentine's day!

Eva

deros said...

wow! moooore the love:))) same with my "countdown project":))) i like your works so much. lovely Valentine's Day!

Beth said...

What a cute little collection of pillows. I was wondering if you could give me the name of that one with the bird that says I Love Thee 123?

BeckySC said...

What wonderful February/V-day pillows in your basket :) Each one is just gorgeous :)
((hugs))

KarenV said...

Lovely Valentine's basket Staci, all of your little finishes look wonderful!

mollycaff said...

Just gorgeous! I really must practice my finishing so I can make my own basket of pretties!

selene said...

They are all very beautiful and have been precious

Paula C. said...

Love your Valentines basket! I like the idea of a basket full for every holiday!

Catherine said...

How lovely is your basket!!! Hopefully we'll get to see one for every season!

Cari said...

Staci - I just love your Valentine's basket. Each piece is just wonderful - I am always in awe of stitchers who can finish their own work (unlike me)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pieces in your basket, Staci! Love them all! Who designed the ABC one on the left?

Happy Heart Day!

Robin in Virginia

Lesleyanne said...

Wow your basket is beautiful and a fantastic idea. I'll have to practice my finishing before I can do one. Love the backing fabric.

Andrea said...

What a great basket of love! They are all just too cute and the backing fabrics are perfect!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Lenka said...

I love your Valentine basket and I love the backing fabrics as well :)

Berit said...

I definitely remember your Independence Day basket--and you've done it again! Great work, Staci!

Siobhan said...

Oh, you evil, evil temptress. First your patriotic basket, now this. Oh my flipping gosh. I need to lie down so I can think of all the designs I need so I can copy your idea. ;)

Berit said...

Here's a question: I *think* I remember you stitching that piece in your sidebar which begins "You are my North...", but I can't remember what the pattern is called...and I can't find the post. :(

Would you put me out of my misery and tell me, please? *puppy eyes*

Deb said...

Those are beautiful Staci! I dream of having a basket like that, but just have never gotten there!

Gayle said...

You always have such a creative way of displaying your work. They are so very pretty. Hope you have a Happy Valentine's day. :)

doris said...

I love seeing your basket of hearts. Maybe next year I'll be organized enough to gather all of my hearts together in one place. Your finished pieces are lovely.

Irene said...

Beautiful basket ! It would be nice to have one for every holiday.

Janet said...

Your pieces are lovely. I enjoy doing small patterns and your basket idea is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

corinna said...

there you go again another inspired idea!

Shirley said...

Some beautiful work here. Yes, it would be fab to have these for every holiday.

Michele said...

drool :) nice work gf! love all of them :) and their backs too!

and that is one adorable basket!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

A wonderful basket of beautiful pillows! I love the backing fabrics you chose - it might be too cutesy if they were all Valentines fabrics.

Gabi said...

What a fantastic idea. LOVE LOVE LOVE all your Valentine pieces.

Virginia said...

Those are gorgeous! Love the backs, but the fronts are incredible.

Myra said...

Those are all so pretty - as a collection they are fabulous!

Despina said...

that is really pretty!

Carol said...

I love your Valentine's miniatures, Staci--so pretty. Think I'll have to work on a collection of them for next year...

Karen said...

Ahhhhh....I want one too! You are such an enabler...love your basket and all of the pretties. I really love the red/brown paisley fabric...too pretty!

Kellie said...

Yep, that's what I am talking about. :) Love it!!! I have a basket... just need to stitch the things to fill it. :)
I love the backing fabrics. :)

Xangles said...

So gorgeous! Love them :-) I really like the idea of a basketfull of smalls for each season

Lois said...

Oh, I do love your Valentine's basket. Each and every one of these are gorgeous finishes.

Julie said...

A wonderful collection

Michele B. said...

Your basket puts me in the perfect mood for Valentine's Day (now if only my husband gets the memo). Do I sense a basketful of Easter bunnies coming on?

Jan said...

I want a basket. Pout pout. Well, I guess I better get off my duff and make my own huh? I love your basket and the finishes are great.

Solstitches said...

I love your Valentine basket and yes, I think it a wonderful idea to have a special basket of pretty things for each holiday.
Margaret

rebecca said...

Love the basket. I have started on my for valentines day with the "Be Mine" free chart from The Sampler Girl. Do you have that one? I love it. Look at Plum Street Sampler's latest post also, it would be a great addition to your Valentine basket. I also have started on a 4th of July bastet last year.
Thanks for sharing yours, mine is not to the point of picture sharing yet.

angelasweby said...

Well, you romantic you!! What wonderful tokens of affection. Every little ornament has it's own message. What a lovely idea to celebrate each season or event with a basket full of pretty ornaments.
Angela xx

Jo Ann said...

Love your Valentine basket-I would also love to have a basket for every Holiday-better get stitching. Love your blog too. Happy Valentine's Day. Jo Ann

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a wonderful basket I'd love to have one but then I forget about great ideas like that!

Susimac said...

Lovely idea Staci, your basket is looking wonderful with those pretty Valentine finishes

Teri said...

As always, your ideas and finishes are wonderful!

Daffycat said...

A beautiful basket! Plus it will grow & grow with every exchange, RAK and your own holiday stitching.

Have you started on your St. Patrick's day basket???

Brigitte said...

Oh yes, such a basket is pure eye candy and warms the heart. Very nice Valentines.

Jennifer said...

Oh, these are beautiful and I love the backing fabrics too!
I think making smalls are addictive as I have been on a kick of doing smalls as well.
Your stitching is soooo neat. Do you use a stitching stand, hoop, Qsnap or just stitch in hand? I know they are beautiful!!!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Kim B said...

Beautiful!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Staci,

Happy Valentine's - belated but still heart felt. Hope your sweetie was good to you.

Every time I see a basket full
of smalls, whether it be your
own or those made by any other stitcher, I get so fired up
wanting to make my own
collection of smalls. I've
gotta start looking for
finishing materials first,
which will be a good start.

Your Valentines basket is
coming along nicely with five
lovely finishes. That ABC one
on the left, at the back is my
favorite. Very sweet and dainty.

Have a great week Staci!!

Cheers!

Dee said...

Very good idea! I love the simplicity of the finishing. I think I could actually DO that.

Annemarie said...

That would, indeed, be a super idea, and if I live to be 185, I'm sure I will make it, too!
* You're * off to a great start, though, with your Valentine basket. It looks so LOVE ly!

WendyJo said...

Great idea Staci. Love it already!!

Michelle said...

Your basket of Valentines are so beautiful! I have a basket too, but mine are all gifts.. only to keep one.

Missfil said...

Hello Stacy
I am french and looking for some patriotic charts, like yours in your lovely basket ... Can you help me by telling me some name of designers ?
Thank you so so much !
Corinne from Paris - FRANCE

Vonna said...

Every time my mind starts thinking I hear warning sirens too...sort of like tornado whistles :)
It sure would be nice to have a basket like that for every holiday...and you've made more than a nice start! All are gorgeous as always.

Charity said...

These are beautiful! Funny, I was just thinking today that I needed a basket of art supplies for each holiday... :o)

Patti said...

Just gorgeous and you are quite right it would be wonderful to have a basket like that for every holiday. But, if I had that basket I don't think I would ever put it way. I lve the backing fabrics you chose.
Love
Patti xxx

Michelle said...

Lovely basket - what a wonderful idea. Love Michelle x

Karyn said...

Oh Staci, I love your basket, wouldn't it be so cool to have one for every single season?

Your blog always makes me smile, I love it so much :)

Hugs
Ma

Lei B. said...

Staci, I just love all of your finishes. They look great in your basket. I agree - I would love to have baskets full to the brim in every room, but it would take me the rest of my life at the speed I stitch at.

Lei

Mare said...

Lovely finishes & great fabric choices!

Lynn B said...

Beautiful little Valentine creations Staci, love them!