Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Tisket, a Tasket......(323)

..... an Autumn Garden Basket Band!!! This was a class I took, from Charland, at the Shepherds' Bush retreat in 2002. We had the option to make a horizontal band or vertical sampler; I opted for the band. I had a basket I had made on a trip to the Longaberger factory that I thought would work....and it did! :) There is also a matching emery that I have hanging from the basket.



 For those that don't know, the state of Virginia's motto is "Virginia is for Lovers". I have been noticing these cool sculptures that say "love" when driving around and decided to start photographing them to see how many I can come across. I have two to share so far, but found a huge list on the internet with locations all around the state. What fun!!! I see some road trips in the future...if I can talk hubby into it!

I saw this one at the craft show at the Richmond Raceway......

that's helmets for the 'V'
..and this one at the Tractor Museum in Colonial Heights.

I'll post more as I find them!!! We can all use a little love!!! Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!


  1. What a gorgeous band you created for your made by your hands Longaberger basket! I really like the two LOVE pictures you shared; very appropriate for their venues. I look forward to seeing more as you find them. I know they bring in the "standard" one for the street festival here in Madison before Labor Day.

  2. How cute your Autumn Garden Basket Band is Stasi. That will be fun to watch for LOVE in your state. ;)

  3. I love your basket band. We have a basket stitch scheduled for next June and I'm anxious to stitch on it. I love yours and would have loved to have been at that Shepherd's Bush retreat (a dream wish for me). Your Longaberger basket is gorgeous as well. You are a very talented lady. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  4. Oh, I am jealous now, a SB retreat!!! The band is beautiful. I have a few Longaberger baskets and will have to add a band to one of them.
    Neat idea taking the Love photos, I love the way they carry the theme of the location in the sign. I have a photo I took of the big LOVE sign in Philly, have you seen that one?

  5. Stasi, now how cute is that basket beautifully "wrapped" in your beautiful embroidered band❤️
    I agree we can all use a bit of LOVE

  6. In Erie, we have fish and frogs. You have love all over the place. Hmmm... maybe I need to move back south. ;)

    Your basket with the band sampler is beautiful!