Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Bread Basket

Two days ago I used my sewing machine for the first time since our move.

I started this little project about two years ago after seeing Keri's (from Knitty Gritty Thoughts) European-style bread basket. She even had a tutorial with a sew-along, but I eventually got side-tracked with my Christmas knitting. The night before Thanksgiving I pulled out my sewing machine from the garage and finally sewed on the binding. Actually, I didn't finish sewing on the binding until the next day because my thread kept getting tangled and breaking. This is a constant problem, so now I know what I'll be asking for for Christmas (or perhaps my birthday). :) I finished hand-sewing the binding about half an hour before going to my aunt's house. I had pretty simple dishes to bring (thanks, Aunt Nancy!), so I enjoyed making this little extra to go along with my rolls and salad.

My focus for the rest of the weekend is finishing my mini-stockings for an Advent calendar. Thirteen down, eleven to go...


Paula said...

Cute! I love the basket and seems like it could be an easy project, perhaps I'll try making one for Christmas.

Knitty Gritty Thoughts said...

Oh wow - that is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

I got sidetracked too - eep! and didn't put up the final step for attaching the binding. I mean to get to it in the next few weeks, hopefully before Christmas as I think it's a wonderful gift to bring to dinner.

Love your version with the ribbon/rickrack, such a cute idea!