Fingers Crossed

Good news and bad news this week. The good news is that I had some sewing time this week … I’ll get to the bad news in a minute.

Ever since Anna shared the free pattern for her Tiny Treasures Basket and tray post on her blog I’ve been getting my ducks in a row to sew them up. Here they are !





Anna’s examples are perfection – of course. Mine turned out o.k. but I’d like to think of this set as a practice run and make another set sometime. I made the larger basket first and then, brimming with confidence went ahead and made a mistake on the side seams for the smaller one. I cobbled together a new plan and it still turned out a usable basket. These are a nice size and a fun project; I can really see myself using them around the house.

So, the bad news is – our harvesting efforts have been cut short – hopefully just for now and that we will, eventually, get this years crop in. Late Tuesday night we were combining when it started to rain and that rain turned into snow over night.

This is what we woke up to on Wednesday:


and the snow continued…

the picture on the left is a lilac bush on Wednesday and the picture on the right is the same bush the next day. You can see how the weight of the wet snow is pulling the branches down. The snow will have the same effect with the crops in the field. Our area received a total of 11 inches of snow.


Hopefully the weather will improve and the snow will melt and everything will dry up and we can scrape the crop up out of the field ! Fingers crossed !

Linking up with Amanda for Finish it up Friday.



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. allisonreidnem
    Oct 07, 2016 @ 11:25:40

    Oh! Wow! What unfortunate weather to have before the end of harvest. I hope it melts without destroying the crops. Your baskets look very neat ☺



  2. Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
    Oct 08, 2016 @ 21:00:22

    Oh, I hope the snow doesn’t harm your crops! Hopefully it melts soon! You did a good job on those baskets, they are really cute!



  3. Carie
    Oct 09, 2016 @ 16:01:10

    Wow! Snow already!! It looks beautiful but I guess it’s not exactly welcome right now – fingers crossed it cleared quickly and without doing too much damage



    • Colleen
      Oct 10, 2016 @ 07:42:08

      Carie… I have to say, your comment made me smile… I hadn’t really thought about the snow looking beautiful, just about all the trouble it has caused coming so early. Under other circumstances I do like a fluffy blanket of snow. But, you are right, it is beautiful 🙂



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