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Comforting Hugs from Baskets

Craft Fair Basket I've had for 30 years and still love it
I have a thing for baskets and quite a collection of them, I must say. They comfort me and when I look at them, I feel joy. I've collected baskets for many years from craft fairs, travels and from other countries I've visited or lived in.

Egg basket:  kitchen decor
Paper basket: kitchen decor

Kitchen shelf: crackers, instant oatmeal, pasta, candy

As I look around the house, I recall when I bought them (some long ago) and where I got them. Some are purely art pieces, but most serve a purpose. I like to put them to use and when I reach inside to use what's there, I feel hugged.
Wrought iron basket for tissue, wastebasket from Mexico

Useful more than collectible
Antique Basket: My oldest one: I've had it for 48 years!!
Bedroom: dirty laundry
Today I share with you my basket collection where it lives. Enjoy like I do and tell me how you feel about baskets. I would love to see photos of some baskets you own.

Then there is my yarn studio where baskets are enhanced by the yarn they envelope and where yarn is enhanced by the basket which wraps it in warmth.

Triple basket from Mexico: yarn storage
In the Cue: To-Do

Basket from Mexico: SW Trading Company Yarn selection
Longaberger Basket: Another for To-Dos
Longaberger with sewing do-dads; quilt-topped thread basket; basket pin cushion

Lovely Ecuadorean basket stores my Manos de Uruguay yarn

Longaberger Basket: Receipts
Longaberger Basket: hold business cards

Cute Little Flat Basket

I crocheted this to hold pens & pencils
Antique Basket
I wound my Magic Ball for 7 years and kept it in this basket. I recently crocheted it down to half its size making a freeform purse. Starting to add back to it again.

Some baskets I've made over the years:

Grapevine Basket pattern published in Crochet magazine, March 2011
Linen Basket: Memories of Miguel

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Coiled Basket holding Do-Dads

Entrelace Crochet Basket for the bathroom

Mayan Horizon Basket: Pattern in my Ravelry Store
I hope you've enjoyed my journey through basketland and I look forward to hearing about your baskets or whatever YOU collect



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