Friday, April 12, 2013

Lost and Found

My Bountiful Basket!

Plain sight
Scraps for bowls
Missing sets of swap blocks

Coffee bean burlap bag.

Last year a friend got me hooked on Bountiful Baskets. We got several baskets before our garden started producing.  I usually get them every other week since there is just the two of us feeding off of the basket.  This is our first basket of the year.  And I am pleased, it was a good one!  I hope to get another next week.

A couple weeks ago I had blogged about losing my swap blocks and how they must be in a very safe place.  Sure enough they were in plain sight!  I have a couple of hooks on the side of my cutting table. I use them to hang scissors, rotary cutters, measuring tape and a bag into which I throw my skinny leftover strips for bowls.  I must have hung the bag with the swap blocks on a hook so I wouldn't lose it.  Famous last words.  I have been working on the blocks.  I really need to knuckle down and get them finished and in the mail.

I have been roasting my own coffee for a few years now.  The company I order my green beans from have started to package the beans in these cool burlap bags!  I made a lined knitting bag for my friend and it turned out nice. I have a bunch of these bags (we go through a lot of coffee in this house!) and want to make more for my Etsy shop.  Hopefully if I get the swap blocks finished I can get a prototype made up, I need to improve the design from the one I made for my friend.

This is my Off the Wall post for this week.  Check out what everyone else is up to at Nina-Marie's blog.


  1. Isn't it amazing how something you can't find is right in front of you the whole time! I recall once 'losing' my glasses when they were hanging around my neck.

  2. Your bountiful basket looks wonderful! You will have to come up with more asparagus recipes!

    Glad you found the blocks. Now get busy lady!


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