Friday, April 16, 2010
You had a friend over for a meal. She liked what you made and asked for the recipe. You obliged. Later on, you and some others are invited to the friend's home for a meal. She serves a casserole that is good, but somehow a little bit off. One of the other guests makes a comment about the casserole and the hostess announces that the recipe came from you! Turns out that she didn't have mayonnaise, so she substituted salad dressing. And she didn't have a big enough can of water chestnuts, so she used celery instead. And her cheddar cheese had started to get a little blue, but there was some swiss handy. And it was your recipe?
That's kind of what happened here. These are the three latest basket blocks. The top one came from one of the Around the Block books. The other two sort of came from Piecemeal's basket block library. Sort of. The one with all those lovely triangles in the base, well, she suggested the possibility of a handle, but didn't put one on hers. I took the suggestion and made my first ever bias basket handle. I like it.
And the blue one -- well, I'd come home from work tired and a bit cranky and somehow got the triangles for the handle going the wrong way. When I saw what had happened, I didn't have it in me to take it all apart. So I took out the very top background square and put in the yellow one. I think it is a perfectly acceptable basket.
It just isn't Piecemeal's.
'Cause I used salad dressing.
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Friday, April 16, 2010