i've seen lots of project using this applique basket pattern all over blogland. i did find the pattern in a book originally but hesitated to make a purchase for just this pattern. i went googling and found the pattern online for free, so downloaded and reduced in size. it'll make a delicious pattern for all my civil war fabrics. it's a someday project and will make a good portable project as well. ahh, soo many good ideas for all that lovely fabric! ***** today? day off and plans, of course. and finally, a spell of sunny, warm days ahead. hard to believe it is almost june, that most idyllic of months. **** first today, though, is a sleeve and label to lop off another finish.