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Now that summer is here, I thought you might like to see what I use for a table decoration. I got the pattern from a magazine called "Create and Decorate". Picking strawberries has a special meaning for me, so I had to try this pattern.
My mother picked strawberries every year until she was in her seventies. Strawberry picking was an adventure that my mother and her friends looked forward to sharing with the next generation. They would take their bowls, spoons, cream, sugar, along with lunch and tea to the strawberry farm and have fresh sun-warmed berries when they rested for a break. This was a tradition in New Brunswick where she lived and I can still taste the sweetness of the first freshly-picked berries of the season. Having this little basket on my kitchen table every spring brings back all these memories and helps welcome the season.
The strawberries are hooked with various shades of red wool. I found that red plaids worked very well. The stem and tops are made from felted wool. The instructions in the magazine were easy to follow, but a little fiddly to put together. I found the old wooden strawberry box among my mother's things after she passed away.
Betty Calvert, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Wool fabric, hooked by Betty Calvert, Thunder Bay, Ontario
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