Nashville Market March 2020

 Kit #244 “Shaker Style Sewing Basket”                      

   This sewing basket idea was actually created several years ago, and until I met my husband a few years ago, I was not real certain how to acquire these baskets at a reasonable enough cost to offer them to you for a class on finishing and stitching the inside of basket. With his fine woodworking skills, and my expertise in stitching and finishing, I believe we have created a most complete tool for your stitching needs. Easily travels and portable enough to handle your important stitching tools and supplies. I am so proud of his fine skills in crafting this quality box at a most reasonable cost for my class kit project. And. I am constantly reminded how much he enjoys seeing his basket at maturity. We are both proud to present to you our Shaker Style Sewing Basket.     Basket lining, Scissors Fob, NeedleBook, and Scissors Mat ALL included.                                            

Most Complete Kit Includes: Visible on back side of this kit is a complete list of kit components.

Not Included In Kit:  antique cloisonné button on needlebook, and two crystal marking pins inside needlebook. 

Most Complete Kit Includes:

  • Poplar, Birch, Ash, and Elm wooden basket created for us by Dennis Sorenson, my new husband.   Hand-rubbed smooth smooth finish. No chemicals used. Ever.
  • 40-count premium Champagne 100% linen for scissors fob, needlebook, and bottom of basket design.
  • 36-count Toasted Cashew 100% linen for scissors mat/roll.
  • The Heart’s Content, Inc. Exclusive English Hare 3.5” scissors  
  • two 100% Silk Decorator Fine Fabrics. Asian Silk Toile, and Richloom Puccini Silk Plaid ~ Italia!
  • all fibers, 13 DMC cotton flosses, individually number tagged 
  • extra DMC skeins for twisted cording/tassels for scissors fob, needlebook, and scissors mat/roll.  
  • SEVERAL (20) color photographs of the stitched/finished basket    
  • 26 & 28 gauge tapestry needles to accommodate fine linen count. 
  • easy-to-read graphs, and tutorial, with video for finishing.        
  • complete stitching and finishing notes to refer to post-class.     
  • four petite glass beads for twisted cording on needlebook and pocket.
  • medium red glass bead to finish scissors fob.   
  • four snaps needed for attaching two of the pockets to inside of basket.
  • 1/2” plastic ring, already wrapped with the appropriate two DMC floss colors, used to complete closure for one silk Toile pocket. (a very easy job for me to wrap these rings while recovering from foot surgery!)  
  • vintage rayon seam binding ribbon to complete scissors mat/roll.   
  • boiled wool, already pinked, for your finish on inside seam of  silk lining.
  • two Marking Pins; one shiny green leaf pattern; one green pearl  head to store on boiled wool strip, or in needlebook.
  • acid-free mat board cut to size and shape of your basket INSIDE measurements….to attach your bottom stitched section/batting, etc.
  • warm n natural batting, already pinked to serve as the pages in your needlebook.      
  • fusible interfacing and batting for lining your silk and stitchery in completing the finishing of your  basket. 
  • an extra bundle of courage and confidence from Maureen to take on this project with lots of enjoyable stitching hours.           

Complete Finishing Kit with great instructions and visual diagrams of Palestrina Knot, the attractive finishing edge on scissors mat/roll. Beautiful Italian picot edging easily acquired with enclosed video                          


  • 1 – oval mat board (template)
  • 4 – oval heavy cotton batting
  • 1 – oval fusible interfacing
  • 1 – box side fusible interfacing strip
  • 4 – red seed beads (cording ends)
  • 4 – sew-in snaps
  • 1 – red glass bead (scissors fob)
  • 2 – green marking pins
  • 1 – pre-cut, pinked red wool strip
  • 1 – 1/2” red/green floss wrapped ring

For Scissors Mat:

  • 2 – fusible interfacing cut to size
  • 1 – 18” length green bias ribbon full skeins floss for Palestrina Knot (incl. with labeled flosses in kit) 

Kit #244 Shaker Basket Set (includes Basket)  Retail is $158.00. Finishing Kit is  $13.00.

Shopowners inquire about WHOLESALE only on kit. 

***Dennis’s Wooden basket is not wholesaled.

Kit #267 “Wildflowers Scissors Safe and Scissors”

“Wildflowers Scissors Safe” with English Hare Scissors

  • Maureen’s “New For Nashville 2020” 28 DMC fibers, 40-count Lambswool linen, complete stitching/finishing instructions, needles, and her gentle kindness to assure and erase the fears of stitching on these fine count linens, floss for cording & tassel. 
  • AND ~ The Heart’s Content, Inc. Exclusive English Hare fine quality SCISSORS !
  • Dennis’s fine quality WildCherry Scissors Safe with brass swivel hardware, inside lined  ….  INCLUDED IN KIT. 


Kit #271 “Passion Flower Scissors Fob”

Passion Flower Scissors Fob


  • colored photograph
  • easy-to-read graph & illustrations   
  • complete instructions & hints 
  • 16 DMC flosses, number-tagged    
  • 26-count narural linen 
  • finishing suggestions
  • 26 and 28 gauge tapestry needles 
  • coordinating fabric for fob backing
  • tassel/cording instructions
  • Maureen’s gentle guidance for “one-over-one” stitch technique
  • glass beads   



If you are ever fortunate enough to travel to Williamsburg, Virginia, our Colonial Capitol, during the first week of December, you will charm in the glow of these sweet simple candles illuminated in each and every home and place of hospitality. EVERY window indeed. It really is quite an awe. 


  • colored photograph
  • easy-to-read graph & illustrations 
  • complete instructions & hints 
  • 16 DMC flosses, number-tagged 
  • 26-count narural linen 
  • finishing suggestions
  • 26 and 28 gauge tapestry needles
  • coordinating fabric for fob backing
  • tassel/cording instructions
  • Maureen’s gentle guidance for “one-over-one” stitch technique
  • glass beads   


Kit #260 “Purple Heart Tray and three piece stitching kit”

Purple Heart Accessories Breakdown:

  • tray 89.00
  • 6”laying tool 24.50
  • Holder for LT 10.00

Finely grained, sanded, then hand-crafted into this quality constructed 5” x 9” tray with four sides, and two vintage bronze handles. Also available one 6” laying tool with holder, and pin cushion stuffed with 100% wool roving and glass-head pins. ALL CREATED WITH THE EXOTIC AND RARE PURPLE HEART WOOD FROM THE RAIN FOREST OF COSTA RICA.  A GREAT FIND!  Exotic, and very rare. Very costly, but beautiful product. Mr. THC, Dennis Sorenson

We were very blessed to visit this rain forest to acquire these gorgeous Central American native woods for our creations. Such a wonderful fulfillment for our years of retirement. 

(mat, scissors sheath & fob AND TRAY) Retail  $168.00

Kit #266 “Ferdinand Flamingo”

Ferdinand Flamingo is completely stitched, however has not made it over to my finishing studio yet. He will complete into a small stitching beach bag, with two or three beautiful flamingo tapestry  fabrics, tied for closure with a complimentary ribbon. Love those knobby knees!

28-count antique oatmeal linen

Complete kit will retail $56.00                  

Kit #268 “Tudor SiIk Sampler On Silk Gauze” WITH Frame.

40-count silk gauze married with Gloriana’s Luxurious Tudor silk fibers equals a quite beautiful little treasure. Framed in a burled walnut hand-customed frame (all included in your kit !).  A real mate to Sampler Kit #257.


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