Sunday, November 24, 2013


I love to spend time with my "little" sister.  We laugh and tease each other and have so much fun.
She is a member of the Huntsville (AL) Botanical Garden and they offered a basket making class.  She and I both have made baskets many years ago.  I made egg baskets, market baskets, and a variety of baskets that had no classification name.  She made a lot of beautiful free form baskets that she called "nature baskets" because she used lots of different materials.

Now here we are several years later and she is trying to decide if she wants to get seriously into basket making.  Of course, she needed a "partner in crime" to go with her to take this flat-reed class to get back in the groove.

We started making the basket and, of course, we are checking with each other as we go along.
Yes, we were making the same basket with the same directions.
Here is Gigi's finished basket.
And now mine . . .
I like the oval shape that Gigi made.  Maybe if I make another one like this I will try to do the oval shape.

There is another class being offered next month.  Hmmm, maybe we should go do that one.  It is a wine carrier basket.
I still have to paint the one I just did and then it will be ready to put my fat quarter bundles in to set on the shelf in my studio.



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