Friday, April 24, 2009

A tisket a tasket

I made a basket!

My workout buddy has been involved in making baskets for awhile now..and she finally won when after asking me several times to join her....I did.
I followed her to the little hall where about 15 women had gathered to have a basket making class. I think I was probably the only woman there who had never done this should have seen some of them go. One woman made two before I got half done. Elayne told me not to even look.....they were not in the same class level as us. DUH! :) Maybe one day.

There was a woman there who teaches basket weaving at a college in our area..I think or around close by...and she brought all kinds of kits for different baskets.
They were really too cute.
I am not really into baskets...but I have to admit that there were some really cool designs....all shapes and sizes.
The teacher helped me pick out something that would not be too hard and that I might be able to finish in class time.
Now I know I am not a professional at this..but they did say I did a great job for my first time.
It is not finished yet.
I have to turn the top and put on the trim..which they say should not take long. The problem...I don't know how..... so I will have to wait till I get back with Elayne to finish it.
We may have to have a basket weaving session after we work out on Monday....:)
The basket will also have to be sprayed to be sealed.

As I was getting ready to leave they drew for a door prize. The sweet lady said I could draw and as I was reaching into the basket one of the other ladies said I would probably draw my own name.
And guess what?
I did!!!!!
How cool is that?!?! I feel very blessed.
You can't see it but I won the kit for a small thin basket that hangs on the wall. They show it sprayed white but I like the look of the raw reed better. I think there is also some type of grape decoration to put on it.

So... I had a great day out in the country. Wish I had remembered to bring my camera. I'll try and catch a picture of Elayne soon so that you can meet the person who is trying to help me turn this body into a healthy body. Poor thing...she is trying. :)
I enjoyed the intro to basket would be a fun hobby.....but goodness you have to be earthly rich to do it. ;)

Have a great weekend.....and remember you are the daughter of the KING!


grey like snuffie said...

Oh, how fun. I did that YEARS was great fun....don't remember a thing about how to do it...but I do remember it was fun..

Sandi said...

How cool is that. I would guess it was lots of fun. I would love to find a group like that.

luvmy4sons said...

Awesome! Too cool! Love the pic of you with the basket! I will expect a picture of the finished product!

MelanieJoy said...

Sweet...looks like Christmas gifts in the works to me =)
I got your email...thanks for the prayers! You know I'm so nervous. I'll be up and gone before daylight here so...thanks for thinking of me.
You Country Girl you...LOL!

Denise said...

That sounds so fun, good for you sis.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

That sounds so neat....I own a gift basket business...I enjoyed reading your blog tonight..This is a whole new world to me. Remember to stop by and sign up for my April giveaway. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog.

Oh Sew Good said...

Wow! You're having all kinds of fun up there, huh? We're headed to WS next month. Think you might want to meet for coffee? What say you?

Anonymous said...

I have never made a basket, how cool is that!! So glad life is treating you well:) have a great weekend.

SunnySusan said...

that is so cool, Sharon...I love it...are they that expensive to make?I know they are expensive to you...

Michele Williams said...

How cool is that! Great job! I love it! Blessings my friend...