Monday, November 30, 2009

Latest Basket...

I finished! I can see mistakes and places where I let the braid get crossed wrong...but I still think it's cute as can be! It'll be cute to put small items in for a Christmas gift! If you're interested in learning to make your own baskets, check out Nancy's blog: The lighting isn't the best, but maybe you can get the idea...It really is cute...

Back to Work....

Guess I needed to go back to work to rest from all the company over Thanksgiving...but yuck! Oh well, I checked out Nancy Jacob's Basket Master Blog and yay! She's finished the video for the last touches on the pretty Mini Muffin Basket....Guess I'll run next door to my shop and see if I can finish the top braid on mine tonight....If I can, I'll try to get a picture and put on here of it.

Those baskets are addictive! LOL! I really think the basket by itself would be a great gift! I'll try to put a picture of the last ones I completed on this entry...They have the cutest little bow on them...I've already given one of them away with soap in it....TOO CUTE!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving...everyone has gone home & hubby & I are 'vegging out' in front of the TV. Just thought I'd show you a picture of the Communion Table at church, and a close up of the baskets that I made and used with the arrangement. I also want to show you a picture of a card I put together to thank one of our church members for a kindness they showed us today at church....Did I mention earlier that I like to scrapbook & make cards too? I have a Cricut Expression with several cartridges that I love, but this card was made from a kit...I did think it was kinda cute- even though it's a very basic card. I guess a Heart theme is always a good choice.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friends, and 'Biscuits on a Stick'

This is a picture of another love of Hubby & I. We love biking...These are some of our biking friends: Dr. Paul & wife Becky Reynolds, Drew & wife Barb Hubbard, Hubby (Marvin) & myself, & Tim Golson. We camped out at Hords Creek Lake Halloween weekend, and rode so hard & far that we had to cool our bike tires off in the Lake...That's our story & we're sticking to it!
Anyway, while there, Tim taught us how to make 'biscuits on a stick.' So, tonight with Ben & Cara here, we introduced them to 'biscuits on a stick.' They LOVED them, especially with honey. We just took dowel rods about 3/4" around and flattened out canned biscuits and wrapped around one end of the stick, then cooked them over the fire in the fire pit--rotating them slowly until golden brown...YUM! If you like to cook marshmallows over an open fire, then you'll love these. As the old saying goes, "Try it, you'll like it!"

Other Fun...

Basket weaving is one of my latest crazes and Basket Master Nancy Jacobs is a fabulous mentor/teacher with lots of video tutorials that are great! Please check out her website for info and instruction on lots of crafts!

Just the Beginning...

Hello there---This is my first attempt at blogging, so I hope I don't make too many mistakes! Hopefully this will be a type of Journal for all my 'projects'...If you follow me very long, you will discover that I like all things crafty and do different type crafts in spells...One month I'll be knitting, the next stained glass, and the next, basket weaving....And did I mention that I love to make my own homemade lye soap?

If this works well for me, I will hopefully be explaining how I make these crafts as well. My goal is to leave a record of the things I'm currently in love with for my grandchildren. Maybe long after I'm gone, they might want to try a few of these crafts.

My Grandchildren are: Benjamin, age 9; Cara, age 7; and Jason, age 4. Hopefully I'll figure out how to put their pictures on here for you. I have so much to be thankful for!

My husband & I have been married 34 years and both work at the local hospital in our small town. We live one block from the hospital and walk to work year round. He is the head of the Maintenance Department and I work in the Business Office billing Medicare & Blue Cross Blue Shield. We have two grown and married children. Sam, our son -married to Jen (parents of Jason) and Rachel, our daughter- married to Richard (parents of Ben & Cara).