May Your Life Be Like A Basket...Useful...Bountiful...Beautiful...

Basketmaster's Weavings is about my passions, much of which revolves around basket weaving. I weave with reed and I love teaching others to weave. Many of the patterns and styles that I show in the blog are geared to the beginning weaver, or even the brand new weaver. If you have been thinking about wanting to learn to weave, then this blog is for you. Throughout the blog and videos I take you step by step through each and every process of weaving. I want you to be successful in weaving the very first time you try. For the intermediate and advanced weaver, my wish is that you take ideas that I show, mix them up a bit, and incorporate them into your own beautiful creations.

Happy Weaving and Baskets of Blessings to all my visitors,

Nancy

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Around the House

This is a non-basket weaving post but just some fun things going on around our house.
I continue to take cake decorating classes with Emily. Here are pictures of Emily's cake that she last made. She made it for the nursery at church. It is all the babies she takes care of at the top of the cake and all the helpers at the bottom.

My garden is going in. I planted 11 tomato plants 1 eggplant and 5 pumpkin plants that I started indoors from seed. I have many more plants still inside but I just think they are too fragile to move outdoors yet. Take a look here at my rhubarb! (by the way, I'm waiting for my rhubarb to turn pink. Do you think it should have by now?)My front door has brought so many smiles to our faces. You see, the plant just to the left of it I swapped out artificial Christmas poinsettias and replaced them with pink roses and other flowers. A small finch built a nest in those artificial flowers and layed 4 eggs. I now have four little birds.

Can you see those tiny baby birds in the nest above?

My best frugal find of the week is "Home Comforts" by Cheryl Mendelson. I found this at the thrift store for $1.99 and retail price is $35.00. It has been on my list of books to watch for, for over a year.

This book has not disappointed me. It seems to be an invaluable treasure trove of information regarding comforts of the home through house keeping.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that you find many things to smile about.
Baskets of blessings,
Nancy

2 comments:

Tea said...

Very nifty post!
I wish I knew something about rhubarb, but I'm afraid I can't help you out there.

Your daughter's cake is adorable! She's making really pretty cakes.

Oh, I loved reading about your little birds. Very interesting!

SentimentsbyDenise said...

I just picked a bunch of rhubarb from my Mom's garden recently (see my latest blog post) and she had two varieties - green and red. The green was ready to pick (it never turns pink or red, stays green) and I got just a couple short stalks from the red. The green variety is more tart but makes a wonderful pie when mixed with the sweetness of strawberries.
It looks like your rhubarb is ripe for pickin' - have fun!


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