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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, October 24, 2009

Around the House Saturday

I've been very busy.


This next week I will show you how I did this and what I created with it!

Today is my class at our local library. I'll let you know tomorrow how it goes. I have a full class with 12 students!

On to other things....Emily, our little 14 year old cake decorator has been having some serious shoulder and back pain. It has been a real mystery as to why this pain is occurring. It started back in July when she took a bus trip to church camp. There was no injury that would have caused this pain. Since that time it has been steadily getting worse. We first tried home remedies, then to the doctor for prescription pain medication and muscle relaxants, no results. Then on to physical therapy, the pain continued to get worse with no relief. X-rays have been taken and do not show anything. It is now to the point where she has trouble getting out of bed and even doing her schoolwork. Thank goodness for online homeschooling that she has been doing this past year. She can do an assignment and then rest for a while before doing the next assignment. This next week she will be going in for an MRI. I'm praying this will reveal the cause of her pain and that it will be easily fixed. We will still have to wait for an additional week before we will receive the results of the MRI. Waiting is hard and to see my child in pain is hard for this old mommy. Blogging and creative outlets have helped me keep my mind busy and not continually focused on what she is dealing with. If the MRI fails to show us anything, I don't know where to turn with this. So please keep sending uplifting thoughts and prayers her way. She's feeling very discouraged right now. I hope within a couple of weeks I'll have some good news to report.

Have a wonderful weekend and let me know what creative things you've been up to this week.
Love,
Nancy

6 comments:

Juliana said...

Poor sweetie...I sure hope and pray they figure what's causing your daughter's pain and fix it!

I am definitely intrigued by all that dyed reed....no fair leaving me hanging! LOL!

Hope your class goes well!

John Toft Basketry said...

Very colourful cane. What kind of dyes do you use?

And I can feel for back pain. I awoke this morning to it after cleaning up the basement and the shed yesterday. Ane Anne had a terrible evening with foot problems too. But these are passing!

Carmen C. said...

That cake looks delicious! If MRI doesn't show anything it may be worthwhile to ask if it might be fibromyalgia, I've had it for 18 years and that's how mine started, hopefully that's not the problem but if it is, nothing will show up on MRI or X-rays, fibro. is diagnosed by the presence of "tender points" on the body. Hope she feels better soon, looks like a future career as a cake decorator:)

Paula said...

I know several people whose children are experiencing chronic pain and there is not an answer for these parents yet. I will keep you in my prayers that there is an answer for you.

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

John,
I use Rit dye to dye my reed, but not for this projtect!
Nancy

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