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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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Share a Basket Sunday - Pink Pot of Hope and future Susan G. Komen Fundraiser

Good Morning Friends,

Remember my post HERE about the Pink Pot of Hope. With every pattern sold, $1 is donated to the Susan G. Komen Fund.

Well my sweet friend Anne threw a basket weaving party a week ago and I wove this basket.
That is Darlene on the left and Anne on the right. What a fun evening of friendship, food and weaving. It doesn't get much better than this!


I want to show you the interesting base on this basket. It forms a footer by doing a 4 rod waling row. Now I've never ever said this on my blog before but I'm going to this time. I'm not going to tell you, at least not for some time how to do this great look on the base, I want you to go get the pattern and support the Susan G. Komen fund. Again go HERE to get details on where to get the pattern.

Here is my basket and I just am thrilled with the look. It's a larger basket than what I thought it looked in the picture. If you read Juliana's post I agree with her completely that pictures don't do it justice. Want to hear something I think is kind of neat. Julie and I live thousand's of miles apart and we didn't contact one another about weaving this basket, although I knew we've both had the pattern for some time, yet we wove this same basket within less than 24 hours of each other. How's that for being on the same page with other weavers! Ok, I find stuff like that cool.
I didn't have any round reed dyed in pink so I added a pink row above and below the 4 rod waling in the middle. Love the basket and love the pattern!!!


Now, onto the FUNDRAISING part of this post. This is FUN, IMPORTANT, and a MUST READ! (Yes, you’ll be reading about it again. Often! And, hopefully, on many different blogs!)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I am hosting my first “THINK PINK” Raffle for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Raffle tickets will be available online or, if you are in the area of one of our contributors, locally. 100% of the money raised from the raffle will go to the foundation, but I need your help to make this event successful.

I am encouraging all of my readers and fellow basket weavers, crafters, and scrapbookers to donate an item (or two!) to my “Think Pink” efforts. Whatever you can offer would be much appreciated! It does not have to be handmade. It can be any item that promotes “Think Pink” breast cancer awareness. My first contribution, of course, will be the basket pictured above! Remember…The theme is "Think Pink", so if you have a prize you would like to donate, please e-mail me basketmaster_nancy@yahoo.com . More prizes will mean more money for the foundation.

Many thanks to Anne @ When Pigs Fly for helping me in creating this benefit.

For those donating prizes, I'll put photos of them up on both my blog and my website, along with links to your blogs and/or websites. I'll also put the photos up in a prominent static place for viewing from September through December. This is a great way for you to promote your business or blog, and also my way of thanking you for your support for this cause.

The Susan G. Komen foundation is very near and dear to my heart as every woman on both sides of my family has experienced breast cancer including my own dear mother. It is something I take VERY seriously.

Thank you, again for reading this. Remember that 100% of all money raised will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.

Please come back for details and updates on my “Think Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness event.

Have a Blessed Sunday,

Nancy

4 comments:

CJ said...

Oh Nancy, I love your basket and I can't wait to weave one. I will be getting that pattern for sure. I would love to be included in your "Think Pink" fundraiser. Just let me know what I need to do and when.

CJ

TheSingleNester said...

Friendship, Charity and Baskets. What could be better?

LuckyStarErin said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing your blog with me. You have beautiful things here and great information!

Diana said...

LOVE this basket! I would love to learn how to weave baskets myself.


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