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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.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Kreativ Blogger Blog Award!

Good Morning Friends,
Bety from Deep End of the Loom nominated me for this sweet award. Thank you Bety! I have to tell you friends that Bety does some fantastic loom weaving. Her work is beautiful. A little birdie has let me know there may be a loom weaving from her in my Think Pink Susan G. Komen charity fundraiser. Please stop by her website. While you are there, I hope you will take a moment and look at some of her older posts as well. Bety weaves with this incredibly beautiful mix of colors and textures.

One of the rules is to tell seven things about myself that you might not already know.
Gosh, It seems I've told you all so much about myself already and I don't want to repeat what you've already heard. Well, here goes...

1. I'm a certified scuba diver
2. My current favorite magazine to read is "Mary Jane's Farm."
3. Two things I'd like to do some day are attend CHA and also attend a Joyce Meyer Women's Conference
4. I'll eat most any food but I can't stand sauerkraut.
5. My favorite television show to watch is "The Biggest Loser".
6. I used to work as a nurse for Physician's Weight Loss Centers.
7. I hate politics. I do have my opinions with it, but I don't care who is in office, I absolutely hate watching it on TV listening to it on the radio or reading about it. (I do keep informed, but It consistently makes me sick to my stomach.)

Now, I'm to nominate 7 others to receive this award. Because I'm here with 3 sick kiddos, ok 2 sick kids but Katie pulled her back out. And because I'm feeling very tired (I was in the ER with Emily until after midnight, story below) And because I LOVE all my readers, I'm opening up this award to all of you. I love you all, I really do, so please take the award for your blogs and tell us 7 things about yourself pass the award along.

As for Emily. She was being treated with what we thought was a case of strep throat, which kept getting worse. Whole tonsils became white and ugly. Her throat started swelling. She couldn't swallow at all last night. Monday involved taking her to the Dr. Office. Tues. morning involved taking her to urgent care for a switch in antibiotics and some pain medication. Tues. after supper we took her to the ER, something I've been fortunate not to have ever done with Emily before. In my years of nursing, I'd never seen a throat look like hers. Poor baby it made me cry to see her like that and in so much pain. Come to find out she has a horrible case of mono. The doctors gave her steroids and got the swelling in her throat down and feel that if she is able to stay hydrated and we keep on top of her pain that it is something that will just have to run its course at this point.

Today I'm disinfecting the house and Emily is quarantined to her room. We have a German foreign exchange student coming again this year for 2 weeks. She arrives tomorrow and I don't dare let her get sick.

Thanks again Bety and
Hope you are all having a wonderful day. Here at my house it is snowing and sleeting.


branch manager said...

Congrats on the creative blogger award Nancy. Sorry to hear your 'little one' has mono. My daughter had it in high school and thankfully bounced back fairly quick but it's miserable to see them go through it. Lots of TLC and time will see her right again. Take care of yourself too!

Juliana said...

Oh my goodness! I feel so bad for you and the kids, and snowing/sleeting on top of all that? Wish I lived closer and could really help you! All I can think of to say is (my mantra these days) "This ,too, shall pass!" And I hope it does quickly!
Hugs and prayers to all of you!

P.S. I hate politics, too! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy, congrats on your blogging award. I did not know you were a nurse. You are very active and talented and you make me wish I could make baskets and I know I could learn, but I cannot take up another project til some of mine are out of the way. So sorry about the sick kiddos. Had one daughter who had mono many, many years ago. Blessings

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