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,


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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas and a little about 2011

Dear Friends,
A very Merry and Blessed Christmas to each of you.
It is my hopes and prayers that 2011 treats all of you with good health and many joyous days.

You've noticed, I'm sure, that this blog has quieted down.  It is my fault as both my time and interests have been pulled in other directions.  I hope you understand.

I'll be taking a hiatus from this blog for a while posting only when I find something pressing or worth your time to read.

This blog will remain open and I do read each and every comment.  You can always e-mail me anytime.

Like I said, I'll post from time to time so I hope you do pop in once in a while to see what is going on and to say hello.

Thank you for all the wonderful e-mails you have sent me and for those of you who have sent pictures of your baskets, thank you as I have loved seeing your work.  You can e-mail me a picture any time and know that I'm cheering you on.

My life at this time is full, blessed and busy.  It is good.  I'm keeping the household running as smoothly as possible.  Please continue to keep our sweet Emily in your prayers.  If your church has a prayer chain, I would truly appreciate it if you would add her name to your list.  She is a good kiddo and manages to babysit, work a few hours a week at a concession stand and attend school with good grades.  She does this all in pain and it is very discouraging for her at times as she doesn't see an end in site.  We're pursuing with treatment through a pediatric infectious disease specialist but it is soooooo sloooowwww.  They question is it really Lyme's disease.  It puts us back at square one for a while as they do more testing, but God is great and I know he has big plans for that little girl.  I often wake up in the middle of the night and pray for hours for her and all who are suffering.  Even so, life is good and precious.  God bless you for remembering her.  Our other children are fine and busy with activities.  Mike has a good job so we have much to be thankful for.

Be sure to take some time with your family and remember the real reason for the season that Jesus our Savior came to earth to wash away our sins so that we may have life everlasting in His holy presence. 

Merry Christmas,
With love and blessings to each of you,


branch manager said...

Hi Nancy,
best wishes to you and your family for a healthy and happy new year.


wendy said...

Hey Nancy...I am so glad you decided to "get out of your rut" and jump on over to my blog for a visit. It is wonderful to meet new people.
I am in awe of your basket weaving talents. that sounds like it would be such a pleasant hobby. Peaceful, creative.

I hope your Christmas was wonderful there in warm New Mexico (as I sit here in Alberta where it is -5 farenhiet right now.) But it has it's own beauty.
hope your New Year will be great as well.

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Beverly said...

Thanks for stopping by the Wormhole! Happy New Year!

Mary said...

Hi Nancy,I discovered your blog and videos through YouTube. I have long wanted to learn basket weaving, but had no luck finding a class in my area. Your videos on making the square basket are very good and most helpful. You are an excellent teacher:) Yesterday I ordered my first basket making kit, a tote basket. We shall see how that goes :) I hope your daughter is feeling better and will soon be completely healed. Best wishes for Peace and Happiness in 2011.

Grab a cup of coffee and take time to enjoy some posts from the past