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.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Keeping a Blessings Journal

A very nice thing to keep is a Blessings Journal. I bought a small monthly calendar at Big Lots a couple of years ago and altered the cover of it. It came with a plastic sleve. Each year I'm able to remove the calendar and replace it with one for the new year. I do my best to write down at least one thing daily that I am thankful for and that has in some way brightened my day. We have so many things to be thankful for both big and small. It is so easy to overlook the many small blessings that come our way and it is easy to forget to be grateful for them. (With raising two teenagers, almost three teenagers now, sometimes, many times the tension and stress level can be quite high at our house and I forget how blessed I really am.) The blessings journal is just one way to remind us to give thanks as we are all truly blessed.
BTW...This calendar shows one week on the two open pages. Each day has lines for notes so it is easy to write in.
You, my readers and friends, are a huge blessing to me. Thank you.

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TheNormanFive said...

Very cute.. Being that I'm a writing teacher, I love anything to do with journals. Thanks for sharing.

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

I found you via Kelly's blog. I really want to learn how to make that fabric basket she featured on her blog. If you have a tutorial or youtube video for that kind of basket can you please e-mail it to me?
Thanks damarispalmer at gmail dot com

Al said...

Quite an inspirational idea

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

What a great way to remember our blessing! I love it! :)

Lynn said...

A blessings journal is such a wonderful idea, Nancy. We have been given so much, and it is easy to take it all for granted if we're not careful.

Unknown said...

I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time and what a creative and inexpensive way to do it!

Thanks for the inspiration!
Jen @ Noting Grace

avisiontoremember said...

That is a great idea! I have a link party today at and would love it if you could stop by

Laura said...

What a great idea. I love journaling!

I'm hosting a blog party right now and I'd love it if you stopped by and linked up. Hope to see you at Saturday is Crafty Day!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This is very pretty! Great idea - very inspirational. Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance ~ Hope you are enjoying your weekend! This turned out really pretty!

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

I just wanted to let you know that I featured you here:

momstheword said...

Great idea! That way, they will always be there to remind you later on some of those "down" days! Just reading them will lift you back up again!

Thanks for linking up today.

Andrea @ said...

What a great idea!

Joyfull said...

Love this idea!!

Sweet European Dreams said...

Glad I found your blog today! I may just have to make one of these for my MIL for mother's day. She would absolutely treasure this!

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