Saturday, we got my daughter off to a speech tournament, my oldest son off to a baseball game, watched my youngest son's soccer game, and THEN I finally got to head off to my basket making class. Whew! I almost bailed, but am so glad I didn't.
When I got to Nancy's house, Faye, Joyce, and Marie were already 'in action' getting their baskets started. Ooh! It looked like fun and the weather was FANTASTIC! (Thank you, dear Lord God in heaven!)
So, I rolled up my sleeves and got right in. Nancy's niece, a delightful 13 year old named Katherine, was eager to assist me.
We cut reed in various lengths to get the bottom of our baskets started. After we had the base completed, we soaked the basket in water to make it more flexible. Then, we began working our way up the sides.
Ok, remember how I said I was late getting to this class? I was two hours late. Thank you, MaryAnn for making me not the only one who was late! MaryAnn didn't bail out either, but showed up and got to work. She looks miserable, doesn't she? Tee hee!
We worked until we got to the top of the basket. We are heading back for the second part of the class on another day when we add a taller section to one side of the basket. I'm really looking forward to it. This was really, really fun. I think my daughter would really enjoy this craft, as well. Oh boy! ANOTHER craft for us to do! It's just so darned much fun! :o)
I'll post the completed basket after class number two. And then, we'll begin a pie basket that Katherine told us about...and then a chicken basket... and then an egg basket.....oh my!