Thursday, December 31, 2009
Happy New Year ! Happy New Decade !
Ahhh so many crafts so little time - New Years Day had a wonderful time - thank you Doris and Libby. Our wonderful friends Doris and Rod who live in Belgrade Lakes, Maine in the summer and Stuart Fl in the winter - have a little cottage ( with hot tub ! Yummm) Libby our fellow Westsailor has learned the craft of pine needle basket making. We had both been the really fortunate recipients of one of Libby's baskets ~ Oh my ~ do we now understand all the work that went into it or what?!!:) Both Doris and I have a lot of experience with different crafts - you would never have known that 3 hours into our lesson. We had to head back to the boat around 2:30 as our weather was ( and did ) due to change. That always means a storm here usually with serious winds and some rain. back on the boat I continued to sew the basket and some of the details finally made sense. I called Doris this morning to encourage her not to get frustrated - she had already torn hers out and started over. Stay tuned - our incredible pieces of art will be published !! WE must get together again soon to collect more pine needles. We were at least able to get enough on our break yesterday to replenish Libby's supply. Libby the beauty of your baskets is only outdone by your generous spirit. Thank you so much for a wonderful , fun day.