A sedated-and-hypnotic basket?

This is an add-on to yesterday’s post. I forgot that Eric created the wine caddy after he made this basket first (based on an old basket we currently use to hold magazines).

It’s the same size as the wine caddy but without the “side inserts.” I named this version the Kindling Caddy. As the name conveys, I thought it was perfect for gathering twigs and small pieces of wood and would look great next to a fireplace. However, we ended up using it to store cloth napkins so they are readily available. (Similar to Eric’s Apple Basket. Doesn’t hold apples, but rather the dog toys.)

While naming this beauty, I went online, as I usually do, to look up different words that could describe its use. When I typed in the word ‘kindling’ and searched, I had no idea it would be defined as what I saw on wikipedia. Simply took a snapshot instead of retyping…

I had no idea! So how exactly did small pieces of wood for starting fires be known as kindling??? Also makes you wonder how Amazon’s Kindle got its name…

Now I get my wine back.

Well I didn’t meet my self-imposed goal of complete photo organization yesterday. Not only did I discover tons more photos on my old laptop, Mr. Basketmaker was photographing more photos!

Below is his Wine Caddy Basket he was shooting.

Note: this basket has gotten a lot of wear and tear over the years. We probably should’ve photographed it before we started heavily using it. Glad he took the photo—now I can break open one of these bottles! (To EricTheSherpa from Maine: my favorite wine is Francis Ford Coppola’s Black Label Claret… see it sitting in there?)

Now back to processing even more “new basket” photos…

Knee deep in basket photos…

I’m back home and back to work. Today’s priority? Organizing all of Mr. Basketmaker’s photos! What a job, let me tell you.

There’s thousands of photos in various folders within more folders and not only on my computer but Eric’s as well.

And then there’s different sizes and versions for proposals, print and web. Not to mention on the duplicates and triplicates we have.

It’s a project that’s been on my ‘To Do’ list for years. But I need to get it done because Eric and I are putting together a large portfolio book of all his baskets. Our goal is to finish today, before midnight!

If I don’t make our self-imposed deadline, it will probably go on my lengthy ‘To Do’ list and stay there until next year…