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…

My Sister’s Chronicle of Nashville

As soon as Mr. Basketmaker and myself returned from his workshop on Nantucket and visiting family in New Hampshire and Maine, I had to hop back in the car and head to Nashville to pick up my sister from the airport. Her childhood friend turned 50 and my sister and her friend’s sister planned a small “girl’s long weekend” celebration.

And being the smart and clever person my sister is, she decided to post her Nashville experiences via her cocktails. (Which was fine with me since I didn’t want her taking my picture for 4 days…) So I’m stealing her images and posting them here, because, as her annoying older sister, I can do that kind of stuff!

Thanks Michelle, Lurée and Renée for a great weekend!

You can follow my sister on her Instagram here. She is a great artist and photographer and posts often. (Not like me. I started my Instagram several years ago and still have only ONE image there.)

August Calendar Girl: Miss Kathy

For the month of August, the Cottage Girl’s Cover image belonged to Kathy Cosgrove. (I say “belonged” because I waited too late to post and there’s only a few days left…).

I’m working on September’s now so I can get it posted closer to the beginning of the month.

Happy August Birthdays to Sybil, Hannah, Suzanne and Kathy W.!

Also, if you would like a calendar and have not purchased one prior, please let me know. I will be working on Year 2018 soon and would like to order enough.