Follow Me on Instagram… I have five years of making up to do!

Instagram launched in 2010. I opened my account in 2012 and posted this in July of that year:

And I remember that drink – was out to dinner with my mom-and-dad-in-law and contemplated having a 2nd in front of them… that Pom-Tini was a strong drink! lol!

Despite being a fabulous cocktail, it sat there all alone for over 5 years. Until about 6 weeks ago I’ve been posting a pic just about every day. I feel like I’m starting all over again! As you can see in the snapshot below, I have just over 100 followers. If only I kept up with it for these last five years… ugh.

Anyway, if you are on Instagram, please follow me @theBasketMakersWife  I promise to follow back.

If you are not familiar with Instagram take a look. No stories… just Photos with a short description. It’s actually quite fun. I post pics of Eric in the workshop, his baskets, my paintings, and of course photos of Jaxson, Chance and CoCo Kitty sprinkled in between. Check it out here.

See you on Instagram!!

November’s Cottage Calendar Girl is…

Miss Pat!

It was a great month to highlight Pat Beagle’s lovely little basket.

Remember to contact me if you would like to be on the list to purchase 2018’s calendar. Just finished up the last photographs the past weekend and completing the final layout this week.

Five Questions Friday: Do dogs have a sixth sense?

Q: So how did we forget to post 5 Questions Friday last week when it was practically all done? You even picked the photo with Jaxson waiting for you!
Eric: You are asking me? I can hardly remember what state I was in last Friday. I think it was Georgia.

Q: So here’s my proof that your dog was waiting patiently for you to arrive back home after being gone for a week. Do you really think he had a sixth sense that you were coming home that day? I mean he dragged out the pillow from your movie room that morning and stayed there practically all day? 
Eric: Maybe he does. I’m just glad we put all the crappy pillows in the movie room. You know he can only get the small ones out through the dog door. I’ve seen him try with the larger ones.

Q: I saw Suzanne’s mini baskets cut in half for her Sailor’s Valentines. How about we lacquer up some of your mini baskets and cut those in half to stick on my paintings???
Eric: You are joking right?

Q: So I have to ask and excuse me for being ignorant, especially since I’m a basketmaker’s wife… but why is it so different weaving a basket off of the mold like your City Pack Basket?
They are two different skill sets. If you are used to working on a mold and then have to weave off one, it can be a whole new challenge.
So the Cottage Girls did great then?
Yes, they did.

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: Getting whacked in the head inadvertently with a City Pack Basket carried by one of my students.
And she was mortified and I think a little shocked! Poor Mr. Basketmaker…