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…



Quick Snaps of the City Pack Basket Workshop

We recently returned from one of Mr. Basketmaker’s workshop at the Basket Cottage in Georgia where students were challenged by making his City Pack Basket via free-weave. (That is… not on a mold and I think that’s what they call it!)

Here’s some of the photos I snapped…

Thanks Suzanne for a great workshop!!


Waiting until the last minute?

Mr. Basketmaker loves to tell people I always wait until the last minute to do things. Well, I snapped this image of him today sanding the lids to the City Pack Basket he’s teaching and leaving tomorrow for…

He’s definitely cutting it close! But in his defense, he just picked up all the cherry wood on his trip back from Michigan. But it appears I’m not the only one in this household that waits until the last minute.

By the way, if you’re wondering what all those seeds are everywhere, they are luffa seeds. Since we got a frost on Sunday, we had to pick the luffa and start processing quickly.

Eric loves whacking the luffa on the workshop’s porch railing to remove all the sap and seeds. And they are everywhere!!!