I forgot to post April’s calendar page! I wanted to post it on Eric’s birthday. How I overlooked this is beyond me, especially since his baskets are featured on the page. Not a good Basketmaker’s Wife at all! LOL. (Sorry Eric!)
So April’s Calendar Girl is Miss Suzanne of the Basket Cottage. It features Eric’s miniatures and smalls. Most were woven by Suzanne and some woven by Mr. Basketmaker himself.
Y’all enjoy the last few days of April.
Tracey Reidy, Sandy Beaulieu, Hannah Sommer and Suzanne Marvin.
There’s always too many great creations to feature in only 12 months, so for one page, I like to group several together. This year it is the page for March.
There’s also a special honor for Sandy Beaulieu who is a scrimshaw artist at D.E.L.S. on Cape Cod. Many of the cottage girls commission works from her so I wanted to have something of hers in one of the calendars. Her beautiful mermaid ocean scene lid was perfect.
(Note: Hannah Sommer chose to show baskets that were made for her by Jim Kent)
For the month of February is a basket woven by Peggy McLeer.
Of course a basket with a “heart” in the middle has to be used for the month of February! AND… it would have been nice to post this on Valentine’s Day. But hey… February is a busy month—Not only was it the GBA Convention AND the Super Bowl (Yah Patriots!), four family birthdays occur this month: my mother-in-law, my father and two nephews in addition to this weekend’s Winter Weave in Ohio. It’s really a miracle I actually posted this during February!
This awesome photo was taken by Suzanne Marvin.