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!!

Five Questions Friday: What’s a Half Twist?

Q: What is the name of this basket and how did you come up with this design?
I named it the Full Twist. Well, it really was a simpler and smaller version of one of my more intricate exhibit baskets.

Q:  Have you taught this basket and if not, are you going to teach it?
Yes, I have taught the “full twist” basket before. 

Q: What would a half-twist look like? If someone got tired of making all those little twisty things they could just stop and call it a Half Twist?
Eric: Well, you are sort of onto something here. Students weren’t too fond of making all those twists as they completed the rows and worked their way up. I myself enjoy doing them. But I decided not to do any full twist type baskets in my workshops. 

Q: How do you feel beating your wife and preventing her from being 4-0 in our Brady Gaga Fantasy Football League?
Eric: How do I feel about it? Ah, I always had a hard time playing my wife in our league. It’s the worst part of the year. But what am I supposed to do, tank? If it’s any consolation, I would rather you win the whole championship before me.
(Well, I would have had a nicely paved road if you didn’t beat me last week.)

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: I just saw the new appointment card from our dentist and you scheduled it for the day of my birthday?
I did? Sorry. It didn’t even dawn on me.
Well, that really aggravated me that you think a good birthday gift would be going to the dentist.
In my defense, I sort of didn’t pay attention because she said “6 months’ and I knew I would be canceling it anyway because you find going to the dentist once a year too much.