Now I get my wine back.

Well I didn’t meet my self-imposed goal of complete photo organization yesterday. Not only did I discover tons more photos on my old laptop, Mr. Basketmaker was photographing more photos!

Below is his Wine Caddy Basket he was shooting.

Note: this basket has gotten a lot of wear and tear over the years. We probably should’ve photographed it before we started heavily using it. Glad he took the photo—now I can break open one of these bottles! (To EricTheSherpa from Maine: my favorite wine is Francis Ford Coppola’s Black Label Claret… see it sitting in there?)

Now back to processing even more “new basket” photos…

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…

Baskets & Fur

Eric’s summer workshops are in full swing. And our furry family members are delighted…

There’s a line of baskets waiting for Eric’s attention. Coco Kitty cut to the front of the line. This is her first “basket workshop” and she’s been loving all the chatter and activity—except for the fact that it also brings in the curious and annoying Jaxson into the workshop more than usual.
Speaking of the “beast” here is Jaxson looking for some attention from Mark and Joann. I think this is immediately after his “standoff” with Coco Kitty. Plus, it’s Thursday and there’s baskets to be finished—no time for canine affection.
But no problem for Chance who easily distracts Miss Ginger…
But not succeeding in distracting poor Mark who has a lot of work to do on his Apple Basket. Chance still hasn’t grasped the concept that students are not here for him.
However Chance is going to get ‘booted’ if he keeps getting in Eric’s way… But then again, all I have to do is walk out the door. I am hardly ever out of Chance’s sight.


Moral of this story? We started these workshops with one dog, Chance. Then Jaxson arrived. This year we have Coco Kitty. So if you plan on coming next summer, be prepared for another being… maybe a pet pig? Rabbit? You never know who will come roaming down our driveway as their ‘last resort’ in looking for a home.