Busy in the Workshop

While outside walking with my camera, I snapped this pic of Mr. Basketmaker through the workshop’s big old picture window. He was still busy working while the sun set, getting ready for North Carolina Convention…

Looks like he’s removing dried rims from their molds and looking up at the tv to catch the evening news. Multitasking…

A Basket Without a Name


About six months ago, Eric created this little basket and only a few students were able to make it—his special “ginuea pig group.” He’s thinking of offering it as a basket to teach however, it still has no name.

Mr. Basketmaker usually comes up with titles instantly. Today he told me to name this basket.

LittleRingsandThingsSnapshotSo I decided to delegate and texted this quick pic to my mom and put her in charge of the task.

What did she come up with? Petite Star. I texted back “No. Keep trying.”

She then texted back “Treasure Catcher.” I typed back “How about Wish Catcher because it’s small?” She replied “No, I like treasure catcher better.”

Her other ideas: Wish Upon a Star, Little Dipper, Rings & Things, Tiny Treasure

After a bit more of back and forth I ran all the ideas by Mr. Basketmaker and he settled with…

Little Rings & Things” with the intention of making a larger version titled simply “Rings & Things.”

Thanks Mom! Now onto another basket to name…

Five Questions Friday: Lifetime

Q: I have to admit, you did such a good job washing Jaxson. What does it feel like to have such a clean and less stinky dog?
Ah, it is very refreshing.

Q: Speaking of the less-stinky Jaxson… what is up with him? Yesterday he jumped through the open door of the Fed Ex truck as he was making his way up our driveway. It was like FedEx was delivering our dog to us. Weren’t you embarrassed? 
Eric: No. The way I see it he was doing us a favor. He prevented the driver from running him over. So he did a good thing.

Q: Because of your ‘aggravation’ answer last week, I stated I would ask you extra long questions this week. So here’s one, and be specific. What did you do all day today starting from the time you got up to right now? And don’t skip any details.
Eric: What? No way. And I can’t answer that question on account that it might incriminate me.

I got up and saw it was still raining. Made some coffee. Turned on the news and then read the newspaper. Checked out my fantasy football team. Waited for you to wake up. Then brought you breakfast in bed (Yes, that was nice. Now keep going…)

More? I got the mail.  Checked the weather online to see when this rain would ever stop. Made some molds. That’s just about it.

Q: You skipped something. What about the movie you had on initially in the house and then continued watching it in your workshop? Tell us about that!
Eric: What? That movie? That’s one of the things I was talking about that would incriminate me. All I’m going to say is that it was on one of those women networks.
(I’ll expose him… He was watching Lifetime Movie Network!)

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: Ah, all this rain. It is very aggravating. And Jaxson whining because he’s depressed from all this rain too!