Sixteen Baskets.

That’s how many baskets “The Goddesses” made in 5 1/2 days. One word… AhMazing!

Here’s the whole group…
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And a few close-ups…

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The group was also able to fit in these tiny little baskets in addition to their two main baskets…

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They can be left as is or add the optional “cushion” to make it a Pin Cushion Basket similar to the one peeking out at the right.

It was a great two weeks of workshops! Now I need to sleep… for awhile…

“Goddess Week” Continues…

One thing is for sure… these basket goddesses work really hard!

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Above is Connie, Patti and Suzanne putting their uprights in. That’s Mr. Basketmaker in the back adjusting Diana’s basket. Below is Miss Tracey applying oil to her pin cushion basket base — and doing so with a smile…

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Below is Miss Patti getting the bottom of her boxcar basket lined up…

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Here’s Kathy arranging her weavers for the body of the wine carrier…
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Above is Jaxson and Patti returning from their afternoon walk. I heard that Jaxson got distracted by the critters in the field and the dog down the street and wasn’t much of a walking companion.

Below the basketmakers are all in the workshop sanding their materials…workshop-basket-3-group-jax

Not too interesting of a shot but wanted to show you what was going on “above” when I showed you this next pic. Tracey is standing at the far left and here’s who is right below…workshop-basket-3-jax-feet

She didn’t have too much space to move with Jaxson right at her feet! But she does have excellent taste in sandals (I have the same pair, but in silver).

After the basketmakers retreated to the B&B for the evening, Mr. Basketmaker went out in his shop and took this picture of some of the ‘exhibit’ baskets…

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The weaving is complete — just need the rims and handles and they will be done.

5 1/2 Days of Basket Bliss!

Okay, Mr. Basketmaker’s 5 1/2 days of his first full-week workshop in Tennessee was probably not all blissful…

Like when he came into the weaving area and announced “I got to use my First Aid Kit for the first time… Amy drilled her finger!”

I have to admit, my instant reaction was slight panic…. a student is injured? Drilled through her finger? Shall I grab some ice? Do I call 911? But Eric’s grin tipped me off that it was not so serious…
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I headed into the shop to see for myself. Here’s Miss Amy holding up her left index finger with a bandaid. I’m sure it hurt and probably stung a little too so that experience most likely not so blissful.

Mr. Basketmaker continues to be very proud that he was able to come to the rescue with his fancy First Aid Kit… he seems to be in total bliss…

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And Amy displaying that delightful smile, I think she’s going to be quite okay.

In the other room, Mark was getting his straps on the creel basket…

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I’m thinking he was also a little “blissful” himself because he started on another basket but moved it out to the front porch…

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Kay, Ginger and Chance also made it out to the workshop’s porch to enjoy the sunny and peaceful day…

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After taking a break, Ginger was back in the house weaving alongside Marcia…
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Speaking of Marcia… she was a very busy weaver. She created three baskets during the 5 1/2 day workshop….

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Here’s JoAnn tucked around the corner at Eric’s workstation sanding her parts (sorry for the quality… took this one with my phone)…

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And here’s Miss Kay with her completed basket and a blissful smile I might add. I believe this is her third ever basket made. It looks gorgeous… 
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Here’s the last day of the workshop with everyone’s completed baskets…. and being photobombed by Jaxson…

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I was very impressed with all the creations!! Thanks Marcia, Ginger, Kay, JoAnn, Mark and Amy for a fun week with y’all. Hope you come back again!