OT: My Baskets
Hello! It's that time of year when I get antsy waiting to hear the results of the NYS Fair judging. :O)
Some of you have said you'd like to see a slideshow of my baskets, so I worked on that last night and this morning...
Basically I fill my days with work, golfing, gardening, tossing darts, arts & crafts... one of which is basket weaving. I took up weaving (self-taught) after I saw a demonstration at the NYS Fair in 1999. In 2006 my youngest niece Julia was lost in a horrible car accident and I spent many months and hours of weaving (to get through it) and sold those baskets to make money for a Scholarship Fund in her name. In addition to traditional baskets, I wove custom requests, and also designed a signature line of baskets for Julia... you'll see some I created for her. Then I became a weaving instructor, and have been entering the Fair myself (very successfully) since 2008.
Anyway, here's a little slideshow of some of the baskets I've made: Baskets
Hope you enjoy!