Monday, April 14, 2008

I Got It!

I had a package notification from the post office and I knew it had to be from Nancy. Today after my daughter and my grandchildren went home, I hurried off to the post office.

These cute fabric, hand-sewn, berries were just waiting to be picked...

Nancy surprised me when she gifted them to me after I figured out that her blog was an April Fool's post. Thank you Nancy!

I've decided to give them to the crocheted bear my sister Kotya made for me (You can make it!, tell my niece I sent you.).

My bear lives in the gathering basket that I purchased from Alaska's own singer - Hilma Shavings. My basket is a miniature version. According to Hilma's son, the larger version of these baskets were used on Nunivak Island while out gathering food/fish/etc.

Thanks for your friendship Nancy!

4 comments:

MammyT said...

Hi Connie. I'm glad you like them. I went and looked at the gathering basket. Those are awesome. That grass weaving is so beautiful. Never tried that.
I hope you are having a great week.
Nancy

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Connie Marie, those are so beautiful. I love the basket very much. Hope your days are feeling very Springy. It has been beautiful here on the coast. Have a great day!!! connie from Texas

Constance said...

I LOVE how the basket turned out! I am trying to imagine how you will be using it? Care to share any thoughts you have on the subject?
Connie

Connie Marie said...

In reply to your basket question, Connie, right now I have it sitting in my bedroom and everytime I look at it I enjoy it! It is very pleasant to just look at. Mom says, "I know what you can use it for! Keeping your old dirty socks in!" Ha. We talked about what to use them for while we worked on them and no one really knew what to do with them but to put beautiful things into, such as feather, pussy willows, dried flowers. Right now I like it just as it is, empty. I am considering carving something on the antler to make it even more of a work of art.