Thursday, April 17, 2008

Show and Tell Fridays - My Basket

Show and Tell
I was reminded that it's show and tell time again while I was visiting a friends blog this evening! Click on this image to visit Kelli - she hosts it.

I want to share the first ever basket that I just completed last week-end. I took a class with my daughters and we all made these baskets. It is a design by Jill Choate of Jill Choate Basketry here in Alaska. I really enjoyed the time with my daughters, the time with the other ladies weaving and now I am enjoying it in my home!

The antler is deer. It stands about 18 inches tall. Even though my fingers were so sore after the first day of working on it, I am still eager to try making another one.

Thanks for stopping by!

41 comments:

Lady Vankovic said...

Hey... wow!! alaska eh.. im going to go there one day. its so great to find your blog. Im doing some blog hunting. Nice to meet you. Hope you have a great day!!

Char said...

What a unique basket. Good job! Have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

Constance said...

I really liked how this turned out and I can see you putting a feather or pussy willows in it.

Have you thought of that? (snicker snicker!)

Thanks for the prayer my BBF, I appreciate it! Now, I am off to check out your daughter's blog!
Ta Ta!
Connie

Hootin' Anni said...

You MADE this? I am so totally, TOTALLY impressed.

My show n tell is shared....come on over.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Connie,

That must have been difficult to make. It looks amazing! What a lovely time to spend with your daughters as well.

Blessings,

Gina

Pam said...

WOW! I"ve never attempted basket weaving! This one is awesome due to the way you incorporated the antlers.
I'm all "atwitter" as I visit your blog! I think you're the first blogger I've communicated with from the great state of Alaska! Were you born there? I'm off to read the rest of your profile and visit more posts on your blog just to "get to know you a little better"! Hope that alright! Oh and thanks for your sweet comment left on my blog. You're welcome to drop by anytime.

Pam said...

OK I just read on your profile that you were born in Alaska! That is so cool as I've never met anyone from there before! I'm so happy to have "met" you.

Gattina said...

It's a very beautiful basket. It must be quite difficult to do that !

Joyfull said...

What a beautiful basket! It sounds like a wonderful time was had learning to make it and some special time with the girls.

Cookie Sunshine said...

Wow! I want to learn to do that. It's amazing and beautiful. You must be very proud. Thanks for sharing.
Cookie

Kindra said...

What great work you did on your basket! The detail is great! My hubby would like it because of the antler...he's a hunter. :)

soccermomtomandl said...

Hi there - thanks for stopping by my blog for my UNUSUAL show & tell (the words to the song Undo). And thank you for mentioning the problem with the link to the YouTube video. I have fixed it if you would like to swing back by to see the video. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Your blog is beautiful. And the sweetie at the top with the adorable smile made me smile. And your basket is wonderful. Good job!
It's nice to "meet" you!

Pam

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Connie, What a great basket you made and sharing the time with your daughters will always be special to you.. thanks for sharing with us..My sister visited Alaska two years ago and stayed in a train caboose by a lake.She had a great time ...

Charlotte said...

What fun. I'll bet you enjoyed making this unique basket. Thanks for sharing.

ceekay said...

I LOVE that basket. You did a great job.
My hubby and I are going to Alaska this summer - August. How exciting that you live there.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Come again soon!

Faith said...

I LOVE the basket...congrats on the completion!
Love the new look here too, very pretty....
God bless you..enjoy the weekend!

DeLong House said...

I still need to finish mine...before you come tomorrow! That is my goal!

Barbara H. said...

I have never seen such a unique basket! Great job!

Carrie said...

My, this is the most unsual basket I've seen. It is quite a pleasing design.

MammyT said...

Connie Marie, I'm so glad you shared your basket for Show and Tell. It is so beautiful. I hope you will make some more. There are lots of designs that are easier than this! You started with a really challenging design!
I love your new "window dressing" It really lightens up your site and shows your photos so much better. I'm right. Aren't I. I'm a colon, too. :)
Nancy

Betty said...

That is a beautiful basket, Connie. Thanks for sharing and thank you for visiting me today.

A Hint of Home said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your basket reminds me of the ones I see the ladies making in Charleston. I love it. I know it is a lot of work, though. Have a great weekend.

Tammy said...

A lovely basket!
My DH and I were blessed to visit Alaska a couple of summers ago and we loved it.
You left a comment on my blog that you have a friend who looks like my dad. Dad passed away almost 4 years ago, but it's fun to think he's got a twin somewhere.
Tammy

Lady Vankovic said...

Dear Connie. I think your blog is really nice. Well, if you need help with anything just ask me and i will help u out. Ive been doing this with some people. I agree with you about Arachno. I hate spiders too... But where i live, there are a lot of spiders,so I put arachno there so i'll get used to him. Im actually quite afraid to touch him even with my mouse. This is great. I hope you have a great day. Love, Joanna

Kathy said...

Wow! What a fantastic basket! You have found your niche! It's beautiful...Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

Jewelgirl said...

Great basket weaving, wow, I
would not have the patience to
make this! Great work & thanks
for showing us!

Bovey Belle said...

WOW! That's a first attempt?! Incredible, with all the different colours in it too, and I loved the use of the antler. I have always wanted to learn basketry, and am finally going to a Day Course next week. I am SO excited, but I think my effort will be of a more straightforward design than yours . . .

Farrah said...

It's beautiful!

My dearest friend is native to Alaska. She is headed back there from Idaho right now. I will miss her!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Have a lovely weekend!

Jaderocks said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love your basket and you made it yourself. WOW. I have made baskets in art class back in high school before but nothing as beautiful as this. Fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Your basket is just grand and I love the antler! Even though your fingers got sore...look at the result! WOW! Glad your gonna try to make another. Gosh, that sounds like fun!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Thanks for stopping by my space and for the kind comments!

Love your basket! The antler incorporated in, is so unique! I'm sure that was a lot of work, but well worth the effort! It looks great! Your daughter is so pretty and has a precious family! I bet those little ones are such a blessing to you! :)

Hope you will drop in again and visit! ~Rhonda

Have a wonderful weekend!

princessesindisguise said...

Hi! Thanks for commenting! That basket looks great! I can't believe you made it.
~Princess S

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a great basket, very unique! You are very talented!

Katherine

MyJourneyBack said...

Wow your basket is really neat. And you did it yourself? And your first one. It looks so professional you must have a gift!
My husband would love it. We have lots of antlers and hunting things around the house! Thanks for visiting and for your sweet thoughts about the table.
I will be taking some more photo's of it soon. Stop by again!
Blessings, Sherry

DeLong House said...

Wow Mom, look at all the great comments on your basket! I bet Dad really thinks you oughta sell them now huh? Retirement? :)

DeLong House said...

but, but, oh alright....tomorrow I'll try to finish it. :)

e-Mom said...

Really beautiful, Connie Marie! :~D

Emily said...

Wow! You are very creative! I think it is a lovely piece! Great work! And thank you for stopping by to say hello on my blog!!

Have a beautiful week!

Muum said...

that is an impressive basket, esp your first! wow! thanks for your kind comments on my blog!

Kelli said...

Congratulations on your first basket, it's beautiful!
~Kelli

Becki said...

I'm in awe. That is your first basket?!?!? What a pretty thing and a conversation peice too, I'd imagine.