Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Note to Self ...

Okay. So here's what I'm thinking. I'm thinking I'll take up basket weaving.


Seriously. I want to learn to weave baskets.

So I said to myself the other day, Self, what's the one thing you made fun of all through college? What? What's that one thing?

Self answered, Cheerleaders?

No, no, no. That was high school. Think college. One thing.

The little guy who thought he was a dog and came on to every girl at least a foot taller than he was?

Self, you're not thinking straight. Think HARDER. It was an imaginary course at school. Everyone made fun of it.

Ohhhhh. You mean Underwater Basket Weaving, don't you?

Good, self! You deserve a cookie! (Where are those cookies? You'll have to settle for some leftover Halloween candy, I'm afraid. Wait. The Hunny ate it all while I worked this weekend. Dang it! Will a piece of toast do?)

Self is easy. Self thought a piece of toast would be divine.

So yeah. I want to learn to weave baskets. Really. I want to learn to do them quickly and well and sell them. So I'm going to take a class. Know who else is going to help me? Not Self. I think we've established that Self is pretty useless. This lady, Nancy. Her videos are phenomenal. I squishy heart her and I haven't even started weaving. Check her out:

Do you think I can do it? Do you? I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. So I will. And I'll show you my progress as I go.

Until I write again.


Trisha said...

Basket weaving is fun! Mom and I took a couple of courses while I was still living at home and it was really a lot of fun. And so fulfilling to actually make somethign you can use. I think I made three different baskets. I keep wanting to do more but don't want to have to buy all the materials myself. I want the workshop approach where they have everything ready for you!

Good luck and make sure to keep us informed of your progress!

Oh - it does do a number on your nails though!

Scribbit said...

Oh you'll love it! I took a class several years ago and made three little baskets that I love. It's not hard at all, once you have supplies it's a quick fun thing.

judi/Gmj said...

ROFLOL, You are soooooo funny.
But, wait! You're serious aren't you.

Unknown said...

there is no doubt in my mind, you can and will do go girl...I wish i had the patience for basket making,knitting,sewing etc...

Snooty Primadona said...

Okay, I have a book I will send to you, if & when I locate it. You will love it! It's not just for basket weaving, but making all kinds of things from birch, but still holds true with other things like grapevine and wisteria. I'm pretty sure I know where it is & I don't need it any more. Frankly, my fingers have gotten too stiff for working with things like that.

Anyhooo... when I find it I'll send it to you and I already have your address!

Warty Mammal said...

Go for it! Now that you mention it, basket weaving sounds pretty interesting.

Years ago, during my science fiction reading period, I read a book in which basket weaving played a vital part. The key figure in the book, a sweet but homely young woman, finally won the admiration and love of a man she'd pined after partly because of her basket weaving skills, which helped keep humanity alive.

I reiterate: go for it. Never can tell when humanity will need saving.

MaBunny said...

hmm, never tried basket weaving before. Good luck in your endeavors - and show us the progress!

Daryl said...

Chooo choooo ............ I know you can .. now go do it

Memaw's memories said...

I hope your basket weaving goes better than my sock knitting went. I tried and I tried, and did pretty good til I needed to turn the heel. That's where I stopped.

But basket weaving sounds like fun.

I say go for it.

Donalyn said...

Can't wait to see your results Flea - I did some a really long time ago, but have pretty much forgotten how now. Well - until I watched the videos that is ;)

Prairiemaid said...

Making the SSS rounds and love your blog!

Basket weaving, huh? Oh well, I want to learn how to make stained glass! Dream on, fellow Okie!