Friday, April 6, 2012
4/5/12--Cherokee Cross Market Basket
Here is last night's basket--I can't remember the exact name of the pattern, but if I had to guess, it would be a Cherokee cross market basket. I love making the Cherokee cross because 1) it makes itself and 2) it looks so very cool.
This is a HUGE basket; rough measurements are 18.5" long x 9" wide by 12" deep (to the top of the handle). I love how it turned out after not being pleased with the last basket I made. Sort of renewed my confidence in my abilities.
This is probably the last class I will take until Fall 2012. Bev, the teacher, is not teaching any classes this summer because her first grandbaby (a girl) is due midsummer and her son and daughter in-law live in St. Louis, which is close enough for Grandma to make many trips to visit (and I don't blame her!).
I sat next to Betty last night. I have written about Betty in this blog before. Betty is a retired schoolteacher and is in her 80's. She also has a condition that tires her easily and makes her shake, so she has trouble sometimes weaving. I helped her the best I could with her weaving, but she helped me even more by keeping me entertained for the evening. She is full of spunk; my nickname for her is "troublemaker". She loves that name and keeps it up. I hope like anything I am like her when I reach her age.