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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Baskets and Lunch.....

Tessie and I are in the same boat. When she was working on a basket this morning, she looked down to see a friend chomping on a sandwich. If you poke the photo, you can see Malcolm...Yup, a mouse.

I am not comparing people to mice, but I found out just a couple of weeks ago that the lecture that I am doing at the miniature museum is to be done while the audience is eating box lunches from Beyond Bread. This should be interesting. I have never lectured during lunch....After lunch, yes....During, no.

I have visions of it going something like....Me, "Baskets have been found in 4,00o year old Mesopotamian tombs." Them, "Could somebody please pass the mustard?"

I am just kidding about that part, but having never done this before while people are eating, does make me a bit nervous. Wish me luck....

Since it's only a couple of days hence, both Tessie and I are basket making full speed.

Her full speed is..... Work a row. Wander off and play with the cats for twenty minutes. Work a row. Go find Zar and torment him for twenty two minutes. Work half a row. Go raid the refrigerator. Forget about working....Go lie down and moan, "I am soooo exhausted...." She does it well.

I must confess that I am not much better. Remember the larger basket that I was working on last week? Don't tell anybody, but I just picked it up again this morning. I have three more rows done since you last saw it.

Here it is with Tessie gloating over the one that she claims to have finished....It's really one that I made last year. She thinks that I am really forgetful....Sometimes I am, but not when it comes to something that I put that much work into.

I am going back to work on the one that she is sitting in now. All I have to do is get her to go relax somewhere else while I work.

You are doing great on the voting. Keep up the good work. I appreciate it.

See you tomorrow.


Jollie said...

I love that basket, it is a lot of work... but you are amazing with baskets ;)

Tessie did some awesome work too, allthough she took some long breaks ;)

Hugs, Jollie

WendiesMiniWorld said...

there are times when I work at Tessies speed! actually, more often than not LOL

Merri said...

Looks like Tessie's one of those folks with 'selective memory', LOL..or she thinks your memory is failing. Good luck with the lunch/lecture. It won't be as bad as you think.

Love those baskets! You have the patience of Job!

Kathi said...

Lunch and learn, huh? Seems rather rude to me. How can they watch you and not spill mustard all over themselves?! Will you be selling some of your baskets? Is there going to be a time for the participants to try making a basket or is this mainly a history lesson?
Wish I could be there. I would take my lunch home and eat it later!

Lucille said...

Casey, it would be really funny if you were also munching away and not just the participants! "Yes, well as I was saying, hmmm," munch, munch, munch, "the sort of straw you should be using", munch, munch, munch, "would be this one here by the condiment tray." LOL! Laughing is a good thing! Your baskets are gorgeous!

Kelly said...

The baskets are awesome. Lately I have been working at Tessie's speed. But if I had been Tessie I would have been screaming when I saw the mouse eating sandwhiches!

Alison said...

I've been hanging in your blog again. Your coil baskets are awesome, definitely going to be my next attempt. Side note, you're on top, go Casey!! :)

Drora's minimundo said...

Good luck with your lecture!
I love your baskets. I may make some from your tutorials.