Mummy Finds a New Hobby in Maine!

August 4, 2019

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Mummy has found a new hobby at our campsite and she has drafted little me to help her finish the project! One of the campsite activities was “basket weaving” so Mummy checked with the campsite owner about signing up for the class. She was VERY EXCITED to learn that she could take a very quick lesson on how to make her own NANTUCKET BASKET!!!! Mummy was sooo happy because she has always wanted to learn how to make these beautiful little handwoven baskets. The teacher gave her a quick lesson and sent her back to our AIRSTREAM with a sample basket, and her homework assignment on how to get started on her very first NANTUCKET BASKET! I am helping her with the “staves.” Those are like the ribs of the basket. She needs about 50 of them for her basket and I am handing them to her to place evenly around the wooden base. After she gets them all placed around the mold, she needs to wet down all of the reeds and then let the whole thing dry overnight.  After 24 hours, we will find out what we need to do next. Mummy said she is NOT LEAVING MAINE until she completes her NANTUCKET BASKET! ?

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Karren Waymire
Karren Waymire
11 months ago

Wow, I would love to learn how to make a basket like that. Good luck

Mary Hamilton
Mary Hamilton
11 months ago

Sounds like a super fun hobby! Please keep us posted how it’s going!

Helene Waugh
Helene Waugh
11 months ago

Omg my dream craft class !

Patricia Hunt
Patricia Hunt
11 months ago

Im so happy your having great trip.
I love hearing all your stories.
Safe travels.

Sharon Hook
Sharon Hook
11 months ago

Good Morning Millie,
Mummy’s basket weaving class sounds like fun and I am sure you are a great helper as uual. What are your sisters and daddy doing while you and Mummy are busy weaving the basket? Continue on your adventure…have fun and be safe.

Mary Greenwell
11 months ago

Love baskets! Isn’t it interesting how the materials used are unique to the area— such as the beautiful sweetgrass baskets here in South Carolina! Have fun!

Lynn Davis
Lynn Davis
11 months ago

I don’t know what Mummy would do without you! ?❤

Laurie Heikoff
Laurie Heikoff
11 months ago

How exciting for your mummy!! I love Nantucket baskets!! ?

Sheri Admire
Sheri Admire
11 months ago

Thus is soooooo awesome to read. I can’t wait to see next step.
Look at you Millie being the little basket weave helper!
Can’t wait to see results of next step.

Debra
Debra
11 months ago

OMG how awesome ! I would love to learn myself too!

Judy Alter
Judy Alter
11 months ago

Those baskets are so cool. I am sure you are a great helper.

Shirley Skulimowski
11 months ago

What a wonderful helper ??

Roxann Brousseau
Roxann Brousseau
11 months ago

You’re such a great little helper for mummy. So glad yall are having a great time.

Karen Rocher
Karen Rocher
11 months ago

This is going to be fun!

Elaine Cardell
Elaine Cardell
11 months ago

Millie I’m sure Mummy’s basket will be beautiful. My mom did basket weaving for a few years and made several lovely baskets which I treasure. Mummy will do a great job, and you all can treasure hers.

Sherri Davis
Sherri Davis
11 months ago

I can’t wait to see your completed basket! You and Mummy are so talented.. Enjoy your time in Maine!
Sherri Davis

Maggie
11 months ago

We made baskets at a state park once-interesting how everyone gets same instructions but baskets all are so unique! It is fun but I think I will gladly pay someone else to do mine hehe

Faye Lawrence
11 months ago

There are some lovely Nantucket Baslets. How exciting to learn this art. And what a great little helper. ?

Dianna Reynolds
11 months ago

I BET MOMMY DOES GREAT MAKING BASKETS. I USE TO DO THAT WHEN I WAS VERY YOUNG, BUT THEN DID NOT MAKE ANYMORE. BRCAUSE I HAD A JOB AND 2 BOYS. THE N I KINDA FORGOT THE BASKETS, I DID MAKE CHRISTMAS TREES ONE YEAR FOR MANY PEOPLE I KNEW, AND MY FAMILY. THAT WAS FUN.
HAVE FUN DOING YOUR BASKETS. LOVE TO YOUR BABY’S.

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago

She is having fun making her basket but it sure does take a lot of time!

Susan Nicol
11 months ago

Hi Millie
That’s a wonderful thing Moro’s learning to do. I own one. I had it commissioned it from Oak and ivory in Oyster Harbor which isn’t to far from Hyannisport. Is mommy’s basket going to have a handle.
I’ll be anxious to see it when mommy’s done.
Have a wonderful day!!
Love you all!!
Oliver and Mommy

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Susan Nicol

She isn’t going to put a handle on hers because that is a little more complicated than what she could learn in a quick camping class… so it is only an open basket but she is still excited to learn to do this.

Jeanie Drane
Jeanie Drane
11 months ago

Oh my ,im excited for ur mummy and u to do the baskets, what a timecur all having ,im so happy ,stay safe, be blest prayers,for u all love, kissess to all????????????????????????????????????????????

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Jeanie Drane

We have had a lot of fun making the basket. It is almost finished… not quite!

Mary Ann Dahl
Mary Ann Dahl
11 months ago

Wow that’s sounds like fun! I would love to do that. Mommy is very creative

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Mary Ann Dahl

Mummy is sooo excited she got to learn just the basics of this. The basket is almost done. ❤️

Carole Greene-Henderson
Carole Greene-Henderson
11 months ago

Sounds like fun! Can’t wait to see your first basket!!!

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago

We will post it when we get it finished. It is almost done. ??

Dawn Dupuis
Dawn Dupuis
11 months ago

Oh how fun! You sure are a great little helper, Millie. I Loveeee Nantucket Baskets. I own one. I know your mummy’s will be beautiful!

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Dawn Dupuis

Mummy bought one in Nantucket a long time ago and always wanted to learn to make one herself… now here she is… MAKING ONE!!! ?

Phyllis Singler
Phyllis Singler
11 months ago

That is great! I can’t wait to see the basket when it is completed!

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago

It’s almost done! We worked on it all day long because we took a day off from Sight-seeing to just take it easy today.

White Betty
White Betty
11 months ago

Looks like fun

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  White Betty

Mummy is sooo excited! She is almost done! ?❤️?

Kay Ankeny
Kay Ankeny
11 months ago

Nice that Mommy is learning new craft. Bet the basket comes out great th help of course.

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Kay Ankeny

We are almost finished with the weaving part… then we need to add the rim around the top edge.

Cathy Merrill
Cathy Merrill
11 months ago

The baskets are beautiful

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Cathy Merrill

Thank you… the one on the left is our sample that we are using to look at… the one on the right is the one we are making. We have just started it. Lolololol

Sharon Terrel
Sharon Terrel
11 months ago

How exciting to make a Nantucket Basket. I’m so glad your able to help your mom. Can’t wait to see it. What a difference between the sample and the one mom My is working on. I’ve only done the small pine needle baskets at classes near Yosemite.

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Sharon Terrel

Ohhhhh please send me a picture of a pine needle basket that you have made!!! I bet those are lovely!!!

Wendy Scoggins
Wendy Scoggins
11 months ago

Millie, you are so cute! I love how you hold things in your cute little mouth!

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Wendy Scoggins

Thank you ms Wendy.. it’s the only way that I can help. ??

Patsy Smith
Patsy Smith
11 months ago

What a wonderful project!

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Patsy Smith

She is almost finished. She is putting the rim on today!!!!

Joan Evans
Joan Evans
11 months ago

Sounds like fun that’s something I’ve always fancied trying. X

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Joan Evans

It sure does take a long time!!!! Lots of weaving time, and wetting it down then drying, gluing on the rim and more drying… it will be a 3-day project!!!

Daphne Parris
Daphne Parris
11 months ago

OMG Millie LaRue this looks and sounds really Fascinating. Those Baskets are Gorgeous. Sounds like a Great Hobby. Hopefully y’all will post pictures later.

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Daphne Parris

Mummy has really had fun making it… it is ALMOST FINISHED! We have to leave here Wednesday morning so it MUST BE DONE BY THEN!

Sandy Greenwood
Sandy Greenwood
11 months ago

Wow something I have always wanted to do ! I know Mummy and your basket will turn out beautiful !!

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago

Mummy is putting the rim around it today so that part needs to dry.

Jeanne Luther
Jeanne Luther
11 months ago

Hello Millie and family, I can’t wait to see the completed basket! Sounds so fun. Hugs

Susan Thomas
Susan Thomas
11 months ago

That is quite an ambitious project!!! I can’t wait to see it finished! a long long time ago I made a basket and mine turned out a little wonky and I said I wasn’t going to do that anymore…. LOL It WAS a lot of work!!!!!!! yikes! I’ll stick to all my other craft projects! LOL

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Susan Thomas

WHEW! It did take a long time… check for the completed picture in the next post

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