Mummy Finds a New Hobby in Maine!

August 4, 2019


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! 😳


  • Karren Waymire

    04.08.2019 at 13:31 Reply

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

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 14:15 Reply

      She is learning how to do the weaving parttoday! I think she has forgotten about the LOBSTER around here!!! 😂😂😂

  • Mary Hamilton

    04.08.2019 at 13:41 Reply

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

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 14:16 Reply

      She will post her completed basket for sure!

  • Helene Waugh

    04.08.2019 at 13:44 Reply

    Omg my dream craft class !

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 14:17 Reply

      I know, right?!?!?!? Mummy bought a tiny basket years ago in Nantucket and has always wanted to learn how to make them… whowould have thought she would learn at a KOA campsite in Orland, Maine!!!!

  • Patricia Hunt

    04.08.2019 at 13:46 Reply

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

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 14:18 Reply

      Thank you! We are having a grand time… now we are watching Mummy weave a basket! 😂😂😂

  • Sharon Hook

    04.08.2019 at 13:57 Reply

    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.

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 14:19 Reply

      Everyone else is napping. I am keeping the reed from getting all tangled. My job is CRITICAL! 😳👍🐶

  • Mary Greenwell

    04.08.2019 at 14:02 Reply

    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!

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 14:20 Reply

      Next, Mummy wants to learn howto make those!!! Lolololol

  • Lynn Davis

    04.08.2019 at 14:28 Reply

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

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 16:52 Reply

      Well… I don’t think she could make this basket!!!! Not without my help anyway! 🤗🐶❤️

  • Laurie Heikoff

    04.08.2019 at 14:35 Reply

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

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 16:52 Reply

      I know…. we can’t wait to get it done! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Sheri Admire

    04.08.2019 at 14:38 Reply

    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.

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 16:51 Reply

      It sure takes a loooong time! Now I see why these little baskets are so expensive! We only have ONE INCH done so far and it has taken HOURS to do just that!

  • Debra

    04.08.2019 at 14:47 Reply

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

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 16:50 Reply

      I know! She was really excited to find out the owner of this KOA would teach her how to do it because she has always wanted to learn!!! 😘🤗❤️👍

  • Judy Alter

    04.08.2019 at 15:14 Reply

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

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 16:49 Reply

      Mummy is excited to see the finished product… I hope it doesn’t look wonky. I don’t want to be embarrassed for her. 😥

  • Shirley Skulimowski

    04.08.2019 at 15:19 Reply

    What a wonderful helper 💕💕

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 16:48 Reply

      Mummy says that I am the BEST HELPER! Tulip keeps trying to run off with pieces of the weaving reeds!!!😂😂😂

  • Roxann Brousseau

    04.08.2019 at 15:40 Reply

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

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 16:47 Reply

      We are having a day of rest at the cmp today and this is a great activity! 🤗❤️🐶

  • Karen Rocher

    04.08.2019 at 15:56 Reply

    This is going to be fun!

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 16:44 Reply

      It looks like a fun hobby but MAN this takes a lot of time! WOWZA! I hope she can get it finished in time!!!

  • Elaine Cardell

    04.08.2019 at 16:04 Reply

    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.

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 16:43 Reply

      WHEW! We have been weaving OVER and UNDER for a few hours now and only have about ONE INCH of a basket! I see now why these are sooooo expensive! 😳

  • Sherri Davis

    04.08.2019 at 16:14 Reply

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

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 16:46 Reply

      Mummy can’t wait to see it either! We only have ONE INCH done so far! 😂😂😂

  • Maggie

    04.08.2019 at 16:38 Reply

    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

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 16:45 Reply

      Lololololol Mummy bought a few that the teacher had for sale! She is starting her Christmas shopping early! 👍

  • Faye Lawrence

    04.08.2019 at 16:52 Reply

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

    • Millie LaRue

      04.08.2019 at 16:55 Reply

      I know… some of them are very elaborate but ours will be very simple. It is just an open badket with no handle or anything complicated.

  • Dianna Reynolds

    04.08.2019 at 17:43 Reply


    • millie larue

      04.08.2019 at 23:42 Reply

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

  • Susan Nicol

    04.08.2019 at 18:11 Reply

    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

      04.08.2019 at 23:46 Reply

      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

    04.08.2019 at 18:57 Reply

    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

      04.08.2019 at 23:47 Reply

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

  • Mary Ann Dahl

    04.08.2019 at 18:58 Reply

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

    • millie larue

      04.08.2019 at 23:48 Reply

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

  • Carole Greene-Henderson

    04.08.2019 at 19:14 Reply

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

    • millie larue

      04.08.2019 at 23:49 Reply

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

  • Dawn Dupuis

    04.08.2019 at 19:46 Reply

    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

      04.08.2019 at 23:51 Reply

      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

    04.08.2019 at 21:11 Reply

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

    • millie larue

      04.08.2019 at 23:52 Reply

      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

    04.08.2019 at 22:11 Reply

    Looks like fun

    • millie larue

      04.08.2019 at 23:53 Reply

      Mummy is sooo excited! She is almost done! 😘❤️🤗

  • Kay Ankeny

    04.08.2019 at 23:56 Reply

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

    • millie larue

      05.08.2019 at 00:51 Reply

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

  • Cathy Merrill

    05.08.2019 at 00:53 Reply

    The baskets are beautiful

    • millie larue

      05.08.2019 at 01:23 Reply

      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

    05.08.2019 at 02:07 Reply

    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

      05.08.2019 at 15:48 Reply

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

  • Wendy Scoggins

    05.08.2019 at 15:21 Reply

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

    • millie larue

      05.08.2019 at 15:48 Reply

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

  • Patsy Smith

    05.08.2019 at 19:07 Reply

    What a wonderful project!

    • millie larue

      05.08.2019 at 22:18 Reply

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

  • Joan Evans

    05.08.2019 at 20:12 Reply

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

    • millie larue

      05.08.2019 at 22:20 Reply

      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

    05.08.2019 at 21:58 Reply

    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

      05.08.2019 at 22:21 Reply

      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

    06.08.2019 at 02:11 Reply

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

    • millie larue

      06.08.2019 at 05:45 Reply

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

  • Jeanne Luther

    08.08.2019 at 20:51 Reply

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

    • Millie LaRue

      09.08.2019 at 04:44 Reply

      We posted the completed basket… you will see the picture in the post about it. 😘😘

  • Susan Thomas

    09.08.2019 at 14:36 Reply

    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

      09.08.2019 at 15:19 Reply

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

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