The COMPLETED Nantucket Basket!!!

August 7, 2019


OMGOSH, Mummy and I finished weaving our NANTUCKET BASKET and just in time, because we are leaving our beautiful campsite here in Maine and heading down to New Hampshire for a few days. We are really sad to be saying goodbye to MAINE because all of us have fallen IN LOVE with the people here, and the scenery, and the LOBSTERS, and the BLUEBERRIES too!

It took us several days to get our basket completed, but that included some drying time when it had to be wetted down and then the rim needed to be glued on and that had to dry… but still, it was a race to get it all done before we had to leave. You can see how EXHAUSTED I got. Mummy ended up having to finish the basket without me!!! The KOA campground owner, ms Marlene Greenlaw was soooo nice to teach Mummy how to make these baskets and she and her husband David were such nice hosts. If you are ever near Orland, Maine and need a nice campground to stay… look up the BUCKSPORT/FORT KNOX KOA HOLIDAY here in Orland. It is near lots of lovely little towns and the campground is super nice and quiet. You can be certain that the Greenlaw family will treat you nice, too… and check to see if ms. Marlene is still teaching her basket weaving classes!!! Make sure to tell them that Millie sent you!!! She sells several of her Nantucket items on Etsy under the name β€œBemelaBaskets” if you are interested in purchasing any. We bought a few for gifts, to get an early start on Christmas shopping. Now… we still need to varnish our basket when we get back home and find a place of honor for it. Mummy said she might put all the money in it that she has made so far from Daddy leaving the cabinet doors open in the AIRSTREAM!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ YES… he is STILL LEAVING THEM OPEN and Mummy has made about $15 so far! πŸ‘πŸ’΅πŸ’°β€οΈ


  • Linda Jones

    07.08.2019 at 12:55 Reply

    Millie, your basket is beautiful. You and mummy did a great job. Are you going to make more when you get home? Love β€œtraveling β€œ with you.❀️

    • Millie LaRue

      07.08.2019 at 13:06 Reply

      Yes!!! Mummy wants to make more but she will need to order supplies and she doesn’t have a good teacher like ms Marlene to help her when she has a question… so it might be difficult… but she is going to try!!! But nothing too complicated… just a small one like this one. ❀️❀️

  • Sharon Hook

    07.08.2019 at 12:59 Reply

    Good Morning Everyone…Oh Millie and Mummy the basket is beautiful. Mummy must have enjoyed all the help from you. It sounds like you all had a wonderful time in Maine. I am laughing because Daddy leaves the cabinet doors open. This is the first time this trip that he has been in trouble…lol. Have a great time in New Hampshire and be safe.

    • Millie LaRue

      07.08.2019 at 13:06 Reply

      Well… now Mummy has a pretty basket to keep all that money in!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Johnna Wheeler

    07.08.2019 at 13:18 Reply

    What a lovely keepsake from your trip!

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 15:28 Reply

      I know! Mummy is sooo excited to have made this! ❀️

  • Elaine Cardell

    07.08.2019 at 13:32 Reply

    Oh my gosh, the basket is beautiful! You can remember all the fun times you had on the vacation. What a great treasure.

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 15:29 Reply

      This is Mummy’s favorite thing she has brought back from her souvenirs!!!😘❀️😘

  • Betty White

    07.08.2019 at 13:36 Reply

    Beautiful Basket!!

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 15:30 Reply

      Thank you! It was a lot of tedious work but Mummy loves it! ❀️❀️❀️❀️

  • Donna C. Towe

    07.08.2019 at 13:46 Reply

    Nicely Done! Thanks for sharing the basket stages, it’s fun to see the progress. Travel safely.

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 15:31 Reply

      Thank you! Mummy has wanted to learn how to make these for a long time and they don’t teach these classes where we live so we really lucked out to find ms Marlene!!! 😘😘

  • Cindy R

    07.08.2019 at 13:55 Reply

    The basket is beautiful It must have been fun learning how to make it

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 15:33 Reply

      Yes, it really was! Normally you would not make this basket in only 3 days but Mummy had to work many hours on it in order to finish before we left the campsite… since that is where our TEACHER WAS!!! But we are soooo glad! 😘😘

  • Phyllis Singler

    07.08.2019 at 14:00 Reply

    Wow what a beautiful job!!!!! Proud of ya Millie😘

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 15:33 Reply

      Thank you very much. πŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ˜‹πŸ€—

  • Kim Raymond

    07.08.2019 at 14:07 Reply

    It’s gorgeous!

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 15:34 Reply

      Thank you! Mummy is proud of it for her very first one!!! πŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ§Ί

  • Shirley Skulimowski

    07.08.2019 at 14:12 Reply

    The basket is beautiful! I’m sure you worked real hard in helping Mommy! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 15:36 Reply

      I was really a LOT OF HELP at first… pointing out places she needed to pull tighter, and stuff like that. But then I started getting sleepy. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸΆ

  • Patsy Smith

    07.08.2019 at 14:30 Reply

    Wow, Millie, you and Mom have made a beautiful basket. You can put quite a stash of cash in there. Enough for shopping or traveling. Prayers for your safe travels to New Hampshirr. Sending love and hugs. ❀️❀️❀️

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 15:37 Reply

      Thank you! We have collected $15 from Daddy so far, because he is STILL leaving the cabinet doors open! I hope the basket is big enough to hold all the money we will make! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Kathy Adkins

    07.08.2019 at 14:32 Reply

    Your basket is beautiful! I’ve always wanted to visit Maine thank you for sharing your adventure! Test up beautiful Millie more fun to come!! πŸ’–

    • Kathy Adkins

      07.08.2019 at 14:33 Reply

      Lollol, rest up!!

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 15:38 Reply

      I will know more the next time we make a basket… this was my first one and it really wore me out! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Karen Rocher

    07.08.2019 at 14:45 Reply

    It’s beautiful! LOL @ daddy!

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 15:40 Reply

      Thank you very much! Now Daddy can just drop his dollars straight into our basket! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ’΅

  • Laurie Heikoff

    07.08.2019 at 14:46 Reply

    Your basket is lovely, little Millie! So glad you had a wonderful time in Maine!!! 😘

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 15:41 Reply

      Thank you! We just LOVED MAINE! It is just beautiful! 😘❀️🐢🦞🌲🌊

  • DeAnn Kraichely

    07.08.2019 at 15:18 Reply

    The basket is awesome, I just love that you made it yourself. BUT, I think it is safe to say that daddy is leaving the cabinet door open on purpose after all this time and the $15.00 must be worth the little dig to momma. How funny is that!

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 15:43 Reply

      Thank you very much!!! We told Daddy to just start dropping his dollars straight into our NANTUCKET BASKET! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘

  • Theresa Goodwin

    07.08.2019 at 15:19 Reply

    The baskets are so beautiful Millie you have a very talented mummy
    Enjoy the next phase of your journey. Big hugs πŸ€—

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 15:45 Reply

      Thank you. Mummy and I really enjoyed making the basket! We are headed to New Hampshire today. 😘😘

  • Mary Ann Dahl

    07.08.2019 at 15:20 Reply

    Mommy did a beautiful job with her basket 🧺. Looks like a lot of work

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 15:46 Reply

      Ohhh yes, it took 3 days from start to finish and many many hours of tiny weaving! But Mummy loves it!

  • Susie Campbell

    07.08.2019 at 15:24 Reply

    Great job on the basket! It’s beautiful! Lol on Dad about the cabinets!

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 15:48 Reply

      Thank you so very much. Mummy loves her little basket. Daddy will never learn to shut the cabinets… but it will COST HIM… and Mummy has a use for her new basket now! Lololol

  • Pamela Hartman

    07.08.2019 at 16:45 Reply

    Millie the basket you and Mommy made is beautiful! They might be nice to sell in your store. I have enjoyed reading your posts from your travels through Maine. It really sounds like you all are enjoying your vacation. I have had no internet since Saturday due to a loose wire and it had to be fixed outside. They finally came to fix it

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 18:20 Reply

      Thank you! I’m not sure anyone would want a Millie Basket since they take so long to make. Glad you got your internet fixed!!

  • Troy J Howlett

    07.08.2019 at 16:56 Reply

    Awesome work. That would take me forever.
    More storage for dog toys or treats. Lol.

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 18:21 Reply

      Lolololol it DID actually take a long time!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 3 days and one day was constant weaving ALL DAY LONG! 😳

  • Sandra Barnes

    07.08.2019 at 17:04 Reply

    I’m soooo far behind on your adventures! I’m reading backwards.. Lol. Tell mummy hello for me!

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 18:22 Reply

      We miss you! We will have to plan a meet up 😘😘

  • Susan Nicol

    07.08.2019 at 17:19 Reply

    All I can say is WOW WOW WOW !!!!!
    You and mommy did an amazing job.
    It came out beautifully.
    Now as far as the daddy situation and the cabinet I think you girls should plan a little something for daddy. Maybe this way he won’t forget to close the cabinet.
    Millie. What are girls going to do. Men just don’t listen.
    I’m sure mommy will make him step up to the plate.
    Look forward to hear what you all will be doing in New Hampshire.
    Love to you Millie and the clan
    Hugs and Kisses
    Oliver and mommy

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 18:23 Reply

      Mummy is glad now to be earning money for her new basket! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Crista Banks

    07.08.2019 at 17:22 Reply

    Wow! That is a pretty basket! I’ll have to check out the Etsy shop! Nice work Millie and Mummy!

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 18:24 Reply

      Ms Marlene’s ETSY shop has lots of beautiful things! She has a gorgeous lamp!!!! OMGOSH is is sooo pretty in person… Mummy saw it!!!

  • Linda Silvester

    07.08.2019 at 17:27 Reply

    You and Mommy have done a fine job with this basket. I was thinking it might make a lovely little carry basket for you sweetheart. ❀❀❀

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 18:26 Reply

      Mummy looked through a catalog of things to make and there was a BABY CRADLE that was FANTASTIC!!! I bet that takes a YEAR to make!!

  • Faye Lawrence

    07.08.2019 at 17:46 Reply

    I love your basket. And how wonderful to learn a new craft. It has been an exciting adventure traveling with you all.
    such a charming trip every place that you have visited. Have fun as you travel om to more exciting places.

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 18:27 Reply

      Thank you so much. Mummy loves doing crafty things! She wants to learn to QUILT next!!!

  • Christine Flaherty

    07.08.2019 at 17:48 Reply

    Wow, I’m impressed Darsey (you too Ms. Millie) !!! My neighbor used to weave baskets so I know how much work it is. Beautiful!!!

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 18:28 Reply

      Whew… it really did take a long time! These basket weavers don’t make enough money for the TIME that is put into these little creations!!!! πŸ€—

  • Mary Hamilton

    07.08.2019 at 18:14 Reply

    Your mummy is going to be rich! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. We are enjoying this most wonderful trip with you and your family! Thank you for sharing it with us! And you and Mummy’s basket is sooooo pretty! You did an amazing job!

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 18:30 Reply

      Thank you so very much… and we have truly enjoyed reading all of your comments on our posts. Daddy likes to hear them too! 😘😘

  • Lynn Davis

    07.08.2019 at 18:41 Reply

    You and Mummy did a beautiful job! I can see why you are exhausted! ❀

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 22:18 Reply

      Thank you! We are very proud of our first NANTUCKET BASKET! 😘😘

  • Betsy Ann Dressler

    07.08.2019 at 19:10 Reply

    Your basket is beautiful – you both did a really good job! It would be great if you could come up with some type of tag with the Date & Place you made your basket – that would make the treasure even more special, and it would be a ‘forever reminder’ of your time in Maine. Love your posts, but feel sorry for daddy – maybe he needs a ‘reminder tag’ to shut those doors – LOL

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 22:22 Reply

      Thank you.. we will put a little label on the bottom of our basket… we are making good money every time Daddy leaves the cabinet door open so if he needs a tag, he will have to make it himself! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Sherri Davis

    07.08.2019 at 19:38 Reply

    I love your basket! You and Mummy are so talented! I am sad you are leaving Maine because I have enjoyed reading about your stay! The pictures are great!! I can’t wait for y’all to get to New Hampshire and see what great things y’all find there!
    Y’all be careful on the road !!

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 22:23 Reply

      We arrived this afternoon in New Hampshire and it is pouring down rain so we are just chilling out at the AIRSTREAM. But that’s OK… we need the rest anyway. 😘😘

  • Dawn Dupuis

    07.08.2019 at 19:52 Reply

    You and your mummy made a gorgeous Nantucket Basket! I can see you’re tired sweet Millie, but job well done! I think you deserve just one more bite of Lobster before you leave πŸ™‚ Thank your mummy so much for the information about the campground. Sounds like a lovely place. I will sure check the etsy shop out called BamelaBaskets! Safe travels to you and your family as you start another adventure in New Hampshire.

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 22:35 Reply

      Mummy saved us one little piece of lobster for our dinner tonight but that will be the last of the lobster… it sure was nice while it lasted though!😘🦞😘🦞😘

  • Kimberly Mccain

    07.08.2019 at 20:29 Reply

    Love your and mommy’s basket, dad happy he has some place to place his money in lol.

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 22:35 Reply


  • Hope Eber

    07.08.2019 at 20:56 Reply

    Great job Millie and Mummy! I attended a basket class years ago and enjoyed it but then life took over and I never got back to it…..maybe one day I can.
    Continued prayers for safe travels.

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 22:36 Reply

      We really enjoyed making the basket. Now Mummy wants to buy the supplies she needs to just casually make a few at home! 😘😘

  • Carol Copeland

    07.08.2019 at 22:15 Reply

    What a beautiful basket as a memory of your visit to Maine! It came out great! You and Millie make a great weaving team!

    • millie larue

      07.08.2019 at 22:37 Reply

      Thank you! We really enjoyed learning how to make it! Mummy will always treasure this first basket. ❀️

  • Debra

    08.08.2019 at 00:03 Reply

    How fantastic ! The basket is beautiful. I can’t believe how perfect it looks for your first time. Maybe you can go into the basket business πŸ™‚ . I will buy one from you and if I am lucky enough, maybe I can learn to make one myself when I visit Maine.

    • millie larue

      08.08.2019 at 00:40 Reply

      You are so sweet! Mummy is very proud of her first basket… now she needs to buy some supplies to try and make a few more without the teacher right there!!!

  • Jeanine Wright

    08.08.2019 at 00:12 Reply

    Beautiful! Mommy is very talented! Enjoy your trip to New Hampshire! πŸΎπŸΎπŸ’•πŸ’•

    • millie larue

      08.08.2019 at 00:41 Reply

      Thank you very much. If it doesn’t rain tomorrow we want to try and head out to find some MOOSE!!!!


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    • millie larue

      08.08.2019 at 01:42 Reply

      Mummy was going to save up for a CRUISE, but she might have set her sights a bit too high… but still, she has collected almost $20 now so she will need to decide on something else. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Daphne Parris

    08.08.2019 at 01:52 Reply

    Millie LaRue I think that you and Momma did a Fabulous Job on your and hers Basket. InLove it. Will definitely be checking out that basket site.

    • millie larue

      08.08.2019 at 03:28 Reply

      Thank you! We can’t wait to get home and find a pretty spot for it! You will love all of the things on the EYSY site! πŸ˜˜πŸ€—β€οΈ

  • Dianna Reynolds

    08.08.2019 at 01:54 Reply


  • Ina Rohde

    08.08.2019 at 02:04 Reply

    BEAUTIFUL BASKET ! You and Millie made it in record time. It is gorgeous!

    • Millie LaRue

      08.08.2019 at 03:38 Reply

      Mummy really worked fast on it because we had to leave today and she needed instructions on how to complete it!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Sherry Simon

    08.08.2019 at 02:58 Reply

    Beautiful basket. Mummy is lucky to have you to help. Thank you also for the information – that sounds like some place I would enjoy to go.

    • Millie LaRue

      08.08.2019 at 03:36 Reply

      You would love it! I hope you get a chance to visit here one day soon. 😘😘

  • Elizabeth Russo

    08.08.2019 at 03:28 Reply

    That is a beautiful basket! You and mommy did a Great job. Maine is beautiful, I have been there a few times I love it. I am looking forward to Hearing about more adventures❀

    • Millie LaRue

      08.08.2019 at 03:35 Reply

      Thank you very much ms Elizabeth! We just fell in love with Maine and really were sad to leave. We are in New Hampshire now and it is also very pretty!!!

  • Fran Stanley

    08.08.2019 at 03:57 Reply

    Millie your and Mommie’s basket is beautiful!!!!!

    • Millie LaRue

      08.08.2019 at 12:27 Reply

      Thank you very much. It was a fun project! ❀️❀️❀️❀️

  • Pupcake Tran

    08.08.2019 at 04:05 Reply

    Oh my my…’s a beautiful basket, Millie! Your Mummy is so talented. Miss you babies so much….Pupcake and I was so busy…finally, now we have time to go over your page….Thank you so much for all of your travel posts…. Love love love love….

    • Millie LaRue

      08.08.2019 at 12:26 Reply

      We miss you too! 😘❀️😘 Mummy had a fun time making her basket and now wants to make another one when she gets home!

  • Sue S

    08.08.2019 at 12:47 Reply

    Millie what a wonderful job you and mummy did on your basket!!! You are both so talented, maybe mummy can start making these at home and teach classes?! Continue to have a wonderful trip!

    • millie larue

      08.08.2019 at 13:09 Reply

      Maybe she has a new profession! I think she can make $1.00 an hour! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Nancy Alexander

    08.08.2019 at 16:01 Reply

    Beautiful basket Millie. You and Mommie must have had a wonderful time making the basket. I just moved from the Sacramento, CA area to Milton, FL, with my daughter and her grandson. You and your family have a wonderful trip.

    • Millie LaRue

      09.08.2019 at 04:40 Reply

      Thank you… we really enjoyed making the basket! Wow… California to Florida??? How do you like it there?

  • Kay Ankeny

    08.08.2019 at 21:49 Reply

    Mommy and you did a beautiful job on the basket. Safe travels as you move on to your next stop. Hugs ❀️❀️❀️❀️

    • Millie LaRue

      09.08.2019 at 04:42 Reply

      Thank you… it really was fun! 😘😘

  • Jeannie Lively

    08.08.2019 at 23:44 Reply

    Oh Millie…I knew you and mummy could make a beautiful basket! You did a beautiful job! Can’t wait to see where you are heading next. Safe travels and remember…We ❀️ y’all!❀️🐾❀️🐾❀️

    • Millie LaRue

      09.08.2019 at 04:41 Reply

      We had fun making the basket! Now Mummy wants to make another one but at a little slower pace! Lol We are in New Hampshire now but just for one more day.

  • Susan Thomas

    09.08.2019 at 14:45 Reply

    oh my goodness the basket is gorgeous!!!!!!! I know it will always be treasured! You could set a little pot it in with some flowers or put a silk flower arrangement in it and that would be so pretty! I agree a little tag with when and where you made the basket would be very nice!

    • millie larue

      09.08.2019 at 15:27 Reply

      Mummy loves her little basket!!! ❀️

  • Wendy Scoggins

    18.08.2019 at 14:32 Reply

    Mummy did a great job! Blueberries! Yum!

    • Millie LaRue

      18.08.2019 at 15:45 Reply

      Thank you! It is her PRIZED item to bring home from the trip! πŸ€—

  • Monica Karroum

    25.08.2019 at 19:54 Reply

    Aww Millie!! your mummy is very talented!! looks so nice the basket and also very lucky that she still collecting the money from your daddy!! Big Kiss!!!!
    p.s. I’m again catching up with the reading… πŸ˜‰

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