The COMPLETED Nantucket Basket!!!

August 7, 2019

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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 “BemelaBaskets” 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!!! ??? YES… he is STILL LEAVING THEM OPEN and Mummy has made about $15 so far! ???❤️

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Linda Jones
Linda Jones
1 year ago

Millie, your basket is beautiful. You and mummy did a great job. Are you going to make more when you get home? Love “traveling “ with you.❤️

Sharon Hook
Sharon Hook
1 year ago

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.

Johnna Wheeler
Johnna Wheeler
1 year ago

What a lovely keepsake from your trip!

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Johnna Wheeler

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

Elaine Cardell
Elaine Cardell
1 year ago

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
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Elaine Cardell

This is Mummy’s favorite thing she has brought back from her souvenirs!!!?❤️?

Betty White
Betty White
1 year ago

Beautiful Basket!!

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Betty White

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

Donna C. Towe
1 year ago

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

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Donna C. Towe

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
Cindy R
1 year ago

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

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Cindy R

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
Phyllis Singler
1 year ago

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

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago

Thank you very much. ?❤️??

Kim Raymond
Kim Raymond
1 year ago

It’s gorgeous!

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Kim Raymond

Thank you! Mummy is proud of it for her very first one!!! ?❤️??

Shirley Skulimowski
1 year ago

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

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago

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. ????

Patsy Smith
Patsy Smith
1 year ago

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
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Patsy Smith

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! ???

Kathy Adkins
Kathy Adkins
1 year ago

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!! ?

Kathy Adkins
Kathy Adkins
1 year ago
Reply to  Kathy Adkins

Lollol, rest up!!

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Kathy Adkins

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

Karen Rocher
Karen Rocher
1 year ago

It’s beautiful! LOL @ daddy!

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Karen Rocher

Thank you very much! Now Daddy can just drop his dollars straight into our basket! ?????

Laurie Heikoff
Laurie Heikoff
1 year ago

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

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Laurie Heikoff

Thank you! We just LOVED MAINE! It is just beautiful! ?❤️????

DeAnn Kraichely
DeAnn Kraichely
1 year ago

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
millie larue
1 year ago

Thank you very much!!! We told Daddy to just start dropping his dollars straight into our NANTUCKET BASKET! ????

Theresa Goodwin
Theresa Goodwin
1 year ago

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

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago

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

Mary Ann Dahl
Mary Ann Dahl
1 year ago

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

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Mary Ann Dahl

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

Susie Campbell
Susie Campbell
1 year ago

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

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Susie Campbell

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
Pamela Hartman
1 year ago

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
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Pamela Hartman

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
Troy J Howlett
1 year ago

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

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Troy J Howlett

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

Sandra Barnes
Sandra Barnes
1 year ago

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

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Sandra Barnes

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

Susan Nicol
1 year ago

Millie 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
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan Nicol

Mummy is glad now to be earning money for her new basket! ???

Crista Banks
1 year ago

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

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Crista Banks

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
Linda Silvester
1 year ago

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
millie larue
1 year ago

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
Faye Lawrence
1 year ago

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
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Faye Lawrence

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

Christine Flaherty
Christine Flaherty
1 year ago

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
millie larue
1 year ago

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!!!! ?

Mary Hamilton
Mary Hamilton
1 year ago

Your mummy is going to be rich! ???. 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
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Mary Hamilton

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
Lynn Davis
1 year ago

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

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Lynn Davis

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

Betsy Ann Dressler
Betsy Ann Dressler
1 year ago

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
millie larue
1 year ago

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! ???

Sherri Davis
Sherri Davis
1 year ago

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
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Sherri Davis

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
Dawn Dupuis
1 year ago

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 🙂 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
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Dawn Dupuis

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
Kimberly Mccain
1 year ago

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

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago

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Hope Eber
Hope Eber
1 year ago

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
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Hope Eber

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
Carol Copeland
1 year ago

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
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Carol Copeland

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

Debra
Debra
1 year ago

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 🙂 . 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
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Debra

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
Jeanine Wright
1 year ago

Beautiful! Mommy is very talented! Enjoy your trip to New Hampshire! ????

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeanine Wright

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

SNUGGLES ANNE ENGEL
SNUGGLES ANNE ENGEL
1 year ago

FOR YOURS AND YOUR MISTRESS’ FIRST BASKET, THE TWO OF YOU DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB. WAY TO GO PRETTY PUP AND DARSEY. FORTUNATELY YOU DO NOT HAVE A CAT IN YOUR FAMILY. THEY HAVE A TENDENCE TO CLAIM NICE BASKETS AS THEIR BEDS. USING IT AS A COLLECTION BASKET WHEN YOUR MASTER LEAVES DOORS OPEN IN YOUR LITTLE HOME ON WHEELS IS NOT A BAD IDEA. WHAT DO YOU AND YOUR MISTRESS PLAN TO DO WITH THE MONEY.

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago

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. ???

Daphne Parris
Daphne Parris
1 year ago

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
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Daphne Parris

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! ??❤️

Dianna Reynolds
1 year ago

I LOVE YOUR WORK. YOUR BASKET IS BEAUTIFUL. YOUR 1ST ONE. WOW GORGEOUS IT IS. A GOOD TIME YOU ALL HAD. SO GREAT FOR SURE. I LOVE HOW YOU MADE SOME MONEY FROM OPEN DOORS ON CABINETS. I DID GET TO LAUGH.
GOOD LUCK ON YOUR WAY BACK AND DOWN TO NEW HAMPSHIRE. TAKE CARE. BE SAFE. THANK YOU FOR MAINE. LOVED IT ALL.
YOUR LITTLE ONE LOOKS SO COMFY IN BED THERE. SWEET.

Ina Rohde
Ina Rohde
1 year ago

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

Sherry Simon
1 year ago

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.

Elizabeth Russo
Elizabeth Russo
1 year ago

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❤

Fran Stanley
Fran Stanley
1 year ago

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

Pupcake Tran
Pupcake Tran
1 year ago

Oh my my…..it’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….

Sue S
Sue S
1 year ago

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
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Sue S

Maybe she has a new profession! I think she can make $1.00 an hour! ???

Nancy Alexander
Nancy Alexander
1 year ago

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.

Kay Ankeny
Kay Ankeny
1 year ago

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

Jeannie Lively
Jeannie Lively
1 year ago

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!❤️?❤️?❤️

Susan Thomas
Susan Thomas
1 year ago

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
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan Thomas

Mummy loves her little basket!!! ❤️

Wendy Scoggins
Wendy Scoggins
1 year ago

Mummy did a great job! Blueberries! Yum!

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