Saturday, April 22, 2017

2016 Smash Book finally completed


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So I don't know if I can really count this as "getting caught up". I am just now finishing up my 2016 Smash Book. I started 5 years ago doing one of these and have continued to fill a book a year. I guess now I better get busy on 2017...

Friday, April 14, 2017

Do the Dew


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Actually this isn't dew. I was just watering my new plantings last night and thought the water droplets were so pretty in the late day sun. This year I am pledging to water my plants. I just spent almost $200 on 5 plants and one pot. I do NOT want to let them die because I was lazy.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Throw Back Thursday


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Anyone remember having one of these? I still have the body from the inch worm, but at some point unfortunately the head went missing. My love of labeling anything and everything started at an early age.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Standing the Test of Time Educational Displays


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Part of the educational displays at the Standing the Test of Time. If you haven't seen the exhibit yet you have until this Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 4pm. If it is at all possible I would play your weekend around this. The yard work can always wait.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Another beautiful white oak basket by Leona Waddell


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Another beautiful white oak basket by Leona Waddell at the Standing the Test of Time Exhibit. I am not even sure what I would call this shape. I guess I would classify it as a modified potato basket. I am sure she didn't make it with any intended use, it is just a "wonder what it would look like it I did this," type of thing.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Shaker Basket at the Standing the Test of Time Exhibit


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This is an interesting basket. When you think of Shakers, most people think of New England and black ash baskets, but the Shakers actually had communities across the US. This South Union, KY basket is classic Shaker in form. There are a few things that are atypical, but overall it screams "Shaker," from the proportions of the weavers to uprights, to sharply bent corners on the half round rims, to the profile of the handle it is Shaker. The thing that stands out sharply to its New England cousins is that instead of exclusively being woven of black ash, this is woven of white oak. This shouldn't be surprising, since white oak is THE basket tree of the Kentucky/Tennessee region whereas black ash is not to be found.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Mini White Oak Basket


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Another beautiful white oak basket by Leona Waddell at the Standing the Test of Time Exhibit. This one was probably 3-4" in diameter, if my memory serves.