Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What happened to me?

I have never before taken such a long break from blogland!  My last post was almost 3 months ago - WOW.  

I've been a little busy with school starting and then I received a few basket orders that totaled over 100 baskets that needed to be made.  Add in my 3 kids and their activities and something (s) had to take a back seat.  I haven't touched my rug hooking or my cross stitch since school started either.  I haven't been on Pinterest, which I was addicted to over the summer and I've done nothing, nada, zero, zilch other than weave, weave, weave.  

Thought I'd share with you some of those 100 baskets with you....

Long Door Basket

 A couple Rug Hooking Tote baskets and some small snippet baskets

Several larger baskets, in varying stages of finish

This year is a rough one at school,  I took on a new to our district student.   My last little guy moved on to our school system's next building, I could have moved with him, but I really enjoy working for the teacher I've been with for 3 years.  To say that my current student is a challenge is sugar coating the situation.  He is physically aggressive and challenged on every level.  The saddest part is that his birth mother was addicted to drugs that are the cause of so many of his delays.   It is a sad situation, however he now has wonderful adoptive parents.  We've made progress in 3 months, but the aggression is still present.  

Now, I have to brag just a moment!  Our daughter's Sr. Photo.....

She was accepted to her first choice college mid-September, we made another visit to Wisconsin in early November before she signed her papers and she is now officially a University of Wisconsin at Whitewater Warhawk.  


  1. Love your baskets, wonderful crafter.......Yey!!!! For our daughter, way to go.....Blessings Francine.

  2. Your baskets are beautiful! I love the little snippet ones.

  3. love the baskets, so happy for your orders,
    thankful there are people like you who care & will help him, even in the midst!
    your daughter is lovely, great for her!
    blessings this holiday season!

  4. Congrats on all of the orders - your baskets are so wonderful. And your daughter is beautiful - congrats to her too!

  5. Wonderful baskets!Congrats to your daughter,she is a beautiful young lady.Hugs,Jen

  6. Beautiful daughter. Are you a sp ed pp by any chance? I did that almost 30 years. Love you baskets

  7. Ann ~
    SO GOOD to hear from you! I figured you were busy and I guess you were. That's a lot of baskets. Congrats! They are wonderful ~ I know that firsthand!
    How sad about your student. Probably preventable had his birth mother been responsible. I am glad there is some improvement.
    Your daughter is a beauty. Congrats to her (and you, too).
    Hugs :)

  8. What a beautiful daughter and so smart! Wow over 100 baskets - you must have been weaving them in your sleep! Good to hear from you! Now we both have to resolve to be better bloggers!

  9. Congratulations for your daughter ..
    I love your baskets so much xxx

  10. Ann~ Your baskets are wonderful.Congrats to your beautiful daughter..I know how hard it must be for you with your new student but press on you will get through.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  11. Hey, there you are!!! Hidden among all the baskets. Glad you came out for a visit:) Sound like you've been running circles. Your daughter is so pretty. I bet you are just soooo pround of her. Have a great weekend.

  12. Hi happy to hear from you! You sure have been busy!
    Your daughter is beautiful...congrats...well done to you both!
    Your baskets are wonderful!
    Hope things get better at can be exhausting, I'm sure.
    Take care,

  13. Welcome back dear friend...I was wondering about you but figured the business was catching up with you - this time of year gets that way.
    What a huge bundle of baskets! How are those fingers!!!!


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