One of my favorite bloggers, Lucy at Attic24, showed her knitting basket and so the discussion has started on Ravelry in the "We Love Lucy" group and on Facebook in the "We Love Lucy II" group about where you find baskets and baskets in general.
I adore baskets! I have quite a collection of them. I even have an egg basket that I found in my grandparents chicken house in Oklahoma! I've made several myself, which was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it. This one below I wove using rattan, un-dyed.
I wove the one below with brown dyed rattan.The one below was made in the Nantucket basketry style.
Tonight hubby and I attended the Annual Meeting of the Friends of Multnomah Falls. When we arrived I got a few photos - we've had a lot of rain today and the water was just rushing over the falls... it was gorge-ous! :-)
This was my first annual meeting where I presided as President, and was elected for my 2nd term tonight. :-) We honored our Board of Directors, volunteer schedulers and all our dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly in the Visitors Center. A big surprise happened that knocked my socks off!! The USFS women called me to the front and proceeded to read a letter of recognition of our volunteer service from... President Barack Obama!!!This is the certificate below.
And a pin!
And the letter from our President!!
Isn't that the coolest thing? Our group earned the Gold Level, the top award, for our volunteerism to the country.
All in all.. quite a nice evening we had. The lodge also presented us with a lovely banquet of lasagna, garlic bread, salad and peach and berry crisp with whipped cream for dessert.
And so.. I wanted to share this with you. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)