Monday, April 16, 2012

Basket (107/366)

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“Even the simplest wicker basket can become priceless when it is loved and cared for through the generations of a family.”

Sister Parish born Dorothy may Kinnicutt (American interior decorator and socialite, 1910-1994)

TIME:  9:34 PM
PLACE:  Home
SUBJECT:  Handmade basket ornament from Rwanda

At StellaDella’s Girl Scout meeting this evening, we had a lady from Roots-n-Streams who sells handmade items from women and orphans in developing countries to help them become self-sufficient.  She gave a presentation which included pictures from Rwanda and Uganda.  Afterwards, the girls were able to roll their own paper beads from magazine pages.  She had an array of items for sale as well.  The craftsmanship of the baskets, bowls, paper jewelry and other items was impressive.  I purchased a paper bead necklace & a bookmark made from tree bark for DQ, a paper bead bracelet & small stuffed animal for SD and a paper bead bracelet and this exquisitely made miniature basket ornament for myself.

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