Country mouse

No surprise that I love barns, old quilts, wallpaper, farm animals, um... farm boys, overalls, gingham, rag rugs, etc...


But honestly, it never occurred to me that i was easy to type-cast as a "country girl" who happily decorates with rooster lamps*. Maybe it's because i've spend 7 years in new york, but i never stopped to think how all of my interests sort of converge into whole big pile of country.

That is, until I recently started weaving baskets. Holy awesome. I could weave baskets all day long.

*please ignore the fact i have a cherished rooster lamp.



In actuality, I may have reached the trifecta of country; basket weaving, quilting and sweater knitting. But pickling pushes me over the edge.

The 13 year old who wanted to be a Kennedy when she grew up just rolled over in her grave. Sorry girl, didn't happen. Moving right along...

24 comments:

  1. Seriously, you weave baskets? How much more awesome are you going to get?! I think my head might explode.

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  2. Embrace it! As a formerly country now city girl who teaching knitting almost full time, I think you can be both!

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  3. oh man!! there was a weaving school in chicago that was crazy expensive but i wish with all my heart i could've coughed up that 400 bucks to learn the way of the weave!

    i'm moving to nyc in the springtime; maybe i'll mosey on into that antique store you work at (you lucky, lucky girl) with some gingersnaps and an armful of weaving reed for an impromptu sesh. or maybe something a little less stalker/bribery-related.

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  4. ATTENTION BLOGGING COMMUNITY-

    Stalk away as long as it involves cookies.

    thank you,

    a.e. merrick

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  5. How interesting! I love the photos, now I want to pick up this hobby!

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  6. Well then come check out some country interiors from the other side of the pound in my last post (the My World Tuesday one)

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  7. I used to want to be a Kennedy when I was 13 too. :)

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  8. Hey, what do 13 year olds know?

    Love that basket!

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  9. from one country girl to another, good job.

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  10. WHAT! How did you get into weaving baskets, I have never heard anything as fabulous as that! I mean, I am pretty deadly with a crochet hook and can woodwork better than most country gals; but Basket Weaving! That is like the choice weapon. I just wrote a post on my blog about taking accordion lessons; scrapping that now, thank you! Basket weaving pour moi!

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  11. As a country gal myself I think its great.. How hard was it to learn basket weaving??

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  12. i think this should be your anthem:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLDU6uYwL-g

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  13. I've actually been wanting to learn basket weaving for a while now. Must be something in the air...

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  14. I want to learn to basket weave! Where does one aquire this skill?

    ♥Spot

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  15. Neat! Now you have a basket to pick apples with. I would love to learn to weave.

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  16. Basket weaving?? Who ever thought such a thing existed. But I guess someone has to make the world its baskets. You're such an odd little country bird. But that's why we loves ya.

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  17. lovely pics of your wonderful craftsmanship!

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  18. Too awesome. You never cease to amaze miss merrick!

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  19. wow.
    awesome..
    i like an apple
    u know apple fuji?

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  20. Awesome. Wish I could do something like that.

    I know a Dutch basket weaver - he mainly makes bike baskets :-)

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  21. A bike basket... Great idea!
    Love the natural reeds in contrast to the candy apple red floor.
    Perhaps take a photo with apples in the finished basket.

    Is there any country craft you can't do?!!!!

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  22. Amazing!!! I want to learn how to weave baskets. How did you learn?

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