My Sister’s a Basket Case

It's hard to be responsible, adult and sensible all the time.
How good it is to have a sister whose heart is as young as your own.
    ~ Pam Brown


Yep, my adorable sister's a basket case.

But then so am I.

That's what makes her such a great sister.

Sister and I went to the Homestead Heritage Fair at Brazos de Dios (in Waco, Texas). It's an amazing place that feels like a living museum. But the Homestead Heritage is actually an active 510-acre Christian agricultural settlement. For three days after Thanksgiving every year they open their community to share their patterns for homesteading, self-sufficient farming, gardening, and other homestead crafts and practical skills . . . like basket weaving.


Heritage Homestead Baskets


We had so much fun on Friday, we went back again today and whittled a spatula. Our Dad would be so proud of our newly acquired wood working skills.

I love that there's a community preserving all these arts and sharing the skills with others – and I love even more that I got to share it with my sister.


Thanks to all of you Catered Crop made it to the next and final round of the Blog Guidebook Top Blog nominations – the top five! Thank you! This contest has taught me that I hate campaigning for votes, but I love getting your votes. Your votes, sweet comments, encouragements, and help with the campaign are such a wonderful gift! So, I'd love to return the gift in a least a small way.


We put the names in my new basket of all of you who left comments here that you voted for Catered Crop. The winner of our drawing gets this fun, kitchie retro kitchen calendar by feb10 design.


Congratulations to Kate Ward! Kate, just email me at to claim your prize.

Thank you, everyone, for making this contest such a fun and rewarding event.


Sweet Comments

  1. Wow Linda; what a great way to spend the day. I miss my sisters so much; they are both in Illinois and I am in California so I haven’t seen them in some time now. Glad that you are lucky enough to be able to have a craft day with your sister. Your baskets are so cute; looks like it was fun making and will have a lasting memory attached to them.

    Congrats on getting to the next round; I will go vote now:0)


    • Ah Janette, You’re so sweet. My sister lives in Indiana, and I’m in Texas, so we don’t get nearly enough time together. It’s a super treat for me when I get to be with her AND make something. Thanks for the votes, too, but the voting for the next round doesn’t start until Monday. See you then.

  2. Oh how fun for you and your sis! Congrats on the blog votes cuz your blog is such a hit!

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