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Friday Favorite: Local Fun

November 6th, 2015

One of the things I love about Maine is all the classes you can take that cover a wide variety of topics. If you remember, Mr Chiots and I took a spoon carving class to learn how to make wooden spoon. I’m taking an indigo dying class in a few weeks and two weekends ago I took a basket weaving class.
basket making class 3
basket making class 1
basket making class 2
I love learning new things, but I also love meeting new people, especially like minded folks in the community. It has certainly been fun making useful objects and learning new skills. I’m hoping to use my basket making skills to make another basket soon. Mr Chiots has already carved another wooden utensil for me and has plans to make a few more.

Have you learned any new skills recently?

2 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Local Fun”
  1. Julia at Home on 129 Acres on November 6, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Those baskets are beautiful! I’m impressed that they’re homemade.

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  2. Nebraska Dave on November 7, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Susy, no new skills here. I wish that I had the time to seek out new and exciting things. The community college has so many classes on interesting things. I do wish I could select a few to attend.

    Have a great new skills day.

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