Monday, April 20, 2009

Mom's Birthday Gift


Coiled yucca basket, Debi Cates 2009

It's taken me a little while, but after three previous lumpy attempts, I made a decent basket just in time for Mom's birthday. It's about the size of an Asian rice bowl. The light center is from fronds found in the hidden, center of the yucca where it has yet to get sunlight.

Not only is it 100% West Texas yucca, it is 100% wild yucca growing in Debi's yard. At last, I found a reason to love the unwanted "weed." ;)

P.S. I'd love to hear from any basket makers out there, especially those that make baskets from natural, local materials.

6 comments:

Godinla said...

Ooh, I want one!

jomamma said...

Me too, It's my favorite color. I have done a lot of hand crafts in my days, but never basket weaving... hmmm the neighbors have some yucca on the side of their house. You did a great job.

The Gossamer Woman said...

I envy you your ability to make this beautiful basket. It is very well done, bravo. If I come over to your house, will you teach me how? Over a cup of coffee or two?

Bobbie said...

It is such a special birthday present and making it a gratitude basket and remembering a grateful thing with stones is a wonderful idea. I already have 3 stones and honestly should have more as there is so much to be grateful for in my life, especially for having you as my daughter.

Frances said...

Ah - bless you both. What a lovely gift. Nothing better than a handnade present from a daughter.All that work! It is beautiful as well. And Bobbie is treasuring that so much. Love you both.

Daelyn said...

It's very different and beautiful gift!! I really like it!!