Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, December 31, 2009

I made the Newspaper

 This articular was written by Lisa Allmendinger from The Heritage Newspaper in Ann Arbor, MI.  What a great way to end the year, and start a new year!  YEA!

By Lisa Allmendinger, Heritage Newspapers
Rose Clawson of Carleton took a class in basket weaving in 1992 and got hooked on the art form.

In her seventh year at the Ann Arbor Artisan Market with her Baskets By Rose, Clawson started selling her work in 1994.

With items from potpourri for $3 to $80 for a large basket, most of her items range from $20 to $50.

There are small baskets that can be used for salt and pepper shakers and larger ones for afghan blanket storage.

She even sells step baskets, a pretty alternative to a small step stool.

"I dye my own reed," she says and also offers cookie cutter baskets complete with rolling pins.

"As long as it's not below zero," she says she'll be at the market.

Lisa Allmendinger can be reached at 1-877-995-NEWS (6397) or at


The Farmer's Attic said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! You're right - that's a great way to end the year and start a new one!!!

Happy New Year!


Barbara said...

That's great...way to go!

Happy New Year!
Cricket Hollow Primitives

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Congratulations and Happy New Year! That is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

How cool is that ! Way to go girlfriend !

The Old Cupboard Door said...

clap, clap and a big pat on the back! That is an awesome article. Congratulations.


Joan Minervini said...

CONGRATS!! You GO, Girl!
Hugs, Joan :0)