The Basket Lady
In the Good Humor Town, February is the month when love is in the air, and as legend goes, a winged Cupid flutters about on the 14th and shoots his arrow of love straight into the heart of the beloved.
The mystery of love still intrigues our senses and burns into our hearts. So, with the perfumed scent of love and anticipation, let’s get busy and make a Valentine’s Day basket for that special sweetheart.
Rose Romance Basket
Basket: Oval wicker with handle, 12” x 8” x 13” high, painted white.
30 to 40 pink rose silk flower heads
Acrylic craft paint- Cream
Acrylic gel medium
1-1/2-inch wide pink and white wire-edge ribbon
Gift basket food items:
Home-baked muffins and strawberries
Strawberry jelly or jam
Rose Tea, lemons
Add: Rose colored teacups, napkins, teaspoons and sugar.
Decroating the basket:
1.Mix equal amounts of cream paint and gel medium to make a stain. Using a sponge, rub the basket with the stain mixture. Let dry before proceeding.
2.Using a glue gun, attach the rose heads to the entire base of the basket. Start from the bottom and attach the roses in rows. When you reach the top, place the roses so they overlap the rim of the basket slightly.
Assembling the gift basket:
1. Place brown paper in the bottom of the basket to create a base.
2. Cover the base with a pretty embroidered napkin. Strew with a handful of rose petals cut from a silk rose flower head.
3. Place the baked goods, jam, strawberries and tea in the basket.
4. Make the gift more appealing by including your own poem of love.
5. Wrap the basket with white tulle.
6. Make a multi-loop bow with ribbon. Attach the bow.
7. Give your basket to that special someone under the glow of candlelight.
The following angels in training have shown a kindness in word or deed, the most precious of gifts:
Ginny Todd, Lorraine Nadeau, Scott Dening (Physical Therapist, RCH), Dr. Lalonde, Valerie Cole, Louise Stickney, Linwood Ronan, Jeffrey Leonards, Andy Russell, Jennifer Kreckel, Carlo Puiia, Sandra Witas, Patty Duguay, Carol Emery, Sue Milligan, Barbara “Jean” Smith, and Kirk Thurston.
Kindness not only counts but it adds up!
We miss you every day, Dot Sanchas!
Until then, smile and live in the present.