I am off tomorrow to visit family in Connecticut and attend the Northeast Basketmakers Guild 2009 Gathering in West Springfield, Massachusetts. I am looking forward to catching up with friends and taking classes. I will get the chance to interact with noted makers such as Dianne Stanton, Eric Taylor, Flo Hoppe, JoAnn Kelly Catsos, Polly Adams Sutton and many others. In addition to three days of workshops there will be a members exhibit, basket exchange, and a marketplace. I will snap a lot of pictures and post about my experiences upon my return. In the meantime, woven wooden wishes to you all.