If you have followed my blog for sometime, you may know that for 13 years I worked for Ohio's largest living history museum. I wore an 1860's day dress to work complete with petticoats and lace up boots. I did not work for the museum this past summer. It was a hard decision, as I truly enjoyed every hour of working there. I figure in 4 more years I can go back to - when my youngest is 16 and can drive himself to baseball practice!
I thought I'd share some of the questions that I was asked every day when I was working.
Favorite Question #1 -
"How long does it take you to weave a basket?"
Depending on the basket, it might take me 45 minutes and it might take me 12 hours. I didn't make many 12 hour baskets to sell in the museum shop!
Many people are familiar with a very famous basket factory that is also located here in Ohio. Which leads to
Favorite Question #2
"I bet you wish you could work for ****** basket factory"
Not really - work in a factory where someone tells me what I'll be weaving, weaving as fast as possible, having no artistic input at all?
I got to thinking about Question #2 this weekend while I was weaving. If I have several of the same basket to make, it is much easier to work assembly line style.
Shhh....don't tell anyone I was working in MY factory!
And Favorite Question #3
"Is that your real name?"
Prompted by reading my museum nametag
Yes it is my real name and I've never hidden in an attic.
(only 1 guest ever confused me with Helen Keller!).
Have a great week!