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It’s My 10-Year Blogoversary!

Weavin Wicker Woman Blog 10th Anniversary

Weavin’ Wicker Woman 10-Year Blogoversary was a couple days ago on July 16, 2014 and with everything going on in my personal life, I forgot all about it!

And for some reason the Blogoversary widget is not working correctly, so that was no help in reminding me, either! But I think for a narrow niche blog we’ve done pretty well, wouldn’t you agree?

Here’s my very first post on July 16, 2004. Wasn’t that short and sweet? Lots of the pictures to the posts were lost in 2007 I think it was, when I migrated the blog from to my own website here on, so please excuse that.

Here are some Throw-Back Thursday pictures for you too! And please feel free to search the archives (over on the right sidebar) to see some of the old posts and the pictures!

Cathryn Peters weaving natural cattail rush seat 1982

Cathryn Peters weaving cattail leaf rush seat Rochester, MN 1982.

What dreams I had and the determination to share with the world this wonderful world of wicker, chair caning, basketry and home life.

Olivia Elton Barratt and Cathryn Peters willow weaving 2006.

Willow weaving in England on Gog and Magog with Olivia Elton Barratt and Cathryn Peters 2006.

Over all the years I’ve gotten to know some fantastic people through the blog and also my website and I cherish each and every one of you and all the experiences!

Donna Kim and Cathryn Peters weaving willow baskets

Seatweavers Donna Kim and Cathryn Peters weaving willow baskets!

I am so grateful for and really appreciate all my followers and hope you continue to read my blog posts, no matter how few and far between they are.

Cathryn Peters-Jan Noall chair caners 2013

Cathryn and Chair Caner and TSWG member, Jan Noall

Originally my plan was to do daily posts but posting that often, plus sending out a rather lengthy monthly newsletter got to be too much. That’s when I slowed down making blog posts to only a couple times a week, then finally only once a week.

Those of you that have been blogging for a while, know exactly what I’m talking about don’t you? After about the first year, of daily blog posts you get burned out and overwhelmed.

Most recently after hubby passed away, the posts became even fewer, sometimes only once a week if that. Now I’m back on a roll and want to get back on some sort of regular posting schedule.

I’ve featured and shared many, many excellent basket weavers, chair caners and cane & basket supply companies here over the years and hope you’ve enjoyed them as much as I have. as well as

There were some awesome basketry exhibitions, basket and chair caning classes (mine and other instructors), and I’ve provided tons of reference site links so you can go and investigate people, businesses and products you were not aware of before.

Well, are there any things you’d like to see more of here on the Weavin’ Wicker Woman Blog? Are the posts too long, or too short? Want to see more pictures, less pictures? More tutorials, videos, home life posts? What else?

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Now that we’ve celebrated this 10-year blogoversary, I’m beginning to think I’ve run out of things to say, can you believe that?

Help me out here if you would, any suggestions would be gratefully accepted. Let me know what things you are struggling with and need a bit of help and encouragement about, too. Just leave your comments below and I’ll get crackin’ ASAP! Love you guys!

Cathryn Peters MN Artist

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