Wilmington woman showcases her artistry one pine needle at a time
A Wilmington woman is using a lost art to pass the extra time during the coronavirus pandemic.
You have to find a pine that's got long needles. Forget that old needle in a haystack cliche. What? Margaret? Rabies hunting for blankets. The backyard of this place she calls home. Sometimes I let him soak overnight. Margaret takes those pine needles and weaves baskets day in, day out the hands of a woman They believed all the time. Who knows Hard work? Yes. Yes. You have to be very sharp. Do it. It helps keep your mind sharp. In an age of covert isolation from my time. I've got plenty of that in here, Margaret. Home is an independent living facility. And if we're being Honest Cove, it isn't the only culprit. It gets lonely here in general e have got a son, and I shouldn't say this, but I'm going to in Atlanta, Georgia. I haven't seen two years. I've got a daughter in Leland that I haven't seen in 23 years. Well, I don't know. It stays in my mind. It never leaves. Time doesn't really stand still. But Margaret will tell you some days it all runs together. What if you don't put them down straight? You're gonna have a mess next time you get in there like a squirrel. She hoards her pine needle supply to get her through the winter. If you don't have patience, you don't need to start on anything like this. All it does is drive you nuts and you can't. You can't do anything else about it. You know, it's nice to be known for something. I'm not gonna live forever, and Margaret would like to share this passion on. I'd like to teach somebody how to do it. E. Just keep sticking them in there. It's a skill that puts a smile on someone's face and a little cash in her pocket. It's a lost art. Nobody wants to do it. Those tags showing accomplishment of a job well done for a lost art not lost on Margaret. I'm still in it and I'm still going, and I guess that means something. Weaving a legacy. Tell them to forget about it and go on living at an age. Lots of folks would just sit back, relax and call it quits. This restaurant