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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday Knot Tale

 I used to be a frayed knot but now I am 


About 87 years ago, (I'm older than dirt) I took a macrame class and loved it. Obviously I was a sailor in another life.  I had no idea I could tie knots.  The owl has been hanging on the inside of the guest room closet for years.  While looking thru Christmas decorations last week, I discovered the wreath.
Both are entirely made up of knots with fraying.
The owls eyes and nose are wooden beads.  I also made a ghost.
I'm still looking for that.  Of course you'll see it should I find it.
Hugs Cecilia

Tis the time of the year for the collards to be bought, cleaned, picked and cooked, cooled then frozen until  Christmas.
We bought 3 lbs of Cabbage Collards at our Farmer's Market yesterday. Today  is cooking day.  
You might see pictures  of all of the above in the near future.


  1. I hope macrame will come back, it is a super way to create wonderful things. the mama once made a hanging basket for her mom in school with a cyclamen... well it ended like all her diy projects, butr her mama had joy anyway after she removed the mess from the cyclamen on the floor ;O))))

  2. Hari Om
    oh yes, I learned macrame too, and that nail and string picture making that was all the craze once. I was better at the latter than the former - but actually love macrame more. Yours are gorgeous!!! YAM xx

  3. They are lovely! I never learned to do macramé but I really like yours, especially the owl.

  4. Oh I can remember the "macramé" years back in the 60s/70s and I never learned how to do that but always loved the hanging plants I had suspended in beautiful macramé hangers. Bravo to you for learning how - love your owl and wreath!

    Hugs, Pam

  5. What pawsome knottings! I LUFFS both butt I finks the candle are my favourite
    And I remember the collards from last year....and I remembers that I LUFFS them!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. The wreath and owl are wonderful! Mom has never done macrame.

  7. The housekeeper has tied herself in knots just sewing, much less knotting. That might put her over the edge! We like the light and the owl very much! - Tom x

  8. I did macrame, too... but it didn't look even near as nice as your two pieces. Cabbage collards... I must be missing something!

  9. Those are terrific. I have never learned how to do macrame either. I did love to knit. But that is it. You all have a great day.

  10. we always had collards this time of year, in daddy's garden, he had greens of one kind or another growing year round. but we never cooked and froze them. sounds like a good idea to me. I remember the macramé frenzy 87 years ago, the plant hangers were mothers thing and a whole lot of other people. yours are much fancier than hers. of course I never tried it since I have not one craft gene in my body. but I did have one hanging in my kitchen

  11. We did Macrame in art class. I was a whiz at it too. I did a bunch of pot hangers. No cord was safe from me for a very long time.

    I love the owl and wreath. know I love those.

  12. That's cool, we have a macrame Santa here!

  13. We love both of your macrame creations and hope you can find that ghost someday. Maybe he is being sneaky and hiding on you.

  14. Wow...impurressive!!
    The Florida Furkids

  15. Whoa! Color us impressed! Mom really likes that owl!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. Those are pretty macrame projects!

    We like to cook collard greens with a smoked turkey wing or drum stick. We never thought about freezing it, though. Good idea!

  17. So cute. I don't have a crafty bone in my body. I'm older than dirt too.

    Have a fabulous day, Cecilia. Big hug. ♥

  18. I used to macrame' stuff like CRAZY, but I don't have any of it left behind! I keep thinking that I'll make more someday, since I still have my pin board and t-pins. Color me older than dirt too!

  19. Mom remembers macrame. We have never had collard greens here. they must be yummy
    Hazel & Mabel

  20. Macramé....that brings back memories.

  21. Those are both beautiful creations, Cecilia. Nice work. Mom once made a macrame hanging pot holder, but the plant pot never hung straight:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  22. So pretty!!! I used to do a lot of macramé, but was all self-taught. The biggest thing I made was a full-sized headboard for my sister to hang over her bed. It was really intricate. I loved doing it!

  23. Happy collard cookin'! I used to love macrame too...Almost like crocheting...except with your fingers LOL!

  24. The only thing I ever did with macrame was plant hangers.

  25. Love love love the owl.You are so clever! (But we knew that already).
    Cheers, Gail.

  26. Awe, I LOVE the owl! So adorable. Though I am pretty sure if I ever tried that it would NOT look like an LOL! Today was cooking day for me, too, just made a big pot of chili.

  27. I love your knot-tying skills. I have no crafty bones in my body. I've only been a Southerner for 34 years, so collard greens haven't had time to grow on me yet, LOL. The dogs love them, though.

  28. What a great way to use your talent for tying knots! It's safer than being a sailor and it makes such pretty Christmas decorations!

  29. Oooooooo! You knows, Ma says when she was a wee lass, she used to try her hand at that too....Gma was much better than Ma (like most things ☺), she said it was funs! Yours are beautifuls!!!
    Ruby ♥

  30. I love macrame! My brother bought me a macrame hanging lamp when I was a teenager and I thought it was the coolest thing EVER! LOL!


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