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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday Knot Tale

 I used to be a frayed knot but now I am 

NOT


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


PSA
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.
LOL


34 comments:

  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))))

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  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

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

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  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

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  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

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

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  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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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

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  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. Collards.........you know I love those.

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

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  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.

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

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

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  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!

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  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. ♥

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  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!

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

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

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  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

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  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!
    KZK

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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!

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  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!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  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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