Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wrapping Clothesline!

When my brother-in-law, Jim,  hears what I've been doing, he's going to give me a hard time.  What is the purpose--he would say.  One time when I was "making paper" he dropped by and said I had too much free time.  But he just doesn't see my "creative side".  : )  That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.

Anyway, I spent the day yesterday making bowls from wrapped clothesline.  It was fun.  I probably would have made more but I ran out of clothesline!  My bernina sewed through that clothesline like butter.  My dealer had suggested using the double cord #59/59C foot, but I tried using my open embroidery #20C and had no problem at all.  Having the grooved foot would be useful though if you had one.

I used 3/16"  polypropylene reinforced cotton clothesline.  The book which I used was "It's a Wrap" by Susan Breier  You can make coasters, purses, bowls of all kinds, lids, and embellish with all sorts of things, like buttons, beads, yo yos, etc.

I may try more later, but probably not. Need to finish some old projects that I've started and pushed aside.  Sometimes you just have to stop what you're doing and try new things.  I think I do that too often.  Oh, well.  Life is too short not to do what you want when you want to do it.

Tonight we're going to my sister's house to bring in the new year.  A quiet evening of playing cards and maybe a game of Wii.   Hope it's clear enough to see that "Blue Moon".   HAPPY NEW YEAR!


  1. I Really Love your bowls....I think your creative side is showing quit well !!!!!
    Prayers, Bo

  2. The bowls look great! I'm glad to hear they are not hard to make as I've been thinking of trying it myself! Happy New Year!

  3. Clotilde just sent me an email promoting these bowls. Check it out:
    Maybe I will do some more!