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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Saucers and Donkey Beads...

Last week, I found this saucer shaped, hand thrown, pottery dish, with lots of holes around the edge at Goodwill for ninety nine cents... The wheels started turning right away.

I don't know what the purpose was originally, but the people at Goodwill obviously thought  that  it was next to worthless. 

Anyway, this morning I bought a roll of jute twine at Walmart.  Off and running...

I gathered up some Donkey Beads that my friend Ginnie had given me and went to work.

In case you are wondering, the basket that it is sitting on was the only thing that I could find to use as a form for working... It had nothing to do with the project. 
After a couple of hours, I had this.  I used to teach macramé back in the 70s and I don't use patterns... Whatever pops into my head goes into the piece.

I have been wanting a couple of macramé hangers for the back porch... Now I have the first one.
It is just too nice a day to stay inside.  So I took the kitchen step stool out and hung it up.  Tessie helped...Kind of.
I think that we both have a belated case of spring fever...

After I finish here, I am going back outside.  It is just too nice to stay inside this morning.

I am thinking that, after I play hooky for a bit, I will come back inside and make Tessie a copy of the big one for one of her plants... It's just a good day for goofing off.

See you tomorrow.


elizabeth s said...

The Plant hanger looks Great! I like how you just whipped one up for the heck of it. I have tried, and FAILED, at weaving 101.

Unknown said...

Great hanger Casey! I love how you see something kinda blah and you turn it into something so pretty and useful!

Lucille said...

Very nice, Casey! You have not been coming through on my Blogger reader. I had to Google you.

Caseymini said...

Lucille, I have been having to fiddle around with making sure that the blog turns up on the reader every day. I thought that, if it was on my reader, it was on everyone's reader. Evidently that's not true. I am not sure what to do about it. I'm sorry. Maybe you could bookmark it.

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
It looks lovely. Talk about re-using. It looks beautiful. I totally agree with Tessie...enjoy the outdoors before it gets too cold.
Big hug,

Lucille said...

No problem, Casey! I'll just Google you.