Friday, December 18, 2020

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Chasing Squirrels!

 

Hi, all!

It's Friday again - and only one more week until Christmas!!  I'm sure there's lots of secret sewing going on everywhere - but I hope you'll have something you can share.  Maybe, like me, you've chased a few squirrels this week!  So let's get our whoop whoop on!

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This week I managed to get every. single. bit. of my Christmas shopping and wrapping finished!  I've never been all ready for Christmas a week ahead of time - and it's a great feeling.  I actually had time to chase some squirrels today!


As I was cleaning up in preparation for the next project, I came across these pretty super-skinny strings in my tabletop trash can.  Now, I love Kate Spain fabric, and throwing away any piece of it, no matter how small, hurts my heart.  So I found some clothesline and decided to make a rope bowl!



It turned out really nice, I think!  It's been a while since I made a rope bowl, but I've still got the knack, apparently.  


After I finished it, I laid it on the kitchen table so my husband could see it. Apparently he liked it, because he immediately put something in it and claimed it for his own.



Looks like I stopped at the perfect time on that bowl, too - I wasn't aware I was playing thread chicken, but at least I won!


If one squirrel is good, then two is even better, right?  I tried out a great technique I saw on TikTok for making snowflakes out of paper bags - super easy and, if I say so myself, really cute!


So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?

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And now it's your turn!

What's got you whooping it up this week?


What's making you do a little happy dance?

Share!  We want to dance right along with you,

And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.

Hope to see you there!

Hugs!

Sarah


16 comments:

  1. I remember cutting out snowflakes in school as a child but never from paper bags. They're very pretty and dimensional. Happy stitching!

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  2. Love those snowflakes! I've tried making rope bowls, and have trouble with them, so I'll just admire your pretty ones!

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  3. I haven't gotten the knack of those bowls yet, I need more practice. Congratulations to you on winning the thread chicken, LOL!! I have one more foray into the world to finish the stocking filling today, then I'm done too.

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  4. Those are great squirrels. ☺ I haven't made a rope bowl in a long time. Have a great weekend.

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  5. Lovely bowl and something I have wanted to make but haven't found the time yet. Thank you for the linky party and Merry Christmas.

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  6. You sure can! The snowflakes and the rope bowls are all perfection! Nice to have it be stress-free, isn't it?!

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  7. You get so much done! I love your bowl and the snowflakes :-) I'm making more of that bread by request and I'm making egg rolls too...as soon as my new bigger dutch oven arrives! Merry Christmas!

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  8. The bowl is so pretty! And what better compliment than to have someone lay claim to it.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  9. The bowl is so pretty! And what better compliment than to have someone lay claim to it.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  10. You did great - all wrapped and a wrapped bowl! Merry Christmas.

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  11. Great bowl, Sarah, and congrats on winning at thread chicken... Even if you didn't know you were playing!!

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  12. Your bowl is cute. I need to make one of these one day.

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  13. You’ve had a great week! How smart to use your scraps to make a bowl. I saw an Instagram reel that demonstrated the snowflakes. You’re on TikTok?! Wow, good for you!

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  14. Your bowl turned out great! I made on and broke about 5 sewing needles on my machine. I little nervous about making any more bowls.

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  15. Love your rope bowl! I've been afraid of attempting that craft and putting too much stress on my sewing machine.
    Kathleen -- kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  16. Love the extra dimension to those snowflakes! And your bowl is really cute.

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