Monday, May 28, 2018

Another bowl....just thread

    I remembered a package of corded piping that I had from a yard sale years ago.  I thought it might work for a "naked bowl".....just thread and piping cord.   Also this is a round one....much harder to get a good start on than an oval.  Or maybe I am just a bit uncoordinated.    The piping cord is smaller than the clothesline used on the previous bowl.  This is probably 1/4''.  The package did not have the size noted. 
 I started with a light blue thread but found it difficult to see where I was stitching with so little contrast.  I switched out to a darker color.  It is actually a turquoise blue.



 

  Since this project was just an experiment, I wanted to try to make the handle like I had seen on Pinterest.  I was getting to the end of the 15 yards in the package and wasn't sure about the size or spacing.  So I decided to get creative and do a single handle.  More of a grab handle than a pick it up handle.  LOL.....it worked and wasn't really hard.







   The knot for finishing is just that......a plain knot left to fuzz up.  I did some extra stitching just above the knot to anchor it.   I need to develop a better ending  technique.  Guess that means I need more cording and practice. 

  I plan on using this one in the great room for when I work on the Featherweight.  It is a nice generous size about 7'' across and about 4 1/2'' high.   Since there was no fabric used to wrap around the cording, the project went together quickly.  I would say about 1 1/2 hours start to finish.  Just round and round.

   We are soggy here....rain and more.  At least it is not the heat some are having.  The tropical storm is expected to brush by us and bring lots more.  I will have to wade thru the parking lot tomorrow for my doctor's appointment, I guess.  We have already had over 4 '' rain this past week.  Now you see why I made another bowl:)

 Blogger is on the fritz right now.....comments are not going to our inbox for replies.  So I may not reply to comments.  If you have questions for now, use my email link for answers.  Thanks.  Happy stitching.

12 comments:

Ray and Jeanne said...

Maybe you should be building an ark instead of bowls! I do like your bowl and I really must try making one someday. Stay dry! ~Jeanne

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I wish I could get the bowls I've tried to look as good as yours! We've had rain all day from Alberto, and it is supposed to last until Wednesday.

Mary said...

Love the bowl! I hope your doctor's appointment goes well. Stay dry.

Debbie said...

I read to comment on my post. And click notify me on follow up. Let's see what happens.

Debbie said...

Note....my comment went to spam as a no-reply blogger. Ugh!

Louise said...

I'm feeling inspired by your bowls. This one is especially nice! Hoping blogger get fixed soon so we can go back to having our comment conversations. Meanwhile, no need to reply directly to me.

MissPat said...

Unlike most of the,rest of the country, we have had no rain in over a week and above normal temps. I'm having to haul water to everything I've planted so far and waut to plant stuff until we get rain.
The current blogger snafu makes me glad I'm not a blogger. You would think Google would fix this fast or at least let the users know what's going on before they lose more bloggers to Wordpress.
No need to respond. We'll all manage until it gets fixed.
Pat

Nicki said...

Love the new naked bowl & especially the grab handle & the fuzzy ending. That fuzz looks like it was meant to be. We could use some of your rain here. Everything is hot, hot, hot & dry, dry, dry. Getting close to 100 deg. now. Be careful out in that rain tomorrow & wishing you the best at your Dr. appointment. My DD gave me some Sloggers for Christmas (fancy rain boots) & I love them so much I bought some Sloggers garden shoes. They are waterproof & so very, very comfortable. No need to reply to me.

Mason Thomas said...

What a beauty. This car is absolutely stunning and such a piece of art to view, thanks for the share. Really enjoyed checking out these photos.

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Cheree @ That Morning Latte said...

Beautiful bowl! I've made a few smaller ones and a lot of coasters--fun stuff.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

The lady who showed us how to make the bowls used clothesline, and dyed it. I have the clothesline and the dye, but, haven't moved on from there. Maybe later this summer, when things settle down for me.

Maureen@MysticQuilter said...

Obviously missed reading this Debbie - I love the bowl, the zig zag stitching looks amazing.

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