…thoughts from my heart on my love for God, family and the care and decorating of our home

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


The topic for this week’s Tuesday Display Chain is ~*Holiday Crafting*~.  Misi asked us to show our crafting projects completed from previous seasons or in the works for this season.

I haven’t gotten my Christmas decorations out of storage yet, so I do not have any past projects to share.  And I have only just begun working on this year’s craft ideas.  I had planned to make a homespun rag-tied garland for a gift and had already gotten the supplies together and prepared the rag strips for tying when Misi posted this week’s topic.  This was the push I needed to get started on my project.  Then I saw the idea in A Primitive Place magazine (page 109) for a Rag-Tied Twinkle Light Garland and  I decided I needed to make one of these for myself – so I added another project to my list.

These are the rag strips ready to be tied.


This is the garland I am working on for a gift.  (I plan to add something else to this, but I can’t give the idea away yet – in case my friend reads this post.)


Here is the beginning of my Rag-Tied Light Garland.  I had started tying strips on a strand of  twinkle lights, but today I found mini silicone lights and knew this was what I wanted for my garland.  I tied a few strips this afternoon so I could show how it is going to look.  I plan to use this on my grapevine tree and love how it is turning out. 

If you’d like to make a rag-tied garland check out A Primitive Place Magazine for instructions. 

Be sure to visit Misi at 1890 Gable House Musings to see what she and the other participants are working on.  I am grateful to Misi for this week’s topic – it challenged me to begin working on my projects.

With A Grateful Heart,


Audrey said...

Isn't A Primitive Place magazine just the best!! ;)
You are doing a great job on your lights.

I have seen so many great ideas today with this chain.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

The garland is so Prim/Cute! I love it, it would look great on any tree! I really like the material you picked for it!
Great work!
have a nice fall day!

Michelle said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way that garland looks, I better put it on my someday list! lol

The Primitive Heart said...

Hi Sue,
What a neat idea! I love your fabric choices!

mrssmith07 said...

I love them both Sue!!

Great job!!


Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Sue, thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. 8-) I love the garlands, using the silicone bulbs will be prim perfect!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue!

Love your garland! I love it with the silicone lights. I would love to have some but haven't seen them around here yet. They have a very nice glow!

Are you going to use your garland on your tree or a mantle???

Love this I hope you share how you decorate with it when it's finished.

Hugs to you my friend!