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Thread: What To Do With a Pile of Strings

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    So you think I might be a recycler? These strings ( about 20 " in length) are used to tie the cow feed bags closed. They can cause a big problem if they're scattered where the cows might eat them. So I decided to find a use for the big pile on a shelf in the barn.

    I washed them in a mesh bag and DH tied them together. I crocheted the shaggy purse. At first I kept all the knots inside and the outside was smooth, but took it apart and redid it leaving the knots on the outside....liked it better.

    I have a pillow top started with them, but ran out of strings ( that was at least 4 yrs. ago ) and haven't got back to it since I've accumulated more.

    And become a shaggy purse
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    The strings accumulate
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    that's a neat purse. guess i'd better pass on the strings. i have too many projects going on as it is :oops:

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    nanabirdmo.........Sometimes I just have to see what can be done with what appears to be a worthless pile of 'stuff". It's like a challenge. Most of these crazy projects were done before I got a laptop that I can take with me. :lol: :lol: Now I'd be talking to my quilting friends. :lol: I remember DH tying those together while we were on the beach in FL.

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    Cute, practical, extraordinary, clever, amazing, outstanding, magnificent, wonderful, ingenious.
    How's that for a "string" of compliments! :roll: :P


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    Minda...I think we're all still giddy from celebrating the New Year :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Cute, practical, extraordinary, clever, amazing, outstanding, magnificent, wonderful, ingenious.
    How's that for a "string" of compliments!
    ditto. That is a great looking purse and you made it with what most people would consider trash. Who says quilters aren't thrifty.

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    Minda...I think we're all still giddy from celebrating the New Year
    I can't even imagine what you might be accusing me of !!! :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:


    (Your purse really is very cool.)

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    That is one really cool purse!! I'm so incredibly impressed with your ability to see what can be done! You keep recycling, you're an inspiration to us all!! :)

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    Way cool!

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    I like your purse! I would have used the strings to make cording or piping or to give my appliqued stems some thickness. I would never have done something as clever as you did with them. My hat is off to you!
    ~Tiffany

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