I hate to admit... how late I am "coming to the table" of making these charming little yo yo darlings! For some reason over the years... they just didn't appeal to me... but two weeks ago, I WON a grab bag of scraps from Art Gallery Fabrics... and what a BEAUTIFUL hand they have; so very satiny-like and quite luxurious! I don't believe I've seen these fabrics in our local area, so now I know what to keep my eyes out for, or where to go to buy some more! Thank you Pat, it was a great give-a-way; I'm a lucky lady! These scraps are perfect for yo yo's...I used the form you buy made by Clover...
I also saw a charming Amy Butler's "BLOOM" quilt - a FREE pattern (gotta love that!) and it was covered in lovely, incredibly charming, bright colored prints in YO-YOS of varying sizes... stacked everywhere... loved it! It was made from her SOUL BLOSSOMS fabric collection, available I hope at my local quilt store...SOON! If not, then I must go shopping at Hawthorne Threads!
I love bright colors, and now I know exactly what I can do with those new 6 inch and 8 inch circle dies from Sizzix... BIG YO YO's! Wake me up when it's time to go-go... " - you know that song? I have NO IDEA who wrote it, or even who sings it... but it is in my head... because I have now re-created it with: "Wake me up - I love to YO YO!" and.... if I could think of a song to go with Pom Poms, I would!
While I dearly love to play games on New Years Eve, the kids weren't around, so we just enjoyed a lovely quiet evening in our warm little cozy home. Who knew yo-yos and football fit sew well together! (Well... they are both kind of round and bouncy!
A pile of them in a bowl.... pins... hats... oh gosh... what ideas to you have? I'd love to hear!
|LOVE the hand-dyed yarns... pom pom CHEER!|
As you may have noticed I dearly adore yarn, ribbons and the like... and now I've found a new way to incorporate them... and a host of other great and inspiring embellishments options! And another thing to do on a long road trip... that is, if my hubby is driving!
EnJOY a new day... a new opportunity, and a new LOVE! Amen!