Wednesday, April 28, 2010

YoYo's From Heaven

I have a tell to tale - ( :

A long long time ago....about 2 summers ago ('08) ( : my new mother-in-law was having a garage sale and had a very beautiful, very old, yoyo quilt for the finding. It would have been mine if I had only known - the only and last I saw of it was while watching a very happy garage sale-er walk away with it. I don't know for sure but I was probably drooling. I had never seen a yoyo quilt before but it was love at first sight.
I have been thinking about that yoyo quilt ever since and always hoped I'd come across another one.
Last Sunday (4/25/10) I was out with my mom for a girls day - we were celebrating our birthdays together like we always do around April/May, and I was telling her my yoyo quilt story - I told her how I could have had one and how I really, really hoped I could come across one again. I'm not sure if I had told anybody about the quilt since the garage sale.
I was driving to a friends house yesterday (4/27/2010) while talking with my mom on my cell phone. While driving down a little dirt road neighborhood, don't you know I saw a yoyo quilt outside in somebody's driveway (propped up on a wicker book shelf thingy). I stopped and stared...probably drooling again...I told my mom what I was looking at and started working up the nerve to go and knock on this strangers door and ask them about their quilt..even offer to pay what little I could muster.
I did it...
It didn't take very long to gather enough bravery to knock on this strangers door. (not something I would naturally do) I really wanted that quilt! I walked up to the door and knocked. A very friendly looking older lady answered the door with a quizzical brow - I introduced myself and told her what a fan I was of her little quilt sitting in her driveway. I was so happy to find out that she was going to just throw it away and I was welcome to take it off her hands. I'm sure I was probably grinning from ear to ear. I thanked her over and over again and walked away with my yoyo quilt

I got my daughters great little apple hair clip from jewllori on etsy
 It is mine!

It smelled a little muggy and was covered in cat hair but it washed up very nicely.

It's my early birthday present from God, Thank you!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What to do with our yarn SCRAPS - Idea #1

Don't Throw away your scraps, love your scraps!

Idea #1 - Yarn Scraps Wall Art

What you will need:
*Yarn scraps in many pretty colors
*Hot glue
*Shadow box
I used a 12" by 12" Shadow box that looked about 1" deep

Step #1
Take your scraps, pick out the colors that you would like (Colors that will work well with your home decor) and roll them into small balls that will fit inside your shadow box.
Make enough balls to tightly fit inside your box
Step #2
Super/hot glue ends to the balls to keep them from unraveling and looking all messy.
Step #3
Have fun with the design for your "Yarn Scraps - Wall Art"- make different shapes - clump certain colors together - think rainbow - make a picture (flower, fruit, or tree)
Step #4
Hang it, or set it down in the perfect spot, stand back.....and admire with a smile

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Rainbow Necklace - Skill Level: Easy Peasy

This free pattern has moved! You can find this free pattern and more here: