I have been giving some serious thought to joining in on the Yo Yo Quiltalong (see button on sidebar). Do I need another challenge? I probably do not, but my 30+ years of guilt are beginning to take over.
You see, I have a bag of yo yos. These were lovingly made by my husband’s maiden aunt and I inherited them. I am sure she had grand plans for them as many are assembled in settings of four already. I just do not know what her plans were going to be. Thus, the dilemma.
Also included in the bag was a good amount of pink polished cotton fabric. I am sure that must have been needed for the project, but where???? It has a very interesting stamping on it. I am thinking that perhaps this was originally purposed for curtains and never used. I am just not sure about the color. Maybe the pink is what made her give up on the project. What do you think?
Has anyone ever seen a pattern that would use the yo-yos in this manner? There are seven of each block and fourteen (I believe) of the solid blue. I have 952 yo-yos sewn together and then a whole bag of separate yo-yos ready to go. As well, you can see the cardboard pattern for cutting them out. The yo-yo size would match the Clover large tool with each yo-yo measuring 1 1/4 inches. How many more yo yos do you think I will even need?
I had them stored in an old cedar chest along with so much more that I will share in future posts. I literally have not opened the chest in years. There are several vintage quilts, blocks and unquilted tops as well as lots of beautiful embroidery and lace edgings. This was another piece in the cedar chest. I have no idea who did the needlepoint, but I hung it up in my studio.
DH had the day free yesterday so we took a drive up to the wine country. One of the more beautiful wineries in the area is the F*ess Par*ker winery. Do you remember Davy Crockett????? Same guy! Here are some pics that I took of the winery he built.
They say that roses are planted at the beginning of the rows of vines in the same colors of the grapes. The reason for this is that the roses will get a disease before the vines will. Thus, if the rose gets a disease they will then treat the vines for it as well. Interesting.
I always bring some hand work for the car rides (no sense in wasting a little free time). Yesterday I brought along my June Birdie Stitches block to finish it off. I think I have the Bermuda Triangle in my car. I had my cute little embroidery scissors with a fob attached to them. I went to use them and they slipped from my hand. I heard them fall and have searched and searched for them. They are literally NOWHERE to be found. Even DH looked and he couldn’t find them. I have no idea where they could have dropped. I know that someday they will show up, but I just do not want to dismantle the whole front seat to find them.
I had to resort to using my garden clippers that I keep in the car. They were a miserable substitute. I finally gave up and finished the project last evening. If you notice, my June block varies from the one we are suppose to do. Terry (http://terrytreasures.blogspot.com/) had a design without all of the words and I did a take off from her design. I think the wordy one will make a nice label on the back.
We watched a couple of little ones this week and I will close with these photos….such nice sharing!!!!!!!