Sunday, October 19, 2008

Secret Santa & Dolly Quilt 5 Swaps!

I am a quilter again and so looking forward to spending time today at the sewing machine!

Sometimes it pays to have a good clean-out - look at the box of beautiful little yo-yos I found - there must be hundreds of them - many years ago, I had thoughts of making a yo-yo quilt (silly me!). This was long before the yo-yo maker had been invented and I really do think the good old-fashioned way was so much neater. I could sit for ages just looking at the different 1930's fabrics that must have passed through my hands over time. I will use some of them in my dqs5 swap.

On the right we have preparation for the runner I am making for my Secret Santa Swap - seems like ages ago I started, so will be nice to get a bit further today. It would be nice to get it finished to post to the US.

We have an absolutely beautiful day here - but, I really don't mind staying inside and sewing! Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

7 Lovely People said ...:

Willow Grove - Kez said...

Your colourful yo-yo's are gorgeous. I have seen them on bag as flowers or even on cards. You can do so much with them. Happy sewing and thanks for dropping by.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Hi Lurline, Wow, what treasure you found while doing your spring cleaning. Now you get to decide what to do with those yo-yos, so many ideas, what fun! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Unknown said...

WOW what a Find!!They all look what will you do with them I wonder...Love the fabric in the table runner...Glad your back in the sewing room have Fun!!

Myra said...

Ooooooooo... What an awesome find!!! Sometimes we do find surprizingly wonderful treasures when we clean and tidy up our stuff!!! I look forward to seeing what you do with them! 8-)
Thanks for visiting me too Lurline!
Happy stitchings!

Nanette Merrill said...

Lurline you do really fun things. Those yo yos are yummy. I know, the old fashioned ones are the best. I make really sloppy yo yos so I'm glad for the new fangled tool. To me 30's fabrics are so sweet. They are only surpassed by 50's fabric!

em's scrapbag said...

Had a lovely weekend thanks. I just love your box of yo yos. How fun is that!

Lady of the Cloth said...

Oh, just look at all those yo yo's. I'm envious. I am trying to get some made for a quilt for our son and DIL and can't seem to get with the program. This picture may get me motivated!
I love your blog and visit it often. You are such an inspiration to this Western US gal.