Saturday, July 3, 2010

Beautiful Sunshine!

We have maybe a half hour until the chill sets in - lots of heaters on and quilts dragged out in this part of the world - makes me feel like vintage style quilts to cuddle up under - let's see what the rest of winter brings - it would be nice to think I could get a nice applique underway!

A few more rows, maybe - I'm aiming for a cushion top at the moment - a lot of fun and happiness there with the clear bright colours - the Clover Yo-Yo Maker makes it all very mindless ( relaxing, is a better word, lol!)

See my copy of Brigitte Giblin's Clamshells in the background - I also ordered Lizard of Oz's papers there a while back. I hope to have a little trial over the weekend to see if I qualify to join Sue-Ann's Clamshell Club I have always wanted to make a cot quilt! Google both our Designer's sites if you would like to find some patterns.

I hope we have more lovely sunshine in the morning - maybe I will get to have a little play on my machine. It has been a very 'up and down' week for me - makes me really appreciate the good times! Its been nice checking out some blogs, welcoming a few new Followers (a big Thank You!) and please pop over and visit our new Blogger Helen at Cats Meow - Helen is a gorgeous girl and an accomplished quilter - I'm sure we can drag her into a few projects over time !

Have a fun weekend!

PS - Gee it is lovely to say hello again!

34 Lovely People said ...:

Cardygirl said...

Love the yoyo's...I have the clamshell pattern too but haven't started it yet...how unusual...LOL! Hope all is okay!

Deb said...

Lurline, your yo=yos are looking fabulous.
hugs Deb

Joy said...

Look at all those pretty yo yos :o)!!! I've seen a few of those clam shells in blogland lately ... think I'd better finish my hexie quilt before I start on another big hand project ;o)!!!
Take care Lurline...
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Barb said...

Love your yo yo's.....

Rumi said...

I have a couple of the yo yo makers and it really does make it easy!
Your yo yos are very sunny and bright. Just what you need to brighten up the blustery days ahead.

Bunny said...

Those yo yo's are darling. I love them. Enjoy making the clam shell, looks like fun. We are enjoying a beautiful summer day here.

Mistea said...

Good to see you here - the yoyo's sure are bright and sunny. Hope the sun stays shining for you.

Margaret said...

Love the yoyos -- they're such bright, pretty colors! I've gotten Brigitte's pattern and started my clamshell quilt too! :D

Diane H said...

I have a Clover yo-yo maker tucked away - it's time to bring it out by the look of your pretty little project!

Vicki said...

Lots of yumminess there Lurline :) Very pretty :)

Nedra said...

We have just the opposite weather going on here in Southern Utah. Our temps are over 100 degrees each day.
I'm so glad you are feeling well enough to work on a few projects. Thank heavens for those good days.

Teresa said...

Hi Lurline,

Your yo-yo project is so fresh and pretty! I need to try the Clover yo-yo maker...I think I even have one, LOL, just waiting for my attention!

It is so warm in Michigan this weekend that it is nice to think of someone getting to snuggle under a cozy quilt...I know it is not so lovely for you when you are craving warmth and sunshine!

I'm going to check out the clamshell patterns, etc. Barbara Brackman recently featured a large, antique variation that I think I am going to try to draft a pattern for...it contains large clamshell shapes and arcs of tiny pieces (like "pickle dish") over the clamshells. Barbara didn't think there was a pattern for it, but I am going to try and draft one. I love all the clamshell fever...there are a couple of people in the states messing around with them, as well.

Take care and I wish you lots of sunshine!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Hey Lurline! Nice to see you again! Your yo-yos are so happy! Love the fabrics! That clamshell pattern looks so pretty, but my goodness that's a lot of curves!

I wish I could send you some of our summer heat! Stay warm!

MGM

Jeanne said...

Cute yo-yos! The fabrics are happy and bright. We are supposed to get into the 90s this week-end. While you have heaters going, we be using the a/c.
:-) ♥

Kris said...

I love the yo-yos too, but I call them suffolk puffs! Your colours are lovely.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sweet, sweet yo-yos Lurline! That will be a great pillow cover.

Sue said...

Such lovely yo yos. You're going to be sooooo busy I can see.

Micki said...

I love your yo yos and they all should make a beautiful cushion.
Micki

cecilia.cascais said...

i love it
so beautiful

Chookyblue...... said...

your yoyo's look great together.........have a wonderful Sunday.....

Sue-Anne said...

Hi Lurline, the weather here has been terrible the last couple of days too. Freezing in the morning and then low cloud or fog hanging around ALL day.
I love your yo yo's and isn't the clover yo yo maker just the best! I am slowly making a small quilt with the same size one as you.
Have fun with the clamshells - don't you just love those dowloadable patterns so you can get it straight away? Keep warm.

Julia said...

Hasn't it been so cold Lurline..
Very pretty yo-yo's..
looks like all of blogland have started making clamshells...me included !
Julia ♥

Janet said...

The yo yo's look so sweet. I'm not going to get addicted to clamshells, no I won't but I can enjoy everyone elses. It's good to hear you're getting some sewing time in.

scraphappy said...

Such cute little yo-yos. I have some of those clover tools but have never used them. I thought it would be nice handwork to carry along, but never decided what to make. You little cover looks so cute though, that I may have found inspiration.

wishes, true and kind said...

I am absolutely crazy about yo-yos but have never made any. Yours are very pretty and make me want to drop everything and make some!

Myra said...

Your Yo-yos look so cheery Lurline! Good luck with the clam shells! 8-)

Ozjane said...

And a lovely cheerful way to say hello again ...they are so happy and bright.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi--just stopping by to say "Hi"---and I love the Yo-Yo's ( now I want to go get my basket of red and whites and make some more--have around 200 made--but??????)
glad you are able to get back to some quilting!!!
Hugs, Di

Bobbie Ashley said...

Lurline, yo-yo's! You go girl. I am so glad someone likes to work on them. Your little quilt is just such a treasure. I am so happy that you are feeling a bit better. Hugs to you.

Blissfully Stitching,
Bobbie

Kim said...

Very sweet....lovely how lively the colors are,
Now Lurline did you finish your bride applique project already?

Happy Sewing

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I adore Yo Yos. Yours are fantastic.

Narelle said...

Your little yo-yo's are like little chips of sunshine ... very sweet!

Stina said...

Ahhh these are so pretty.. love them... it have been a plesure catching up on your blog... :o)

jodi@sewpictureperfect.com said...

LOVE these Yo Yo's! Simply Fantastic!