Happy New Year! Each new day is truly a gift!
I've been enjoying some hand stitching this week, staying warm with blankets and dogs and fireplace.
I"m making yo yo's , using the Clover yo yo maker, that makes the process SO easy! I made my very first yo yo when I was in 7th or 8th grade. We had a fun day at school and we were able to choose which fun 'learning' session we wanted to attend. My English teacher was teaching yo yo making (the old fashioned way) in her group and without hesitation, I signed up for her group. It was so much fun and I remember having a brown paper grocery bag full of fabric, thread , and yo yo's after her class. I don't know what ever happened to those yo yo's, but I fondly remember making them.
My son and his wife gave me a huge stack of 5-6 inch charm squares a couple years ago. I have had fun going through these to make yo yo's. I'm making a little spread to drape across the top of a chair. I have matching chairs and one already has a spread, so I thought the other needed one, too. I'm such a 'granny' decorator. :)))
Here's a link to my first yo yo spread, that now resides on the matching chair. https://littlepenpen.blogspot.com/2011/02/yo-yos-finished-here-it-is.html I had framed it to hang on the wall, then I got tired of looking at it. It was removed from the frame and used as a table scarf for a night stand in the bedroom. The grandkids were were always taking it and dragging it around, which made my heart smile. It recently became an addition to the navy chair, therefore it needs a twin.
It's still cold and the roads are still covered with snow and ice, so our church has been cancelled for today. I think I'll make more yo yo's today.