Sunday, January 7, 2018

Happy New Year! *2018*

Happy New Year!  Each new day is truly a gift!

I changed my wreath out to represent winter and snow and then  amazingly, we had snow in eastern NC just a couple days later!!  It's been unusually cold and we've had trouble with our water heater freezing a couple times this week.  But with hubby to the rescue... he was able to get it running again in very little time.

Snow 2018

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.   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.

Happy 2018!


Allie-oops Designs said...

Aha - that snow is all your fault, lol!!!! Your fabrics for your yo-yo's are so pretty. I've never made them! And I love the quilt on your couch. Enjoy the warmth inside your home!!!

Design Originals by KC said...

I love your yo-yos and the chair cozy you made from it... or what it settled out to be :) The grands can play with it and drag it around then you can easily put it back up.. isn't it nice NOT to have it framed anymore and in fact another buddy being made to coordinate your living room/den?!! I love it... I also love the pic of you with your grands all hamming it up for the camera with big smiles... you are blessed girl! Happy new year to you too!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy New Year! Stay warm....burr! Love those yo yo's you're making. At least your are keeping busy. The framed yo yo's is really nice.

Anne in the kitchen said...

When I was young I watched my MIL make yoyo's and then create all kinds of really cool things with them. I never learned how, but it is never too late to learn, right?
Have fun and stay warm!

Sherrill said...

My wreath looks a LOT like yours and that's why I bought it..just representative of winter. But I was thinking it needed something more and the cardinals are perfect! I happen to have a couple so thanks for the idea. Fortunately we've been snowless but it has been COLD til the past few days.

Deanna said...

Brrrrr, but I wish we'd get another deep snow then please let Spring come early.
d said...

Yo yo's are so much fun to make, your wreath looks great. Stay warm.

Debbie J said...

Hi Penny, happy New Year to you too! We really have had some extreme weather haven't we? But, my dream day of staying home with snow and sewing has come true once again and I love it! I actually posted in my quilt blog if you can believe it.

Love your yo yos and yo yo projects and that's such a good hand stitching projects especially with the weather outside being so cold.

I can identify with your liking it when the grandkids drag around a quilt. I love it too when they use my quilts. I would love for each of them to drag around a quilt I made them as their main blankie. So far none have become attached to one I've made though.

Love all your snow pictures! I

Rhonda said...

I love your wreath, but you can keep that real snow on the ground.
We haven’t had snow and that’s fine with me.
Happy sewing to you!

Karen said...

My daughter would love your wreath. She likes anything with cardinals.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Indeed - each day is truly a gift - a wonderful reminder!

Our Little Home said...

Your wreath is lovely. I love the pretty snow fall. We have not gotten much snow in my town, although I got to see a beautiful snow fall at my parents home over Christmas. Happy New Year! Hugs. Juli

Rebecca Knox said...

Love the yo-yos! Your work is absolutely beautiful! When I was little, my grandmother who lived with us was bed-fast (was the last 25 years of her life) and she would make beautiful table runners and doilies and things out of the yo-yos, too. Haven't seen anything like that since. Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed rest of the week! <3

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

I love yo-yo's. Beautiful pictures.