I’ve just come home from visiting my parents in the Dandenong hills. We always have a lovely relaxing time, although it went by far too quickly. We made a quick visit to Mrs Martins, and I didn’t spend much at all – so why do you think I was punished by slipping and falling over outside her shop? I hurt my knee, leg and foot.. and spent the rest of the day with my feet up.
It was a good thing I brought some handwork to do. A friend of mine is “The Yoyo Queen”. She has made such beautiful quilts and cushions out of yoyos, and I kept meaning to have a go. I went to her house last week and made a start. I also did a bit of a search on the net, and came across this gorgeous one. That is what I am aiming for, but smaller, to go on a little side table in my kitchen. So at Mum’s, I made a start, as you can see in the basket above 🙂 There must be a couple of hundred yoyos in there – it gets very addictive once you start!!
When I ran out of circles, I picked up another project that I have been working on for a few years – my hexagons. That is meant to be a many year project. I am hoping to turn the hexagons into a king size quilt for our bed. I have NO idea how I am going to manage quilting a king size – I may need to tie it I think. Oh well, cross that bridge when we come to it.
We have some dear friends visiting us this weekend, and I shall keep going with my circles and hexagons. Until I get sick of them 🙂 Hopefully my friend will bring some craft too and we can chat and have lots of cuppas, as you do!
My inspiration and motivation, Alice, has gone back to the US on a holiday. I have to be good and sew a lot for her, and yes, for you too Yvonne 🙂 I’m looking forward to our sewing day next week, in amongst all the tidying and sorting I must do. Tracy, your pantry has inspired me… mine is a HUGE mess. Must work on that too! But first, I will finish this post and do a few more yoyos……
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