Saturday, 13 February 2010

up and down like a yo yo........

Last night I couldn't be bothered focusing on anything in particular so I thought I would go through my stash and cut some squares to make yo yos. I got quite carried away and made heaps. I don't know what I am going to do with them but they were a lovely time filler and I do love them all together. I will add to them when the mood strikes, in the meantime they will just look prettiful.......

I also have been working on my Life is Beautiful stitcheries so here are some update pics . I have got some ready to applique onto the 4 patch blocks.........
My stash for the blocks just needed a few more colours to add to the browns so Mum and I headed off to Harmony Quilts in Lancefield. They specialise in Thimbleberries fabrics so it was only fitting that the first and last fabrics for the stash came from there. Some of the other fabrics were a birthday present from Els in the Netherlands. Tonight I will attempt to make a start on cutting the squares. I can feel it coming together...

These are the medallions ready to applique .........

I am a bit of a collector not always by choice but sometimes by default!
You find one thing that you like and you display it, then everyone assumes you just have to have many more! With biscuit tins more is definitely not less.
I had a few lovely biscuit tins (and they were a lovely small collection) and then they just multiplied. ...
So here is part of the collection that sort of grew on it's own. Every year another Anzac tin is issued for Anzac Day and we just don't want to miss out on it so they have started to pile up....if we don't buy one some one else makes sure we don't miss out. Each tin has a small leaflet explaining the significance of the picture on the front of the tin. Some are quite touching.
I use them to store things, one may have cottons, one a project on the go, another crochet cotton.. and so. Thing is I have to remember which one has what in it.
My Jemima Puddleduck tin is now storing my yo yo's (in pic above).
I will show some of my other tins in future posts and show another collection that grew on it's own without much input on my behalf. You gotta love it.

So off to cutting 4 1/2 inch squares.

cheers
Marina
ps. not long till Dorothy's new stitchery pattern for February!

4 comments:

Serenata said...

I love the yo yo's Marina. I keep thinking about making some of these but that is as far as I get!

The tins are great!

Hope your weekend went well.

Kymberly said...

Your blocks for the Life is Beautiful quilt are beautiful. I love the fabrics you have selected for it.

clare's craftroom said...

Your yo yos look so pretty as do your stitcheries . I have old tins on my kitchen cupboard no exhaust fan , mine get very grubby !

Carrie P. said...

Yo yos are so fun and you have a nice collection and so biscuit tins. Such great designs on them.