Monday, June 10, 2013

YoYo Pillow

Hello Again

 Yoyo Pillow and Antique edging
About two month or more I received a wonderful gift in the mail from a very dear friend who lives in New York.  She makes Yoyo's from odds and ends of fabric and I have admired the beautiful table cloth she made using the Yoyo's she makes.  I had asked her how she made them and she like the wonderful person she is simple gave me the size of the circle and what I needed to do.  Well time had passed and I never got around to making any and then one day a package showed up and when I opened it up out popped all this little Yoyo's, Yes! I was the proud owner of enough Yoyo's to design a project, needless to say I could not decided just what I wanted to do with them. 
One day while looking at some of my old rug hooking magazine I cam across a penny rug design and fell in love with it and from that moment on I knew just what I was going to do with all the wonderful Yoyo's.  I didn't get to make the same design but that's OK as the one I design is just so special and made a Pillow for my bed and now working on a dress runner to match, just might have enough to make a little Yoyo Mug Rug too.
Thank you Betty for all that you did for me as each time I look at the projects I made from the Yoyo's you sent me will always remind me of you. 

The beautiful edging on the Yoyo pillow came from an Antique crochet book dating sometime around 1917.  Must say it took me a little bit to figure out the design as they sure leave a lot out of there old written crochet instruction.
As soon as I get a few more of the Antique edgings rewritten will post a few for all of you to enjoy. 
This it for now and may the wind always be at your back.
Hugs, LenZie


WoolenSails said...

I like how that came out, has a wonderful design arrangement and the yo-yo's make it fun.


Cindy Boyenga said...

what a beautiful pillow!..and Betty is such a lovely person to have shared her yo yos..I am truly amazed at the talents of my online friends...nice job!


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