Finishing up a long overdue project…

YEARS ago, my traveling project was making yo-yos….I make lots and put them together into a table runner.

We had the project displayed on our old encyclopedia cabinet.   We got rid of the cabinet and the encyclopedias back in 1997 so the yo-yo scarf went into storage.  A year ago I decided to get it out and start using it again but was very disappointed to find it in need of repair.  So back it went into storage.  Sunday while I was lying around not feeling well I decided to repair it.

YoYos

About one fourth of the spots where the yo-yos had been tacked together were loose or not existent.    There were three yo-yos completely gone.

I didn’t remember what size the circles were so I had to rip one yo-yo completely apart, iron it out, and then use it as a pattern to cut out three more circles.  All in all it’s looking pretty good now.

It was so fun going through and looking at the fabrics that were in each of the yo-yos.  Even after all those years I could still remember many of fabrics and remember what else was made with the same fabric.  Memories of previous project is one of the added bonus perks of working with scraps…

YoYos-2

I am so glad to have this project checked off my list.  Now I am auditioning places and trying to decide where I am going to display it.

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5 thoughts on “Finishing up a long overdue project…

  1. Donna

    I’ve got a yo yo coverlet that my great grandfather made while he was ill. I replaced several of the squares and did some repair work. I need to find a place for it too. I think yo-yos are just like scrap quilts – just love looking at the old material and thinking about the times around those pieces of fabric.

  2. Dorothy Coulterman

    I’ve got a yo yo coverlet that my great grandfather made while he was ill. I replaced several of the squares and did some repair work. I need to find a place for it too. I think yo-yos are just like scrap quilts – just love looking at the old material and thinking about the times around those pieces of fabric.
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