Monday, May 1, 2017

aurifil schoolbus

what's a boy to do when he can't find his fisher price little people in his toy box?   

a raid of grandma's sewing room is in order ... and load that bus up with multiple spools in different colours of Aurifil thread 
loading up those spools for a quick cruise

 loading up those thread spools

off for a spin around grandma's hallways in that vintage fisher price school bus

these "kids" are hanging out at the back of the bus ... lets hope they are not getting in too much trouble

unload and pick up a new set of "kids" for a ride around my house
ready! set! drive! 
off to school we go 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Christmas is over and i have finally finished my easter runner

i started a runner for my Easter table 2 years ago ... i managed to get all the yo-yo's sewn on and was starting to machine appliqué the vines and bunnies ... after looking at it many times i decided i was not happy with the overall look ... so i took all the yo-yo's off and started again ... 

i used smaller sizes of yo-yo's which i like much better ... so now i am ready for Easter ... yahoo

detail of the runner with the smaller size yo-yo's ... taking off the larger yo-yo's allowed me to fit 2 smaller yo-yo's between the larger ones and gave me more negative space in the background
it was a bright and sunny but chilly day at the beach
love the look of this runner laying in the snow and logs
runner pattern can be found in Kim Diehl's book Simple Seasons published by Martingale