Monday, May 24, 2010
It's yo-yo time
I have decided I need help! I am recycling way too much....let me explain.
I have been working on yo-yo's for a quilt pretty steadily for the past year. Progress has been made to reduce the fat quarters in the stash that I have cut up into squares. All is well and good. Well if you have made these yo-yos, you will know that the thread you baste them with gets wasted when it will not go all around the "yo-yo" form.
I felt that I have wasted gobs of thread when I go to throw away the "pile" ....well one Thimbles, Carmen showed me her mini yo-yos. They were so cute....I had to have that size to make....well....more yo-yos of course. Bad Melisa was able to supply this need.
Then this bell goes off....ding, ding, dingy! Why don't I use the long threads that I waste from the large yo-yos and use it to make the small yo-yos? Yup...time to institutionalize me.... recycling used thread. What's next...using the fabric trimming from the yo-yo form to make Bonnie Hunter's wonky stars...hmmm. ;o) k