I really love making yo-yo's, they are slow going, but there is something soothing about the slowness of it. And I love yo-yo quilts. (Maybe one day I am going to luck into a gorgeous, cheap 1930's yo-yo quilt!) So I decided that what I needed to do right now was to make a doll quilt sized yo-yo quilt.
Except that it takes at least 80 yo-yo's to make even a tiny quilt.
Well then, there is no better time to put my Olfa Rotary Circle Cutter to use then, is there?
I bought it at the flea in Chicago for $3 brand new, still in the package, look at the retail price! This thing could drive you crazy though. I wish I had asked Pam before I started because she wisely pointed me to the video on their website, which helped immensely with making this gadget work.
I sat on the porch last night for hours waiting for the big strawberry moon to come up thinking I could just yo-yo myself into oblivion! LOL I still love my yo-yo lampshade too.
Speaking of love, instead of going to the movies as usual yesterday Jack and I went garage saling. Man oh man, there was so much dreck out there. I wish people would put their trash in the trash can instead of leading me 12 miles into a subdivision looking for it. So we gave up and went to Goodwill.
The thrifts are still really dreadful this year (although Jack had fun, he found a new kite and a new ball and a brand new toothbrush), but this was lying on top of a bin coming out of the intake room. I knew I liked it, and it was $4.
It's the kind of thing I always look at on Ebay but can never afford. $4 I can swing.
I just quickly hung it up someplace when we got home so it wouldn't get ruined and I love it more and more every minute.
Other tids and bits:
Jack is back at school today for the summer session. He was full of questions like "is the potty far away?" "who are the teachers this time?" "What friends will be there?"
I was holding him on the porch on Monday and he said to me, very quietly, "Mom, when I am number 12 you won't be able to hold me like this." (I am pretty sure that kid of mine is destined to be at least 6'5, I will be lucky to hold him like that for another year.)
The river just keeps rising and some of the levees are starting to breach. It isn't '93, but man, there is water everywhere again . Last year I fell head over heels in love with this old house in a town that is right now sandbagging day and night to try and save their homes. :-( They are certainly on my mind today.