Friday, July 23, 2010

Yo Yo's

One day a while ago, a friend showed up at my door. She had a box. The box had a familiar logo on it, one I hadn't seen since childhood. And some writing. Do you see what the writing say's on this box? Could it be? Why yes it could!

Yo Yo's! Tons of them. Old Yo Yo's. Vintage Yo Yo's. A box full of Vintage Yo Yo's.

"For real?" I say. "Yes", she says.
100's of Vintage Yo Yo's. All hand sewn into blocks.
There are 10 blocks total.
In Vintage fabrics.
Hidden in the box were some circles of fabric waiting to be made into a Yo Yo. And some loose Yo Yo's too.
The Yo Yo blocks need to be cleaned. I am afraid. So instead I'll pretend I cleaned them and hang them on the clothesline. It makes for a pretty picture.
I think I will make a baby quilt with them. Then someday when I'm a grandma, I can snuggle with the grandbabies under the Vintage Yo Yo's that my friend gave to me.

You can see the Quilt I made using a Quilt I bought at the store and hand sewing these vintage Yo Yo blocks onto it... HERE...

35 comments:

Lee said...

oh those are so precious you are so lucky!!!

Nancy said...

what a wonderful gift!!

patsy said...

WOW!!

that is fantastic-
you are the perfect person for such a special gift :)

Christine said...

They are so beautiful you are very lucky

cheers
Christine

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Jodi! What a great friend. And a fabulous find -- you lucky duck. They're gorgeous!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, I know that was fun going through that box.

Renea said...

Oh, what a wonderful gift. I am soooo jealous and excited for you! That must have been so much fun to look through that box and to touch each one of those yo-yo's.

lej619 said...

You sure have one special Friend!!
That is soo cool!! they look very loverly

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

OMG those vintage yo yo's are super sweet. What fun you are going to have with those.

Vickie E said...

so lucky! they look lovely

Leila said...

how wonderful!!
What a fabulous gift and it's not even your birthday! {I'm assuming :p}

trish said...

Oh Jodi.
What a special gift! Can you just imagine the hands that made each yo-yo?! What a sweet idea to create a baby quilt to one day wrap your dear grandbabies in with you.
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Lisa Leggett said...

What a treasure! One day there will be a very happy baby snuggled in those yoyo's!

Kim Walus said...

Wow! How amazing is that? That's a pretty exciting gift and I'm sure you'll cherish it for years to come.

Denise :) said...

What a very nice friend! :)

Rhondi said...

How wonderful!

CJ said...

WOW!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You lucky girl! They're beautiful! I just love those old fabrics. No matter how many times they try to imitate them, they can't replicate the memories they evoke.
Brenda

eye_on_sparrow said...

Those Yo Yo's are just lovely what a great find.

Sewn With Grace said...

What a fabulous gift from a thoughtful friend. I'm a wee bit jealous! :)

Needled Mom said...

How fun. Those are beautiful and will make a fabulous baby quilt.

fiberdoodles said...

Just amazing! I so love yo-yo's!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What an awesome gift from your friend Jodi!!! Enjoy!!

Nedra said...

Wow, what a find!!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

So calling all friends...where do you find a friend like that? What an amazing gift for a quilter...and with your talents a future treasure! Congratulations Jodi!

Dandelion Wishes said...

WOW! I made TWO of these quilts when I was in my teens but in recent years gave them away!!! I love it that you have these and hope mine are still being loved!

Tudy said...

I have made yo-yo's for many years and used them on different things but never a quilt. That is way too many of them. Enjoy the ones you now have.

Kim said...

WOW, you lucky lady! Enjoy them!

Becky said...

Oh my lordy!!! That is so super cool!

I have a yo-yo quilt top that needs repair and backing. My Great Grandmother's housekeeper made it. I also have her box of scraps and unfinished yo-yos with her thin cardboard pattern.

I understand the joy you feel.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Lipmans. What a treasure. When I was a girl it was Pomeroy's in my neck of the woods. I would love to find a Pomeroy's box with such a treasure inside.

DragonflyzDreams said...

Those Yo Yo's are just awesome!
Smiles, Cyndi

Leslie said...

this is an amazing jaw dropping gift!!! you are one lucky lady

Jenny said...

I love this how fun it looks.

brigette said...

oh. my. gosh.

junebug308 said...

what a treasure! I am trying to make a yo yo quilt using vintage fabrics and I'm having trouble deciding what size yo yo's to make. I want to keep the pattern and design consistent with the time period. WOuld you mind telling me what the diameter of these yo yo's are. Much appreciated

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