Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Yo Yo Throw, continuation

back side of yo yos

This is a continuation of the blog that I posted last night. Every year for Christmas my mom makes each of her daughters (three of them) something that she lovingly made. My mom loves doing "handwork" and is a perfectionist with every stitch. My mom is a self taught quilter, she read a book about quilting and a few months later she finished a wall hanging for one of her grand kids. All of her grand kids and great grand kids have all been gifted with something that she made them and all her daughters as well. My mom also loves to do hand applique, silk embroidery, cross stitch, makes pillows and has dabbled in a few upholstery projects (per my request but swears she will never do that again!). Ok, back to the throw. There are 1, 044 yo yos in this throw. Each yo yo took her approximately four to five minutes to make and that doesn't count cutting them out. My mom used four strings of thread per each yo yo for long lasting stability. My mom said she started the throw in August and finished it a week before Thanksgiving utilizing every free moment she had to finish it. You can imagine my surprise when I opened this gift. It really about took my breath away as it is sooo gorgeous and all the colors are so soothing to look at. Finding the proper placement in my home for this yo yo throw was most important as I wanted to show case it and not keep it tucked away. The proper place for this gorgeous one of a kind piece of art is displayed on my kitchen table. Where ever you are in the family room/kitchen area, you can see it. When we sit down for dinner, the throw comes off as I don't any food or drink particles touching it. I know how lucky I am to have such a sweet. loving, and talented mom. All of the treasures she has made me over all the years are truly keepsake treasures that will be forever adored.


Rose Garden Romantic said...

I love the colors and fabrics she used! You are such a lucky girl! What a sweet mom!!

Barbra joan said...

I just found you and since I love the same shabby look I think your blog is wonderful. As for your yo yo piece, I know you'll treasure it. When I was in my 20's (waaaay past that now) my Mom gave me one that she made. At that time it was all made with 30's style prints, I didn't appreciate it back them and I don't have it anymore, and could just cry when I think of that. But a lesson learned!

Shabby Kim said...

Oh lord, that yo-yo throw is just gorgeous. I would love to have one for myself. Does your Mom take custom orders??

Also wanted to let you know that you've been "Tagged". Stop by my blog when you get a chance to see what you need to do. Take care!!


Anonymous said...

Your blog is fabulous. The pictures are all so lovely. I know the yo yo throw is gorgeous because I've seen it in person!

The Feathered Nest said...

This. is. BEAUTIFUL!!! What a precious heirloom for your mother to give you ~ I know you will treasure if forever. I'm so glad that you have it out so you can enjoy it too. To lock it away in a chest or trunk would be a waste of it's beauty!! xxoo, Dawn