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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

YoYo Pillow with Tassels ... and Wilton Cupcake Holder Giveaway

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Smart and Trendy Moms

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This is again..from the stacks of pillow patterns. And..ooo,there are some good ones. Do any of you remember smocking or your mother smocking aprons and pillows? Most of the time with beautiful ginghams..but sometimes, out would come that gorgeous velvet...and the grid would be drawn on the back..and the stitching would begin. However, as beautiful as the velvet pillows were, I am a gingham girl. I still am. Little makes me happier than a first glimpse of gingham in a thrift or antique shop..I immediately think..apron! apron!! and *sighs..even better if it has embroidery or chicken scratch worked on it. I am not ashamed to admit..I have been known to happy dance in a store. :).
Does anyone still do yoyo's?? I mean,besides me? It's a very soothing thing, to sit and cut circles form gorgeous fabrics..and sew those little circles. I have a small container filled, but..what was I thinking??? They are of different sizes. I have a grandaughter that may never sew anything else, but for awhile..that was her favorite thing to do. So we cut fabric and sewed. her favorites were always the shades of yellow.. if it was yellow, then Missy Taylor made the yoyo. *sighs.. my sweet girls are grown now..in college, with little time for making yoyo's with a granny, I miss them, the way they were when they were little. I'm going to stop that before I bring myself to tears..
Don't forget..if you come by, be sure and leave a comment for the cupcake holder giveaway. I will draw the name this coming Sunday morning..so you still have plenty of time, so comment away. Hugs to everyone..

13 comments:

  1. You always make me smile over here! :)

    I love these posts! They are so happy and fill of great memories! I loved smocking on my gingham sundresses when I was a kid!

    Have a happy week! Anne

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  2. CC,
    Love those pillow ..especially the yo yo and the puff one...So CUTE! I came by to see your pinkies and saw this...Now i headed over to your pink post...better late than never....Got busy on Mother's Day weekends...Have a wonderful week Katherinellen

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  3. Hey There!

    I'm a new follower from Tuesday Tag Along, I hope you'll stop by and follow me too! :)

    And what a neat idea, a yoyo pillow? Neat

    http://mylifewithratsandmore.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm making yo yos from some 1930 reproduction fabric. No project in mind. It does take a lot of Yo Yos to be something. I see your pillow pattern calls for 64! :)

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  5. I have over 18 hundred yo-yo's! (do you think I will make something in my lifetime!?) I went into our local salvage store yesterday and found every gingham, hip-hip-hooray! Andy has a mix of colorful overalls!

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  6. Hi I am now following you on GFC - janetfaye from It's A Social Parade!
    http://grammyjanetsplace.blogspot.com/2010/05/ts-social-parade-google-friend-connect_12.html

    I have never seen or heard of Yo Yos, the pillows are cute.

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  7. Just dropping by to say "Hello" and check out your blog. Stop by mine sometime.

    http://www.bellasavvy.net

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  8. Stopping by via the Social Parade. Nice Blog!

    I now Follow on GFC :)

    Jill @ Frugal Plus

    http://frugalplus.com/

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  9. Thanks so much for linking up with Social Parade at Smart and Trendy Moms. I am following! Have a great day.
    Jennette
    Smart and Trendy Moms

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  10. hi! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! It made my day! I haven't smocked in years. I think the last thing I did was a little dress for my daughter, about 24 years ago! I would love to be entered in your draw!

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  11. Stopping by from the Social parade & following now
    http://lunaj1456.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi! Just stopping by from the Social Parade. I am now following you with Google Friend Connect. Come visit us at www.couponsaregreat.net!

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  13. Hi CC, I haven't been by in sooooooo long and I gotta tell you I adore yo-yo's and the little pillows are the cutest things. Enjoyed visiting your bloggy again! XXMollye

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