Yo Yo's

This month has not been very productive for me as far as finishing projects or anything else for that matter.  Since it's been a long time since I've posted I'll show you what I am working on.
 Last month I got together with my friends Bev and Evy and we made yo yo's, not for any particular reason just 'cause they are fun, they are easy to make and visit at the same time and they wanted to learn how to make them with yo yo makers. I decided to use mine to decorate the bottom of a tray.
I went to the local hardware store and had them cut a piece of Plexiglas glass to size to protect the yo yo's.  I still have to finish stitching them together which is much more time consuming that what I expected. I think it's much cuter in person and can hardly wait to have someone over so I can put it good use.


It's been a long time

It's been a long time since I finished something and this particular project was a kit I picked up at the Quilt Show up in Fargo 5 years ago.

I had my friend Susan quilt it for me and she did a fabulous job.
This is the back side.


Home Show

Saturday we went to the Minnesota Spring Home Show.  I love going there and getting into the spring spirit even thought it snowed most of the way home and the roads were a little hairy.

Are you getting spring fever yet?
I signed up to win this adorable little gnome house,  I really need a house for my gnome garden, but they never called so I guess it went to someone else.
While I was there I had to go see my friend Marjorie. Actually I had never met her before but she is the type of person that once you meet her you just feel like you are friends.  If you don't know of her, she is a baking queen. She is on the Jay Leno Show quite often and has recently been on the Dr. Oz Show. She is well known for her impeccable baking skills and has won thousands of blue ribbons at the state fair.  Since I love to bake I just had to buy her book The Road to Blue Ribbon Baking.
And then it was back home to a reality check