Thursday, February 28, 2013

From Mom

 A package from my mom arrived with all these yo-yos she made.  Back in October I flew to California to help care for her after she broke her ankle.  I had taken along one of those Clover Yo-Yo makers just to sit and do busy work.  Well mom was curious on how to make them and I realized this was a fun little project for her so I hooked her up with lots more fabric and also a smaller Yo-Yo maker.  I didn't anticipate that she would get them done so quickly and look how many!!!!  There are hundreds!  Mom has since given up her yo-yo making career.  LOL
Another fun surprise she tucked in my package are these crocheted dishcloths that are way too pretty too use.  They are a treasure to me because they are from her heart and hands.  Now if I could just convince her to make me a granny square blanket.

We are still settling into the rental house.  It has not been easy to leave the home we sold and loved.

40 comments:

Saskia Smit said...

Another box... Did you start quilting yet. (just a little stich?) Or are you still un-packing?

Darlene said...

Sweet treats from you mom!

Nice to see you - I've been thinking about you.

Cheryl said...

Wow, what a great project for someone in rehab and now you have a great stash of yo-yos! Moving is always so emotionally and physically exhausting...hang in there.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a lovely box of goodies - take your time 'settling'.

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Moms are the best! Hope she is doing well.

Here's to a new and exciting chapter!
Stefanie

WoolenSails said...

That is a lot of yo yo's but a nice way for her to keep busy while she recovered. Do you have plans yet, for the new house?

Debbie

Mary C said...

Great to hear from you!

Maxine said...

Please use the dishcloths. It will make your Mom so happy.

Needled Mom said...

What treasures, Mary!! I think she should crochet that blanket for you now!

I can't imagine how busy you must be getting settled into a new place. It is so nice to read a post from you.

Janet O. said...

Wow, Mom caught on like a house a-fire! Now what will YOU make with them? : )
Those dishcloths are beautiful--I think I might use them under a plant, or something. They need to be displayed!

LynCC said...

That's a lot of yo-yo's! :D Sorry you had to leave your other home. I hope this one grows on you and starts to be a comforting place.

Angie said...

What a wonderful surprise to receive from your Mom. :P It would be wonderful to have all of those yo-yos on standby for whatever whimsy strikes your fancy and needs some baubles. :) And I LOVE crocheted dishcloths. One lucky girl, you are. :P

Kaaren said...

SO, so relieved to hear from you!!! I didn't want to bother you at this unsettling-in-many-ways time.

I L-O-V-E yo-yo quilts! Do I see one in Quilt Hollow's future?

GIANT hugs to you my friend.

Kindred Quilts said...

Oh my goodness! You will have fun making something with the yo-yo's! And I agree... those dishcloths are so pretty!!!

Valerie Z said...

So wonderful to "see you" today! Receiving a package from your Mom during this hectic move makes for an awesome day! Wishing you better days ahead as you settle in and get back to what you love most - family and quilting! Sending hugs your way!

Wendy said...

She should start on making hexies. Nice to have you back, are you quilting again. I've been thinking about you getting settled.

Karen said...

Do you have plans for the yo-yo's?

sunny said...

Holy yo-yo maker! I've started making yoyos again, but I'm a little slower than your mom. Hope you find a good use for them once you're settled.

AnnieO said...

Oh, yo yos! Wow, that is a lot :) Go ahead and use those dishcloths, I say.

Leaving a home you've had for so many years and raised your children in must be difficult! Hope the memories of happy times there help.

Lesley said...

Your mom sounds wonderful! So neat that she made you all these yo yo's and those special crocheted treats!

Loris said...

Nice work! Crafty help from family members is kind of special. Mom helped me take out stitches (longarm bumble!) and saved me a lot of time. DH has been marking my little church window pieces for stitching :-)

Deb said...

WOW, what a supply of yo-yo's. Glad to hear that you've made it into the rental...are the plans still to build in the future?

Lynn said...

Lucky you! I love yo-yos. Making a yo-yo quilt is on my to do list (one day). The best kind of yo-yos are the ones someone else makes for you!

Sinta Renee said...

I wish I could get my mom to make some yoyo's for me! That is a fun package to get... along with the dish cloths! I hope you get through your transition soon and life becomes normal again for you:)

Mary said...

What fun! Are we going to see a Yo-YO coverlet in the future??

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Great job Mom!! What are you going to do with all those yo-yos?? Happy to see a post from you. Hope all is well!

sandi s said...

What a great Mom you have! I love making dishcloths also.
Have a great day.

Shelley said...

Well, your Mom has blessed you sweetly Mary. I am happy for you to have these things from her to enjoy :) You should have taught her the part where you sew them all together lol! But it will make a great evening project for you to work on...thinking about you lots and the new place...hang in there.(((HUGS))))

Carrie P. said...

Now you get the job of sewing all those yo yos together.
I just finished a crochet dishcloth/potholder using a basket weave design. You could use yours as pot holders too.

Cathy said...

I know how precious those wash cloths will be one day. I have the ones my knitted for me. Hugs

Sue-Anne said...

That was a great idea to keep your mum busy. I hope your new house starts to feel like home soon.

Barb said...

what a fun package to receive!
Your mom is a yo you making queen. Do you think she'd make me some berries? lol

andsewon said...

How sweet to receive a loving package from your Mama! Hope she is getting along well these days. I have a precious small bag of green yo yos my Mama made, want to do a Christmas tree wall quilt with them. You just take your time getting settled.
Hugs,
Lola

Stitched With Prayer said...

Wow Mary! That's a LOT of yoyos! Lots of cute projects there waiting to happen. Love the color of the dishcloths your mom crocheted. I too have been knitting and crocheting dishcloths in the evenings when we settled in to relax for the evening to watch TV of just have quiet time. I don't have any problems using mine, but you sound like me when you said about those that your mom sent you ..."They are a treasure to me because they are from her heart and hands". I wouldn't be able to use them either. I have a sentimental streak in me a mile wide, LOL. Of course, my hubby does a lot of the cooking and clean up to help me and even though I through out any of my old dish clothes that had holes in them, he said the bright pretty new ones are NOT to be used until the last of the older ones draws it's last gasping breath...he thinks the new ones over a dozen of them, are way to pretty to use. THIS coming from a tough old Marine, LOL. Go figure, LOL. But again, like you, some things are just too special to use, those things I have that my mom made, well, they are for looking at only and that is that! Congratulations Mary on the sale of your house, I was so happy to read about it this morning. I know it has been a while coming and your temporary rental home looks wonderful. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts an prayers for everything else to fall into place for your new home very quickly. Big Hugs...

Lori said...

Yo-Yo mama!! lol It's a good thing she is done making them- you have so many!! What a way for her to stay busy.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a wonderful surprise for you! I've had you on my mind too~ hope the settling in is going well. ((hugs))

Candace said...

How absolutely wonderful of your mother, Mary! I hope you get settled soon and can do some sewing - I know just how hard it is to move and begin again.
Cheers!

Kim said...

This really is a treat to receive these handmades from your mom...it seems you share a talent for crafting wonderful things. What will you make with those hundreds of pretty yo-yos?

Settling into a rental is a challenge, but working through leaving home behind and all that entails is really really difficult. We are "home" again, after three months of travel and suddenly I feel as if I am lost, still not at home and all I want to do is to "go home"... :-O

Kathie said...

love those dish clothes, beautiful.
yo yo's are just fun!
hope your settling in nicely
kathie

MARCIE said...

Bless your mom and all those yo yos! Do you have a plan for them? So you are all moved and getting back into the groove. Hope you are loving your new home!