Tuesday, February 28, 2012

yo-yo's .....

I caught up with my art friends on the weekend..... Ro, Dot and Patsy.  We spent a beautiful day down by the beach in Beaumaris, lunching at the "Tea House" a lovely little cafe right on the beach.  It was a perfect summers day... beautiful sunshine, with a light sea breeze (guess who forgot her camera though!!!). 
There was amazing birdlife....black swans, pelicans, seagulls all swimming in the shallows,  feeding.  A beautiful little wattle bird kept us entertained while we ate....he dined with us....we on our scrummy salads and cakes,  the wattle bird  swooping on insects.

Afterwards we all went back to Patsy's studio and made yo-yo's.  We are making ourselves necklaces from these.....stay tuned for the finished product!  The lovely old box of threads was from my MIL's,  it belonged to her mother ...a special treasure for me.  I also have some of the most amazing old lace...I will photograph that for another day.

I have been stitching these letters for ALAW.  Muted coloured thread beads  (a la Jude Hill)  make up the letters for my alphabet on a lovely soft white linen cloth.  I am enjoying stitching these and by the end of the year I will have two sets of alphabets. I quite like the look of them pinned to this lovely shibori dyed silk from Ziguzagu ... I might have to find some more.


WORDS  HAVE  WINGS,
SO  SPEAK  GOOD  THINGS.

Jacky xox

13 comments:

kaiteM said...

the yo yo necklace sounds intriguing and that's a lovely old box.

Jenny said...

Sounds like a perfect day Jacky... the beach, sunshine, delicious food, entertainment and good company... love the yo-yo's... can't wait to see the necklace...

Hugs
Jenny x

woman with wings said...

How fun, can't wait to see the necklace! The box of threads is wonderful, are you stitching with the threads? I like your alphabet idea with the thread beads, I woulda' never thought of doing something like that! Love it. xo

Ro Bruhn said...

It was a lovely day, sunshine, friends, art, it passes way too quickly. Love the colours in your yo yos can't wait to see them assembled. I've added beads and metal to mine.

grrl + dog said...

yo yo's are very satisfying.. cant wait to see the necklaces..

deanna7trees said...

oh, i want to make the necklace too. can't wait to see it. and i love your thread bead letters.

Notjustnat said...

I was trying to comment from my iPhone last night but it didn't work. Here I am again. Lovely alphabet stitching happening here, nice group. The shibori looks better here than at zz. Can't wait to see the yoyo necklace - hugs Nat

Dot said...

It was a lovely day last Saturday. The bird was enjoying eating on bugs (our lunch was tastier though!). Your fabric for the yo yo's is lovely and the stitched alphabet is coming up nicely.
Look forward to seeing photo's of the lace. The thread box looks gorgeous. Dot xx

Marilyn Rock said...

What a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing it with us. Love that box! Your Yo, Yo's are super and your stitched letters - WOW! I love them!

karen said...

lovely box,lovely embroidery,lovely yo yo's....a lovely post!!

helen said...

What a lovely sounding day...that's what life is all about :~) Your yo~yo's look such fun and I love your idea of the thread bead alphabet. Have a great Saturday x

Hoola Tallulah said...

sweet yoyos, a yoyo necklace is such a brilliant idea and I love your thread bead alphabet, would make a lovely bunting for a baby nursery. Sending you lots of love <3

Angela Recada said...

It sounds like you had the perfect day, in gorgeous surroundings, with lovely friends! And the quote is perfect.
xoxoxo