Friday, August 31, 2012

Christmas Through The Year - August



Last month Carol made one Christmas project for every day of July. Go ahead. Be impressed. I was! I have trouble making one a month, but I'm hanging in there...and my box is getting full! :) But if you are looking for inspiration pop in and see her wonderful projects.

I made a Christmas Tree.

In August. That's a really big deal for a gal who staunchly adheres to the rule that 'Christmas will not make a peep until the day after Thanksgiving'. I'm not much of a rule girl, but that's one of them. I get my feathers ruffled when I walk into a Hobby Lobby in July and the aisles are filled with wreaths and ornaments and trees. I will go through great lengths to avoid that entire area if I have to go in there. Alas, I needed a star for my August gift. So last week found me standing forlornly in front of the decorations. An employee was restocking next to me and she glanced my way as I sighed. I'm sure I was a pitiful sight. She sweetly asked if she could help me. I told her I was about to break the rule. She laughed and said that she was already sick of Christmas.

It took all my strength to reach out and snag the topper that caught my eye, but I did it for the sake of the tree:

I have been stitching up three sizes of yo-yo's for some time now. I just dug into my stash and pulled greens.Now I need to make another one...for me. :)

I know I saw this idea somewhere a couple of years a go, but I have no idea where, but this was not my idea so if y'all are familiar with this and know where this idea originated, I would appreciate it if you would let me know so that I can give credit where credit is due.

Cheryl and Darlene have been driving the Christmas train all year. It's a wonder they get anything else done. Cheryl gathers great tutorials so pop in and find the perfect gift to make and then hop over to Darlene's and be inspired some more to fill your own box. Others are linking up with their August projects and I need an idea for September!

13 comments:

Kristie said...

Okay, I just love this! As we had talked before, I love making yo-yo's! I may have to make one. :) What did you use for the cone?

Have a wonderful and Blessed day
Kristie

Denise :) said...

How pretty!!! Can I admit something, though? Sewing yo-yo's in not my favorite. LOL! :)

Darlene said...

This is stinkin' cute. I remember seeing something this a couple of years ago and thought I'd love to make one. I don't have enough greens in my stash and didn't want to buy more just to make yo-yos. LOL

Betty Lou said...

How cute and simple. I know what you mean about rushing Christmas, I am always happy to see the fall decorations in mid June, as it reminds me that cooler weather is ahead, but Christmas in July, no thank you.

Sandy said...

Perfect little tree for a desktop!

JMF said...

I am so going to copy the tree that you copied LOL I love yoyos.

Doniene said...

Absolutely darling!! Perfect with the little barn!! I am impressed!!!

Blessings

Cheryl said...

That is the best yoyo tree ever!! I love how you used different size yoyo's and the star is PERFECT on top. Great job!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I am currently readying Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway!!

jill said...

Christmas throughout the year??? But I am a quilter, we wait until the last 48 hours to get things done. Where is the fun in getting done early...hehehe.

Thanks for the links, I will certainly give Carol a heads up. I am impressed.

blessings, jill

Staci said...

LOVE your tree! I think this was shown in an issue of Quilts and More sometime in the last year or two. I know if I were to hunt for it, I could find it. I saved it because I thought it was so darn cute and it's on my Do Someday List. Every time I see those foam cones, it is the first thing I think of!

NaomiG said...

I LOVE that tree! So beautiful. I feel the same way about christmas early in the year--I threaten to celebrate christmas in January every year, because my husband works for a major shipping company, and therefore christmas is NOT a fun holiday at our house. I wish it was. We're counting down the years till he retires so we can enjoy the magic of it, instead of dread it. :-)

Sarah said...

Thanks for the reminder - I'm not the biggest fan of making yoyos but I did buy some buttons and the cone to make this tree last January :0

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