I think it's pretty safe to say I've been working on these yo-yos for 20 years. Because that would be about the time DuAnn Wright taught a short class at the Quilt Crossing (Boise, Idaho) that I took on making the yo-yo's to string together for a tree garland. I've been working on these for so long that some of them were sewn by quilt buddies in the Friday Nooners group in Idaho. Many by Lois Bell.
|In the back shows part of the arm rest sewing caddy made by Wilma Smith (Idaho) that I always use for my yo-yos.|
I made one 25' garland years ago and gave it to my Aunt Joan. I guesstimate that I have at least 1,500 pre-cut circles left to sew. So if I sewed 10 per day it would take me half a year to finish but 10 per day is actually a tall order. I think the finish date will be at least 3 years from now, but don't hold your breath.