Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hula Hoop - La

A hula hoop is a toy hoop that is twirled around the waist, limbs or neck. Although the exact origins of hula hoops are unknown, children and adults around the world have played with hoops, twirling, rolling and throwing them throughout history. I've been twirling my 'hoop' with being sure all my monthly projects are on time. Luckily, I can still get the hoop around my waist - so it gives me hope. Sometimes I can keep the momentum going, and then there are times it drops to my ankles - the hoop, not my waist!

I played with some paper piecing. Regina Grewes' BOM and the next butterfly for Claudia's Big Nature Quilt. One of our class ladies gave me a small baggy of scraps - I decided I would challenge myself to use just what was in the bag for these. And Shell's (Raspberry Rabbits) signature black/white dot ribbon I saved worked great for my hat. And, I got to fondle my buttons looking for the right one on the umbrella.



I have my stitchery ready for our Crafters Campfire. Will use the time to add the binding - when I decide what fabric I want to use. I'd really like the green again, but found just enough for this little bit of a border.

I have been very busy with a secret project using this. I just love Lily and Will in the Aqua - so my colors. It's my next tutorial visit over on Stash Manicure scheduled for Monday - July 25th. I double checked all my photos and notes and getting this into draft is today's project.


Just a reminder - Crafters Campfire on July 23 - Saturday. Bring your favorite traveling or camping craft and recipe to share. Tonya and I will both have Mr. Linky available to you - we share some followers, but then we have our own, too. So plan on visiting both sites. For our international folks, I plan on having Linky up Friday evening.




CLOSING THOUGHT

'And I say the sacred hoop of my people was one of the many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father.'
** Black Elk

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

18 comments:

  1. Secret project! What secret project using super darling Lily & Will? I want to see - LOL! Looking forward to when you can share the secret.

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  2. Hoop-de-hoop-hoop! Remember them well...Going through them all the time now...

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  3. I remember the hula hoop! I use to be good at it, don't think I would be now though LOL. Linda

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  4. So funny the hula hoop bit,great post Sharon

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  5. I remember the hula hoops. I used to be able to keep one going for a long time. Tried it a few months back and couldn't do it.. Getting old must be the reason, do you think?
    Thanks for the memories. You blog is so fun to read!

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  6. Great post - but a big huge special thanks for the reminder about the Crafter's Campfire! I've had so much H2H admin stuff running through my head lately I'd forgotten! But it's on my calendar now!!

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  7. I love Hula Hoops were a favorite of mine as a kid! Brings up great memories :) I love your paper piecing blocks! That hat is super cool!! The little cabin stitching is just so inviting, makes you want to visit there huh! lol Lily and Will is just so beautiful. I so wanted to use that for something but I have no more baby gifts to make :( Can't wait to see what you make with it!

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  8. Oh Yes.... the hula hoop means agility and youth - did accomplish the technique and glad I do not have to do it now. Looking forward to seeing your project using Lily & Will. That is exciting. Judy C in NC

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  9. Love the blocks you made, especially the butterfly - so beautiful! Your stitchery is so pretty.
    I can remember playing with a hula hoop for hours as a kid. It's a body motion you just don't forget - lol!

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  10. Sharon, those paper pieced blocks are beautiful.
    I can just barely get the hoop around my waist. I go to the Dr. next week and I'm going to be in trouble.

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  11. Last time I tried a hoola hoop it fell straight away. Not as 'hippy' as I used to be...or maybe more than I used to be....Ha!

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  12. Wow, those paper pieced blocks are gorgeous! I really love the hat with ribbon. Looking forward to seeing your tutorial on Stash!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I love the paper piecing. Want to see what the jelly roll turns into.

    Marsha

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  14. I was a pretty good Hula Hopper when I was a kid, now I get on the Wii with my granddaughter and it seems impossible! Can't wait to see your tutorial on Stash Manicure!

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  15. I can't wait to see your tutorial!! I love the aqua colorway too. I have a charm pack and haven't decided what to use it for yet.

    As for the hoola hoop, My daughter is awesome at it. She's got these Hawaiian hula hips that can just work that thing! (She is part Hawaiian so I guess that helps)

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  16. The stitching for the Crafters Campfire is darling Sharon:)

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  17. Beautiful pp blocks and love your stitching for the weekend! Wish I could do that but ah, life here is too crazy! Waiting for Monday...

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  18. I'm looking forward to your tutorial on Stash Manicure!!

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