I'm behind on replies to comments, but be assured that I appreciate each and every one of them. In fact, I think they have motivated me to finishing a few more projects that have been sitting on my to do list.
Here is my Pastiche Bee block for March. Suzanne is a teacher and wanted vintage school and office supply blocks. She specifically mentioned wanting a block with her glasses frames. She thinks they look school marm-ish but I think they look cool. It took me forever to decide how I wanted to do the background for the glasses on her block. but as soon as I settled on piecing hexies for the background, the block was done in three days.
And Charise, in the Cocorico Bee, wants house blocks. I had to start with the windows because I love old window panes. In high school I spent a summer working at a historical park stripping and repainting the old buildings. I didn't enjoy all of the detailed woodwork around the windows then--picture 90 degrees in the sun, wearing a gas mask and using a heat gun to strip the old lead paint off of the woodwork. But I old windows and woodwork now. My favorite thing is to be inside an old building and looking through the glass to see the ripples and flow and how that changes your view of the outside world.
Well, I'm off to plan and start a few more bee blocks that I'm behind on. Thank you for the supportive comments lately. They were just the kick in the pants that I needed. :)