The bee blocks keep drifting in to my mailbox this month. I've been finishing them and sewing them together into my quilt top. I'm up to 15 blocks, and 8 of them are from the bee.  What do you think so far?

bee quilt progress


bee quilt progress

My turn again!

It is my month in the It's Sew Easy Bee-ing Green Bee.  The blocks are trickling in to my mailbox and also steadily making their way off of my machine.

I cut about a billion strings to mail off to the Green Bee participants. And then I cut another billion more for me. I made the three blocks below. For each block I tried harder and harder to group colors to make them look less balanced as a block so that the whole quilt would have some variations and interest. 

Last week,  I received my first block from bee member, Sharon, or neshamamama. (The tape with the name is only temporary until the quilt top is finished.)

Then I used some sniglet scraps to make some strings and I made this block.

And here is how the first seven look together.

I swear that I tried to make an ugly block just to see if it would work in the final quilt.  With these fabrics, it just doesn't seem possible.  I'm so, so, so pleased with how it is turning out.  The final quilt will have at least 30 blocks, so I'll try not to bore you again with a block-by-block update.  I can't make any promises, though.

New Year Catch Up

Do you ever feel like the calendar keeps moving faster than you do?  I'm the kind of person that likes a certain amount of time to be quiet and reflect--especially at the end of one year and beginning of the next.  Instead, the calendar is over two weeks ahead of where I am mentally.  Quiet reflection time is hard to come by these days.  Henry has around 250 words now and is very interested in asserting his opinion (usually "no") and he's also busy running and trying to jump).  When I feel surrounded by daily to-do list items, it is hard to take a deep breath and look at the big picture.  Every night I'm going to bed after midnight even when I feel like it should only be 10:00pm.

Hmmm....   Rereading that last sentence makes me wonder if I need to catch up on some sleep first.  And take some deep breaths. 

In the meantime, know that I'm grateful for this space to express myself and for the opportunity to hear from you.  I treasure the comments and feedback here.  I'll leave you with my favorite image of the holiday season.  This is Henry "helping" with the cookie baking.