My Favorite Day

The Bee is today, and it’s at my house again. Something must be wrong with me, or I forgot something huge. I was finished with the baking and cleaning WAY early…

Anyway. It’s June, right? I have a fire blazing in the stove, and it’s cloudy and cold outside. I’m wearing a turtleneck, a long jumper and my new socks that are ever so cute. Guess what I planned for dessert? Ice cream! We were supposed to be enjoying an early summer day with frozen sweetness (and Nutella), but instead we are shivering around the snappy fire with our blue fingers holding our plates of icy goodness.

I’ve started working again on my Halloween quilt. It’s “Vintage Trick Or Treat”, by Crabapple Hill. It’s embroidered and pieced. Very cute… I just ordered another Crabapple Hill pattern for a Halloween quilt, so better get crackin’ on this one. Oh, and I have another Halloween pattern for a quilt. I better not sleep from now on.

P.S. Nutella does NOT freeze well…Don’t try it!

What To Do, What To Do…

I have so many projects in line, and I can’t decide which to work on.

I have clothing that I want to sew. I have a top cut out, and the fabric washed and ironed for two VERY cute skirts. I hope they’re cute on me, because they sure are cute on the skinny models. The patterns are from the book Sew Serendipity, by Kay Whitt. There are so many patterns in the book that I really want to sew. Adorableness to the max! Kay’s blog is now my home away from home http://blog.sewserendipity.com/

I also ordered a pattern booklet that includes patterns for a new camera bag, and a new lap-top bag, and oh boy are they CUTE!  http://blog.sewserendipity.com/2010/09/fall-preview-part-2.html  Go to the link, and look at the darling and talented Kay Whitt’s blog! Adorable! I went to the fabric store today to see if they have the correct fusibles, and they don’t. I’m going to have to order them along with the hardware… So, it looks like the bags are on hold.

My applique quilt square is in process, and I took it with me to Bee on Wednesday, but I was having a hard time seeing because there isn’t a huge contrast between my fabrics. I really would like to get going in a big way on my quilt.

So…I think that I’ll do a little work on the quilt, and try to sew one of my cute skirt patterns.

The Farmer’s Market starts this weekend, and a cute wardrobe is in order for one of the social events of the season. However…we are supposed to have very cold weather, and possibly snow, so I think the skirt is on hold until next week!

b,b,b…BEE!

Four times a year I am the hostess for my quilt group, or as we like to call our get-togethers, Bee!

Today I’m having Bee here. I’ve spent a bit of time cleaning, and baking in anticipation…

We are having Lemon Bars, and Strawberry Shortcake. There will also be a berry salad, and cheese. There of course will be coffee and tea and raspberry lemonade. It can’t be dessert without . We talk a lot, during the sewing, and during the dessert and during our greetings and our leavings. We catch up on our absent members, and ask about our spouses. We are our best friends.

 We sew, and knit, and share our new projects. Some are in progress, and some are finished. The finished ones are very appreciated. My Wednesdays are all very appreciated, because it’s Bee!

Busy Day…

Today is Wednesday. The best day of the week, because it’s the day I go to “Bee”! The Bee is a group of women that I truly love. We get together every Wednesday to quilt and knit together. We also have dessert, but that is just a bonus. Our time together is spent chatting, laughing and sharing our projects. We’ve done a few group projects, including a quilt for our friend Susan that recently moved. It’s my turn to be hostess for my friends in two short weeks, so I need to start thinking of a great dessert for all of us to share. We don’t count calories when it comes to the better things in life, like dessert, so the sky’s the limit.

This is a picture of my portion of a group project we did a couple of years ago. We each made an autobiographical mini quilt of ourselves. I had so much fun trying to include all of my various interests in one very little square. It measures eight and one half inches by twelve inches. The individual blocks were safety pinned together at every corner with beaded pins. We entered it in our local guild show and it was an award winner.

I’m off to make my friend a Birthday card, and then let the fun begin!