Friday, April 17, 2009

Hosting the Wanna Bees

I love my bee group!

The creativity in the room, the spark of an idea, and the willingness of everyone to share feedback and advice is priceless. Totally worth packing up your machine and dragging it to someone else's house.

But my favorite day is hosting. Now some folks might think it is a hassle to have a (mostly) clean house and get all your quilty stuff set up to make room for everyone to work in the public areas. I, however, am like a puppy; I'm a pack animal. I love to be in my own environment with all my people around.

Speaking of puppies, this was Daisy's first chance to meet everyone. She was very well behaved except for one moment when she walked on my quilt and a little bit on Lene's. Luckily everyone in my bee has at least one dog and is very canine tolerant.

Anyway, we had a great day. My mom even stopped by for some advice on a baby quilt she is working on.
Lene was doing the most tedious paper piecing I can imagine, although it is gorgeous.
Lynn was working on her bright quilt, and Ben was creating another masterpiece that can only come from the artist's mind.
I was busy rearranging my Bento Box blocks, and had lots of help with the layout. This is one of my favorite things about the bee group - the input when you just aren't sure where to go next. I decided on a design and got more than half of the blocks put together already. I'm also trying to write the tutorial for this method as I go so that, when the quilt is complete, I can just click "post" and you will all get to see how it worked. So far I have to give it an A++ for easy (a beginner could do it) but only a B- for my fabric choices and the variety you get from using this method.

I hope to take the motivation and inspiration from yesterday and use it to propel me through a weekend of sewing. What are you working on?


  1. Yee Haw! I like the Bento!

    I wish I could bee a WannaBee. I sew wanna be a WannaBee. Sniff, sniff.

    Happy Friday!

  2. You could be a Wanna Bee...unfortunately you have that ~shudder~ job thing ~shudder~ that keeps interfering with the fun stuff in your life!

  3. I wanna be a WannaBee too! So fun to see you guys being all creative together... those darn job things really do keep you from doing all the fun stuff!


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