Thursday, January 7, 2010

Busy With My Bee

The blocks I chose to have made for the One Block Over Bee are beginning to show up on the bee blog as well as in the mail! You'll have to pop over there and see. So I wouldn't be last to create my own choice of block, I got to it last night and finished this morning. I wanted to have it done before bed, but this one block took me a couple of hours and at 12:45 AM, I found that I had sewn the last strip on backwards. My fingers were just too numb to fix it at that point, so all was finished this morning. I'm so glad 11 others are making a block. I'm not sure I would want to make all these myself. The thought of the sashing and putting them all together makes me a little nervous, too. 
joyeux noel embroidered pillow
Did you participate in Jacquie's "Joy In The New Year" WIP Challenge? I did and got four out of five projects done. I finished one and a half of the quilt tops for my guys. I'll be showing those soon when complete. Jacquie was giving out prizes for those who participated in the challenge and completed projects. The pillow above was my contribution to her prize cache. I was hoping to win the #1 prize of her neighborhood quilt, but another lucky gal won that little beauty.

Otherwise, my days have been filled with work and embroidery design files and still sorting out the sewing room. It's soooooo coooollllldddd here! We expect a bit of snow tonight, but I hope it is just a dusting. South Carolina + Snow = Way Too Much Trouble! Plus, our home and neighborhood are older and all the phone and electric lines are above ground. If we lose power, it's such a bother. Okay, I'm off to dry my hair and get dressed to clock in at my desk at noon -- I have to look good for myself! Plus, I need to run up to Bruegger's for a DC refill and over to Zaxby's for a Grilled Chicken Salad for my lunch all before my shift starts.


Abby and Stephanie said...

I'm liking it a lot!!! (especially the polka dots). Stay warm.

Michele said...

I love your choice of colors!

Sherri said...

Oh...I absolutely love your bee block!

Crystal Hendrix said...

That is a beautiful block!! I LOVE IT!! I find that I like tons of color and busy fabric! That is really pretty!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love that you get dreesed to go to work, so do I for if I do not, I get nothing done that day.
I love your block, super great fabrics and color. I would love to see what the other girls send you! I live in Illinois, and have more snow and cold than i ever want to see. YIKES!!!

Finding Pam said...

While I don't quilt, I do appreciate the talent and time it takes to do such a lovely block.

The colors are wonderful.

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a good new year!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

LOVE the block...great job :)

Unknown said...

Hi Michele,
You have won the pillow in "Mom's Birthday contest".
email me your adress @ & I will get it in the mail to you.
I like your bee block!

Ravenhill said...

Oh, this is such a colorful and gorgeous block!!! You are so good Michele!!! I really love this block party that you have joined. What fun it will be to follow along and see what you all do.