Last weekend's hospital visit has kind of thrown me off balance, and I really need to get caught up on the quilting bee blocks I am late or almost late with. So this week is the week of the bee blocks.
10make2's block (number 1 of 2) for Louise. I love this bento box pattern. It's so simple, but in a whole quilt looks amazingly effective. Like this beauty.
These ones are VERY late. They were from June's 8two8 group. Free pieced basket blocks for Lynn
Moving swiftly on to the cottage quilting bee and Adina's strippy triangles. I could not for the life of me get the strips to match up. I unpicked 3 times before I noticed that she who is by far better than I will ever be didn't match hers up either. I'll hang out with her any day. We can be in the not matched up strips club.
Lastly (for now, at least) are the blocks for Emily and the sewconnected2 bee.
The (wonky - oops, first attempt, and I tried to wing it too) spiderweb was just to use up the leftover scraps I couldn't bear to throw away, that were too small to send back. It'd probably make a cute coaster, I guess?
And that's it so far. I still have another bento box to sew together, and I am waiting on a few blocks for the quilt around the world bee. Plus it's almost August, and the whole thing goes round again.
Does any one think I may have signed up for too many groups? Nah. Not a chance. There's another one due to start in September, the Euro Bee. I'm sure there are enough hours in the day, just as long as no-one gets rushed to hospital in the meantime!!! Oh, I also am hoping to join in with the Christmas Block Swap Beth is organising. It's always good to keep busy, right?
An update on the little chicken (Eby, not a real chicken). She didn't have swine flu after all, but appendicitis. After much deliberation the doctors decided to whip out her appendix anyway, which was a good move - seeings as once they cut her open it burst. That was on Sunday. She came home this morning, tender, but glad to be out of the nasty hospital.
And the bat - well, he hasn't returned, but I have made sure windows and doors are kept closed after dark, just in case (there's not a chance the stupid cats could have brought him in - they are lucky if they catch a spider).
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