1. Embroidery Detail, 2. Curious Nature Pouch (Front), 3. Back of Name Tag for Partner , 4. Scrappy x and plus blocks, 5. April Block We Bee Modern too, 6. Embroidery, 7. Parisville Pouch, 8. Stained Quilt Top, 9. Group Shot of Blocks for Hive 4, 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee, 10. Scrappy Granny Block, 11. Curious Nature Pouch (Back), 12. Embroidery, 13. Scrappy Grannies14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available
How is it May...I mean, how is it May?? It`s still unseasonably cool here. Long may it continue but how can it be?
April was the month when I tried something new. I attempted embroidery and have to say that I really quite like it..I`m surprised! It`s so restful and slow and takes me back to this time last year when I didn`t even have a sewing machine so everything was hand-stitched - blocks, seams, quilting and binding!
It was also the month when I fell behind in the Stitch Tease Bee. I don`t like getting behind especially when it`s on a project with good bloggy friends. You see I haven`t been able to even start my blocks for Di - the swap mama of Stitch Tease. I ordered some white solid as all I had was a small amount of snow and it still hasn`t arrived. I`ve made my excuses and will get started as soon as the solid arrives. Do I sound like a broken record? So this month I still have Di`s blocks to make as well as Susan`s. Help!
April was my month as Queen Bee in the Care Circle of do.Good Stitches and I asked my lovely ladies to make me as many x and plus blocks for a quilt of Lynne`s Siblings Together. They lived up to expectations and then some. We are going to have ourselves a great quilt or quilts for someone at camp this summer. There was also bee blocks for the 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee and We Bee Modern Too.
I also had to make a name tag for my secret partner in the FQ Retreat Name Tag Swap. I have a fabulous partner. Ideas came very easily. The hard part was executing those ideas. I can`t show you the front as to do so would give the game away. You`ll just have to sit tight until she has received it. I hope she likes it!
May is already shaping up to be super busy - my head is already starting to spin. With the usual bee obligations, playing catch-up in the Stitch Tease Bee, quilts for Siblings Together and preparations for the FQ Retreat - help!
It`s May 1 and it`s a public holiday here so we are off out for a spin in the new (used) car!
Linking up with Lynne for Fresh Sewing Day!