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Friday, September 30, 2011

Kaffe Fassett returning home

I have blocks from Sue and Barb...yay!!!  I'll post pictures later this weekend.



Thursday, September 29, 2011

Two log cabin blocks!

I made these log cabin blocks for Lizzie.

Sue, they will be put in the mail tomorrow!

These were fun to make!  Love the way all the colors are all mixed up. 
 I  hope they are ok.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A couple of Log Cabin's for Lizzie

I'd cut these strips weeks ago all ready for Lizzie's blocks and when
I was making the blocks this morning I noticed I'd included orange too.
Well I went back to read Lizzies post from August and there it is...
along with yellow, red, white, aqua, grey and chocolate and any other colours you can find in her picture.
These were quick and fun.
I'm looking forward to start making up Lizzie's quilt.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lizzie's Block

OK Everybody,
we've all had a month when blocks were made for us and now it's Lizzie's turn.
She needs some time out to care for her family right now so we can help by giving her a little care.
I know she wanted blocks just like this.
Let's see how quickly we can get this to happen.

With Lizzie's permission I'd like to ask you all to join in making her blocks for this month.
Please could we all make 2 blocks (finished size 12.5" square) 
for her from our own fabrics with this look.
The centre is to be a  2" square and PLAIN RED
The surrounding strips to be cut around about 1" - 1.5" wide in an assortment of red & white, aqua & chocolate and yellow & grey.
Please try to use prints with the same modern look that most of these fabrics have.
I'm sure we all have something that will fit in amongst our stash.
Mail the blocks to my address and I'll put it together for her.
If you need reminding of my address just ask me in the comments and I'll email it to you.

Thanks for helping out, these blocks couldn't be for a nicer blog friend.
Sue @ Charlotte's cottage

Saturday, September 24, 2011

You will all have noticed I guess, that I have been more often absent than present in the last little while. Those of you that follow my personal blog will know that I have a trillion (I know, prone to exaggeration!..) things that I try to do and the top of that list is to be there for my Mum who has Alzheimer's disease. Her condition has taken an inevitable downward spiral in the last few weeks and I find myself driving the 200km round trip several times a week to be with her and support my Dad in his desire/need to keep her home with him for as long as is humanly possible. I'm not the young thing that I like to think I am anymore and the constant driving up and down, as well as the emotional toll of watching her slip away one brain cell at a time is all consuming. This has caused me to reevaluate things in my life and put aside some hopes and plans for me. I'm not an only child but I'm the eldest and the only daughter, so I'm it basically. 

I've decided with a huge amount of regret that I can't commit to another round of the Bee, I'll finish up Viv's blocks and call it a day. I'm ok with not doing my month, truthfully, I just can't find the energy right now. I'm handing over my Civil War Bride blog to someone else too, I will keep A House in the Country and my photography blog, they're my go to life savers so I hope you'll come visit me there..
If one of you wants to take over and organise the next round let me know and I'll sort it.

I just want to say thank you to all of the wonderful, warm and caring women I've met through this bee blog. I've had two years of friendship, fun and laughter. I've travelled continents and oceans, been to places I never thought I would, I've been inside your homes and your hearts and I know, with total certainty, that you'll all be thinking of me and I hope, always be a friend....

Friday, September 9, 2011

they're coming! they're coming!!

 Beebee's hearts are finished...
 Quite by chance a little star shape appeared in the centre of the four hearts...

So sorry Beebee that these are so late... the truth be told I had put your fabric away so carefully that I couldn't find it for ages. Finally last Wednesday night after tearing the room apart I found the envelope!

So these little hearts will be winging their way west over the Pacific on Monday.
Viv's fabric is now put in full view so they won't suffer a similar fate! I'll be onto them tomorrow, so should be caught up again...
Best, Kate

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hi Viv

Here's your Kaffe blocks, I'll parcel them up for their long trip back home to you.

They were so much fun to make up. Thanks for the great fabrics to work with.
hugs Sue

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Winging it's way to the Yukon

Hey Viv,
I had fun with your strips, thanks for sending them my way. I hope you like them!

I'm getting ready to fly out to my sister's home in British Columbia, on the 8th, my etsy shop is going on vacation too. See you ladies in a few weeks~~Elaine

Happy Labor day!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Labor Weekend

Dear bee balmers,

I have been AWE (absent without explanation) for months and it is now time to fess up. We have been dealing with the eldercare issues in Ohio on a rotating weekend basis, it feels like forever. Last weekend my father-in-law finally made the decision to move his wife to a care center, trying a week to see how she transitions to the new environment. Because of some changes, we do not need to go this weekend, and I have decided that it is now time to take back my life. I will be starting on make-up blocks tomorrow and hope to get a goodly number caught up and ready to mail.

As DD1 finally got this new hand-me-down computer to a point where I can use it, I hope to post pictures of what I finish up. I have not been in blogland since my post about Lou's father's day in June. Thank you all for being so understanding, for the messages of support, and for having my back.

Happy sewing, San-Dee