Friday, 22 October 2010

Bee Block catch-up

I got so sidetracked this summer swapping and bee-ing over on Flickr that nothing much I've made showed up on my blog so I thought I'd do a few catch-up posts, as much for my own benefit as anything else.  So catch-up no. 1 is this summer's bee blocks.
Bee Blocks summer 2010
I think my favourite is the beach huts on the bottom right, not because it looks the best out of all of these  (actually I think it looks a bit lack lustre compared to what I had in my mind) but because it was the first thing I made with my new sewing machine, which I got for my birthday at the start of October.  Look at that perfect blanket stitch and look at those swirly waves.
Beach huts
And of course that is my other piece of major news - the new sewing machine.  I'll save that for another post because it does deserve a post all of its own but let me tell you, the new sewing machine is as life changing as the day I persuaded my husband that I needed an electric blanket or the day I persuaded him that I needed one of those coffee machines where you take a little pod and put it in the top of the machine - no fannying around with beans and grounds and all that fuss and faff and faddle.  Actually, more life changing than the coffee machine but possibly less life changing than the electric blanket - do I sound old?  

12 comments:

  1. ha ah - too funny! They are all spectacular! And no...you don't sound old - I think as adults we just learn to appreciate things a little differently!

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  2. Ah so cute - I keep considering joining in a bee then worry that if I get involved in one and have one of those flashes of inspiration that I'd forget about the bee block and feel guilty or or concentrate on the blocks and not go with my instincts and boy are they pulling me every which way at present ;-)

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  3. No you don't sound old! I'll tell you something weird now though....I dreamt about your new sewing machine last night. I seriously need to get a life all my dreams seem to be about sewing these days :-)

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  4. I love your blocks. Is there a tutorial out there for the single girl type circle, square and triangle? They are amazing! I am also loving the top left hand corner and top second from the right. If I start a Bee you will be personally invited to join. :)

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  5. wow you were one busy swapper this summer....they are all so pretty. those houses are especially cute. i can not wait to hear about your new sewing machine. i am sort of coveting right now. mine is half working.

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  6. Can I just say that I'm eternally thankful that I am not in any of your bees because those blocks looks really hard! now I'm worried about my first upcoming bee in the new year. And new machine, yes, a full report, please. No you don't sound old, just slightly bonkers.

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  7. Do you sound old? Um yes. But I caught myself thinking that everyone's else's pillows are uncomfortable compared to mine which I find worrying.

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  8. Wow - how many Bees are you in!?! I love the blocks with the square, triangle and circle. I like the mention of coffee machines - since I started drinking coffee 5 years ago (as an overworked and underslept trainee solicitor!!) I wanted a proper coffee machine. My parents got us one for our wedding and my husband got me a grinder for my birthday last year. However as the march towards 30 continues I dream of an instant capsule machine . . . .

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  9. That beach houses one is fab! And a new machine?! How exciting - I can't wait for a grand reveal! Is it the one with the name beginning with "H"?!

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  10. I love those skinny outline strips in your blocks. The little huts are gorgeous, the new machine is earning its keep!

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