For anyone wondering what I'm talking about, I asked in yesterday's post what everyone thought I'd made in this block. Your answers had me laughing so hard I had tears running down my cheeks and my son Tom thought you'd all upset me!
So what did I make? Well, in this month in Ringo Pie (a horribly difficult online bee I foolishly agreed to sign up to last summer), we were asked by Ayumi to make a block relating to post and delivery of packages and parcels. I had in mind a selection of envelopes lined with Liberty fabrics but before I got started, Ayumi, whose month it is, posted this block which blew the idea I had in my head right out of the water.
So I decided to have a re-think and liked the idea of making an English letter box because our letter boxes are so pretty - I googled "vintage letter box" and this one came up which got me started. I was going to make it all in different reds but then it occurred to me it might be cute in Liberty fabrics so I foolishly spent hours and hours fussing about with teensy little pieces of freezer paper and snippets of Liberty fabrics, ripping more seams than I care to remember. Every single month I vow to leave this bee. It is both my favourite bee and my least favourite bee - my favourite because the challenge is always there and my least favourite because I just can't get the ideas that are in my head into a block. This month I thought I was doing OK until Nigel identified the block as a penis which makes me think that adding the little bit coming out of the top of the letter box in the picture below might not be such a good idea after all.