Bee's Hive

Saturday, November 22, 2014

It's done! Thirty thousand regular people did it!

No help came from any of the "Stars"...but little people pulled it off with donations of $5.00 and up!

Thank you!! You did it. $1.8M raised at GoFundMe to help urgently stop Sanfilippo Syndrome. Over $2M raised in less than a year as a Foundation. Incredible.

Makes me feel so good seeing this happen. Research is so important and for these orphan diseases there is little money to find a cure. Go Eliza!  We'll are be watching the trial and praying for the cure to happen for all children.

Well I'm almost 70. I don't think this is a good age to be facing serous surgery but I held out as long as possible and now I have no choice but to have the hip replaced. Seems I've cracked the large bone in the leg and the hip too which only makes the surgery harder. So holding out didn't do me any favors in the end.

The house is clean from top to bottom. There is still much to do for now it'll just have to wait. Instead of getting up set over the many boxes sitting in the basement, the lack of living room furniture and my sewing room only half unpacked I'm just going to enjoy the holidays, food, decorations and tell myself I have spring to do everything else.

I forgot to turn on the Merry go Round music but here are our trains;

Friday, November 14, 2014

A little crazy

Quick post so you know I'm still here. We moved a month ago into a house. I love it! It's a little far from where I am used to living but close to my son's work at the National Guard Base at Fort Indiantown Gap.

I'm racing to try and put the house together a little before my surgery on December 16th. I can't walk so things are going very slow..but today I got the last windows cleaned and tomorrow we'll do curtains. In between, as I unpack boxes, we are decorating for the holiday. Love to decorate and missed it for the past 2 years, so that part is fun!

Thanks for the heads up on the book Rita. I'll see if I can get it to take to the hospital with me. Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I have to add this about little Eliza...they must reach the goal for the research now so it's her birthday on November 16th and with the help of TV they are praying it will happen.

BREAKING BREAKING NEWS....Tonight, please watch Inside Edition covering #SavingEliza! Wow.

I so want to see this child live and through the research save the lives of so many kids around the world who also have this. 

Friday, October 10, 2014


I've written about this before. I'm sick!  How could this happen to this child. Where are the people with the big bucks?  No, this wasn't fun. No one got to dump water on someone's head. Read this and then if you feel like you can turn away..okay then...but I don't know how you can.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Get Your Mrs. Claus on...project

I've been working on these doll quilts for next year. The HGTV ladies pick a State or States to represent. I picked New Jersey, Delaware and Puerto Rico. Two people had already picked Pennsylvania. I also did 3 Christmas quilts. None are quite finished yet.

                                           This is Delaware...

                                           This is New Jersey

                                         My favorite..Puerto Rico

                                         And the Next 3 are Christmas quilts made from panels

The Christmas quilts need quilting along with the Delaware Balloon Quilt. The others need the applique finished and they need to be layered.  Here is the link to the project:

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Befuddled Quilt is done..

I need to make a label for this quilt. The backing is flannel and the quilt measures 78 x 88. It fit perfectly into the duffle bag with room to spare for maybe a nightie. When granddaughter will get it is a mystery at this point. I might end up boxing it and shipping it. It's just seems a shame for her to not have it when winter is moving in quickly.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Busy, Busy....

I'm here, just been dealing with a lot of family stuff. I think we are back on the road to recovery. I didn't even notice Fall had arrived!  I haven't finished the Befuddled Quilt week I hope... but I have finally finish and packed up a box of things to go to my granddaughters Dorm room.

Funny how these kids arrive with bedding and clothing and then realize it will take a lot more to make this home for the next year. Granddaughter sort of got lost in the shuffle with her sister doing the road of suicide. Clarissa had a birthday, graduation and went off to college with little fan fare because the sick one in the household is the one that gets the attention.

Granddaughter is on the left. Her best friend Jadyn on the right is sharing the dorm room with her 
They did take dishes and silverware but soon discovered that eating cheerio's on a flat plate didn't work too well, coffee out of the microwave can be hot, you need storage for leftovers and some other things that I found pretty funny. So I sent an order from Amazon of large items that would have been hard to ship and then started filling a box.

I had sent them each a new pillow but soon found out they only had one pillow case first off I made each of them one flannel case and one soft 500 thread count cotton case.
 They said they needed some decoration for on the beds but didn't know where to find anything another set of pillows had to be sent so they could use the wise old owl...purple for Jadyn
 amd turquoise for Clarissa. Both are using pink with those colors.
 The ribbons on the Owls are too cute!  These I made from scraps from the befuddled quilt
Then I made each a place mat with a pocket for napkin, straws and silverware to keep it dust free
 and the desks needed some mugs rugs for snacking while studying
Then the things that make life easier like the microwave pot holders
 each one a sewing kit
 strong bags to carry supplies from the grocery some 10 blocks away
 and tissue holders and tissues since we are going into the runny nose season
I have no time to make a throw right now so I found this pretty furry one
 folding boxes for storage
 bowls, clips, napkins and some hot chocolate
No photo but a pile of stuff for the desk organizer I sent..paper clips, tape, rubber bands, erasers, markers, etc.  Then I wanted to address the missed birthday. One summer Clarissa stayed with me for 3 months. She gathered a pile of pretty pencils every time we went shopping. Her uncle Dave had an electric sharpener that she was green with envy over and asked me daily to buy her one. She was only 3 1/2 but she knew what she wanted and wasn't going to stoop to sharpening her wonderful pencils on "his" they went without being sharpened. I was afraid she would put her finger in the hole and get hurt.

Finally I think she is old enough to own an electric sharpener!  So that's what I got her for her birthday...sort of a joke between us...and a stack of pretty pencils to go with it. I found a Laurel Burch makeup case that fit the pencils perfect.
 Uncle had to get in on the birthday so he noticed on the photo of her room the lone Eagles Foot Ball decoration on the cork board. So now he's added a pennant and every girl needs a softy bear, especially one in an Eagles jersey.
 Maybe a few more boxes and the room won't look so bare! I did send her under the bed storage boxes but now I think she needs a skirt to hide it.
So that's what I've been doing in between family crisis, one after another!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Duffle bag for Befuddled Quilt

This was so much fun to make. I've really enjoyed making the quilt and duffle bag with these bright colors and no rules!  I used blocks and fabric that was sent to me to make the yard of fabric needed for the outside. Instead of ugly metal D rings I used black plastic belt slides with jewels in them to give it a teenage look. This bag will serve as a way to pack up and travel as she moves around and also for storage. I also worked on other things for my DGD who is going off to college but I'll post those later and hope by then I have a new camera.