Bee's Hive

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The "Befuddled" quilt

I've finished strip 3 and am working on strip 4.

I'm calling this the "Befuddled" quilt. It reminds me of just how confused my granddaughter is right now. Then I added the white strips...someday she'll find her own white strips to follow and things will be okay.

This is the Orphan Block Quilt that was my inspiration. I think the white strips in my quilt will give the eye a place to rest. This has been great therapy, keeping my mind off the sad and working on something I think she will enjoy having.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Starting the Orphan block quilt

I've been working on the quilt for my granddaughter. So many blocks, so many sizes!  Here is the start. This is the first 2 strips on the left side of the quilt. I'm thinking of splitting the white and putting a bright yellow strip down the center. First I have to get the blocks together. It's like a puzzle finding the block that will fit here and there!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Saving Eliza.........

I've been supporting Saving Eliza for a while now. I shared it on Face Book but this is the first time I'm putting it on my blog. Eliza needs your help. Every $5.00 counts towards this clinical trial and time is running out for her.

Today while we celebrate the 4th of July won't you eat one less treat and donate to help this little girl and all the rest of the children who have this awful disease?  The clinical trial could be the answer to someday saving all these children and allowing their parents to say, "My child had this but now she/he is cured."

This video will save a little girl's life: #SavingEliza

Strangers give a chance at life. Eliza needs you. #SavingEliza

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Dealing with it....

It's been a long week of sadness. Besides my granddaughter my friend lost her 35 year old son this week. Stress does me in. I've been dealing with frozen joints from the RA all week. Today I'm done fighting it. I'll just sit with ice packs on my shoulders until the flare up goes away.

Not having any brights to make Alyssa a quilt, I asked my friends on the HGTV board to please cut some fabric squares for me .... These ladies always come through when you need help! Here is some of the fabric's and blocks they sent to me along with Debbie and Diane from

I still have a wagon full of envelopes to open! Now I have a stash of brights so the girls will be getting purses, makeup cases and covers for their phones and tablets! I just need to get my arms working again so I can put this together.  Thanks to all the ladies for the wonderful help!