Bee's Hive

Thursday, January 28, 2016


Give that pretty fluffy snow a day or two and you'll end up with dirty rotting piles of mush. It was just too much for this old house to get through 30+ inches without a leak...

As the day went on the drips started causing lots of work to move the furniture out of the way and cover the floor with plastic. I'm starting radiation on Monday and didn't really need to have this to deal with. As long as it doesn't rain we'll be okay!

Spring is just around the corner!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The weather outside is frightful...

Snow is still coming down and the wind is still blowing.    


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A New Year, and I made it

I wish I knew how to add UTube to this blog. OH well, here is a photo of our train platform in progress. This is the quilt shop.

I'll start adding the snow soon. That gives it a finished look. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Just want to say that I don't think you are getting my emails. The Mail Demon keeps sending them to my spam folder....I just wanted to say have a wonderful Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2015

To All a Good Night!

Just wanted to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!  

Monday, December 14, 2015

Coming down the other side of the mountain

Busy, busy!  Still working on the 2 quilts but making progress.  We expanded the train platform and added so many new things to it, a Ferris Wheel, ice skating pond, mountains...just too many things to tell you about. I should be able to get it together enough to enjoy this year but my son will have many things to add to in the future. Right now the sewing room and kitchen are a mess!!

Sewing room. Adding the lace to  quilt #2.
 New houses being assembled on foam board

 New expanded platform and flowers for the office and me
 Houses are the background to the German Christmas Market. I still need sidewalks, town tree and market stands. I'm hoping to get that much done today.

I'm trying not to be in a race for time but the truth is showing it's nasty head. I think I have made that trip to the top of the mountain, was given so many extra days to enjoy my family. But, I'm getting signs that the end is near, my ability to do things is coming to an end. I think the next 5 days will be putting this all together, having the trains running on the tracks and having one quilt under the needle getting quilted.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving so everyone is coming back for Christmas.  That too has changed. My son had an attack. Tomorrow he'll be having surgery for a stomach ulcer. That changes the menu! I haven't put that together entirely but I'm hoping for on line help from all the best cooks! For the past week he's only eaten cereal so he's looking forward to this dinner.

That's what's happening at the Gibson home this season....hope everyone is also getting their holiday together!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Too many iron's in the pot

It's a good thing we are having Thanksgiving on Saturday because my grandson has to work Thanksgiving and black Friday.  I have so many things started...just started!  The kitchen table is so loaded down with train items I don't know where to go with them so we can eat!

The new enlarged train platform is finally done but not up and running yet.

The quilt...well it's moving along...slowly

I have 10 more blocks to put the green vine around by machine. Then I'll hand embroider the flowers over it, layer it and quilt it.  I also have the flower garden to quilt.

I found my Santa Bank from the 1940's. They use to give them to kids who started a bank account.

Our little tree is sort of up. The plug is broken so I have to pick up a new one.

I also found my wooden carved doll. She's waiting up for Santa with her bowl of cookies. Also my toy box music box that my son Mark bought for me one year.

Tomorrow I'll start the cooking. First will be the cookies and candy.

Everyone have a nice Thanksgiving. Enjoy the food and the company!