Bee's Hive

Friday, May 29, 2009

A Thank You from Katelyn

Today I got a beautiful card from Katelyn, thanking me for the Barbie clothes. It looks to me like Katelyn has inherited her Grandma and Aunt Becky's abilities in the field of Art! I opened the card, just as you see it here, and hung it on the wall over my sewing area so I can look at it everyday. It's a wonderful card, Katelyn!

I also got a sweet video of all the children opening the box and enjoying the pops I sent! Donna also sent me a very generous gift to my favorite Charm shop.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

HGTV Summer Swap #2

We are coming down to the last month on my HGTV Summer Swap #2 which is due in the mail by July 10th

Great job ladies!

Made by Coffee/tea or me for OwenJulesMommy

Made by OwenJulesMommy for Coffee/tea or me

Made by Kentucky_Sunshine for Shey

Made by Shey for Kentucky_Sunshine

Made by MyJack for Chris915

Made by everythingquilts for Shawana

Made by Shawana for everythingquilts

Made by Kuluni for Uplandcraftmom

Made by Uplandcraftmom for Kuluni

Made by qltnrules for Tyme4toPlay

Made by Tyme4toPlay for qltnrules

Made by baseballmama for quiltbea

Made by quiltbea for baseballmama

Made by Gonesewin for Angela C

Made by Angela C for Gonesewin

Made by Shogun for Tisme

Made by Tisme for Shogun

Made by Quiltingnewbie2 for Terrimae

Made by Terrimae for Quiltingnewbie2

Made by Missmikol for Quiltnanny

Made by Quiltnanny for Missmikol

Made by abxkris for Susarina

Made by Susarina for abxkris

Made by Nickilee for I Can Made It

Made by I Can Make It for Nickilee

Made by bluesnail for Holee

Made by Holee for bluesnail

Made by Holee for lolmarsha

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Two weeks of mini quilts

I decided to stop jumping around from one project to another and just finish off the mini quilts and mini swap quilts.
The baby quilts

The Hot air Balloon

The Summer Gazabo

Second Flag Day

The Gnome Family

Friday, May 22, 2009

Finally, Spring came to North West Pa.!

Last week we had 3 days of frost. I covered everything in the yard to save the buds and hope to get some beautiful flowers. I was surprised today when I ventured outside to add some flags for the holiday and saw everything blooming!

Even the first rose is ready to bloom!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Working on a baby Gift

I'm so busy working on 3 swap quilts and these 2 mini's for a gift for one of my swappers who just became a Nana with twin babies!

This idea came from Tracy, I had posted a photo of Tracy's doll dress quilt. This Nana to be fell in love with it.

I should be able to finish these up tomorrow. The hard part is done, all the tiny stitches for the bonnets, kite and sailboat. I just need to quilt the quilts and tack all the fluff onto them!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Red, White & Blue

This is the quiltie I made for Lucyelleno6 in the Lovely Little Logs swap. She sent the center red dot fabric so I went with Red, White and Blue Victorian children since we are coming up on the 30th of May and the 4th of July. I quilted it in a feather wreath motif. I used a Moda Flag Day Charm pack for the center.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!

Wow, it's been a full weekend already and it's only half over! After having some ankle surgery in the wee hours of Thursday morning, I spent yesterday getting the cast cut off because of swelling. Everything is under control again so this morning I was able to enjoy yesterday's mail.

Swap last! Maybe Mother's Day was a good time for them to arrive!

My quilt came from Germany. The theme was vacation/holiday, places we enjoyed. This little quilt is a scene from Italy. I've lived in Italy and can tell you Susi caught the beach just as it is! She also sent along a German candy bar..which is gone! The chocolate was just too creamy to take tastes so it didn't last very long! That was not a good breakfast, but its Mother's Day! She also sent German tea which I'll try later today.

Thanks Susi, I love the little quiltie!

The DQ6 arrived also from Roxie in Calif. Although she waited until the last day to send it which is never a good idea, some of the shipping problem was due to her not using a free flat rate priority envelope for $4.95 which would have arrived from Calif. in 3 days.

Maybe future swaps should address shipping.

She used RED which is my favorite color. She is a new quilter and she did a splendid job.

She also sent a lot of FQ's in my favorite colors, some very cute birds and Dove candy.

But the nicest surprise was that Roxie took the time to make a pillow case for Conkerr Cancer. My goal for the year is 100 cases, might not make it, but each case counts towards the total so that made me very happy! Having sons, Roxie made a cute cowboy pillow case, her first!

I hope she took the time to explain to her boys that this pillow case would go to some child just about their ages who is very sick. I think it's always good to let our children know that charity is a wonderful thing and warms your heart when you give.

Thank you Roxie for the nice package!

The next surprise that came in Saturday's mail was from Becky. Last Christmas Becky sent me a wonderful tatted heart and a very pretty handmade card. I love pretty cards and keep them displayed all year so I can enjoy them. Yesterday she sent another beautiful card and a RED tatted bird. The red bird couldn't be more perfect!

Thank you Becky ever so much for taking the time to make the tatting and the special card!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thank you GreenFairy Quilts

This is just a wonderful gift that all of you helped to win for me by remembering to mention my name when you posted to, Thank you so much Judi, I love this quilt and fabric! It's called Carrots & Peas. Go take a look at some of her fabulous patterns and fabrics.

Todays mail also brought Barbie's shoes that I ordered. Sadly, no swapped quilts.