Bee's Hive

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mrs. Robin

She's been busy building her nest in my shed! It went from the mud liner to a cover of soft pine needles and leaves and then each day she began to lay one egg. Dave caught her last night on the nest as it was very cold and she was warming the eggs. Today...she added the 4th egg.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Crazy Quilt blocks

It's been a long time since I joined a swap or traded. So many people make excuses why they didn't finish or they just say nothing, take your work and go missing.

 I decided to not give up on people yet and joined a Monochromatic crazy quilt block round robin. It's only a 14 inch block, none of my work is on it yet so if it goes missing or unfinished it won't matter.

Four people will work on this block. I am using neutrals. White to tan to gold.

 The first block coming to me will be a non traditional crazy quilt block. She is using a quilt block instead.

 I've pulled my blues. I need to order some very light blue silk ribbon so it shows up on this block.

Her block is only 8 inches by 10 inches. I started with a one inch blue bird made out of french knots. He'll need a tree limb to sit on and pretty silk ribbon flowers, lots of beads and who knows what else will fly onto this block!

Buttons...I love buttons! I don't need any since I have many blue quart mason jars filled with buttons. But a lady on line sells vintage buttons and every time I go to her site I get caught up in the buttons! Here is half of my $5. order that came yesterday. Aren't they pretty!

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Remember the strings I hung out for the birds...well they are being put to use. A robin tried to build her nest on top of a new window for the potting shed that was sitting outside. My son removed the window and the start of the nest or we would be waiting weeks to put the window in.

Robin's can't be discouraged easily. Robin- okay, I can't build it outside the shed so I'll build it inside the shed. No matter how many times we walked in and out of the shed she would peep loudly and fly to the other side of the room...but not leave.

The nest is almost finished. My son took a picture of it and when it was loaded on the computer I saw my strings. Robins are pretty sloppy nest builders on the outside but in the center the nest is well mud covered.
Do you see the yellow, white, pink and blue strings woven into the nest...guess she doesn't like red!