Wednesday, 14 December 2011

The Hive &The Bees

After Turbo November, December is proceeding at a snail`s pace. I don`t know whether it`s having been away, having been ill or the prospect of going away at the weekend but production is on a go slow.

Today I managed to make 2 blocks for the Modern Quilt 4 x 5 Bee.  A few weeks ago, I chose to make the Blockade block for my fellow hive members as I had fallen in love with all things half square triangle (HST).

I love the Blockade block but you do have to concentrate while making it.  My eye sees the pattern but my brain sees something else. It must be a left brain right brain thing but the seam ripper came out of retirement a couple of times! It may also have something to do with the fact that Zaki is under the weather at the moment and needs snuggles A LOT so I now know I can sew and give snuggles if needs be!

Here`s Debbie`s block - her colours are orange, white and mid grey. *Edited to add -  Thanks Susan for pointing out the glaring error in Debbie`s block!  Looks like the seam ripper will be making a reappearance tomorrow.


and this is Wendy`s block.  Her colours are red, black and white and grey.


Another 3 to get done and posted before the mid January deadline.  I would like to get these ticked off before I leave for England on Saturday although they will come with me and get posted from there after Christmas.

While we are on the subject of bees, here is the winner of cute conversation of the day.

Zaki - Mummy, do bees like honey?

Me - Well it`s not so much that they like it but that they make honey.

Zaki - What?  With toast?

I am sending out big positive thoughts to the universe that my tablerunner from The Modern Christmas Tablerunner swap arrives in the next couple of days.  Please please arrive!

15 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the bee blocks and the honey conversation is oh-so-cute! Fingers crossed for the runner arriving!

Ellie said...

Your blocks are lovely. Isn't it funny the way children think?
I hope your wee man gets well quickly and that you have a great time in England - will you be there for Christmas?

Flying Blind... said...

Sending health, postal and general good vibes your way missus - fab blocks, especially the orange+ one x

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Both the blocks are awesome! I keep my fingers crossed your table-runner arrives soooooon!
Love the bee conversation!!

susan said...

Um, am I the only one who has noticed? Debbie's block. Top right hand corner? I so hate being the person to point it out but then I am the queen of blogging blocks that aren't quite right and not noticing until too late. Sorry Annabella!

Katy Cameron said...

Oopsie on the 1st block, but hopefully won't be too painful a fix! Good luck in getting the rest done, and I shall sacrifice a few developers to the postal gods for your parcel (I'm all out of goats, and really, I wouldn't miss the developers...)

Leanne said...

Zaki is very cute! I think bees might like honey on toast too.

two hippos said...

great blocks! Have a wonderful Christmas in Blighty!

diane said...

Lovely blocks and you have quite a model of a little man there holding your blocks. Tell Zaki I like honey on toast, too! orange blossom honey to be exact!

Debbie said...

oops! Chalk it up to added interest! ;-) I love the fabrics you chose. yay.

Cindy said...

Sounds like Zakki and Pooh would get along nicely.

Helen in Switzerland said...

Oh bless! Zaki really does sound as adorable as he looks!

Catherine said...

oh what a pain with your 1st block! They look great though! What a shame you don't have your table runner yet. Mine hasn't arrived to its destination yet: at least not that I heard and I posted it nearly a month ago

linda said...

i thought they were lovely ,couldnt see anything wrong at all till i read susans post went back for another look..............still think they are fab but the ripper will need to come out :((

Leanne said...

Those are wonderful blocks! And I am sending the same hopeful thoughts on the runner for you. At least I am not the only one left at the end.