In this bee, we make blocks from the book Modern Blocks - this is the Mondrian block using Megan`s colours pink, red, orange, yellow and a hint of green. The sashing is Kona charcoal and the 5 inch block is Kona white.
Just before I left Morocco, I made 2 blocks for Kristin who was queen bee last month in the Care Circle for do.Good Stitches. She wanted scrappy herringbone blocks for a quilt which will be donated to a women`s shelter.
I mentioned yesterday that I received lots of happy mail upon my return from a couple of days away! I`m bowled over by the genorosity in this soft and squishy corner of blogland. These were gifts to help me feel like I had been at the retreat. Look what I got?
This lovely cathedral window`s pin cushion from Catherine who hangs out in `Jamland` - Tiptree in Essex! I love the cool colours - they shall come in handy upm my return to the firey furnace.
this gorgeous mini needle case and +x brooch from Hadley, which are cute beyond words!
these lovely FQs from Kerry which I shall make in to something for Zaki along with other lovely Robert Kaufman FQs I received from Susan and Ceri...
and this amazing package from Ceri, which included a gorgeous bag, Oakshott and Robert Kaufman fabric, gorgeous scraps and a very exclusive tape measure bracelet (which only members of the Brit Bee have - shhhhh), Aurifil thread and other yummies. I made a very simple and totally unimpressive name tag for Ceri - my only excuse is that I was feeling very below par but this totally outweighs my effort.
So thank you Catherine, Hadley, Kerry and Ceri - you have made me feel like I was in London with you and all the other amazing retreaters and I really hope that will be the case next year!
Now I just have to do some mailing and packing before we leave at 6AM (hardly worth going to bed really) on Wednesday morning. Our visit here started in the sun and ended in the rain but it`s all good.
Here are a couple of my favourite photos from our visit here,
|Waiting for a pony ride|
|Paddling at Charmouth Beach|
|Lovely smiley Susan|
|A finish! The Siblings Together quilt|
|Face painting at the local fete|