Friday, January 18, 2013

What Ive been working on

This post was to be part of my late Happy New Year post, but I couldn't get my photos uploaded yesterday.  Thanks to the great advice I worked!

I've been busy since we returned from Seattle on the 4th. I'm pleased to say that I'm caught up with my bee blocks from December.

Liberty & Justice Bee, Stash Bee, Books & Block Bee

I know I'm late on my word of the year..... my word is:

to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier:

All my bees will be ending sometime this year.  I have learned so many new techniques and have met so many nice creative sewers .  In the future, I'll keep it down to one bee instead of four which will help me simplify my sewing life.  Four is quite overwhelming.  I'll wait until the end of 2013 beginning of 2014 to find a new bee to join.

This is also my year to work through my scraps and all the material I've purchased working at a quilt store.  I'm currently cutting my scrap strips for the #scrappytripalong that started the beginning of this year.  I'm also going to make the #scrapvomit quilt using 2 1/2" squares.  This will definitely simplify my sewing stash.  It will also give me two great quilts.

Happy Quilting!


  1. Yea - your photos are back! I love your word for 2013 and yes 4 bees is overwhelming. I know because I was in 5 up until the end of last year. I plan to cull a couple too. Lovely bee blocks!

  2. So curious as to what worked? 4 bees can't imagine I am doing my first one this year. I too am making the scrap vomit. Love scrap quilts and can't wait to see yours. Your blocks look great too.

  3. The PP Stars are so so lovely, I am the recipient and making a quilt to donate to a military family and the colors and craftsman ship is gorgeous. Thank you..

  4. Nice bee blocks. It sounds like your word will get you through another year.

  5. I should have read the simplify definition... thats my goal for 2013 to be more creative for me..


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