This is the first month of the
Sew Fun Bee
S-e-w - & - B-e-e - H-a-p-p-y bee (Sheesh, are these bee names really alike, or what - no wonder I'm confused!)and Cindy was the first to be Queen. She chose the Stargazing block which was really fun to make once I realized I wasn't clever enough to use different fabrics for each point of the star. You have to follow the directions, though, or you and your seam ripper will get to become even better acquainted.
Cindy really wanted two blocks, but I didn't have time to make another stargazing block (these little guys get to go all the way to Ireland), so I decided to do the next best thing - I made her a simple wonky star block from some scraps in the scrap bin. This Erin McMorris fabric always makes me smile.
Funny, I had this block already made when she said her quilt needed more orange. Too cool.
Cindy, I hope you like them!
In other news, I'm playing along in craftytammie's shades of gray charm swap but I mis-read the instructions where she said she wanted them in the mail by January 15th so that she could mail them back by the 31st - I thought she wanted them mailed by the 30th. Oops. I felt really stupid. I bought the fabric a couple of weeks ago, so I really didn't have any excuse. Saturday morning early I got up and chopped charms so I could get to the post office before it closed to get them in the mail. To try to assuage my guilt, I made Tammie a little gift. I thought this Prince Charming hexi needlebook turned out kinda cute.
I guess I really need to start paying closer attention to the details, huh?