Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bees: My happiness for 2011

It was fitting that I spent the last day of 2011 working on bee blocks.  I "discovered" bees this year and fell in love.  L.O.V.E.  I am lucky enough to be in 4 bees in 2012 and I just can not wait to dive in.

Why are bees so great?  I love meeting new folks, following new blogs, trying new things as my bee-mates circulate their requests and learn something new about combining fabrics each month.  What a great way to expand my horizons!

I fixed up my Sew & Bee Happy red star from yesterday, thank goodness!  It's looking better this time around :)  One point is a little skimpy, but it will have to do.


I made two blocks for Judith's Bee Blessed.  This month we are to make any block we want and she will put together a sampler quilt.  Great idea!  I have liked this block for quite some time, but never have an excuse to make/use it.



And finally I made a big Wonky Star block for my Sew & Bee Happy quilt.  I think this will look nice with the scattered tri-star blocks folks are making this month (as seen in yesterday's post).  Boy this one comes together so quickly as compared to the Stargazing blocks.  I am already itching to make another!


Happy new year to all of you.  It was a pleasure to meet so many of you in this past year.  I feel so very lucky to be included in such a wonderful group of kind, giving, inspirational, creative folks.  Thank you all for brightening each and every day!  I wish you health, happiness and fabulous crafting in 2012. xx

18 comments:

Lynne said...

Isn't it great to find something that brings us so much pleasure (and does us no harm)?

I wish you all the best for 2012.

Toni said...

Excellent blocks, Cindy! I've joined my first bees in 2012 and can't wait to get started. So glad to hear you have enjoyed them so much!

Sarah said...

Lovely blocks Cindy! It's been great getting to know you and meet you this year, I'm so looking forward to lots of fun in 2012! Happy New Year hon xx (ps, will we have a chat at some point tomorrow?)

Flying Blind... said...

Happy New Year my friend - what a great 2011 we had, and I can't wait to keep the fun running into 2012 xxx

C Dawn's bucket said...

I'm a long time quilter who has just recently discovered quilters who blog. How do I go about finding a bee to join?

Thanks for any help you are able to offer.

Cynthia

Katy Cameron said...

Fab new blocks, love the colours in the last one especially.

Happy new year!

Sarah said...

You can keep track of 4 bees? I'm impressed :-) So glad to have had such a good laugh with you this year, hope 2012 is even better! x

Judith, Belfast said...

Oh Cindy I love those Bee Blessed blocks! Stunning! Thanks so much for being such a faithful supporter and contributer (& friend!). Love to you and yours in 2012. Jxo

Cindy said...

What beautiful blocks!! And Happy New Year to you too!! I wish you much happiness and creativity in 2012!!! xoxoxo

Jodi B. said...

I love the blocks you made for Bee Blessed. I have never seen that one. Thanks for Free Motion Fridays this fall! Happy New Year

susan said...

Your blocks are fabulous. Love all that colour. May 2012 bring you lots of fabric, joy and happiness. And I'll be seeing you in June!

Nicky said...

Doing good already - boy you touch down running! Glad you are back home stitching and looking forward to all you produce, inspire throughout the year! Love your big star - how appropriate! Hehe!

SewSurprising said...

I always look at bees and think oh maybe I should, then I get cold feet and never join one. Your blocks are great, love the colours.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I've never done a bee, think I need to get a bit better first! They all look great and I adore the colours and fabrics in the last star! :)

mammafairy said...

Lovely blocks, such fun to join in and be a part of something!
happy 2012

Kelly said...

Great bee blocks! Happy new year

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