Yes, on top of my sewing To Do's, planning a family trip to France in March is also weighing rather heavily. I know, boo-hoo. We're super excited. I'm just feeling a little apprehensive about being prepared. It's not like the old days when I took off with a backpack and a Lonely Planet guide all by myself. Some stuff just has to be booked in advance when you're a family of four. Once I get that first week taken care of, I'll relax a bit.
There isn't too much to show you from the sewing room. I did manage to piece this bee block for Rene yesterday. I used a lovely new tutorial from Lee for this Ribbon Star block. Check out all of Lee's versions. You can do some really fun things with colour in this block. I used the fabrics Rene sent out for her month in the VIBees.
Last Saturday I held one of my regular day retreats and was able to piece this LynneBobSquarePants for Lynne's month in the VIBees.
I think with the completion of these 2 blocks, that bee is over and out! This is the second time I've made this block for Lynne with Liberty scraps. Agatha had a bit of a hard time with the difference in weights of fabric (tana lawn Liberty prints and the kona charcoal solid). The lawns were sort of bunching up under the foot. Very frustrating, but I think I managed to beat this block into submission with the assistance of Mary Ellen's Best Press (Caribbean Beach is my favorite scent. Nothing like fantasizing sand between my toes and ocean waves lapping up to the door of your sewing room. A really steamy iron helps, too...gives your cheeks that sun-kissed glow).
Back to my internet searching.....