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Monday, August 8, 2022

Bees Knees Monday


Good afternoon, ya'll. I am popping back in with a Monday Making / Design Wall Update. Bees are buzzing in the Quilt Nest.

 A few weeks ago I bought a collection of pretty fabrics.


  I narrowed down which fabrics I wanted to use for a little bee skep wall hanging and went to town. Soon I was cutting strips and 6 inch blocks.  I laid the fabric pieces out and in no time the sewing machine was buzzing. 


This was the end result.

 Still not satisfied, I pulled out some scrap fabric and wool and with a snip snip  4 bee skeps were cut out and were all ready for applique.

 I have 2 bee skeps appliqed and embroidered. 

Today I will finishing up the other 2 blocks and then- just maybe- this little quilt will buzz on into the quilting hoop. 

When I came home from my past camping trip, I was greeted with the most lovely surprise waiting in my mailbox from dear PJ. Two bee charts- one of which I began Saturday night.  This is Homespun Elegance's "Bee Happy" which  I stitched it with random flosses.
 

 This was such a fun, quick stitch. PJ finished hers so perfectly in a heart tin that she found at the Dollar Tree. I can not wait to finish mine. Thank you so much, PJ. 

I will be working on the 2nd stitch this week.  

 I had to snap of photo of Aunt Bee's Summer Home it always makes me smile.  


Yesterday , I printed out these adorable bee tags. 

Bountiful Heirlooms blog has some precious free printable Bee tags. Click here to visit.  Wouldn't a string of these bee so cute as a banner?

 Before I let you go, let me tell you my plan's for the week . That way maybe I will actually get them all done . ๐Ÿ˜€ My goals are not going to be to lofty- just  work on some orange blocks for the RSC. I have an applique project brewing in  my mind for that. 
Also I plan to continue working on the Mystery Autumn Stamp SAL . I hope you join in or follow along on my journey. 
 
Well, that is the buzz in this neighborhood. Thank you for dropping by for a visit . Blessings and hugs and as always...


Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa

Thank you for the sweet visit. 

The hum of the bee is the voice of the garden.  

Hugs and Stitches!!!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงต❤

Dedicated to my baby sister, Amy. Love and miss you, Amo. 

I am joining these lovely ladies' link parties. I hope you check them out; they always have so many wonderful projects going on and provide the opportunity for other needle workers to meet. 

Melva at Melva Loves Scraps for Sew & Tell- Sunday

Beth at Love Laugh Quilt  for Monday Making
Judy at Small Quilts Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday

Linda at Texas Quilt Gal for To Do List Tuesday - Tuesday










 

24 comments:

  1. Oh those bees and skeps are too, too cute. We've had some big bumble bees hanging around our butterfly bush -- we're happy they are doing the polination thing in our garden.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Bonnie . I am like you I welcome any bee in the gardens . I plant loads of flowers hoping to attract them as well as butterflies and hummingbirds.  This year I planted my first butterfly bush. I love it . I hope to plant another next year. Have a great day. Happy quilting. 

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  2. That bee fabric is so believable!! I thought there were bees crawling around on your sewing.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Robin. I got that fabric at Walmart.This little wall hanging is turning out better than I imagined. Have a wonderful day and thank you for the sweet Monday.

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  3. It's certainly all about bees with you this post! That's such a pretty little wall hanging you "buzzed up" in o time at all.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Jenny. I am bee obsessed. Lol. Our live bees are doing well. I just hope they will survive the winter and give us some honey in the future. Have a wonderful week. Happy quilting. 

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  4. You have such a happy blog. It always makes me smile. My week is somewhat busy. EKG and blood test for knee surgery, wash the dogs , shots for dogs at the vet, and clean the house because I'm hosting my sewing friends on Friday. Every evening I'll be stitching. Not too crazy but busy. Patty McDonald

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    1. Oh my , Patty, you do have a very busy week planned. I hope all goes well with the test and prep for surgery. I will keep me you in my prayers. How fun that you are going to have a sew in on Friday. I bet ya'll will have a ball sewing and stitching. I wish I could be there. Lol. Have a blessed and wonderful week. Hugs and blessings. 

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  5. GM Melisa, I so enjoy your post. Love the bee skep in the jar and this little quilt is awesome. I have a question about your mason jar quilt blocks; I saw on another post. Where did you find the pattern for the jars for the quilt blocks; the blocks look like so much fun. I loose my mind with anything to do with a mason jar, LOL. Ball has made pink jars this year,(Vintage Rose jars) very hard to find; but I have my family in TN and AL watching for them at Krogers. Love all your junking you found; I need to go to that town and shop. Thanks for always making me smile.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Deb for asking me about them. I am stalled right now on the mason jar quilt but I hope to get back to it soon. It is one that I am designing. I hope to share the jars here in the future. I am like you gaga over mason jars. Another dear stitcher told me about the rose colored ones. I am on the look out too. Lol Have a great week. Hugs.

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  6. The bees background fabric is just perfect, Melisa. What a sweet project.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Ivani. I am enjoying working on this little quilt . I have one more skep to applique and then on to the quilting. Have a great week. Happy quilting and stitching. 

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  7. I love all your bee projects, Melisa! The little quilt with the bee steps is so fun! Enjoy all your stitching this week.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Diann. I am all into bees right now. I am so looking forward to finishing this quilt. Lol I have got to quit chasing all of the squirrels though. Have a blessed day.

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  8. The bee skep blocks are WONDERFUL! I also love bees buzzing around the garden and you made perfect use of those fabrics!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Suzie. I have really been enjoying the bees in the garden this year. For the last couple of years the bees have been scarce. I am looking forward to completing this quilt to add to my decor. Have a great week. Hugs.

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  9. The hives are just perfect on that bee fabric! Great choice!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Cheree. I love the texture of the bee skep fabric. Have a wonderful day and thank you for the sweet visit. 

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  10. Your bee skep mini quilt is looking good, Melisa. Lovely fabrics!

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Robin. I am so thrilled how it is coming out. I can not wait to get it completed. Have a great day. Hugs

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  11. I bought that same yellow honeycomb fabric - I just love it - and I have a very similar bee fabric! Seeing bees and butterflies in my garden gives me so much joy. They have been a little more scarce this hot summer but they are still there and very welcome. Your wall hanging is darling!
    Thank you for sharing with us at To Do Tuesday!

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Linda. I just recently purchased the honeycomb fabric. I am all into bees right now . I hope to complete this quilt and drape it from the hutch. Have a wonderful day and happy quilting.

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  12. I am always impressed with your "go for it" attitude and even the simplest of ideas turns out so adorable. What a cute little bee skep quilt!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Ginny. I try not to stress over my projects too much and have as much fun as possible. Lol. Have a wonderful day and thank you again for the sweet visit.

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