I've done it. I'm all caught up on my bee blocks again. Now, I know some of you do your bee blocks the same day you get informed what is required. It's quite obvious mine get done when they get done, usually accompanied by a great deal of apologies for the lateness of their arrival. It isn't intentional, nor laziness, that causes me to fall behind.
Whatever the reason, I actually have my October bee block for Stitch Tease all ready for posting. And I love it. When Val said the colours she wanted for the block I really wasn't sure at all. But as soon as I started cutting and saw them grouped together I had a little revelation, and instant love. What do you think?
Our German exchange student went home in the very early hours of Saturday morning. As in set the alarm for 3am early. But it was a fabulous week and we lucked out in getting the most wonderful girl paired up with Helen. I would welcome Laura back into our home any time. Since she was such a pleasure to have I decided it would be nice to send her home with a wee gift to remember us by. A pouch is always a quick and easy item to make at the last minute, so I did some simple piecing and paired it up with demin from jeans bought in a charity shop - originally used for Emily's school bag.
My zipper wasn't quite as long as required for a wide open pouch but I persevered and made it work. Just. I hope Laura smiles when she uses it and remembers this week with lots of happiness.
How could Laura not possibly remember her week with you folks with happiness! Congrats on being caught up with your bee blocks.ReplyDelete
The pouch is a lovely gift for her (and useful too) and I'm sure that she'll have great memories of her trip. Love the colors in the bee blocks.ReplyDelete
Love those bee blocks but then I loved the colours when you had them all laid out the other day. Your pouch is lovely too. I'm sure it will be a treasured momento.ReplyDelete
I love that block, the colours are wonderful. And wonderful that your student was lovely, you have sent her home with a beautiful pouch too.ReplyDelete
Sa-weet little pouch, she'll love it.ReplyDelete
Lucky Laura! Gorgeous pouch and blockReplyDelete
Great pouch and so nice that you got a lovely girl. How could she not love that pouch!ReplyDelete
Lovely pouch and those bee blocks are stunning.ReplyDelete
Great pouch and always nice to send them away with a gift :o). Can't believe you're all caught up with blocks, i've a good mind to give you paper piecing next month as a punishment for making me look bad!!!ReplyDelete
Great pouch, I am sure it will be treasured and used a lot.ReplyDelete
Its always a bit pot luck with exchange student, so glad you were luckyReplyDelete
You have upped the ante for when Helen visits - she should come back laden with gifts!ReplyDelete
You wait, you'll get the 'early finish buzz' addiction!!
She will remember her week with you forever and the pouch is lovely.ReplyDelete
Oh I love your blocks and the pouch! Those colourful triangles are most beautiful with grey prints! x TejeReplyDelete
Adorable pouch. Adorable Stitch Tease Block.ReplyDelete
Your home is full of creativity...love seeing each post to see what comes up next.
Ah sounds like you're well on top of things again! Lovely pouch! JxoReplyDelete
Caught up with bee blocks and make a little pouch. Nice way to end the week.ReplyDelete
Such a cute pouch! And it is such a great feeling to be caught up on blocks - I still have a couple from September to do as well as this months:)ReplyDelete
love those blocks! I'm on the lookout for some inspiration - I'm queen bee next month and have NO IDEAS!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Fantastic block and such a cute little pouch!ReplyDelete
Love your geese and love your colors! Is that a porthole for the patches on the pouch? Looks really nice!ReplyDelete
The geese in these fabrics look great, I have to remember this colour combination. And I'm sure Laura enjoys the pouch, it's cool and cute at the same time.ReplyDelete
Cute cute cute pouch! The lining is super.ReplyDelete
Those bee blocks are total eye candy. Great idea, Val!
Glad all went well with Laura! I had no doubts about how good those colours would look, just whether or not I actually had enough! The background nearly killed me hunting through ever nook and cranny tonight, but I'm about 1/2 way sewn now...ReplyDelete
Glad it all went well with an exchange student and she got along well with your girls. I'm sure she'll never forget her experience with you. I think the colours in the flying geese block look great together. Very modern, which I don't choose to decorate with myself, but still they look very good together.ReplyDelete