Sunday, May 4, 2014

Fabric Win; Stitched Felt Bee...

At the beginning of the year I signed up with Michelle of Raspberry Rabbits for her Fellowship of the Flowers.  I shared a few of my flowers I stitched and then set them aside.  Life gets in the way sometimes.  I really liked working on them and I will get back to doing some more later this year.  I already have some gift plans. Meanwhile I was able to stitch one of her adorable little bees.  I searched too many fabric stores and gave up on finding the tiny pindot fabric Michelle uses so instead I used fabric that was in my stash.  I kind of like my wild bee look.  When we use what we have it gives us greater freedom to be creative.  Thank you Michelle.

Last week I was notified by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt blog that I had won her giveaway of a $20 shopping trip to Quilt Taffy.  What?!!  Fabric...for me?  Thank you sew very much Carol.  Carol is very creative and shares wonderful amazing projects she is always making. Please visit her and you will see for yourself.

I went online to Quilt Taffy's etsy store and spent that gift certificate post haste.  Wait until you visit them and see how fun it is to find unique and beautiful fabrics while at home and in your comfy clothes.  Corrie was a true sweetie and helped me through the online process.  I honestly had my goodies the next day.  Now that is service!  I love the feel of the fabrics.  They also have a Quilt Taffy blog and lots of generous giveaways. You are gonna love Carol and Corrie.  Thank you both sew very much.
Our weather has been warm and I think we are into Summer.  For all of you with too much rain...please send it to us.  I know I keep saying it but we are still in our "Exceptional Drought".  Fire season will be intense this year and I live in the forest.  I do hope Spring is finding its way to those of you who are still experiencing snow.  Many years we have gotten snow right on through Mother's Day.
I spent a wonderful day down the hill late celebrating my sister's birthday today.  She and I have such great fun and time just seems to evaporate when we are together.  I admit a few crafty things found their way into my trunk.  Some fabric...some beads...some rhinestones...some buttons...Just a few of my favorite things! Next is to get busy and Be Creative!!!  Joy and Creative Bliss My Friends...


  1. Hi love your sweet, little bee, dear friend. Congratulations on your win, too. Isn't it fun getting presents in the mail? (I know I love the surprises I just received from you!)

    I'm sure you had a grand time with your sister. Family time is always time to be cherished.

    I hope you have a wonderful, joyful, creative week, Sherry. I'm finally going to get to play in the studio again!

  2. I love your sweet bee, Sherry! So good that you had fun with your sister celebrating her birthday! Hope you get rain and more rain. We just had a few days of rain so it was good to see sunshine & blue skies today, but we always need lots of rain here,so I can relate.
    Thought I'd reply to your email by today (at least) but I get so easily sidetracked :(
    Always enjoy reading about your creative endeavors! xo Jane

  3. what a beauty your bee is, and love the charm pack you bought, might just have to look for one myself.

  4. Dear Sherry,
    your little bee is so sweet, and so wonderfully made,I love you used what was on hand, he is brilliant.And congratulations with the winn, your fabric looks so pretty.Thank you for your mail dear,I will write later this week !
    Dorthe, xo

  5. great colouring on that honey of a bee! Lucky you! I've been doing some online shopping myself.

  6. What an absolutely adorable bee!! I love his pretty wings!! And what an awesome win!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Good morning I love your bee! and congrats on your win-quilt taffy does have some amazing giveaways

  8. That little bee is a delight! And all those goodies- what a win. I love the blog title "just let me quilt." Don't you just feel that way sometimes? All the time?

  9. A darling bee, and I am all for using what you already have too. However, lucky you to win some new fabrics too, lol!!

  10. Wow! Whatta win! Adorbs bee! SEW cute! Have fun with your new goodies!


  11. Cute, cute bee! Shopping at Quilt Taffy is one of my favorite things to do...glad you loved it, too!

  12. Such a cute idea... I have never seen such kind of stitching and needlework! Great inspiration, thank you very much!
    Greets, Manu

  13. Hello Sherry,
    That is an adorable bee!
    Your are always creating such cool things.
    Congratulations on your win of fabric! That batik looks fab!

  14. A neat looking bee and congratulations on your fabric win. I'm sure you'll put your purchases to wonderful uses. Have a terrific week!

  15. Great looking bee AND more goodies - lucky you.

  16. Super cute bee design, congratulations on winning some goodies.

    Hugs diane

  17. Love your charming bee! Congrats on the win! xo

  18. Hi Sherry, WOW I got through to you. As you know my issues with blog problems are on going. So I really had fun catching up with your past posts. Love the bubble wands. Aren't those the cutest. I always loved these in the summer outside by the pool with the kidos.
    The wedding swap was gorgeous and so many wonderful goodies created!
    Congrats on your win of fabric. How fun and perfect for you.
    I know you will be creating something wonderful very soon.
    Just love your darling Bee. What a cutie with the fabric you used!!
    You are so talented and the most creative with fabrics and thread!!
    Happy Birthday to your sister. Sounds like you girls had a great time together.

    Happy Thursday and I hope you enjoy a wonderful Mother's Day this weekend.

  19. I love your bee. And am so glad you didn't buy any fabric as what you used from your stash is just perfect. :) Happy day! Tammy

  20. congrats on the fabric win! It's always nice to find pretty goodies in the mailbox. Cute bee, too!

  21. What a sweet looking Bee! ~Diane


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