Thursday, January 31, 2013

Exmas in January

Hi . I am an African american quilter who lives with my husband, daughter and two cats that run everybody. I have been quilting about 8 years. and find out it is one of my favorite things to do. I am also a founding member of WeeBee Quilters. The nicest thing just happened in January. We had christmas in January since we don't meet in December. This year it was very special. our gifts were all hand made. We had scarves, small design boards, mini tea bag holders, coin purse, knitted hats, pincushions, conered date book .ALL HAND MADE!!!! Some one has already posted some pictures of them. Just lovely  items from lovely ladies.
Pattie D.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


It took patience, perserverance and effort and assistance, but I made it! YEAH!


Monday, January 28, 2013

Dare To Dresden-How About Following

Hello Fellow Wee Bee Quliters:  I have been hopping long on the Dare To Dresden Blog Hop and I was thinking that you might want to hop along with me.  Just click on the postes below and see what is out there.  There tutorials and giveaways and you can use your Wee Bee Blog to respone and fellow bloggers that intrest you.

Maybe we can even start our one Dresden block for a quilt.  If you have never done a Dresden, this is great time to try.  Let me know how you feel about that.  Here are the blogs and dates you can check out.

Here's The Schedule.....

January 24th, 2013

January 25th, 2013

Rosemary B @ “that Other Blog”

January 30th, 2013

Charlotte H @ “that Other Blog”

January 31th, 2013

The Slow Quilter (Felicia)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hello Wee Bee

Hello Wee Bee.  Great meeting today.  Talk later.  My first blog.


Christmas Gift Exchange

Today's meeting was a blast and we exchanged the cutest gifts.

No doubt many workshops are on the way!  

Monday, January 7, 2013

Christmas Party at the White House

I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas and looking forward to a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Michelle Obama, David, James and Pres. Barack H. Obama
No, this is not a quilt yet. Since I wasn't invited to the party, I didn't get to take a picture with these distinguished residents and guests at one of the 2012 White House Christmas parties. I stayed home and cheered the Red Skins while James, my other half and stepson David dined with the Obamas. At least the Red Skins won the game so I wasn't filled with envy... just wine.

I actually finished my Dora quilt which I promised to have done by Christmas, to be given as Christmas gift. The pillow was an after thought.

Linda S.

Mini design boards

Our bee doesn't meet in December because of the Christmas holiday, so we delay our Christmas celebration until the first meeting of the year, in January.  Which gave me an extra month to make the gifts I want to share with the Bee!

I found a tutorial for mini design boards at Bee in my Bonnet that I thought were really cute - an appropriate name, since they'll be gifts for my Bee!

You cut the poster board, attach the batting to one side, attach the fabric strip along the edges and presto - a mini design board!  I'm making these at 10x10 as suggested in the tutorial, they'll be a good size to hold pieces for 6" or 8" blocks. 

They're easy to make but you really do have to go slowly to keep the fabric edge straight. 

So that's one down, X-plus to go!
Sew forth and sew on til later

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cluck! Cluck! Is That My Machine

Hello everyone, Happy New Year, I am back.  Had  to take some time off to get through all the holiday stuff.  I Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that you will be blessed in this New Year 2013.

I do not plan to make any resolutions, because I most likely will not keep them any way.  I do not plan to make a list of UFOs because I will get to them when I have the time.  I will be starting new projects that I know that I most likely will not finish.  I do not plan to worry about the Fiscal Cliff since there is nothing I can do about it. 

I have join several blog hops from now to March which I will post later this week.  I am back in the sewing room working on some things for Tom.  The Burgundy and Gold Redskins YA!!!  Since I am on the new computer, I have not fingered out how to get picture from the camera so I will have to post pictures from the laptop when I go upstairs.

As I was working on some pot holders last night, sewing on a binding, my old faithful sewing machine started to make funny noises cluck, cluck, needle will not go up it is stuck.  Looking at it now, I know it will have to go to the shop.  Luckily have have several sewing machines, so I brought one down from the bedroom to work on today.  Hopefully I will finish these projects by tonight and start on my blog hop projects.

Well that is all for now, I do have a lot more to tell you, but I want  to get set up on and get to sewing.  So until tomorrow.

The Slow Quilter