I don't reinvent the wheel here, so I won't give a blow by blow of process. If you're interested, I found very good instructions here. It's my go-to site for 12 inch blocks and usually, the directions are simple and well explained.
I decided to go with small floral fabrics, brights and anything that made me think of spring. My first block sold me on the idea. Really, anything with polkadots is a shoo-in.
Then I made another just to confirm that I loved the idea.
And before I knew it there were four up on the wall and I will look forward to see what my bee mates make with their stash.
Winter is still upon us with cold temperatures and lots of snow. But on the plus side, the days are getting longer and the light is very different during the day. You've got to be a hopeful kind of person when you live in the northern hemisphere.
On cold mornings Mont Sutton starts making snow long before dawn.
As I have mentioned before, my mother lives in a nursing home and is very well looked after, but she is starting to lose her speech, making it difficult for us to have any chats together. Lately I've been taking my recorders down when I visit. I play some music for her and I guess for the rest of the rooms on the hallway too. So far no one has complained. It gives her pleasure and I'm happy to do it.
On a sad note, my faithful companion of 13 years is no longer with me. For all of you who have known and loved a dog, when I say she was the best of dogs, you know what I mean. I miss her terribly and keep thinking that I hear her coming down the hall. I am still surprised to I find my shoes where I left them as one of her favourite pastimes was collecting footwear to decorate her bed.
I have been lucky in the dogs I've had over the years--she won't be the last probably.
Have a good week and don't forget to make something!