For the past year I've been part of a small little bee within my guild. I've always heard of bees but have never been a part of one. There are only 9 of us, led by Bill Keller. Every 6 weeks one of us becomes the bee queen and directs others what to do. Look at the #chimodbee for some examples of what we've done. When it was my turn, I asked my bee mates for tuning forks that were either 5.5" wide or 10.5". The length didn't matter. And I asked for dark forks against a low-volume background. As these began to arrive, I slapped them up on the design wall. I love these forks, even the bright green one and the one with a dotted pink background. And then I took a tip from "Macbeth" and was bloody, bold, and resolute as I began to attach them to one another. I am thrilled with the final product and am eager to hand quilt it. I'm almost ready for it.
While I was dithering away at the design wall I did have a couple of Sew Powerful purses going. The stack of fabric for future purses is getting bigger and bigger. I'm learning that this little purse need a big impact fabric on the front, and I love these dots. Wait until you see the additional fabrics I have! In fact, look at this pile of fabrics below:
Since that lunch, Mary has gotten married and is deciding she's done with quilting (she's a fabulous knitter). That pile of fabrics above? That's what she sent me. Most are at least 2 yards! Sew Powerful purse makers know that the girls especially love oranges and purples ad brights. These fabrics are perfect for purse making. Knowing that Mary spent a small fortune shipping these fabrics and being appreciative of the quality and quantity, I asked her which fabrics were the hardest to let go of. And she pointed out the ones with the bright pinks.
These bags went into the mail this morning. I think they are kind of perfect for knitted things.