Saturday, September 24, 2011

My Bumblebee

my freehand bumblebee
Have I mentioned my latest project. Of course, I have. I am sure everyone is sick of it, but I am enjoying it immensely.If you click on the picture, I think you can get a close up view of some of the latest embellishments I have added. To a real quilter or appliquer, I'm sure this is no big feat, but to me, I am ecstatic with what I have done. This is my first project to use appliqueing, and I love it.I have never really enjoyed quilting per se, since it takes so long to finish an entire quilt,although I do make small quilts. Baby quilts or wall hangings or maybe an occasional table toppers,as I call them.Something that is finished quickly. I figure I must have a slight case of the adult form of ADD.If I get bored with any project I am working on, I simply jump off of that onto another project or even another aspect of the same project, then I'm good to go in a few minutes, and I can proceed.That's what I have been doing with this little wall hanging project. When I tire of appliqueing, I find other embellishments to add to this same project.
I spent a good portion of my day indoors yesterday, because of the rain,although I did work a couple of hours out in the early morning drizzle,to pull weeds and undergrowth from various flower beds.I cut and hacked and pulled for two hours in the rain,before I decided to come inside.The rest of the day, I spent with my sewing and minor house chores.One task was sorting through my embroidery thread box.Organizing my many threads. Now that was a job and I am not real happy with it yet,but that's another rainy day's project.
My latest addition to my mini quilt is the bumblebee. I am so proud of how he turned out. I did it freehand,no pattern.I got the idea while visiting a small restaurant this last week.The owner is a lot like myself. She has so many cute little decorations that she uses in her restaurant for every holiday or occasion.A lot like I use to do when I managed the school cafeteria for many years. I think it makes the place look a bit more like a home instead of a business. I feel it puts folks more at ease to be surrounded with homey type decorations.(There are some folks who consider it clutter, but what do they know. If they were all that smart, they'd be somebody.)(Sorry! The devil made me say that.)
Nevertheless, the restaurant owner had a picture on her windowsill,with a bumblebee in it.The Honeyfest is going on this week, and the folks in that small town, go all out,and they do put on a fabulous fest.I only wish our little town had a celebration as nice. The bumblebee is everywhere in that town.Well, really their bee is suppose to be a Honeybee,but I think the bumblebee makes a better picture. The Kelly Beehive Factory in this small town is the reason for the name of their celebration.I hope the rain doesn't hamper their efforts today.If we don't have a real heavy downpour,I am sure it will not slow things down that much for them. They are a determined bunch when they get their celebration going.They are like the postman quote,in that respect."Neither,rain,nor sleet,nor gloom of night...."  Choose the one you like, but it describes the Clarkson Honeyfest.

1 comment:

  1. Nice article on our old Bumble friends. Bumblebees are beautiful, hard working and incredibly important pollinators.