Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Festivities

We had so much fun at our 10th annual Busy Bees Christmas party this year.

Wonderful white elephant gift exchange! Seriously sweet secret sister gifts.

And best of all, the winners of this year's Christmas blocks...

Drum Roll Please..........

Congrats to Tre and Heather - The dynamic duo!

Enjoy the pics!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Considering the wet and the cold weather, it provides a moment for me to pause and thank the Lord for my warm home. So many others don't have that blessing at the moment. And my prayers go out to them. That's why, as a group, we collected non-perishable foods, hats, gloves, scarves, quilts and blankets to donate to our local charity for the less fortunate. It was a warm and fuzzy moment to be able to unload my van to drop everything off. I was so proud of my Busy Bees Quilt Group for their generosity and hearts for giving.

Thanks busy bees for your kind hearts!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Naughty or Nice?

Check out this fun blog of the season's smokin' hot aprons. You would only need to accessorize with fishnet stocking, high heels and a string of pearls while serving up your own favorite piping hot holiday dishes to your guests. Holy Smokes! How much more fun can a girl have? If we are going to be a slave to the kitchen, why not add a little spice... and I don't mean pumkin spice.

Monday, November 1, 2010

November 2010

I can't believe we are in the middle of the holiday season already! I am still feeling quite ripped off by not having much of a summer. So now it's time to really gear up for holiday sewing. I've got so many projects right now, I almost don't know where to start. It's overwhelming. I opened up a few boxes of my holiday stash of fabrics and supplies, and it's amazing how many unfinished projects I intended to make for folks but never finished. I must have half a dozen half-made projects I could give out for Christmas this year because I didn't have time to complete them all in years past...the holidays are such a busy time of year.

I'm excited to begin the new apron swap with Flirty Apron Swaps, I love wearing gorgeous aprons as I'm serving up my gourmet feast during Christmas. It's so nice to NOT look like I've literally slaved over a hot oven for the previous 12 hours. lol

Our quilt group has been doing so many fun projects and activities this fall.

11/2/2010 we begin our lighted quilted Christmas wreath wall hanging project.

I better quit writing and get to work!

From one Busy Bee to another, toodles.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fun in the Sun

Friendly Reminder: We will be meeting this Wednesday at 7 pm @ Crossroads Cafe.

We have a new meeting location at Clackamas Bible Church on Johnson Rd, Clackamas. I sent out an email with more information.

I hope everyone is enjoying summer break. I know I have been!


Monday, May 3, 2010

Busy Bees Quilt Retreat - April 2010

Well, I'd say we had another wonderful weekend away. Our little swarm hung out at a new hive for the weekend. We ate til we were so stuffed we couldn't breathe (well, at least I did!) There never seems to be a lack of food at retreats. And everyone's unique recipes are so great. We sewed our little hearts out - some definitely sewed more than others. Frankly, I got lots of cutting and prep work done, but not a whole lot of actual sewing on my own machine. Other's worked on hand quilting and hand sewing bindings, others were cranking out the production like there was no tomorrow. On Saturday, we went to the local Latimer Textiles and Quilt Museum for a private showing of some historical quilts. A big shout out to Ronnaa for coordinating this for our group. (You ROCK Ronna!) All in all it was a lot of fun. I am posting some pics for today for your enjoyment as evidence of a great time. I will be getting a few more pics posted later this week as I receive them from others in our group who also brought cameras and took a few fun pics throughout our fun weekend get away.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Newest Creation!

I originally created this work of art NOT to be an apron. But when I heard about the newest apron swap Shawnee was hosting in the theme of polk-a-dots, I just HAD to work this in! So I bought some coordinating polk-a-dot fabric and voilá! A sassy little apron was born. The pattern in the body of the apron is actually a quilt pattern known as 9-patch toss. I "tossed" it into an apron for some lucky swapper. I hope she loves it. It was fun to make!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Quilt Retreat Weekend of April 30

Hi Girls!

I know that we are all very excited about retreat coming up weekend of April 30 - May 1. Saturday, we will be going to Latimer Textiles for a private viewing of some antique quilts at the local museum. Everyone remember to thank Ronna for making these arrangements on our behalf. THANKS RONNA!!!

You may check in any time after 1 pm on Friday afternoon. We will have the home fires burning with the welcome mat out for all "late" arrivals.
We have to check out by no later than noon on Sunday.

You will need to bring your own bedding or sleeping bags, towels and other personal things. You may want to bring extra tables if you have them. Of course, all your sewing equipment and projects, any games, dvd's or books for other personal relaxation and/or enjoyment.

Below is some additional details and pics of where we'll be staying. Let me know if you have any further questions or concerns. Otherwise, we'll discuss more details next Tuesday. I'll hand out maps, directions and physical address at next meeting.

Built in 1898
Large - Roomy - Great for retreats, reunions, weddings or parties.
A twenty minute drive to the beach and several rivers for fishing, beachcombing and other out door activities.
Shopping, museums and other activities are available to round out your stay.
Great-room with many comfortable chairs, tables for games or eating.
Cozy wood stove with lots of free wood, also forced air furnace.
Raised speaker's platform -perfect for meetings.
Two king bedrooms, two queen bedrooms, 11 bunks, plus extra mats for floor sleeping.
Fully equipped kitchen. Two gas ranges, Two refrigerators. Freezer.
Dining room with original pass-thru cupboads.
Washer, Dryer, Cable TV.
Bring your own bedding, towels and personal items.
Three bathrooms, including two showers and a tub.

Friday, April 2, 2010

April's Hive Activities

Spring is in the air! Birds are tweeting, BEES are buzzing and flowers are popping up all over the place. I absolutely love this time of year. And April starts off with a bang with Easter. It feels to EARLY to be Easter already. Can it really BEE? We have lots of fun activities in store for the month of April. For those of you planning to go to quilt retreat, if you haven't yet signed up for a meal to prep with your team, please let us know what you plan is.

Here are some Hive events worth buzzing about:
4/3 - Swarms of us carpooling to Vancouver's Clark County Quilt Show
4/6 - Busy Bees Quilt Group
4/20 - Busy Bees Quilt Group
4/30 - Busy Bees Quilting Retreat

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Welcome to Our New Group Blog!

Welcome to our new cyber home! The welcome mat has been officially rolled out.
I will be posting updates frequently about our quilt group, schedules, carpools, field trips, Saturday workshops and upcoming retreats, so keep checking in for the latest and greatest on our hive activities. I strongly love and encourage all of your comments and feedback as well. My goal is to make this a hive of open communications, postings and latest and greatest useful information about all things that are Busy Bees' business!