I finally got Sue’s block finished and in the mail. FINALLY! I had pulled out fabrics and put them back and pulled some more and put those back. Sighed in frustration at my lack of fantastic scraps of a perfect size, then pulled out more fabric. I really don’t know why picking out fabrics for the bee blocks has been so difficult for me. I guess I just want these blocks to be perfect. I am definitely finding holes in my stash though (which I am going to remedy this weekend at the Fabric Depot Warehouse Sale! Woot!). Why on earth I don’t have many low volume neutrals I will never know.
Either way, I finished the block and I am very pleased with it and I hope you are too Sue.
Sue wanted to know a little about where we each are from. I would like to know as well. 🙂 I moved to Portland, Oregon almost two years ago and still have so much to discover about this place. A few things I do know: 1. It does actually rain as much as they say it does. 2. It is as liberal and hipster as they say it is. I still find myself amazed at the diversity everywhere I go. I moved here from Montana where even the “cities” are a little bit “country”. Portland has so many languages and so many lifestyles, you can find a place where you fit in no matter what.
Portland is a very beautiful city. There is green everywhere, all year round. When I first moved here, all I could comment on was how there would be a dense forest only 6 feet wide along the side of the road. And so many different kinds of trees and plants. To be honest, I haven’t ventured out into the many hiking trails and nature paths that are all around the area, but my sister does all the time and she shares photos of the scenic waterfalls and views.
The funny thing is that on the other side of the city, only a 15-30 minute drive there are hills covered in vineyards. My aunt said it reminded her of Tuscany. We were on a drive during the Lavender Festival visiting all of the different lavender farms surrounding the city. Beautiful!
Then, you could drive west for an hour and be at the beach. Have you seen The Goonies? Yeah, that beach. 🙂
Even the scenery is diverse in my next of the woods.
Sue – I hope you enjoy your block. It was a lot of fun to make, so easy (after I decided on the fabric that is). I can’t wait to see all of the different color combinations together.