Busy as a …

You got it, Bee ! They are every where, even in my house. I was surprised to find this guy crawling around in my son’s lunch tote when I went to load it up the other morning.


When I took him outside to release him he was quite disorientated. It gave me time to run in and get my camera to show you how big he is. The size of a dandelion flower !


Anyways, that also reminded me that I hadn’t shown you these trivets/potholders that I paper pieced awhile back.


It’s a free pattern by Amy of badskirt, you can find it here.

I wanted to put a border around them to make them a little bigger and did a quick pictorial on how I did it:





Easy peasy and no Y seams !


I put a layer of batting and a layer of insulbrite so that is why they look kind of puckered but they’re more puffy that puckered in person.

We finished seeding last night !! I’m sure there are a few potholes ( places that were too wet to get into earlier ) that my husband may go back and seed. But for the most part, the crop is in. Now comes ‘spraying’, which goes on and on…

I have seen on the news that Texas is getting waaay too much rain. We could sure take some of that moisture off their hands, it’s getting quite dry here. Oh yeah, and we had a touch of frost last night, jeeze !

Send some rain our way, if you can spare some, we’d bee happy about it 😉

I’d love it if you left a comment, it’s up at the top by the date.

Have a great weekend. Linking up with Amanda @ CrazyMomQuilts.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. allisonreidnem
    May 29, 2015 @ 13:12:58

    Love the bee potholders and your clever solution to adding a border. Will you bee (hehe) needing more giant bees to pollinate your crop? Hope the rain comes soon. Enjoy the weekend.



    • Colleen
      May 31, 2015 @ 10:03:45

      Bees are always welcome 🙂 Thanks for the good wishes, It was supposed to start raining last night but it didn’t and the skies don’t look too promising today.



  2. Carie
    May 31, 2015 @ 00:46:33

    Oh I love the bees, they’re so pretty! I shall have to add them to my oh so long list of lovely things to make!



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