September 1, 2011

4 x 5 Flikr Bee Blocks

Interestingly enough, I have 4 out of 5 blocks completed for my 4 x 5 Bee on Flikr... hrmmm. I don't think the name means that we only complete 4 tho haha... 1 more to go when we get back from our trip to Alaska next week.

Without further ado, here is block #4 - completed today after cleaning the apartment, before packing up my sewing room so it can be a guest room for the dog sitter:

Her colors were gray, yellow and aqua. I would not have picked those colors out myself but I love how this block turned out. The little whale in the center makes me so happy. I hope Lindsay likes it as much as I do!

The blocks do not have to be completed and mailed until October 15th but I'm trying to be ahead of schedule so here is the plan - help me stick to it! haha - Come home from Alaska on the 10th, make the block after church on the 11th - mail all 5 blocks to their new homes on the 12th. Hopefully I can stick to that... or at least get them out that week anyway.

This bee runs every quarter with a group of 6 people - so you make 5 blocks a quarter - same style but using each partner's color combination. Mine is aqua/orange/coal and 2 of the blocks I made for partners this round were the same colors... so tempting to keep them, hehe. Here is what I have completed so far:

I have also received 2 beautiful blocks - pictures to come next week along with my 5th and final block... I'll keep you in suspense for a bit, hehe.

So yea... Saturday we are packing up and heading to Alaska for a week. My friend is working on her PhD in Fairbanks so we will spend the week visiting her, camping in Denali National Park, and just generally enjoying a week off work. Can't ask for more than that - soooooo looking forward to friend time and vacation time and exploring a new cool state!

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone - wishing you warm weather and a relaxing extended weekend!


Debbie said...

Love your blocks! Have a good time away!

Michelle said...

Those blocks are nice! Have fun in Alaska...we would love a trip like that!

Millie Motts said...

Heard about the earthquake in AK. Sounds like they're getting ready for your arrival. ;)