Monday, April 14, 2014

Beehives Are in My Blood

This is Sweet As Honey.
I'm drawn to it.
I love that beehive print. 
I love the shade of yellow.
My parents were both born and raised in Utah.
The fabric just sings
Utah - the Beehive State to me. 
Awhile back Nannette made a heritage quilt.
I think that's a sweet idea for your family,
and for you to remember where you came from.
So I'm contemplating a hexagon heritage quilt.

I've always wanted to do these 3" ones.
I like how big they are.
They would be much quicker, right? :)
Always having a hand project ready to go,
appeals to me.
This fabric is by Art Gallery from Bonnie Christine.
Bonnie, you rock.

I'm a little melancholy.
I was already planning to do this post today,
and heard on the radio that it's
 the day before income tax day.
My mom died of cancer
April 14th - 27 years ago.
Hadn't realized that was today.
She is buried in Utah
It's a pretty special place.



  1. Ahhhh, sorry to hear that this day has sad memories for you. I didn't realize you had lost your mom and so many years ago. :( The fabric IS sweet and lovely, I have a bundle of it and it is next in line - hopefully cutting will begin tomorrow!

  2. The picture of you and your Mom is beautiful. The orange fabric...sublime!

  3. Love the beehive fabric as well. Time seems to be going so fast that those dates do sneak up on you. My Dad passed 30 years ago. Sometimes it seems like yesterday, but I have great memories.

  4. Awww pretty fabric, sweet mom and girl.

  5. Okay, i love that picture! That was the comfy-est gold chair. I spy a Spiegel Catalog! Wow, remember when you had to fill out a form to order a dress?! She was and is the best mom and you my dear girl, are just like her!! love you!

    1. Remember when we wore sweat pants all of the time? I miss those days. I miss her. Love you too!

    2. I am sorry you are sad today, and I understand. You girls really make me smile with all your sisterly conversations. It reminds me of my sisters. I loved the Spiegel catalog. I spent hours poring through that catalog. Remember that they used to have swatches in the drapery section? I loved that.

  6. Those kind of dates just sneak up on us. That fabric is wonderful. I have a bunch of different prints from that collection and I made a project using large hexies that I am very pleased with.

    1. Melissa, your hexie table runner is really sweet.

  7. I'm so sorry Corrie. Hugs to you!

  8. So those beehives would have even more extra meaning! Those double ties are bittersweet - but they keep us wrapped up in those good memories of people and places we love.

  9. Such a sweet picture with your mom! I'm sorry that you lost her so many years ago, but I'm sure she's been keeping an eye on you and sees what an amazing and kind woman you have become. Great fabrics and so Utahish! :O)

  10. Your sweet mother can rest in peace. She raised two very lovely women.

  11. Aw what a sweet post. I love love love that beehive fabric. It hasn't even been on my radar. It is gorgeous. I love it. My heritage quilt is one of my very favorite projects. I would love to see what you do with yours. I loved the photo of your mom. Like I said in my email. She is close. Closer than you know. And so proud of you and Des.

  12. I'm so sorry you lost your mom when you were so young. That makes me sad.

    I like beehives, it reminds me of my grandma, she had one.

  13. Maybe my little order will cheer you up? I'm so sorry about your mom -- I can't imagine how hard it's been for you guys.

    You're a very naughty girl always blogging about your beautiful fabric. I'd seen those gorgeous beehives and I was wondering where I might order from -- and there's no one I'd rather order from than YOU two cuties!

  14. I love the beehive fabric. A heritage quilt is such a good idea. I am a hexagon girl too and usually have some EPP on the go. xx