Man, that's sticky!! In all, we opened three hives and were greeted with pretty much the same findings in each: lots of bees and lots for them to eat. We carefully closed the hives back up and put the insulation in place. It won't be long before it comes off for the season, but there are still some cold nights for the next couple of weeks. No point rushing it.
Back in the sewing room, the box of Oriental fabrics in my closet has been calling me to come and play. Last week I ironed the entire box, which is something I really enjoy. It's part of the design process for me, an up close and personal time of reflection with the fabric. Because I have made several quilts already from this stash, I am left with odds and ends and many small pieces. It took awhile to get the colours just right. Saturday I sewed and ripped and resewed a New York Beauty block four times as one of the colour bands just wasn't working.