I had just about given up hope — no, I HAD given up hope of our Far Flung Bee block exchange ever finishing its run, so I put up a note on Flickr. So I was pretty excited today to get a wee package in the mailbox, all the way from New Zealand.
Inside were there incredibly cute Bee Blocks from Deb. Ah, Deb, they are wonderful! I like the accent of the dark text block in the center of the tulip–a variation I hadn’t seen before. I think that’s the beauty of Bee Blocks. Each quilter brings her own vision and stash to the creation of a block, and that’s why I was pretty dejected when I wrote on our Flickr group that I thought the our bee had joined the dead.
I think some of our members have struggled with deadlines because of busy family lives, which can also include full-time employment, a full load of classes at school and other life-absorbing experiences. But have you been in a bee that sort of petered-out? How did you feel about it? Do you stay away from Bees? Join them whenever you can? Love the interaction? Bemoan that you’re not getting your “own stuff done” because of all the bee blocks you agreed to crank out?
So, Bee Block Exchanges. Love ’em? Hate ’em? And why?