March has been busy. Really busy. And it’s not yet done! Much of this month has been spent preparing for my Nan’s 90th party and her gifts. We had the big party this past weekend and had such a fun time! Nan loved her gifts (though she was a bit overwhelmed by it all!).
Instead of wrapping up the gifts, we put them on display at the party for people to see. I was rather touched the family liked what I had made that they wanted to have them on display! The family tree canvas looked fantastic and picked up on the green decorations we had as our theme (Nan’s a St Pat’s Day baby).
Don’t mind the wonky sheet. We tried to make it longer but every time we did the hooks fell out of the wall so we gave up!
It was a fabulous night, and no one wanted to leave. Unfortunately we were kicked out of the club at 10pm (well we do live in a small town haha!).
A wonderful time was had by all. I did have a little giggle when I heard that the next morning Nan apparently told Mum that she’d had the most wonderful dream that the family had a big party for her birthday! (Nan has a touch of dementia these days!). Thankfully we have photo proof for her that it wasn’t just a dream hehehe!
In addition to all the 90th fun, I did manage to get caught up on my March bee blocks too!
Turns out I’m Queen Bee for this month too! Didn’t realise until I checked the schedule. Oops! So here’s what I’m going for.
I’m really loving grey, aqua and red at the moment so decided that’ll be the colour scheme for my Bee blocks. The pattern is super simply (and free!) – Modern Sliced Scrappy Block from Don’t Call Me Betsy.
Next up was a bit of a challenge for me – a dresden. I’m not a big dresden fan. All that appliqueing.But I got it done (with a few little wavy bits that had to be ironed into submission).
The colour scheme was simply “scrappy and colourful” so I decided to go a bit rainbowy too. All those fabrics were pulled from my scrap basket. Making me realise I seriously need to sort that thing out. Pattern for this one is here.
For the Care Circle of do.good Stitches, we were asked to make Scrappy Trip Along blocks. Don’t kick me out of blogland, but I haven’t jumped on board that trend. I guess I'm not much of one for scrappy.
We were asked for Irish Seaside scrappy colours – green, aqua, turquoise with low volume neutrals. Bit of a struggle for me, very different colours to the seaside I have down the road here.
And lastly, but not leastly , we have the Wombat Stew block. Fiona’s Queen Wombat this month and she loves Mid Century Modern furniture and architecture. So guess what her theme was!
She had a couple of Pinterest boards dedicated to the MCM theme so I picked out what I thought would be fun to do (a door!) and then added my own little touch with the plant by the door.
So I’m almost caught up on March. Bee blocks are all done, but I still have to do my And Sew On block – aren’t I slack?! Don’t forget to link up your BoM block too – the linky party’s looking a little lonely!