Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Honey Bee ......(235)

Yesterday morning the house house smelled heavenly as I baked zucchini bread. Zucchini was one of three veggies we planted in our small garden,for the sole purpose of making my favorite bread. Well, the tomatoes and beans have been going gang busters but we've only scrounged 3 zucchini all summer. We get lots of blooms, but then nothing....very disappointing, but I will savor what we did manage to harvest and the bread it became.

Today's Stroll piece is an old Pine Mountain kit, stitched in 2001, called the Honey Bee Pillow. It's a cute piece but sadly the fabric has faded over the years. I think I'm going to take a cue from RJ and Mary at Stitching Friends Forever and update it. They do a blog post monthly where they take an older piece and make it into something new...check out their current one at Stitching Friends Forever. I'm sure I have some cute bee fabric that can be incorporated.

I've been plugging away at the Christmas stocking and am moving into the toe section. The band with all the tiny tree motifs was a pain and I resorted to dragging threads all over thee back; I'll plan on using a darker lining fabric so they don't show.

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship! 




  1. There you go! Yes, a makeover like RJ and Mary do. ;) How cute.
    The stocking is super!!
    My zucchini plant has not produced ONE this year! So bizarre. My yellow squash is doing great. I don't get it.

  2. Sweet Honeybee pillow! I wish PM would re-release some of their older pillow charts in just chart form. Like this one! I look forward to seeing its makeover. You have made good progress on the stocking, Stasi.

  3. Stasi, Mmmm...I do love zucchini bread. I haven't made any in years, but I want to make some and freeze it this fall. The stocking is coming along beautifully. I don't like to carry thread on the back, but sometimes, just sometimes, I don't feel like all the starting and stopping of threads, so I do. Happy stitching! Andrea

  4. Stasi, Oh, how I want to see how you redo this sweet stitch!! You have an adorable stitch to work with so it should be an easy update with new fabric.
    I love zucchini bread too. Have you ever made the Italian Zucchini Cresent Pie that was a contest winner from the early 80's?? I have made it hundreds of times, one of my favorite ways to use zucchini. I wonder why your harvest was disappointing? Fried zucchini flowers are so good too. Do you take some of the flowers off to put the growing energy into a few zucchini? Great progress on the trees! Mary