|Termites in Swarm|
These are Termites! They must be really tough Termites as they began their swarm emerging from our brick and stamped concrete porch! The 'bug man' is coming today to make sure this doesn't happen again. Amazing what you learn about bugs as they invade...Termites swarm in the thousands! They are very similar to flying ants or queen ants yet there is a difference. Termites do not have segmented bodies and they are leaner than ants. There are other facts...but I won't gross you out with those tidbits of information. Just be on the look out, if you see anything that looks like these little critters, you probably should call your 'bug guy' and have them investigate to make sure you do not have any Termite damage.
Now on to nicer insects...Bees! Not the actual bee but Quilting Bees. I am currently participating in 2 Quilting Bees...little did I know how inspiring and what a jump-start of creativity a Quilting Bee could provide! :)
June will be 'my month' for the "We Bee With It" Modern Quilting Bee.I have chosen a Vanishing 9 Patch as 'my' block. Currently I am making the blocks and will cut and trim to create the vanish once all of the blocks are in hand. For a bit of relief from the bugs above, below you will find a few of the blocks...Bee Blocks are much nicer than Termites.
|Blocks to be used in my Vanishing 9 Patch|
If you would like to create your own these are great for using up scraps! They are fast and easy and pack quite a punch.
For this Vanishing 9 Patch I decided to use scraps in 'color families' and placed them around a solid white block. Each of the 9 patches are created using a 4 1/2 inch square...which creates a 12 1/2 inch block.
I will post more in the future showing how I will be assembling creating the 'vanish'.
with Love as always,