Friday, November 16, 2012

Celebrating a QBee Birthday!

Even in this remote corner of the planet "life" gets crazy busy!  QBee Diane has an October birthday...
...we finally had a chance to get together and celebrate last Saturday!  It was so fun to have lunch and catch up on one another's lives!
Diane makes and decorates cakes professionally.  They are beautiful and delicious...making a birthday cake for her is a bit intimidating, to say the least!   Of course my trepidation is completely self-imposed...she graciously claims that everything I bake is wonderful!  Gosh...I love that feature in a friend!  ;-)

Long time visitors to this blog, know that each year I choose a project that I make for each of the QBees.  The gift cycle always begins with Diane's birthday!  Last year every QBee received a "Sewing Cup Cozy"... this was made for Diane a year ago ... the first of many! ;-)
This birthday cycle, I've chosen to make this apple shaped sewing kit!  The pattern can be made into apples or oranges.

The left side of the apple is stuffed and designed to be used as a pin cushion.  The right side is lined and has a zipper closure with a leaf shaped pull.  It is designed for storage of sewing supplies.

The slice shown above is meant to serve as a needle case.  I actually ended up removing it ... I decided it was unnecessary and just made it more bulky.  The pattern is called, Apples to Oranges and comes from Straight Stitch Society.  The instructions are well written and thorough, which I really appreciate.
 Happy Birthday QBee Diane!  I look forward to another year of our dillydally adventures!  Hugs!

Do what you love.  Celebrate friendship. Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. How nice to share milestones with great friends!

  2. Thank you for a wonderful lunch, the opportunity to catch up a bit with everyone, the delicious cake and most of all your friendship!!