Sunday, June 29, 2008

We've been busy bees ...... buzz,buzz, buzzzzzzzz.....

Lots of activity out in the yard .... the bumble bees have been hard at work....


.... and so have the butterflies!!!













....and look at what a great job they're doing !!!
....and it's a good thing they know what they're doing since the rest of the "garden-ing staff" here at Moonbeams in a Jar DON'T !! (seriously, we look for labels that say "thrives on neglect and incompetence")

....oh, and by the way ..... I'm only showing you the good parts of the yard !!!!







Anyhow, while the "worker bees" (and butterflies) were busy outside doing their job, the "sewing dept" here at MBIAJ was buzz, buzz, buzzing busily away inside working on Matt's graduation quilt ..... shall we take a peek?

..... but .... WAIT!! that's not the Very Pink Sewing Room ! .....let's take a closer look and walk down this hallway towards that black ladder ....(don't trip over that laundry basket ...the "housekeeping dept" here at MBIAJ really stinks ....)

....hmmmmmm..... where does that ladder go? ....and is that a sign hanging on the ladder?...let's see what it says ...

.......uh oh .... sounds like the "Queen Bee" means business!!! (she even took off her everyday tiara ... she must really be working up a sweat!) I wonder what she's doing up there .....

.......shhhhhhh..... let's just tippy toe up this ladder and take a peek ....

....(wow! somebody needs a tan! look at those glow in the dark legs !!! maybe somebody should spend more time OUTSIDE with the worker bees in the SUNSHINE!!)

No...no! don't look down! it's safe, the ladder is nailed to the wall ... let's keep going ....

.... OK .... we're at the top of the ladder and can just see over the trap door ....looks like somebody is sewing up here! ...let's look around!
... it's an attic room that's fixed up (sort of) .... looks like a kid's playroom (or more like a teenager hangout ....better NOT be the "make out room"!!!!).... there's some beat up furniture and a t.v. .... and the sewing machine is set up on the table at the right ...
.... oh, look .... there's an iron set up on that red wooden toy chest .... and there's the top of the ladder and trap door we came up.... yep .... looks like the "Queen Bee" has taken over this room as an annex to the pink sewing room .... I guess she must not have a t.v. down there in the pink sewing room (she'll have to speak to management about that!) .... AND, she has more floor space up here to spread out bigger stuff that's she's working on ....oh, look! her majesty is back at the sewing machine with her nose to the grindstone .....

....wow..... she took her tiara off again .... she must really be working up a sweat to have to take that off again!!! (and .... just between you and me .... looks like somebody could use a manicure and some hand lotion!!!)

Well, anyway, the "Queen Bee" buzzed along for the past few days and ...... (drum roll please ......) HERE IT IS ....... HOT OFF THE PRESS .....

.....Matt's FINISHED graduation quilt !!!!! TA DA !!! (well, it's a finished quilt TOP ..... the "Queen Bee" still has to whip up the quilt back in time for the graduation party this Friday , the 4th of July, so that everybody can sign it ...)

...... where's she going ?!?! .... the "Queen Bee" is climbing back down the ladder with her tiara on sideways, muttering something to herself about she thought she was finished and now she finds out she's not and she's gonna need alot of chocolate and a maid and if she could ever get some cooperation around here maybe, just maybe she could get something accomplished besides the thankless, never ending cycle of stinky laundry, and somebody, probably her, is gonna have to get out and do the grocery shoppping, and who left another mess in the kitchen sink , and let's not EVEN discuss the disgusting state the bathrooms are in .... don't want to touch those with a Hazmat suit and a 10 foot pole, .....blah, blah, blah ......

OK .... we'll just let her wander around the neighborhood with her sideways tiara while she mutters to herself (the neighbors have become used to that ...)

Be back soon!
Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

10 comments:

Catherine said...

What a great sewing area -- however, the image of someone muttering to themselves wandering about with a crooked tiara on their head has me in fits of laughter!

Jeanne said...

I'd love to hide up in that sewing area! Great quilt for your son's graduation. You have a whole week to finish it. *s*

The Southern Mom said...

Wish I had a sewing area like that!
Love the quilt! As for the legs...mine would be as white as that if they weren't so hairy!

rachelgriffith said...

hahaha.
what a great post.

my legs glow in the dark too.
:O)

i love your sewing area. napoleon dynamite poster and all.
tehehe.

i think that the quilt for your son's graduation is awesome. great job.

BusyLittleQuilter said...

Wow. I would love to have another sewing room, including the one I already have.

Okay. Wait a minute. I think I already do! It's on the same floor as my sewing room; there's a bathroom that seperates us. If I cleaned it up, it could be another room to play in! It was my youngest daughter's bedroom and I made it into a play room for the grandkids.

Hmm. You know the grandkids have their own house, their own room, and, come to think of it, I never had a play room at my grandmas house!! I need to rethink that one!

Matt's graduation quilt is beautiful.

Kristin said...

The quilt looks great! Good job! Hey, and a tip on the Friendship Blob - after all the mushing and adding, you can freeze the batter and then take it out when you are ready to bake it. End the cycle of dependence on the batter!!

I know you're busy, but I am going to tag you and Miss Kitty with this game:

Link to whoever tagged you
Mention the rules
List 6 unspectacular quirks about you
Tag 6 folks by linking to your post.

I don't know how to link to my post but it is the June 30th post on my blog.
(hope the staff at MBIAJ is picking up some of the slack)

Mona said...

Yes indeedie, the "Queen Bee" is doing a fine job on that quilt! I'm sure if Miss Kitty will help it will be done in time for the party.

Uhmmm...I thought legs that glow in the dark were in??? ;) Hence the big push for everyone to wear SPF 30+ sunscreen.

When you get a minute, buzz on over to the apronista.ning and sign up for my give-a-way before the 4th!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Queen Bee...you did a great job getting the graduation quilt top done on time. I must say that it looks great. I love the way you did the borders. I really do think it is cute. Can I say cute? Would the graduate appreciate cute? How about great. It looks great. And as usual, your style, charm, and especially your humor delight me. Have a good day!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Fabulous quilt...fabulous Mom! Congratulations to your son and to the people who got him where he is today. Job well done. Climbing the ladder to the hide out? priceless! Susan

Nan said...

Love the sewing area annex - we definitely need room to spread out when we're creating, don't we? Yes indeedy! Love the quilt, Mary Anne - good job, Queen Bee!