My Country House - Month 9

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September 01, 2015


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My dad had always wanted to keep bees. He read all the books he could find on the subject and joined our local beekeepers association. Our bees arrived and settled in. Many months later they swarmed, and we found them clinging to a branch of an apple tree in the orchard. Dad had prepared for this day and had a new beehive ready. All we needed to do was capture the swarming bees and relocate them to their new home! Imagine, if you can, me standing under an apple tree, holding a big bucket over my head. Dad was in the tree above me, sawing the branch that held the swarm. You guessed it - I ended up covered in bees, but it was Dad they chased around the garden! The bees in this block are very content and aren’t going anywhere. There are lovely flowers everywhere in this garden to keep them happy.

The pieced blocks this month are Garden Path. I chose them to remind me of Dad running down many garden paths to shake the bees off his trail. For easy piecing, we’ll break the block down into half-square triangle units.


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