Sunday, September 12, 2010

Samoan Love and Lovely Bees

Hello friends,
Yesterday was a very good day. We started the day with a moment of silence for the victims of the terrorist attack in New York.  Years have gone by but there is still pain in our hearts.

The entire day was not somber though.  This wonderful package arrived in the mail from Samoa.
Barb of Bejeweled quilts has an Artfire site and I ordered these wonderful Samoan goodies.
A big fat jellyroll of assorted Samoan fabrics and some yardage to go along with it.

Barb very kindly threw in a lovely charm pack and some additional orange yumminess!  Thanks so very much Barb!  I want to jump in and start sewing with these but I already have a huge "to do" craft list so alas, this will probably have to wait till the first of the year. 

Yesterday was also the 4th annual Honey Festival at nearby Lithopolis.  We had meant to go in years past but this year Daughter Lucky and I finally made it there. 

We watched beeswax being scraped with a heated knife prior to the frame of honey combs being put into the honey extractor (that big steel drum pictured on the left side of the picture.)

We also saw this brave (or crazy!) man with a bee beard.  Yes, all that brown stuff hanging off his face and shoulders are hundreds and hundreds of bees!  He was sitting in a mesh enclosure so the picture is not all that clear but it made things safer for us observers!

We walked around and sampled different kinds of honey, had honey glazed salmon burgers for lunch, followed by a scoop of honey ice cream.  Vendors were selling all manner of items from tee shirts to lawn ornaments to jewelry etc, etc.  I'm not much of a "stuff" person (unless, of course, it involves fabric or yarn LOL!)  so this is what we came home with.  Things we can enjoy but won't add any clutter.

Two types of honey, lemongrass and CHOCOLATE soap made with honey (yes, they really smell strongly of lemon and chocolate!)  and honey infused lip balm.

I hope your Saturday was fun as well.  Talk at you later!  Rumi


  1. Ooooh, beautiful fabrics! Can't wait to see what you make with them.


  2. My Saturday was awesome because I got a lovely package from YOU!!! I love them all thank you so much!

  3. Glad you like the package.

    That bee beard is creepy.....enjoyed your post.

  4. I cant believe that man didn't get stung with all those bees hanging around. Love your mail the fabrics look bright and cheery.

  5. Honey is such amazing stuff. The bees on my lavender are so gentle as I pick it they work around me.

    Beautiful bright fabric. I know what you mean though about putting things aside until the current list is done. So many projects and not enough hours!