Tuesday, August 07, 2012

bees aren't impressed by quilts



Wouldn't you think that with at least 50,000 bees buzzing around the yard, I could get a couple of them to land on a quilt? I think this might confirm that our bugs don't like me, not even when I make a special batch of sugar water and doused my quilt with it in an attempt to catch their interest.

I tried putting the quilt in a tree near the hive, putting it in the mint patch, putting it on the hive...and at that point a couple of bees landed in me, so I took the hint and gave up.



The quilt is Do Not Put Your Elbows on the Table, from Back to Charm School by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene. You can read all about how much I adore the book in this post.



Bees definitely qualify as "other", right?

Pets on Quilts

30 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Aww....I was hoping that they would labd. Good effort anyway!!! Great looking bees and great looking quilt! We can always call it Quilt ON Bees!

Kruse Kats said...

love the honeycomb quilt!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

You're just the BEES KNEES ... sorry, couldn't resist!

Joanna said...

The bees should qualify as other. Love the quilt and the name it was given.

Heather said...

Leave it there and sneak back later. If they are anything like my animals they will be all over that quilt once you give up trying to arrange them.

Agnes B Bullock said...

LOL! Love it! (and your quilt is cute too!)

Snoodles said...

Your quilt is adorable! It's a shame they didn't like it as much as all of us do! Thanks for joining in at the Pets Show!

quiltmom said...

Lovely quilt and what a unique entry- You are right about other- The bees photo is terrific.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Loris said...

Yep, bees count! Lovely photos of them. Love your quilt. I just made one of these too. It's a favorite. I'm off to check out your other post now about the making of it :-)

piece peace said...

Absolutely bees count! I think your quilt is lovely.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

certainly bees count! Pretty quilt. :D

Allie said...

Oh you are too funny - never never EVER would I try to get close to a bee, lol!!!! I do a bee dance and run. It consists of wildly flailing arms and legs, a lot of jumping up and down, and usually leaves me very fatigued.

Allie said...

And of course I was so excited [not] by the pics of the bees, I forgot to say how darling your quilt was! I love it!

Dana Gaffney said...

Yes, bees are "other" and your diligence and bravery counts. Thanks.

Mhairi said...

Not sure I would have braved the bees but the quilt is lovely.

Colleen said...

Ha Ha! And now you have to wash your darling little quilt!

Mimi said...

I guess anything goes... but I sure wouldn't want to try to get some bees modelling on my quilt for a photo shoot!!!

Marianne said...

This was too funny.

Missy Shay said...

That's a good try!

Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek said...

Lovely quilt!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Bee hive quilts so work!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Yes I think they should qualify as other....just "bee-cause"
Your quilt is lovely.

heartsease54 said...

LOL!

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh Michelle...you are so funny! I guess bees do "qualify" but don't think they're very "cute"!!! Your quilt looks fabulous!

MC said...

Such a cool idea! It's hard to believe the bees weren't interested in checking it out immediately. I wonder if a little beer instead of sugar water might do it?

QuiltSue said...

Yes, bees are definitely "others" and they're always horrible to me.

Marcia W. said...

Your concept is lovely. A friend of ours was a beekeeper for many years - miss his free raw honey too.

Lyndsey said...

Love the quilt. I think the bees are missing a real chance here.

CaroleM said...

I give you extra points for trying!!

Cindy said...

Lovely entry to the contest. Maybe they are too busy to enjoy the quilt....maybe if you made one that looked like a big flower?

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