Ten Days, Bee Blocks, A Giveaway & …more

Ten days and counting until my blogiversary folks! I told you 23 days ago during Sunday Stash #33 there would be:
– gimme gimme giveaways
If you thought this eleganza extravaganza was over just because that list is complete, think again! It’s about to get hardcore! What else can be crammed in? Hahaha … more.
Today, here are some of my latest bee block finishes. That’s 196, 2.5″ squares, and 48, 1″ squares. Time to change that Olfa blade! (QSA: Have you changed yours recently?)

Right now? How about another pop up giveaway? “So tell me whatcha want, whatcha really, really want,” To enter to win a yard of fabric of your choosing from Intrepid Thread, I want you to leave me a comment with a favourite song lyric! My favourite of the moment? “All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…” Foreshadowing … more. 

65 Responses

  1. I might have a reckless streak,
    At least a country-mile wide.
    If you're gonna run with me,
    It's gonna be a wild ride.

    Tim McGraw – Real Good Man 😉

  2. Salley says:


    "…..and God knows you've got me sewn….."

    Includes a creepy video about entanglement…watch for the lips at the end…

  3. "If not for you
    The winter would hold no spring,
    couldn't hear a robin sing
    I just wouldn't have a clue…if not for YOU"

    George Harrison If Not For You.

  4. Salley says:

    Oh, and Molli….in case that didnt get you interested….more of the lyrics include "…Dannyboy dont be afraid to shake that ass and misbehave….."

  5. Helen says:

    Honey, I haven't stopped by in a bit bu thought I woud in honour of our last bee block. Vale rainbow bee. But my oh my how you've grown! Did you know you broken herringbone was a quilt along?! Well, likely, but I didn't so cudos grande to you! Ok favourite song lyric right now would have to be by the divine Clare Bowditch… Along the lines of "you think you have to be everything but you just have to start something" or words to that effect. Lovely. Grounding. True. xx

  6. audrey says:

    Doubts will try to break you
    Unleash your heart and soul
    Trouble will surround you
    Start taking some control

    Muse–"Panic Station"

    Though I'll admit due to the 'N Sync appearance confirmation, I had "Bye Bye Bye" in my head most of yesterday, especially after my dentist and dental hygienist started singing it while working on my teeth.

  7. Jeneta says:

    Hey – I just changed my blade too! Thanks to my children repeating it after they heard it on some tv ad, my favourite lyrics (well, the lyrics that seem to constantly be in my head!) are "I don't care – I love it" by Icona Pop.

  8. You know that it would be untrue
    You know that I would be a liar
    If I was to say to you
    Girl, we couldn't get much higher

    Come on baby, light my fire
    Come on baby, light my fire
    Try to set the night on fire

    haha lovin' my blocks Molli!

  9. Paula says:

    So much colour. Great blocks!

    Favourite song lyrics, well atm I'm listening to Hall of Fame by The Script ft. Will.i.am:

    Don't wait for luck
    Dedicate yourself and you can find yourself standing in the hall of fame
    And the world's gonna know your name
    Cause you burn with the brightest flame

  10. Your tiny squared blocks are looking super! Did you press your seams open or to the side for those? I need to get some new blades, myself!

    You've got to accentuate the positive
    Eliminate the negative
    And latch on to the affirmative
    Don't mess with Mister In-Between

  11. Spent a week in a dusty library
    Waiting for some words to jump at me.

    French Navy, by Camera Obscura

    I can't stop listening to this song and these words are basically my life… I need to change my blades. Always.

    hugs and kisses and early congratulations on this momentous anniversary.

  12. SIMPLESEW says:

    I love you, you love me, we are a Happy Family, a kiss to you and a kiss from me !! ( I bet that will stump you)

  13. Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. Sarah thriftstorecrafter at yahoo dot com

  14. Lynda says:

    don't you just love it when you can say just one work and a whole song comes to mind? Try "Crazy"…yeah, I am an older groupie but love your energy!

  15. Janarama says:

    I know you want it
    I know you want it
    I know you want it

    Controversial song of the summer.

  16. Kim M says:

    I've always thought these lyrics were good words on how to live life to the fullest:

    "Be a best friend, tell the truth
    And overuse "I love you"
    Go to work, do your best
    Don't outsmart your common sense
    Never let your prayin' knees get lazy
    And love like crazy"

    Lee Brice "Love Like Crazy"

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Mara Cockman says:

    "I laugh to think of crying my eyes out" – The Darkest Space by Jason Mraz

  18. Vera says:

    Not a favorite but stuck in my head for today: And I don't need this life, I just need somebody to die for, somebody to cry for … BTW I'm doing well, I'm not depressed or commiting suicide, it's just a song by group called Hurts 🙂

  19. Am L says:

    Listened to a favorite 80s group "station" on Pandora the other day, and this song came up. I don't think the meaning of the song resonated with me as much in my teens as it does today. Anyway, aside from giving away my age, this is what's in my head:

    You are on one side
    I am on the other
    Are we divided?
    Why can't we live together?

    There are no rights
    This isn't your decision
    We need to talk of changing things
    But no one wants to listen

    …etc, at least talk of changing things is happening now.

  20. Jenny says:

    Let's prog this up, how about some vintage Genesis:

    His skins all covered in slimy lumps.
    With lips that slide across each chin.
    His twisted limbs like rubber stamps
    Are waved in welcome say Please join in.

    My grip must be flipping,
    Cos his handshake keeps slipping,
    My hopes keep on dipping
    And his lips keep on smiling all the time.

    • Jenny says:

      P.S. That should have read stumps … dumb kids making lyric websites. I know it's creepy and did not need correction, but rubber stamps just seemed too stupid to leave there.

  21. Anita C says:

    Just saw Julie yesterday, lucky enough to live 45 min from Intrepid Thread. Picked up my MSBHQAL bundle yeah!

    Song well so stuck in my head Escape from Planet Earth has been on an endless loop at my house for the last couple of weeks

    Flying through the galaxy
    With supernova energy
    Under pressure
    We're so much better
    So much better
    You know

  22. Leo says:

    Ahh the only one that's on my mind is one of those sad ones – the text is in German so I guess I could post part of it, if you can't understand it it can't make you sad. Ahh but better not – who knows what happens when google starts to index the comments …

    well there is one other one – still sad but not that much

    "Pour ne pas vivre seul
    On vit comme ceu qui veulent se donner l'illusion
    De ne pas vivre seul"

    (Pour ne pas vivre seul – Firmine Richard singing – great voice, great actress)

    Ok it's French so the translation problem is probably still there…

    (Is your quote from Spice Girls? – Ohh got it's embarassing to even know them – my only excuse is they were "in" along with back street boys and later aron carter back then in 3rd grade .. well yeah I hope the sins of my 9 year old self wil be forgiven … Well the quote is no-telling enough to be from almost anyone .. )

  23. Katy Cameron says:

    At the moment it's:

    I take it in but don’t look down

    ‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
    I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
    Waiting on this for a while now
    Paying my dues to the dirt
    I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay
    Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay
    Take you with me if I can
    Been dreaming of this since a child
    I’m on top of the world.

    Imagine Dragons

  24. Leigh Anne says:

    You're gonna miss me by my walk,
    You're gonna miss me by my taco…

    I know those aren't the real lyrics but my husband started singing it like that and now I can't hear it any other way 🙂

  25. It's the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse… Come inside it's fun inside.

    Sorry, it's the best I can do at 3:30 in the afternoon with 2 toddler boys going crazy.

  26. Longvacation says:

    I'm enjoying the following lately. Grace Kelly by Mika

    I could be brown, I could be blue
    I could be violet sky
    I could be hurtful, I could be purple
    I could be anything you like

    Gotta be green, gotta be mean
    Gotta be everything more
    Why don't you like me?
    Why don't you like me?
    Why don't you walk out the door!

  27. I've got two bottles of whiskey for the way.

  28. Reb Thack says:

    "I just want to play on my pan-pipes
    I just want to drink me some wine
    As soon as you're born you start dying
    So you might as well have a good time…"

    ~cake, "Sheep Go To Heaven"

  29. jennyg says:

    Another one bites the dust by Queen the chorus
    Another one bites the dust
    Another one bites the dust
    And another one gone and another one gone
    Another one bites the dust
    Het im going to get you too
    Another one bites the dust

    This s the theme fr my life at the moment

  30. "So you see, Your Honour
    It was all in fun
    A little bit of drag meet
    Down on Main street
    Was just to see if the cops could run
    Well, they brought us in to see you
    In a alcoholic haze
    I sure could use those 30 days
    To recover from the party"

    Wasn't that a party? Irish Rovers — Oldie but a goodie. 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Mama mia, here I go again, my my, how can I resist you. Mama mia, does it show again, my my, just how much I miss you.

    You can't beat Abba for catchy lyrics.

  32. charlotte says:

    I go out walkin' after midnight, out in the moonlight, just like we used to do.
    I'm always walkin', after midnight lookin' for you.
    Love me some Patsy Cline! I just changed my blade.

  33. Emily says:

    Miley Cyrus recently ruined "Blurred Lines" at the VMAs, so that song is out. How about some "Heaven" by Bryan Adams – "Oh – once in your life you find someone
    Who will turn your world around
    Bring you up when you're feelin' down"

  34. giddy99 says:

    I'm too sexy for my shirt, so sexy it hurts! 😉

  35. I've got the magic in me
    every time i touch that track it turns into gold
    everybody knows I've got the magic in me

    (I have watched Pitch Perfect FOUR TIMES this week, true story.)

  36. shawn says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  37. Hmm, this one's been in my head all week:

    You wanna run away, run away
    And you say that it can't be so
    You wanna look away, look away
    But you stay 'cause it's all so close
    When you stand up and hold out your hand
    In the face what I don't understand
    My reason to be brave

    Brave by Josh Groban *swoon*

    And yes, guess what I need to buy on Saturday?!

  38. mvink says:

    In my head is the new song out by Katy Perry, "Roar".

    Now I'm floating like a butterfly
    Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes
    I went from zero to hero

    I also love the line in Kelly Clarkson's People Like us line:
    Keep your head up nothing lasts forever

  39. Jane S. says:

    Big Bottom, Big Bottom, Talk about mudflaps my girl's got 'em,
    Big Bottom drives me out of my mind
    How could I leave that behind?

    Yes, sorry, I'm a complete Spinal Tap nerd. I took pity and didn't post the more offensive lyrics from that song. heeheehee!

  40. Gill says:

    We're off to Cornwall soon so for me it's 'We're all going on a summer holiday, no more working for a week or two'
    I can't wait!

  41. memmens says:

    I've not changed my blade recently but I have sharpened it – that's not a song lyric in case you were wondering.
    "no one ever said it was gonna be easy" takes me back nearly 20 yrs to an Inspiral Carpets gig in London – oh to be young again!

  42. The O's says:

    'I don't want to say I love you, that would give away too much…'

    and I would choose a yard of something to go with my B&W&red Grandma Sparkles stash…

  43. Waverlee says:

    Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose,
    In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes,
    But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back,
    Up front there ought 'a be a Man In Black.

    Man In Black – Johnny Cash

  44. Mary Graff says:

    You're still the one that can make me laugh. Still the one that's my better half. We're still having fun and you're still the one. Orleans.

    My song after 29 years of marriage!

  45. Mary Graff says:

    You're still the one that can make me laugh. Still the one that's my better half. We're still having fun and you're still the one. Orleans.

    My song after 29 years of marriage!

  46. Melissa says:

    I'm sitting in the railway station.
    Got a ticket to my destination.
    On a tour of one-night stands my suitcase and guitar in hand.
    And ev'ry stop is neatly planned for a poet and a one-man band.
    Homeward bound,
    I wish I was,
    Homeward bound,
    Home where my thought's escaping,
    Home where my music's playing,
    Home where my love lies waiting
    Silently for me.

    ~Simon & Garfunkel, Homeward Bound

  47. MsMidge says:

    "Touch if u will my stomach
    Feel how it trembles inside
    Youve got the butterflies all tied up
    Don't make me chase u
    Even doves have pride"

    Sums up how I feel when I'm about to start a new quilt! lol. From my all time favourite artist.

  48. When you don't know where you're going,
    Any road will take you there.


  49. Allison C says:

    I am a patient boy
    I wait, I wait, I wait, I wait
    My time is like water down a drain
    Everybody's moving,
    Everybody's moving,
    Everybody's moving, moving, moving, moving
    Please don't leave me to remain
    In the waiting room

    Fugazi – Waiting Room

  50. Adrianne says:

    Damn Molli, now I've got Wannabe stuck in my head. I'm young enough that I was not embarrassed to be a Spice Girls fan back in the day. Lyric that's been in my head today after watching the VMAs earlier this week:

    Love is patient
    Love is kind
    (not cryin' on Sundays)

    Macklemore with Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert

    Ok that's back in my head, much better than zigazig-ah!

  51. Jen says:

    God only knows what I'd be without you

    Reminds me of sweetie who I've been with since I was 15 🙂

  52. Lisa Marie says:

    They give us those nice bright colors
    They give us the greens of summers
    Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, Oh yeah
    I got a Nikon camera
    I love to take a photograph
    So mama don't take my Kodachrome away"

    classic Paul Simon

  53. Mara says:

    "UNDER PRESSURE" love singing that song, but you probably don't won't to hear it. I can't wait to see what you got on your Tokyo trip probably better fabric than what your friend tried to pick up for you.

  54. saphre1964 says:

    You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine, You Make Me Happy, When Skies Are Gray….
    Sung To My Girls Every Morning To Wake Them… Now I Sing It To My Fabric!!!

  55. saphre1964 says:

    You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine, You Make Me Happy, When Skies Are Gray….
    Sung To My Girls Every Morning To Wake Them… Now I Sing It To My Fabric!!!

  56. Kathy S. says:

    And then the gypsy queen in a sea of Vaseline performed the guillotine, what a scene, what a scene. I know… I'm weird.

  57. TZel says:

    At last, my love has come along
    my lonely nights are over,
    and life is like a song.

  58. andri. says:

    And as long as I've got my suit & tie
    I'mma leave it all on the floor tonight~

    Suit&tie – Justin Timberlake

  59. So kiss me and smile for me
    Tell me that you'll wait for me
    Hold me like you'll never let me go

  60. Green says:

    Everyday you must say, oh how do I feel about my shoes? They make me awkward and plain. How dearly I would love to kick with their frame. But I once had a dream and it never came true – and time is against me now.

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