I have been keeping a little secret for a week or so now. You have no idea how hard keeping this secret has been. In fact how I got through my last post without peppering it with pictures of bee's on flowers in a not-so-subtle hint I'll never know. But drumroll I have joined my first ever proper Bee. I am officially a hipBee.
As many of you know I have been nervous about joining a Bee for a variety of reasons. Will I be good enough? What if I'm asked to do stuff I can't do without messing up and messing up using other people's treasured fabrics. What if I send treasured fabrics off into the ether and they're never seen again? Oh the list of reasons I've given myself for talking myself out of joining Bee's goes on and on. Maybe it's because the first bee's that came to my attention were Bee's like Ringo Pie. Where you have to have some advance degree in paper piecing and basically be channelling the uber talented Kerry. Believe it of not the one time I was asked to join a Bee it was by Lynne of Lily's Quilts before she was super famous. I thanked her for her invite and ran away and hid in the corner.
So you may be wondering how I've ended up a hipBee? Over the past year I've been seeing how much fun the Brit Bee girls have been having and it's made me completely re-evaluate Bee's and the pro's for me really do out way the con's. I'd sort of decided I'd join a Bee with a couple of proviso's. 1)I'd prefer to join a UK based Bee. 2) I'd rather join a Bee where I knew some of the people already. They'd be familiar with me and what I'm about (and capable of) and maybe if they were UK based the chances of meeting up in the real world would be increased. So when Di invited me to join the hipBee's it seemed like fate. I already know a few gal's on the list and am looking forward to getting to know the others.
So I'm pretty excited. :-)