Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Never Mind Spring...

...summer has been declared. Yes, the socks have been put away and the shorts are out.  Well at least for some of us. It`been 38 C (102 F) here today and even though it`s ten years this month that we moved out here, the return of the intense heat is always a shock.


It`s way too hot to sew.  I have to plan some summer hand sewing and would like to have another go at Trish Harper`s Camelot pattern.  With all those Y seams it should keep me busy. I think it could look very pretty in some of Jenean Morrison`s Silent Cinema.


Tomorrow is registration for Rachel`s Handstitched class - registration opens at 9 EST.  Now if we are on GMT +1 here in Morocco, will 9 EST be 1.00 PM here?

After the success of her Curves class, which I didn`t actually do but heard it was great, this looks like huge fun.  Rachel has spaced the classes out more and is even selling a kit to go with the class so that you have everything you need. The course includes hand quilting, embroidery, applique, reverse applique and English Paper Piecing.

But there`s lots to do before that. I am working on Di`s block for the Stitch Tease bee and trying something new for the first time.  Yes Di, you are my guinea pig! But I can`t show you anything yet, and then it will only be sneaky peeks.

So I really have nothing to show you.  Just popped in to say `hi`.






17 comments:

Cindy said...

How long does it stay hot?

It gets hot here....but not usually until June, and then only through September. The rest of the year is reasonable if you don't mind the crazy winds.

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

It never gets that hot here, thank goodness. Love the fabrics you have in mind for the Camelot!

Little Island Quilting said...

Did you buy the Camelot pattern?
I did!
Oh...and it's raining here!

Kelly said...

I am ignoring the weather comment!! I took the curves class and will be signing up for handstitched class tomorrow. I need all the help I can get :)

susan said...

Heat! I forget what that's like. Pack your winter woollies for the retreat!

Catherine said...

well, I really hope you bring the heat with you in June!!

Patchwork and Play said...

How long does the heat last? And do you have air conditioning? The Camelot pattern is beautiful!

Flying Blind... said...

La la la can't hear you! (Over the incessant rain!) x

Katy Cameron said...

I always joke that the 'winter' I spent in South Africa was the best summer I ever had weather wise! Enjoy your hand stitching, and so glad you've training him not to wear socks and shorts from an early age ;o) You'll need your thermals and souwesters in June ;o)

Cherie said...

Wow that's a great looking quilt!

Glad you're having great weather it's been so dull here in the UK! =D

Leanne said...

I have the Camelot pattern although I was planning to try to machine piece most of it. Maybe we should be a support group for that too. I wonder what it is like to live in such a hot place, it seems like it would be very different.

Cindy said...

Come on over! I'm still wearing a winter coat here!

Sheila said...

Wet & wild here today.
Love your thinking on the fabric for the Camelot project, it's beautiful.

Isisjem said...

Well when you come to the retreat pack your waterproofs and a nice warm sweater because it's going to feel Freezing compared to what you're used to!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

38?? Are you kidding?? Thats almost halfway to boiling.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I love that pattern and Silent Cinema is gorgeous!! I'm enjoying the stormy weather here so you just keep that sun!! ;) xx

diane said...

Like I said to Katy, I think the no sewing bug is going round. I seem to have it too. But, as long as you are working on my strip I'm a happy camper. LOL