We are officially the House of Ill. There hasn't been a lot of sewing going on recently for one reason or another. Zaki and I had to go up to Rabat (the capital) for a couple of days as we had a visa application to make and have both come home ill. Zaki got sick in the early hours of Monday morning while we were at my sister in law's in Casablanca.
It's funny how things turn out but Zaki and I were sharing a double bed and I found him at 3AM burning up. Had we been at home, I might not have known he was sick until perhaps the morning. Despite feeling lousy, he was absolutely amazing and a great companion and we were able to do the paperwork on Monday and get a train back to Marrakech...he slept most of the way home (a four hour journey) and we went straight to the doctors. It looks like he picked up a virus. He didn't go to school today but he looks like he is on the mend!
Anyway, there has been a little progress on the orange, aqua and grey hexies. I love working with these 1" hexagons - they baste really easily and all those precise corners satisfy the usually very latent neat geek in me.
...and I am making some progress with my EPP Fireworks ferris wheel.
and here's a sneaky peek of a block in Danny's strip. I'm on the naughty step in this bee. Danny gave us pretty much free reign to make her strip in the Strip Tease bee *edited to add that in fact I'm in a bee called Stitch Tease lol - thanks Di!* and I have been paralysed with such a choice and I'm very late. However, I am going slowly with my old machine (no quarter inch foot, no light but great tension!) and I'm 4 blocks down with 2 to go.
This bee finishes up next spring and I know there are going to be eight very happy chappies as their quilt tops arrive. We really have no idea what our tops will look like...I'm starting to get excited!