Tuesday, 27 November 2012

News from the House of Ill

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.

Not quite the romantic image most people have of 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!


27 comments:

Charlotte said...

glad you are all on the mend. I love the sneak peek - gorgeous colours!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Sorry Zaki wasn't well :( It's horrible when you're all poorly.
The EPP and sneak peek look fantastic!

Nat at Made in Home said...

I hope you all feel better, the projects look great!

Isisjem said...

Love your project pics. Hope you all are fully recovered soon. And no Casablanca in my head isn't like that lol

Toni said...

Well, your EPP is looking fabulous anyway! Hoping you two are recovered soon. Being sick is awful at home, but even worse when travelling!

Catherine said...

Oh dear, hope Zaki is feeling better. Jen has been really poorly with tonsillitis, just stating to get better. Love your epp's

dutchcomfort said...

I hope you will all be on the mend soon! The EPP sneak peek looks lovely!

Catherine said...

I'm glad Zaki is on the mend - I absolutely hate it when the children are ill. Your projects look beautiful!

linda said...

hope all getting back to normal and well!!!
your projects are lovely !!

Patchwork and Play said...

Sorry to hear you've both been unwell. Love the little hexies- and EPP is very satisfying in the way everything fits together!

diane said...

Sorry you and Zaki have been ill. So you're in a bee called Strip Tease? Interesting, ha! Ha!

busybusybeejay said...

Hope you are both feeling better.x

Elizabeth said...

Hope everyone is doing a little better?
Claudia flew back to England yesterday and was violently sick in the plane......
seems to be an international bug!
ox

Flying Blind... said...

Nice makery despite the ick xxx

two hippos said...

hope your both on the mend!

Anna Williams said...

Your work is so gorgeous - can't wait to se the finished product :) xx

Anna (My Design Ethos)

cheeky monkey said...

All the best for your little boy! Hope he feels better soon.

I love the hexagons. Lovely color

Judith, Belfast said...

Poor wee man! Hope you all stay well over this season. Cute hexies! Jxo

Janine said...

Poor Zaki. I hope you soon become the house of well :)

Kirsten said...

Hope you are feeling better - love the EPP and the peek of your project!

Jenelle said...

Sorry to hear you both weren't feeling well. Your EEP looks great though! :)

FleurBleue said...

It's bad enough being ill, but being ill away from home is the stuff of nightmares.

Hope all's well now.

F x

Quilting In The Cold said...

Glad Zaki is on the mend and hope you are feeling ok now too. Lovely progress on your EPP projects.

Leanne said...

I hope you both feel better soon, we seem to all be over the lurgy here now and I am hoping it stays that way. The EPP is looking beautiful as are sneak peaks. No matter what your pictures are, saying we took the train home to Marrakech from Casablanca sounds amazing.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

How about that for a name drop....when I was in Casablanca last week....it sounds so glamorous!!!

Kelly said...

Hope Zaki gets better soon!

Katy Cameron said...

Hope the house of Ill is now the House of Well again! And yay on the EPP progress :o)