Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hot, Hot, Hot

I mean the weather!
Still very, very hot and sticky with temperatures around 30 degreesC
and today 94% humidity. Last night we were almost eaten
alive by mosquitoes!

Sitting out on the deck during the day under the sun shade we had a lovely
view of the garden and trees beyond

and when I had the energy and after yet another
shower to freshen up I unpacked my Mostly Manor fabrics,
all 28 of them.

These are for my Kaleidoscope and I'm making mine with four strips.
I bought a book by Laura Heine way back in 2002 and fell for a
many stripped and coloured one she had made, this was one for
my list in the years ahead! Eventually I shall make a purely scrap one
but for the moment  these fabrics above told me they needed
to be used - so I'm cutting up 2"strips

and making a quick mock up

hopefully more strips will be sewn this evening when the temperature
 has dropped a little.
I'm busy gathering fabrics for Gypsy Wife  - see sidebar - but I'll leave that for 
my next post.

Hope all of you having to cope with the now, wind and probably
now black ice keep safe and well.

See you soon


  1. That saturated blue sky matches your new fabric beautifully. We were up to 12 degrees Celsius (54F) so the snow is disappearing fast. Hope the mosquitoes take the humidity and buzz off!

  2. Yes VERY humid here as well, at least a bit cooler today. There is always a riot of colour to been seen here. Happy sewing.

  3. Just lovely kaleidoscope mock up! It is raining here and 40 degrees--not at all like January--strange weather...stay cool hugs julierose

  4. So glad we have dry heat in Adelaide, 94% humidity is awful especially when it is hot as well. You have some very pretty fabrics there, looking forward to seeing more of the kaleidoscope blocks.

  5. Yep melting and sweating (glowing!) here in Northland too! Hope your deck catches the odd breeze! You have some great projects planned for this year - that kaleidoscope block is really neat!

  6. What a lovely picture to see on such a grey, wet day in Wales

  7. Love the colors in those kaleidoscopes! Gorgeous and perfect for that block.
    Stay cool!

  8. Yum! Loving your multiple strips and the fabrics.

  9. Love your multiple stripes... very effective!

  10. I am in love with those Kaleidoscopes. Bought the ruler. Your wonderful block makes me want to get started. I don't envy your heat and humidity. We are enjoying a damp, but moderate winter here in the Southern USA.


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