A photo of a courgette plant. What has that got to do with sewing? Absolutely nothing. It is just my way of saying that the whole rhythm of life has been disrupted by heat and lack of rain. Too hot to sew, the allotment is parched and our prevailing wet westerly winds have deserted us. This courgette is the one vegetable that is actually producing the goods at the moment.
A couple of days ago I read that this heat wave is affecting huge areas of the northern hemisphere, which makes you wonder how long it will be before we have a plague of locusts.
So this week, because it was my birthday yesterday and sewing has, for the time being gone out of the window, if anybody wants to link up with a summer themed post showing what they are doing in the hot weather, please do so. It can be anything you like - sewing, cooking, gardening, art, craft...
The usual rules of the linky are listed below, but feel free to ignore them.
If you love free motion quilting, whether you are a beginner just taking the plunge, or you have reached the stage where you can do ostrich feathers with your eyes shut and still achieve perfect symmetry, then please link up.
Remember, FMQ is FMQ, whether your machine was made last week, or it is older than your granny.
Here are the very easy and slightly elastic rules:-
1. Link up with any recent post, ideally from the last week but within the last month, which features a free motion quilting project, whether it is a work in progress or a finish.
2. Link back to this post in your own post.
3. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and say hello in the comments box.
4. The link up will remain open for four days, from midnight to midnight GMT for the long weekend, Friday to Monday.
So far quilters from the USA, England, Wales, Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, France, Macau, Russia, Ireland and Brazil have taken part. The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week.