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Monday, June 20, 2016

Hexagons in Summer Heat!

Hexagons paper piecing

Hexagons paper piecing

Almond tree

Almond tree

Summer started abruptly this year : since Saturday we have here in Athens Greece 40 ˚C (104 ˚F)!!
Difficult to quilt with this heat, but what I really enjoy is to hand sew very early in the morning, in the back yard, before it becomes too hot.

Among my hand sewing UFOs, I found those Liberty hexagons abandonned last year... I will try to finish a pillow size 19.50'x19.50" (50 cm x 50 cm). I had done a tutorial for those paper pieced hexagons.

During sewing I can admire my almond tree full of almonds, hoping the harvest will be good this year!

12 comments:

  1. I can picture you sitting on your patio beside your almond tree! So pretty! Imagine having an almond tree! I was picking cherries last night...but not nearly as exotic!

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  2. The photos are so beautiful, they don't show the heat though. It looks like you have a nice place to sit and stitch in the shade though. Stay cool!

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  3. It looks like a very idyllic sewing spot!

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  4. Glad you can find coolness and sewing in the mornings. I'm sure your Liberty pillow will be beautiful. I'm fondly remembering meeting you in Paris last June. I hope it cools in Athens soon!

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  5. I can almost feel the heat looking at the beautiful stone walls and the colour of the leaves. With this post you have answered a question I have just asked of you in an email. You are still beating the heat in Athens - keep cool and enjoy the almonds.

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  6. Here in Australia it's the opposite, winter was late coming and struck suddenly. Only 9 degrees today, which is more to my liking than 40! Good idea to enjoy some time outside in the morning. Piecing hexies is a lovely way to get your sewing fix in the hot weather.

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  7. It looks cool in your garden. Lovely to sit there in the early morning. I have just balconies in Athens, but that is too hot even in the morning. Sparta is much better, there it cools down during the night.

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  8. Nice to have a almond tree ...!( mmmm.... too I think ;o)
    Whe have days of rain behind... the sun comes these week ... says weather report :o)

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  9. Looking forward to seeing your pillow. I too enjoy stitching in the morning right now.

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  10. Everything there looks dreamy even the heat! :)

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  11. What a lovely spot you have for quilting in those cool morning hours! I've never seen an almond tree, so thank you for sharing your pictures!

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  12. A trip to Greece this morning! Thank you so much for the hospitality - your porch setting is lovely ang the gardens are a delight! I've just spent my early morning hours doing some hand quilting; house is quiet, songbirds flitting about outside my window, Kitty content to purr and watch them. Glad to find you through Crazy Mom Quilts.

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