I am a newbie to Block Lotto having found it while surfing one day. I have been living in Oman for 4 months now and managed to find a quilting group here. Unfortunately due to the excessive heat in June, July and August most expats go home to cool off so there are no meetings those months. In my case although I will be going back to the UK, it will give me time to catch up on several projects that I have started but have yet to complete. I love to sew, paint and all craft stuff when I am not playing golf. The golf here though has gone by the wayside a bit again due to the heat and I miss that a lot. I came here from Trinidad having been there for 2.5 years and having played A LOT of golf so I am noticing the lack of exercise somewhat.