Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Egyptian Swap Block 1

Hello All

I am really excited about this swap. I have always loved Egypt and archeology. In fact I was convinced I was going to be an Archaeologist, then I realized when I was about 13 that that meant I had to spend a lot of time outdoors and in REALLY hot weather. First I am not an outdoor person. I like to be out if I am under an awning sitting on a chair. Second I do NOT like heat, I have had my swamp cooler on for almost 8 weeks now. SO.............. that line of work was out of the question. Now I have to settle for reading books and watching the Discovery and History Channels
The first photo is of the naked block. That what CQers call their unembellished blocks. I know the mice don't exactly scream serious Egyptian study , but I have had this fabric for about 5 years now and I love it so I had to use it. The second is what I have done so far. I am going to add a bunch of beads and maybe a very small motif. I'd also like to add a black cat button if I can find one. I have 3 more blocks pieced and ideas for about 4 more. Maybe I will make enough so I get a block back from everyone in the swap.
When my oldest son was a baby, about 18 months old, he was in love with the song" Walk Like an Egyptian", by the Bangles. I can still see him jumping in his car seat every time he heard the song. I wonder if I can do a block based on the song?



Gerry said...

This block is a scream. I love it! The mice are darling. Kuddo's to you!

Charlene said...

You were ready for this one, weren't you? Nice work!

Susan said...

Okay, you aren't crafty, but that is definitely some wonderfully talented sewing! I love that fabric, too, and have never figured out where to use it yet. I love the cats at the foot of the "goddess" - perfect! The eyes are marvelous.

Anonymous said...

The little mice ARE walking "like an Egyptian!" Very cute!
I can show you the glyph for "I go towards Egypt" which is the closest I could find in the book for "walk like an Egyptian."

Maddie Can Fly said...

LOVE this! Can't wait to see more.

Jane said...

Hi Lauri,
I love all the work that you do.. Thank you for sharing it!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

~squeals~ I LOVE those cats and all of the mice!! How adorable!!

Candi Harris said...

OMG your block is absolutely, fantasticly, AWESOME!!! Where did you find that material?? It's GREAT! You are soooo gifted girl!

Ati. Norway. said...

Lauri , all your Egyptian blocks are so beautiful!
You have chosen the right colorsceme to "feel" the middle east 2500 years ago.