Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Egyptian Swap Block 1
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?