A Day in Egypt

I stitched some last night while we attempted to watch The Great Ziegfeld (next on our Academy Award list). Unfortunately, the disk got to about an hour into the film and quit. So, we’ll have to wait for a replacement disk. Today I have been nursing a migraine, so no stitching. I have spent a little time reading my Elizabeth Peters book (Lion in the Valley), which is all about Egypt and Amelia Peabody’s adventures whilst she and her husband excavate the bent pyramid. I took a break from reading and we went over to the Kimbell Art Museum to see their newest exhibit on Hatshepsut (the queen who named herself pharaoh).

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It was an excellent exhibit and I am glad we went. The exhibit officially opens tomorrow, but they had a members-only preview today. This was our version of whetting our appetite for our trip to see the King Tut exhibit next month.

And when we arrived home, the mailman had brought me the newest Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers – Garden of Life. This is a beautiful design, and the colors are so pretty!

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Sorry about the flash. This looks like it will be a lot of fun to stitch. Well, we are off to dinner for Mexican food (my favorite!). Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!

I am grateful for my love and appreciation of art and history.

10 thoughts on “A Day in Egypt”

  1. Sounds like a wonderful day, despite the migraine that you are nursing. I hope that it has decided to leave you now. 🙂

  2. I love the new Loose Feather design. The threads and fabric are beautiful! I’m on automatic with Needlecraft Corner for chart only and wish I had just done everything because I always want it all anyway! 🙂 Sorry about your migraine – I get them too, but haven’t had one since before I was pregnant. They’re hormonal for me, so I’m sure I’ll start getting them again! No fun!

  3. Michelle, I had so much to catch up with on your blog. Sorry that it’s taken me so long. This week has been a bad one for my allergies too.

    I greatly enjoyed all the progress on your quilt block and stitching, your new stash and birthday gifts! So glad you went to the Egyptian exhibit – what a privilege to see it before it opens! 😀

  4. I do hope you are feeling better, I know what it is like. The Loose Feathers design looks wonderful and like you, I just love those colors.

  5. Sorry to hear about your migraine – hope you’re feeling better today.

    The exhibit sounds wonderful – lucky you getting a preview 🙂

    I love the new Loose Feathers too, I’m anxiously awaiting my automatic. I’m on chart only, so I’m going to have to wait to start it, unfortunately, as I don’t have all the threads. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  6. I haven’t had the chance to see the King Tut exhibit yet, and I’m right here in Chicago. Thankfully, it’s going to be here until the new year.

  7. The more I see this Loose Feathers one popping up on everyone’s blogs, the more I like it! thanks for the enabling Michelle, lol.

    The exhibit sounds interesting – I too love all things Egyptian.

  8. I just got the new Loose Feathers too. I am looking forward to starting it but I think I will substitute the chamomile for another color that is more green. When this you see had way too much chamomile in it and I need a break from that color. Ann.

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