Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Queen of the Nile

Here's a crusty I made shortly after moving to Cairo. It was a gift for a crazy wonderful woman who loves flamingoes and helped us out tremendously in getting settled. I had purchased a set of flamingo and palm tree buttons shortly before moving here. How fortuitous was that?

One of our air conditioners went out the night before last. It's the one that cools down the bedrooms. The night before last was bearable, but last night a misery. I slept on the couch where there was still a/c while sweetie slept in the bedroom with two different fans going full blast. And since the computer is in one of the bedrooms, it's a sauna in here. It's 8:00am and 88 degrees in here. Not much fun so I'm going to make this another short post.

At least we have a/c. Poor Clare, expat British quilter living in France, doesn't. Hope the summer doesn't get too hot there. I now have Clare seeking Gwen Marston books out. Woohoo. And speaking of GM, I've heard on the rumor mill that her new book is now available. I've got my copy ordered.


KCQuilter said...

You are so incredibly talented!!! That "crusty" is wonderful. Is it the same as a quilty postcard? Can't tell the size from photo. I love that seed stitch style of quilting! I have tried it and want to do more. I need to look for the new GM book at my local quilt shops!!! Hope you can stay cool!

joyce said...

I love the colors on this one. THe stitching on the background is great. Also the buttons add a gret finishing touch.

Clare said...

Again, love the colours and the design.

And just thought you may be interested to know that we have starting buying fans for the bedrooms to prepare for a hot summer! We can't have a ceiling one in our bedroom unless we want to be decapitated, but Alex's can.

Hope you get to cool down soonest and get a good night's sleep.

Finn said...

So sorry to hear that AC wen kaput on you...nasty timing! Is it something you need to deal with and replace?

Love the flamingo curstie...what a great bonus to have bought those buttons when you did.

Which GM books don't you have?? Only asking cause I saw she had books for sale directly from her, on her website.
Is it the Freddy and Gwen book you have ordered??? SHould be out by now.

Judy said...

Fabulous crustie...the buttons were the perfect touch!

Hope the new a/c comes soon, are you replacing it? I must go and order her book too! Thanks for reminding me!

Dawn said...

Hey that crustie isn't even crusty! The colors and buttons are adorable!

Laura said...

I love the crusty! I had not even heard of them before you! I got all my free style letters pieced this weekend for my Christmas quilt. Now to get them sewed together into words.

Samantha said...

hpe you don't melt and the AC comes back soon! Cute crusty!

ForestJane said...

Sorry you're not 'cool' anymore. :)

But your palm and flamingo crusty is cool enough for anybody!

Is Egypt known for palm trees and flamingos?

Ann said...

Tonya, you never cease to amaze me with your talent! You do such neat things, I wanna be just like you when I grow up! hehe.

Hope you get the ac fixed soon. We lived without ac for years, now wonder how in the world we did! Sounds like a good day for a road trip!

Bonnie said...

I hope the a/c will soon be on the mend! I can only imagine how miserable that is at night. LOve the crusty, the flamingo buttons are darling!


Lily said...

Yukko - sending you cool air vibes. HOpe it's all fixed soon!

Dumb question time - why is it called a crustie?

Where on earth did you find flamingo buttons?!!! LOL

YankeeQuilter said...

Love the crustie...everytime I see flamingos I think of her and I don't even know her!!

thanks for th reminder on the GM book.