26 November, 2012

Back in my third home again..

...in Cairo that is...
yes, it starts to feel like home now.
Even our four legged baby
is content. 

Most things have found its place,
TV, internet and phones are working,
food in the fridge,
and not to mention yarn,
lots of it,
in close reach.

I have my small garden spot,
temperatures are great for being outside.
Now I just need to slow down a bit 
and enjoy it,
find some time to work
with new designs.

Just back from the states
after 2 weeks there,
I will soon head to Norway 
to see my Norwegian grandchildren,
then to the states again,
before heading back to Egypt...

In between, 
we try to visit different sights here,
in and around Cairo.
Above, the woman sitting room
I could totally spend some time
by this window 
with a cup of coffee
and a knitting project in hand.

This weekend,
we had a great sightseeing trip.
and one of the sights we visited
was the "tent maker" area.
I got pleasantly surprised
over all the quilters 
who had their shops here.

Beautiful work,
and the needles were going 
as we watched.

It seamed like needlework
is an inherited art form
for several of these artists,
some of them young men.

Also this glass factory
is run by both father and son,
the son very proud of his father,
showing us a newspaper article
where he was spoken about.

I got out of there with a few wine glasses,
knowing I can get back if I need more.

 Have a nice week!


Ninne said...

Så spennende liv du lever, Randi! ordentlig eksotisk for oss med nisseluer ;) kjempekoselig bilde av Eini, du får klø henne litt bak øret fra en hundeelsker i gamlelandet :) Klem fra meg til deg :)

siddisisalou said...

Fantastiske foto ! Det må virkelig vœre litt av en opplevelse å kunne få bo i en periode i et så fremmed lang ......

Sallie said...

Thank you, Randi, for showing us little glimpses of Cairo. The quilts and glass are beautiful.

Siddis back home said...

Heisan, for et hektisk liv du lever, flotte bilder, ha en fin, fin uke hos deg!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Randi,
Love the pics. So glad you are settled and seeing the sites. Wishing you all a wonderful season and very Merry Christmas.
Love to you, Celestina Marie

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Rani said...

Incredible artisans. May I ask, How much would these items cost? Are they making what they are worth? I consider what we would pay for factory made cheap quilts and wouldn't be a shame if they made the same or less for these works of art? wow.

Are you stocking up on souvenirs? I would.

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