Wednesday, June 13, 2007

More Egyptian blocks and another b-day present

Here are 3 more blocks for the Egyptian swap. The first one features Isis, cut from an Egyptian print fabric. Her chest piece is embroidered in metallic gold thread and has red glass beads--much prettier in person.
The second one pictured is almost done, just a couple more seam treatments to do. It has the gold thread outlining the discs that the men are carrying, and a red bead in the center of each disc. The glyph for "starry skies" is in the bottom right corner. The literal translation is "a thousand is its soul" which is very poetic, isn't it?



The third block is "nekkid", as we say, which is a technical cqing term for unembellished. The pharaoh mask has enormous ears. He would have fit into my family just fine. I wonder if I can find a glyph for "enormous ears"....
And last but not least, the birthday gift given to me by my friend (since high school!), Rhonda. She's a pretty crafty lady herself!





4 comments:

Susan said...

I love all your Egyptian blocks! This is going to turn out to be the greatest swap ever on CQ4N

Charlene said...

Pretty, pretty! The are addictive, aren't they? Love that quote on the gift from your friend!

JK said...

Hey darlin! These are WONDERFUL!!! I love, love the colors and your stitching is superb! I cannot for the life of me do the Wheatear stitch! Drives me bonkers! Yours are beautiful!

Gerry said...

I love what you've done with these blocks! Very nice needlework :-)