Thursday, February 18, 2010

Downy Quilts for Kids

The mailman brought me another goodie yessterday.  It was my kit for the Downy Quilts for Kids program.  Look at these beautiful colors!  What kid wouldn't love a guitar quilt in these great, bright colors.  I got the top pieced today, but I won't show it to you until I finish it.  The pattern is simple and only took about an hour to put together, so hopefully I can complete it tomorrow. 

A little more of the Egypt trip....
On our last night in Cairo, we went to the laser light and sound show at the Sphinx and Pyramids.  It was a beautiful progrm, but unfortunately, it's not really possible to get decent pictures. 
On to Luxor.  This is the first sight we had as we came into the city.  They are excavating an avenue of sphinxes.  We saw many more sphinxes  at the Temple of Luxor.

According to our guide, Sam, the Temple of Luxor is the largest complex in the country, and he had a lot to say about it.  I wish I could have recorded it.  So since he was such a big part of our trip, here he is telling us about some of the damage that was done to the complex by the soldiers of Napoleon.  Those gouges in the stone are where they sharpened their knives.  He was very knowledgeable and kept it all very interesting.  There were actually names and dates carved into the stone, but they were about 30 feet high.  Sam said that the temple was covered by silt from the Nile, and that was ground level at the time the soldiers where there.

This temple has a few spots that still show some of the color that decorated it.  It's all on the ceiling and tops of the columns since that was the most protected area.

And one last picture for tonight, back in Cairo.  Here I am in a very small pyramid next to the pyramid of Cheops.  According to the guide who showed me through it, it was the tomb of the daughter of Cheops.  Don't I look just like the quintessential little old lady tourist?


Pat said...

Oh, yes....very American tourist look to you....hehehe!!! I love the guitar fabric for the kids' quilt. I've seen a couple of other bloggers got kits and they all got car fabrics. Do you have to do the quilting on these, too? THAT is my weak spot in quilting...otherwise I'd consider doing this,too.

tango's trash & treasures said...

Awesome pictures!! Thank you for sharing!! Your cute as a button!!
I signed up for the Downey quilts too!

andsewon said...

Love your fabby!!! They are quick mailing out.
Hope to get mine done Monday.
Oh my what a trip!! You are a cute lil tourist lady!!