Do you recall that song "Walk Like an Egyptian"? It was really BIG in the 80's! Oh, the 80's!!! I was such an 80's girl...and if you've read this blog before you may already know that. This song was so much fun to dance to, sing about, and mimic while walking down the halls at school with my friends! This song has been going through my head ever since I got my order from Wally of Needles~N~Shuttles blog who spends part of her year living in Egypt!
Actually, Wally is from Puerto Rico. She is married to an Egyptian man and so she is "Egyptian" by marriage! When she lives in Egypt she goes to Cairo to purchase perle cotton threads for tatting and sells them in her shop, also called "Needles~N~Shuttles". She summers in Puerto Rico where it is quite a bit cooler than the Sahara Desert heat of Egypt! Wally met her husband while living in Egypt about three years ago. She has Lupus and works to spread awareness about Lupus and the effect it has on those affected by it. She spends her time tatting and making lots of designs. When I say "lots" I mean LOTS! She comes out with new designs CONSTANTLY! I've called her a "Tatting Machine" a few times because she seems to produce a voluminous amount of tatting...more than I've seen anyone else online produce! It's amazing!
So, after all that talk about Egypt
can you see how I had that song running
through my head!?!
I'd love to "Tat like an Egyptian"! She's amazing!
For those of you that need a little
refresher on that song, here it is:
Egyptian pyramids and the like?
Okay, okay, it's an Egyptian Thread Pyramid,
but it still counts, right?
Well, what if I showed you a close up on the
label of the thread?
Would you believe me then?
Alrighty then, I'll show you a postcard
she sent me that is from Egypt that has a
(I know, I know....it's Saturday....Shhhhh!)
Here's the back of the postcard along with some
Inside the baggy of sequins was this beautiful
I could make a cool tatted pendant with
that disc attached!
Next is a sampling of her books.
I ordered these from her shop.
"tat like an Egyptian"?
"From My Heart".
It will count as
MOTIF # 7
in my 2nd round of the 25 Motif Challenge.
I made it with the pink perle cotton
thread pictured above.
This special heart pattern is named
after her husband "Hussein".
Awww....isn't that sweet!?
Now, if you are still in the mood for
Here is a very cool
Michael Jackson video I found!
Thank you JAYTONYNJ
Thank you for your art and talent,
May you Rest In Peace.
Where ever it is that you hail from I'd love to hear from you. Be sure to say hello before you go off on your travels through the wonderful land of Blog! Oh, and Wally says that if you want to see some real Egyptian dancing watch this video! It's cool!
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