Thursday, June 28, 2007

It took me only 2 1/2 hours....

I was invited to go to a farewell party. My friend Nur was leaving back to the US with her family. I had to bring a dish. But I remember promising her a little poncho for her toddler and I never made it. Soooo, I had some peach and white yarn and I decided to see if I can make a poncho in the morning. Granny squares are so simple and fast. So I start crocheting at 8 am and finished at 10.30. My daughter Ameenah made the flower towards the end. At the same time she was cooking, and really I came at the end to drain the pasta and scoop out the sauce and get it ready to go. Mmm it tasted so good. She made Pasta with meat sauce. She did a great job, the food was a hit. So before I left I decided to take a little pic of my gift but I only had two models available. The kitty and the doggy. So here it is. By the way everyone when nuts over this little cutie. But I don't really have time to make and sell them. I am soo busy. I hope to have a good weekend with the kids. Hubby left back to the US to work for the summer, I am sad but must continue on and have some fun with the kids. My parents are coming in August!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Make yourself a "Market Bag"

I am starting a quick little project. I don't like having so many plastic bags where I shop and throwing them out. I am going to make myself two of these so I can carry my groceries. It a fun easy project so far. I don't have any special pattern just making it up as I go. I have linked this post to the market tote for LKC e-zine. It's so cute and big. I am going to try this one too!

One of the things that I see mostly when I travel is plastic bags everywhere on the roadside in the desert. Plastic bags create so much litter because they don't decompose and they contaminate the water. I have read on Care2 website that there is a floating toxic plastic soup in the ocean the size of Texas. Bottles etc... all types of plastic. It's responsible for killing so much marine life, its horrible. A market bag would be great to do and lessen the pollution in our environment.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Awesome day.... forgot the camera.

The beach at Ain El Sukna was awesome. The drive was endless. I could take just one pic and it would've described the whole journey.....DESERT.....the whole 2 hours. We got there nice and early and the kids were so excited. The water was so clear and clean. We rented 5 chairs with three umbrellas and layed out all of our stuff. The air was fresh and smelled salty. I pumped air into all the beach toys and headed for the shore. The water was warm and surprisingly very mild waves almost nonexistent. It had the feel of a lake but it was the Red Sea. By the time we got home we were all asleep in the car. This morning I am still as so drained but I did have a little energy to wash the shells with my son Ibraheem. Here are the fruits of his labor.

Ameenah found this beauty on the shore! Sumaiyah's extensive shell collection washed and drying at the moment.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Destination: Ain El Sukna!

Yes, we are going tomorrow! Ain El Sukna on the Red Sea. It's beautiful. The water is clear and it doesn't even past your waist. I am getting all the sand toys for my kids. And of course we have all the swim wear etc etc. Trying to see if we can rent an apartment on the beach, hmm....that would be awesome. Too excited to even think, I haven't been to the beach in more than a year. My kids love collecting seashells and there are so many of them there. Can't wait to start snapping those pics.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Busy..... haven't knitted lately.....

I can't believe its been so long I haven't posted. I have yet to tackle this heel which I know many have already done so. I took a break from arabic school, its been a month. I will begin as soon as I can get a tutor to come to my home. I really find it very stressfull dealing with these taxi drivers. Some of them can be really nasty and they can give you a hard time. But some are very nice. Either I will get a tutor to come to my home or get a driver to take me daily for four days a week. I miss school and I feel like I'm missing out. I can't wait to go back.
My hubby just put screens on the windows. Boy, am I happy. No mosquitos, no flies, no insects coming in my apartment. Plus I can leave the windows open and the house feels so cool. We went to Maadi City and bought a rug made by the Bedouins in Egypt and got these these awesome pillows made from it. The pillows are huge and we got 12 of them. I want to get another set to lean against and more and more plants for my living room. I have two balconies that has been neglected since the last dust storm hit. I have some ideas that I think might work but I still have to play with it. I love my pillows.