Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dear Old Mom


Well, she's not that old...

I'm off to Egypt, next week to visit her. She is living and teaching (here) in Cairo since this fall, so a friend, Karen, and I are off to see her for spring break. Despite the economic downturn, I figured this was most likely the only time in my life that I could afford this trip. When else am I going to have a free place to stay in Cairo? So Karen and I will spend a full week there - visiting the pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, the Kahn el Khalili market, the Camel Market at Birquash, Memphis, the City of the Dead, and heaven only knows what else my mom has lined up for us. Of course I'm going to be taking pictures like a mad woman. That's why I needed this:


Lots of people have been making camera strap covers lately and I wanted one, but I struggle with commitment. So when I discovered that Petchy posted a tutorial on making a camera strap slipcover, I knew it was the project for me. Her directions were fantastic and I am thrilled with how mine turned out. I just can't decide if it will make me look even more "touristy" when I am in Egypt. I know, I know, the uncovered blond hair will say it much louder than the camera strap.

I'll do my best to post while I am there, but I am uncertain how much time (or energy) I will have, not to mention that my mom tells me her internet connection isn't too reliable. You may just have to wait till I get back...

19 comments:

Indy Mom said...

Have fun but be safe and D says don't bring any camels home! We'll be glad when you are back!

Jess B said...

Have a great time and thanks for posting the tutorial, I've been looking for one!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

oh boy, i bet you are crazy trying to pack and get things organized at home for "mommy's" absence! i can't wait to see pictures from your trip.

Christy said...

Sounds like a fabulous trip! Be safe. :)

Shannon said...

SO. MUCH. FUN!!!! I would love to travel more if I knew people who lived abroad! Or in other states here in the US... *sigh* And... the CAMERA strap - TO DIE FOR!!!!!

misschris said...

Have a super time! How exciting.... (and your strap turned out so cute. )

Amy Jo said...

Oh, you are going to have so much fun! and I can't wait to see the pictures! Enjoy and safe travels...and by the way - i love the strap cover.....I've been thinking about making one for myself as well!

cinnamongirl93 said...

Please take lots of pictures. I would love to see Egypt through the lens of your camera.

Be safe! Have fun!

BTW I have some of that same fabric you used for your strap cover. It looks nice.

Mum-me said...

How wonderful to be going to see the pyramids! Enjoy your trip, have safe travels, and please do take lots of photos for your blog.

Manoute said...

Enjoy your trip, take loads of pictures and have fun. I can't wait to see your photos :o)
Cheerio.

Valerie said...

Wow, trip of a lifetime, enjoy!

cindi said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip! One thing I would suggest you purchasing is a cartouche, it a charm (as least the one I have is) that hangs on a necklace. It's your name in hieroglyphics, they are really cool and come in silver & gold, not sure how much they cost but it's worth looking in to!

Molly said...

Oh That is So exciting! Have a safe and fabulous trip. Thanks for the tip on the strap. I had wanted to make a camera strap for my photographer friend. She has a baby, so a cover would be perfect. Baby's get verything dirty. :)

nicolette said...

I hope you have a wonderful and safe trip!

How exciting to have a mum who lives in Cairo!

Thanks for the link to the camera strap cover tutorial!

Marcia said...

Safe journey. I'm so looking forward to seeing all the pics. You are a lucky girl indeed to get to go on such an adventure.

Sew Bee It said...

Egypt, too fun! Seriously, have fun and take tons of pictures. Can't wait to see them!! Oh, and I'm THIS close to being done with your PIF... Woo and Hoo. So, have fun, be safe, and have fun!!

Pamela Lach said...

I love your posts, but they make me so homesick! Glad S. is recovering nicely from his table experience. I'm so excited for you and your newest adventure. Hope you have a wonderful time!

Jeanette said...

Have a safe trip! I am so jealous, I had a pen pal from Egypt when I was in high school and I learned a lot from him.

I can't wait til you get home and I get to see all your awesome pictures and live vicariously through you.

Sara said...

Sounds like a wonderful opportunity! And thanks for the link. I've been thinking about dressing up my camera strap too. For awhile I was thinking ribbon, but my husband balked at that and gender neutral ribbon is hard to come by, so a cover might be the perfect compromise.