Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Hope Tomorrow is Better
The photo is of some of the stitching I did on the weekend. I started on a larger piece today - deciding to expand it into 72 squares of different free machine stitching which I will make into the booklet. However apart from setting up even sized squares and doing a bit of stitching, most of the day was spent tending sick children, two of them were home today one throwing up, the other coughing and the third came home disgrunteld and wants to change schools- oh boy!
Matisse the Master by Hilary Spurling arrived today arrived -so can't wait to delve into that- normally Amazon orders arrive more quickly than that!
I have booked my flight for Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork- one way, Qantas won't let me use my frequent flyers for the return leg- so I will probably get that when I am over there ( hope I don't get stranded- airfares from Europe to Australia are cheaper than from Australia to Europe- they know its a long way- but I do want to get home for the last week of the school holidays in September) Unfortunately the plans to teach in Ramallah have been put into abeyance- given that I can't even get in there. And for those of you who asked about my friend in Ramallah on the weekend- I still have not heard from her- nor from anyone in Ramallah- I guess surviving is the number one priority, and I am praying that is happening....it's all that seems possible because in all the shuttle diplomacy that has been going on these last days I have heard no mention of a cease fire for Palestine or Gaza- it is like a Superdome- no water,little food, no electricty and it is raining bombs daily........and there is nowhere else to go.