( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHzWRui7Kjk) would be there, exhibiting their amazing quilts and showing their techniques. I was enthralled by their artistry and their spectacular work, and was drawn to see their show and perhaps meet some of them. A documentary is being filmed by Kim Beamish ( http://www.chareh-elkhiamiah.com/) and I was eager to see what the work was like in person. So a few months ago, I reserved a hotel room, and thought about how I was going to get there. I asked my good friend Benedicte to join me, but she was facing a lot of situations and could not go. I looked into flying, but the costs were so high, it would be prohibitively expensive and time consuming with the changing planes and various flights and times.. Also, it was during my sons' vacation week from college, and I did not want to be away during that time. So I followed the cause on Facebook and various media and thought about it a lot...meanwhile, driving from Boston would be an 8 hour proposition, too far for me to withstand, given my fibromyalgia issues.
However,the goddess conspired, first to lay off my husband from his job, which left him with time to be available, and then to provide a small window of clear weather. Luckily, he is a pilot, and he offered to fly us down for the day! What an opportunity! It all worked out so well, with one day for clear flying to re-qualify him to fly, and the next clear day to let us actually go!
|Flying at 3500 ft over Connecticut|
|Hosam Mahmoud stitching away|
|Tarek Abouelenin with admirers|
|Me watching Kim Beamish filming|
|Beneath The southern Sky-Australian exhibit|
|One of the amazingly intricate and beautiful Egyptian artworks|
|Home safe and sound on the ground with my favorite pilot!|