Archive | September 2012

A quick update

I can’t believe I’ve been back in Algeria for a week already – one down how many more to go before next June???  Nothing much has changed – spent most of the first couple of days trying to find things after my husband and mother-in-law had “tidied” the cupboards, unpacking and getting used to the heat.  Haven’t actually been out of the flat since we got back so nothing changes there, but the in-laws did have a party on Friday for the 2 new babies in the family – over 150 women in a flat, not my idea of fun.

Anyway, made some more progress on my daughter’s prayer rug and am now half way down one side, it seems to be coming along nice and quickly and I can’t wait to see what it’ll be like finished.  The new lamp that I bought back with me has been wonderful and meant that I can get a lot more stitching done than I used to.  I’m trying to decide whether to get a piece of fabric to sew onto the back, just to keep it a little cleaner when it’s being used, but as that will mean actually being taken out to the shops, we shall see…..

This is a close up of the side piece I just finished



And this is the whole piece so far (sorry for the lousy pictures, photography was never my strong point LOL)

This entry was posted on 16 September 2012. 7 Comments

The end of summer

So, the time has finally come to pack up my bags and return to Algeria 😦  The time has passed far too quickly (as usual) and I’m dreading going back to be honest.  Specially as we have no internet over there at the moment!!!  So we go back on Saturday morning inshallah, kids are back to school on Sunday, and I’ll be on my own for the first time in 3 months.  Have to get back into all the housework and cooking that I’ve been able to share with my mum over the last 3 months.  And back to the heat – it’s still up in the 30s over there so the air con will be going full-time.  We just about managed to get all our stuff into 4 suitcases, and 3 hand luggage bags – not sure if they’ll all fit in the car at the other end though!!!

Anyway, before packing my sewing away – it’s been so strange not having anything to do the last couple of days – I did take a quick photo of my progress on my daughter’s prayer rug.  She is really pleased with it, so that’s good enough for me.  I managed to complete the main centre piece of flowers, which is what I was aiming for.


So, until I don’t know when – knowing Algerie Telecom could be weeks and weeks – keep safe and well and catch you all later.