Sunday, March 21, 2010

Finish or Fling? - The Boy King

I bought this kit shortly before I left Sussex, and started it then. I have always been fascinated by Tutankamun, and one of my earliest forays into my parent's bookcase was to look at a book they had which was published to coincide with the big Tutankamun exhibition held at the Britsh Museum in the early Seventies.

I lived with my parents for a year when I first moved up here, and that enabled me to save enough money to go on a once in a lifetime trip. So it was fairly obvious that I would pick Egypt - despite my dislike for heat!
Our flight landed at 10.30pm local time, and by 9.00am the next morning, we were in the Cairo museum, and heading for the Tutankamun exhibits... I was not the only one walking round with a huge grin on my face after that, and saying "I can go home now and be happy!" Fortunately, of course, I didn't, because there were a further fourteen amazing days to go and the memories of that trip will stay with me forever.

  • Love the design, will look spectacular when finished
  • Brings back a lot of happy memories
  • Will fit with my small collection of Egyptian memorabilia

  • Still a lot of work to do
  • Navy aida. 'nuff said!
  • Lots of blending filaments and metallics.

So - Finish or Fling?

Verdict: Despite the huge cons, I really want to finish this!


Kathy A. said...

That is going to be stunning when done. I can understand you wanting to stick with it. but navy aida - oh no - I chucked a piece because of the navy. Just couldnt see the holes.

Joanne said...

If you have not read these books, please do. I have yet to read Cleopatra's Daughter, but the other 2 books are amazingly well written.

I think I would toss this (cause of the AIDA) and start over on a papyrus colored linen or evenweave or even tea stain the linen to make it look ancient. Once done it will be stunning and a nice addition to your collection.

I probably have the same Tut exhibit book from when I saw the treasures in Chicago. Reading your recount has brought a smile to my face and I am going to find the book and look at it today.

Have a wonderful day.


Silverlotus said...

I would love to visit Egypt one day. I've been in love with Ancient Egypt since grade school.

I'm glad you've decided to finish this one. I hope you'll have WIP pictures to show again soon.

Shay said...

this project once complete will look amazing...this is definetly tricky..i would finish it