Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lighthouse of Alexandria

Gallery Of Lighthouse At AlexandriaAre you wondering why I would post about The Lighthouse of Alexandria? It is also known as the Pharos of Alexandria, it was a tower built between 280 and 247 BC on the island of Pharos at Alexandria, Egypt to guide sailors into the harbor at night. (Thank you Wikipedia for that fabulous definition.)

Well, Natalie had a project where she had to pick one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and build a replica of it. Natalie is a very bright young lady. She has always loved, and been very good at, building. She once built a scene out of paper depicting the Civil War, when she was 7, for a surprise for her daddy. We did not even know she was doing it until she presented him with it. Her favorites though are buildings, my husband and I say one day she is going to be an architect.

Armed with a glue gun, tape, cardboard and paint she can build anything. Here is her rendition of the Lighthouse of Alexandria. (Can you tell I am proud?)002Of course, what does her sleepy mommy do this morning on the way out the door.  I lifted it in the air and hit the windows over the doorway breaking the top off.  Thank goodness for the trusty glue gun.005I am not sure if you can see from this picture but she used a fabric to represent the water around the lighthouse.

Okay I must get some rest. I hope you have a great day – and make sure you find some time for a little stitching!!



Donnie said...

Boy Natalie is so talented. Glad you had the glue gun handy...lol...Hope she got an A+.

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Thanks so much Donnie - she worked real hard on it.