Saturday, November 22, 2014

Building Work

The second tower is nearly done and the rest of the building has started taking shape.

Drought Broken

 I finally worked on a temari after a summer drought of it.  I am hoping to be able to work more as I get some time off this coming week.

Polish Pottery

 I have a new little teacup and pot, and my boss has a new butter dish!  I think they're both very pretty.

Back To Romania

 Sinaia monastery is just down the mountain from Peles Castle.  It's the center of Sinaia town, as the town grew up around the monastery.  The monastery is no more than an acre large, but it's beautiful.  These are photos from this past July when we visited.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Polish Polish

While in Krakow we bought some nail polish.  The brand is Inglot, and, although it's supposedly an American company, I've only ever seen it in Poland.  It covers well, is bright, and resists chips.  On top of that, the colors are beautiful.

A Long Haul Done

After nearly ten years I have finally finished my Medieval Town Mandala.  It is currently framed and waiting for me to pick it up.  I feel like I have accomplished something major in getting it done.  It's been stitched on on three continents and made several trips across the Atlantic.  Now that it's done, I find I still like it very much.

Joyful Beginning

This is the beginning of Make a Joyful Stitch, a group correspondence course from EGA.  I have done the tracing and started the outline of the flower so far.  It's a start.