Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Big Man

 This little park with the huge statue is the focal point of Hincesti, a raion center (county seat) in Moldova just south of Chisinau.  The statue is in disrepair, but it's still awesome.  He is someone who was a war hero in World War I.  This is unusual in Moldova, as most memorial statues are for World War II.  What makes it even more so  that it's in the Soviet style, and yet he died more than twenty years before the Soviet  takeover.  I do wish they'd repair it.  It's worth saving.

Two Full Poppies

Both poppies are done now.  All I need to do is get the border and background finished.

Bricks And Windows

This side is not remotely symmetrical, so I am working on a red brick building before transiting to a black tower.  The red brick's coming along fairly well.  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pottery Finds

 I found these two pieces at an artisan spotlight at the embassy.  Together, they were under $40.  The casserole is full sized and I've already used it once.  I just love the way the plate looks, though, and haven't used it yet.

Still The Same Spot

I am still working on the same area on the left.  It is slow going on the start of this third page of the chart.  Lots and lots of little areas.

One Corner, Two Thirds

Now down to the side on the first corner.  It's coming along pretty well, and I like the look of it.  The middle left building is also getting backstitched.  Progress!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Around The Ball

I am still working on the darning stitch background, but it's almost done.