Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Half a Heart

Well, a bit more than half, actually.  Anyway, getting closer to being done.

First Attempt at Rose Garden

Since I'm deeply into making temari for Christmas presents, I decided to experiment.  This is my first attempt at what is commonly called a Rose Garden.  The perle is crochet cotton from Bulgaria.  It came out pretty well, I think.

Another Batch of Costumes

Don't you love the hat? 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Almost There

So very close to being halfway done on this side.  But now I'm laying it aside for a month to work on Christmas stuff.  Maybe I'll get back to it sooner than that.

Still More Costumes

A lot of these were from plays depicting the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Enjoy.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Helina's Seamwork Block

I decided to focus on the curved seam in the middle for this.  It called for a vine in my opinion, so that's what I did.  I also did some ribbon and bead stuff on it.  Hopefully she likes it.  It's already in Finland.

Lunch in Punta del Este

It's been a while since I've shown some food pictures.  These are from lunch at Garibaldi's in Punta del Este.  It's in the shopping area of the resort, and run by an Italian expat who also does the chef duties.  It was excellent!  This was my meal - bread overlaid with chunks of panceta and broiled with melted cheese. 
 The spaghetti carbonara was Andreas' main course.  He said it was the best he's had outside of Italy - except for that made by his father.  The owner was very pleased by the compliment.
A poster in the restaurant put up for the World Cup.
The outside of the place.

And a picture of the antipasto.  All fresh and good.  Andreas commented on the parmesan too.  It wasn't the local stuff.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Marya's Garden Block

Another English Garden block for the round robin, this time for Marya.  This is how it looked before I worked on it.
And this is how it looked when I got done with it.  For some reason, it told me to put ribbon and daisies on it, which I did.  I also used some of those leather shapes to make flowers.  I hope she likes the result.

Yet More Costumes

Did I mention there were a LOT of costumes on display?  There are at least four more posts' worth to upload...