We left the house for a walk with Mattie, and this car was parked across the street. It's an old Ford Taunus. Yes, Taunus, not Taurus. This looks to be a late 1960's model with a weird Barracuda back thing going. Evidently they were made in Germany. One's still running around here.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
I got the second and third parts of this log done. It's complicated! There's satin stitching to do, then it'll be complete. This time, I wrapped metallic thread around all the back stitching and filled in the small spaces.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, we went to Umaga for dinner. Umaga is one of the newer restaurants in the neighborhood, and is only open Thursday through Sunday. On the other nights, they have cooking lessons. One thing Umaga is known for is mojitos. Unfortunately, we only had one round. They were out of mint.
The bread couse.
The bread couse.
I had duck in a wine reduction. All were excellent, although, according to Andreas, the pasta wasn't anything special.
By the time we were ready for dessert, Marlena joined us. She had the rest of my duck and Melina's salmon. Melina and Marlena split a cheesecake slice. This is half.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
This is Casio the Pomeranian. He is owned by Leo, who has him stuffed in his shirt. Casio is Mattie's bestest friend (Mattie's blog: www.sharrvelous.com). They get along famously despite the extreme size difference. Casio loves riding on the motorcycle, so I thought I'd share these pictures so you can see how he does it.
The last set of acanthus leaves is outlined in gold. Last step on that part is Rhodes stitches in the lines. On the following part, I'm done with the upper left top. I guess that means I'm a quarter of the way through part five.
One more steampunk block done, one last to go. This one's Kathi's, and her theme was Time and Travel. Well... someone else had spelled out Paris on the block, so I -had- to put on an Eiffel Tower. I also added a few more things and sent it on its way.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Bought this bracelet at Plaza Matriz last week. It was made in the 1970's here in Uruguay and kept in mint condition by the artisan. He sold off his collection last year and now the person he sold it to is selling everything at the market. It's a very nice piece of work.