Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Evidently, I went ahead of where I was supposed to be and made spiderweb roses in the diamonds. The symbols were there! Instead of using all floss, though, I used silk ribbon for the weaving. Despite the lack of quality of the picture, it looks neat in person.
A note on picture quality and lack of daily posts: I have been traveling for the past week and a half, and will be for the rest of the month. It'll take a bit to get back on track once I land back in Molova on the second.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
This place is located on the two lane "highway" between Chisinau and Orhei. It's a red brick building on the outside and this lovely place inside. The fish tanks separate the booths, and it's a lovely idea. Each booth is also separated from the main dining area by a curtain and looks out onto the back countryside. Like practically all Moldovan restaurants, the price is reasonable. Montecastro serves traditional Moldovan fare.
Most of the case is done; it's time to stitch the front part. The design has been hard to work with because the designer did it digitally, but didn't put the resolution at a high enough quality to print it out on a single full page or to blow it up onscreen to see properly. Some guesswork has been involved.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
They racing association closed off the major street behind us and set up a karting track. We went and looked a couple of Sundays ago, and this is what we saw. It was kind of neat, but sad that they don't have any racing above this level in the country. There -might- be a road rally race at some point this summer.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
I'm a bit behind on food pictures. This set is from Caravan, where we went with the Larsons last month. Caravan is an Uzbek restaurant in downtown Moldova. The food is delicious, and the atmosphere is unique. Rice pilaf is evidently Uzbek, and it was good, but the real treats were the appetizers. The next time we went, I only had those. Desserts were okay. The baklava was a disappointment, especially in a country where you can get it all over and made well.