Wednesday, October 30, 2013

To The Top

The middle section of this piece is about done, leaving me with the over one bits at the top and bottom.  I've started!

Filling In

Still putting a few things in the middles before getting to the backstitching.

Leadership Day At Purcari

 Back in September my section at work went on a leadership retreat - to a winery.  It was a two hour drive down to Purcari, but we had a wonderful day.  These are photos of what we had for lunch, then of grapes being dumped in the masher, then lastly of all of us!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ceramic Earrings

Surprisingly lightweight for being ceramic, we found these earrings in Krakow.  I wear them often.

Mi Piace Meh

 Here are a few of the dishes from the spouses' dinner at Mi Piace.  Outside of presentation and the look of the restaurant, I have yet to figure out why people like it so much.


There's a boat on the beach now.  Very close to being done!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

My Beeswax

The bee lady came back to the embassy earlier this month.  Since I have several beeswax figures for my needlework habit, I bought some candles instead.  They're molded as rose gardens.

A Bit More

It's a bit more done; not much change, as the leaves and borders are still the same.

Stefan Cel Mare Park

We had a walking tour of Chisinau last month, and I took a few photos of the park.  I love the central fountain.

Honfleur's Church

 Honfleur's church was built in the 18th century in the shape of an inverted ship, using ship construction methods.  This makes for a somewhat different looking church.  It's also still a very used parish church, as you can see from the posters and such.

Good Griffin

 We have learned that small groups at Griffin Pub are fine.  It's the big groups that throw them for a loop.  The particular night of these pictures, the group was huge.  It took two hours to get our food.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

On To Honfleur

 We went from Paris to Normandy on Monday.  On Tuesday, we decided to go to Honfleur.  It was a beautiful sunny day, if a bit chily.  The carousel is on the yacht basin and glitters in the sun.  It was a pretty crowded day in Honfleur, too, but we managed to have a good time.

Little Curves

Just a little curve at top.  It's the very edge of the part, so now fill it in and move down.

Yarn In Frankfurt

We found a delightful yarn shop in Frankfurt.  It's on the 18 tram line the stop before Konstablewache coming from the consulate.  The owner's very friendly and helpful.  Her yarns are gorgeous, too!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Rainy Day

 While we truly enjoyed the air show in June, it would have been more awesome if the weather had cooperated.  as you can see in these photos, Sunday's exhibition was cut short by rain.  We plan to go back and to be part of the crowd.