Monday, September 25, 2017

Pretty Flowers

I found this kit at the quilt show in Arlington last month and decided it was my splurge.  I can't wait to start it, but I've got so much to do with moving right now.

Getting A Head

Still working on ears, but at least the gargoyles are beginning to get heads, too.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Queenly To Start

This is what I bought the consitution fabric for.  Now I have everything else for it and am ready to stitch.  I will also try to redo the Lady of the Flag on this kind of fabric too.

A Small Finish

I finished this tiny flag last week.  It's looking good, and I will make it into a tiny door knocker.

Getting So Big

I have stitched enough of this now that it's hard to tell any progress.  I mainly did a lot of green under the wings this time.

New Kits

I had the chance to get all three of these together through Stitchy Box, so I did.  I hope I can start them soon!



Thursday, September 21, 2017

All Mushroomed Up!

Yay, my cute little Russian mushroom kit is done.  I am thinking of framing it in an embroidery hoop.  I think it came out pretty well.

New Mexico Wine

These are the kinds of wines I bought in New Mexico.  When I tasted them they were pretty good.  Now to get them to Kosovo.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wine Stop

This is the entrance to what is supposedly the oldest winery in New Mexico.  We stopped and tasted.  We bought wine.

Another Really Dark

Next week you will get a better photo of this.  I did some more white, got the dark berry line all the way across, and made more feathers.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Applique Quilt Kit

When I went to the quilt show, I bought this applique quilt kit.  The best part is all the pieces are cut and on sticky paper, so they'll stay in place as I applique them!

One More Wing

The top wing of the rightmost bottom butterfly is done!  And more sky and butterflies overall.  This is currently my daily project, so I hope there will be a lot more progress next week.

Monday, September 18, 2017

A Couple Pillars

I worked on the roof pillars today.  The gold petite braid that I needed came in the mail.  I feel like the first (of four) roof is coming together.

The Rio Grande

We stopped at the side of the road to capture the view.  This is the Rio Grande river in New Mexico.  It winds close to the road from Santa Fe to Taos.  The weather wasn't that hot, and the hills were dotted with color.




Sunday, September 17, 2017

New Mexico Sunflowers

These sunflowers were blooming merrily at a layby on the way between Santa Fe and Taos.

Topped

The top of the roof is done.  Looks kind of like the tops of two palm trees.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

September Done

Yay, September is done!  

New Mexico Landscapes

We drove from Santa Fe to Taos and back one day last month, and I took photos of some of the landscape.  It was surprisingly green for August.  This was very close to the Rio Grande river though.







Friday, September 15, 2017

On The Middle Top

I am currently stitching these little garden stakes on the mandala.

Not Cutting The Rug

Mattie, our dog, is resting comfortably on one of the rugs we purchased while in India.  They got here in perfect shape!

Elephant Ears

It seems all I am doing on this project lately is stitching ears.  At some point, the ears have to end, right?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Same Place, Lunch


Since we had walked most of the Indian market, we decided to do lunch at the same place we'd had dinner - La Plazuela.  I had deconstructed nachos (otherwise known as make your own) and an iced tea.  It felt good to sit down.  There was far too much food, though.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A Bit Of Food, A Bit Of Atmosphere

We went to the restaurant in La Plazuela, a hotel in downtown Santa Fe, and were greeted by this pretty lit tree.  I have a margarita and some prime rib - things hard to get, especially done right, in Angola.  Mom had salmon.  We sat right next to the fountain and listened to the water's music.  It was a beautiful dinner.



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Now Some Orange

I was kind of surprised when I started using these bright oranges.  They're parts of leaves, but weren't used anywhere farther up.  Guess I'm getting close to done.


September Started

I made quite a bit of progress on September.  You can even see the beginnings of owls.

Nail Polish!

Yay, I got some nail polish in the mail!  This didn't happen in Angola or Moldova due to postal restrictions.  I love the colors.  Time for a manicure.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Indian Elephant Kit

I finally got my Indian Elephant kit from Jodyri.  Takes a while to cross the ocean.  Now to find time to start it...

Argh, More Blurs!

Well, this photo turned out lousy.  I've added Flag Box to my rotation; it shouldn't take long to do.  There's now the word flag in the stitching.

Back To The Left

I worked exclusively on the left side this time, getting some green leaves started and more petals finished.  The center got a bit of love too.

A Bit Like Aligote

Mom took me to a wine tasting dinner last month.  The dinner was frozen stuff heated up, but at least this wine was decent.  It's an Italian white that tastes like Moldovan aligote.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Got My Ipsy


Things are so much easier when you live in the US.  I got my ipsy in a couple of days without any problems!  No turned back at pouch or anything else.  It just came.  I'm so happy.