Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Almost Three Corners

I know I said I'd be making a big push on this, and I am.  It's just a bit slower than I'd want.

One Wall Erected

Outside of a bit of greenery at the top, this first wall's cross stitches are done.  I also am getting more and more flowers from the previous part done.  Soon, on to the fencing!

Odd Lot From Orna

Orna Willis was selling odd lots of thread.  This is the one I picked up.  It's easily worth twice what I paid for it.

Lumberjacking With Cheerleaders

Each side has its own cheerleader girl, who also takes part in lumberjack competitions.  They're very enthusiastic and make the crowd root for their teams too. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

So Very Close

Three full ones done and two more partials.  I am going to finish this soon!

Add Some GOld

What is an ornament without a bit of bling?

Temari Thread

This poor thread got lost in the mail for a couple of months.  For some reason, the dispatch agency sent it to Turkey.  Adana, Luanda, what's the difference, right?  Time to try some of it out.

Playing With Chainsaws

For some reason, lumberjacks cut a lot of wood.  This time they got to use chain saws.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Texas, My Texas

I really need to get some of my big projects done so I can work on more of these small ones.

Square Of Squares

I like the way the latest square stitched up.  It's still not quite my favorite, but it still looks good.  Time to start in on the middle motif now.

Log Cutting Competition

The log cutting competition.  It was fun to watch.  At the end, they gave away the cuttings, too.  We kind of turned ours down.  Imagine us lugging 15 pounds of wood back to Moldova in our suitcases...

Back To Feuding

Andreas found some old photos from our trip to Tennessee that he claims he didn't process before.  These are them.  While renting a cabin in Gatlinburg, we went to the Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge.  I hope this place didn't burn down in the fires last year.  The show was good and it employed national champion lumberjacks from the US and Canada, giving them money to train for further competitions.

Towel For Tea

Went through the Edinburgh Castle gift shop and left with this tea towel.  Love the wild flowers.

Half Of February

February is halfway done in this.  Maybe I'll finish it sooner than I did January.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

All Fixed Up

Time to move ahead again with everything now fixed.

Lunch At Kymbu

Andreas and Phat's meals at Kymbu in January.  Not sure why there's no photo of mine.