Monday, June 25, 2018

Church Clock

A pretty church bell and steeple near Eschenheimer Tor in Frankfurt.  Taken early in the evening.

Another Round

Beginning number three of four identical motifs.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stitch Maynia #23 - Another Year Creeps By

This is a series of 12 squares with a border.  Each of the squares is a Halloween pun.  I bought the recommended thread and found this piece of fabric from fiberlicious.  I think it will look very good on it.

Spanish Steak And Tapas

There's a Spanish restaurant just off the Hauptwache that's Buenas something and it's very good.  They do steak - they cook or let you cook on a stone - and tapas.  We had a very good and filling meal there.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A Tiny Bit More

I only finished one length of thread on this before the photo, but progress is progress.

Another Lunch Alone

Another lunch alone during the last week in Frankfurt.  This one was right off the Romer Platz.  There was a lot of sauerbraten on my plate, and it was good.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Stitch Maynia #22 - Hanging Gardens

Another needlepoint start.  This one has a lot of jessica stitches in it.

Lunch Alone

While Andreas was at class, I had lunch at an outdoor cafe.  The tomato soup was truly good.  The schnitzel was average.  I even stitched some.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Starting The Lion

I am now on to the lion.  It's a lot of stitching this month.  I guess that's why it's two months' worth to do.

Hauptwache Lunch

On one of our last days, Andreas and I ate at the cafe at the bottom of the Hauptwache tower.  The food was somewhat expensive (location, I presume), but good.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Fraggle Rock Done

Yay, I finished!  My husband says these look like the fraggles.  I'm not so sure.  I do know they were a pain to stitch because there was a LOT of confetti.

True Visit To Germany

While in Mainz, there was a band playing "99 Luftballoon."  

Friday, June 15, 2018

Looking Stately

Finally back to doing some of my regular rotation, and Earth Dragon got some love. I have decided to do all the backs titching in black instead of the many colors because the chart is confusing on the color placement.  I think it'll still turn out magnificent.

The 12 Apostles

This restaurant is typical German food, and about two blocks from our apartment.  When we went, it was very good.  We both had the very thick and brothy gulash soup. I had a caprioska.  I also had a steak salad and Andreas had wiener schnitzel.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Crewel Flower

Yay, the flower itself is done!

Beergarden Food

This was food from a beer garden near Sindelfingen.  The Fowlers brought is there.  Food was delicious and we got to spend time with our friends.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Holly And Hearts Done

I have been very thin on finishes this year, but I'm proud I got this one done.  It's going to a friend who loves Hallmark Christmas movies.  Got to iron it and finish it into a pillow, though!

Back To Aroydee

Aroydee is totally wonderful in person, much better than delivery.  The chicken was crisp and tangy, and the eggrolls were too.  We both had soups; Andreas' was huge and tasty.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fraggling On

This is coming along, although I am truly hating all the confetti stitches on the fraggles.  It doesn't help that I am not fond of any of the colors so far.


There's a market two days a week above the U-Bahn station where Andreas would catch a train. There's a lady who sells live plants.  Andreas bought me some for our apartment in Frankfurt while we were there.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Stitch Maynia #21 - Yellow Bird

This is yet another Mill Hill piece.  Unlike all the others, though, it's done on aida.

Medieval Castle

This is the castle where the medieval festival was held.  It was pretty and fairly small.  Beautiful day to explore, too.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Stitch Maynia #20 - Cloitre et Ecoincons

This bookmark is from France; I bought it during one of my trips there.  It should be pretty easy to work up. The picture is of a cloister and its environs.

Medieval Festival Food

Germany does festival food differently, of course.  On May Day, we went to a festival at a castle not far from Frankfurt.  It was a beautiful day, and we had lunch there.  Andreas had cheesy spaetzle and I had flammekuchen. Both were delicious.  They even had a whiskey stall selling Glengoyne.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Stitch Maynia #19 - Cabana Beach

Another Mill Hill kit, this one of a summer beach scene.  It doesn't seem too big...

Thai Food In France

We went visiting in Strasbourg (about a two hour drive from Frankfurt) and had a good time catching up with old friends. While there, we found a wonderful Thai restaurant and had lunch.  There was a reason the restaurant was packed - the food was both delicious and authentic.