Friday, April 20, 2018

Branches Be Here

The peahen looks almost done.  I still have a lot to do, though.  There are about twenty more rows to go on the top half of the design.  Brown is still the dominant color, but at least I am getting past the branches.

Gift From Japan

Andreas' parents saw this at a craft store while they were out and bought it for me.  It's a kogin embroidery kit, and I will start it during my Stitch Maynia week after next.  I hope I can do it justice! Thank you Besty and Mike.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Little Flowers Grow

I am making the little flowers begin to pop.  This is a fun little project to work on.

March Ipsy

Not at all sure about the bag from March.  The markers are to color it. I've been using the sponge the last few days, and it seems to do what a sponge does.


I am getting pretty far on the logo for this.  While both my husband and his coworker love this show, I have never seen an episode.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Concert Invitation

The Air Force's Europe Jazz Band came to play in Pristina in February for the tenth anniversary of Kosovo's independence. This was the invitation card, with the shape of Kosovo done in words that connected the US and Kosovo together, though they spelled raspberries wrong.  I think it looks neat.

Almost Half

The second motif is almost done, and I am thinking next time I might be halfway done.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

March Glossybox

This month has more things for me to use, but i wish the nail color was different.  Not at all sure how the nail polish got through pouch...

Almost Four

Yay, almost four of the eight panels done!  Getting closer to completing this.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Do You Like Masks?

I got some nice things in the February Glossybox, but I am completely unsure about these sheet face masks.  Whenever I put one on, it doesn't seem to fit and I can't get it to stay on.  So what's the point?  They are definitely not among my favorite things.

Two Wings

These wing areas are pretty big, and I have four of them to do!  Time to get cracking.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Good Progress

I am now done with the top third of the design.  More to do while I am in Frankfurt.

Yet More Brown

Worked on more branch on the left.  At least I'm less than twenty rows from the halfway mark on the chart...

Fiberlicious March Fabric

I definitely see possibilities for this!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Space Invaders Band

April was a very small band.  Before I did the back stitching, the larger motifs looked like space invaders or centipede segments to me.  Yes, I'm a video game nerd.  Anyway, I like the way it completed and am ready for the next part.

Red Line

I have the red line at the top done and some bits on the bottom too.

Fiberlicious February

I have my February fiberlicious.  The fabric is sparkly, although it doesn't look so in the photo.  Time for me to get stitching.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

New Subscription Box

I decided to join FabFitFun, and this was my first box.  I'm pleased.  There are maybe two things I won't use from it.  One of them is the sleep mask.  What is it about sleep masks that they're so popular in subscriptions and Victoria's Secret?  I've never seen the appeal.  Anyway, earrings, lots of skin and hair care, some socks, and a very nice project bag.  

Looking Vibrant

I love the colors on this.  They make me happy.  Once I am at the halfway point done in a few more rows, I'll start the back stitching too.

Half A Flower

I definitely have half the pink flower done.  Slowly this is coming together.  It's the widest part right now, so I don't feel like I'm making much progress.

Monday, April 09, 2018

Becoming Regulars

While we're not as regular as the locals, we have been to this restaurant at least twice each time for the last three times we've been in Vienna.  I still love the carrot soup, and the schnitzel - I want to learn how the Viennese bread their schnitzel.  I'm in awe of it.

Back To Grounding

I now have very significant parts of the background done.  I hope to finish this relatively soon, but there's a lot of beading to do too.

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Secondary Daily

Since the Linen and Threads sampler pieces come out once a month, once I'm done with them, I work on this.  I'm coming along pretty well with it.  I -think- I will have it done by the end of April, as this is almost the halfway point and I have April done on Linen and Threads.  

Half A Cupola

Half the cupola on the right is stitched.  I also have some of the bricks beneath it done.  The stitches are coming along.  This will be going with me to Frankfurt, too.

Decan In Dreary Day

Decan chapel is such a simple and elegant structure.  It's the original structure from the fourteenth century.  For some reason, every time I go, though, there are clouds.  The second photo is some of the outbuildings.

Friday, April 06, 2018

Working On Sepals

I am getting to practice more long and short stitch.  I like the way it's looking so far.

Third Well Begun

Top border's done and I even have a couple of snowflakes.

More Renfair Meal

As you can see from the photos, we didn't lack for food.  I put less on my plate than most, and couldn't eat it all.  The food was fresh, hot, and tasty.  Almost everyone sniggered at the spotted dick, though, especially after the intro song to it...

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

A Few Flowers

This is going pretty quickly.  The stitches are so big and I feel an accomplishment with each motif.

Beginning To Fraggle

A friend of ours is leaving post in July; I'm making him this Fraggle Rock piece before he leaves.

Renfair Entertainment

These two short videos will give you an idea of the type of entertainment we had at lunch.  The skits about the next courses were cute.

Monday, April 02, 2018

One Medallion Done

I have one medallion done of the four.  I think this is going to be done in a month or so.

Renfair Meal

So, um, did I tell you I hadn't downloaded my phone pics for a while?  Turns out here are some more from home leave.  On our last weekend in the US, we went to Houston for the airshow and the Texas Renaissance Festival.  We bought special tickets for the renfair - ones that included lunch and entertainment in a special pavilion.  Turns out it was a very wise move!  There was a huge downpour Sunday morning, the day we went, and it was still raining when we went in for lunch.  Lunch was delicious and the entertainment was spectacular.  By the time we got out, it even had stopped raining and the sun was shining.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Mapping In Cross Stitch

Andreas found this on Amazon, and now it's mine.  It's prefinished, so I can stitch on it more as we add countries to our list of visited.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

More Feathers

I can definitely tell the progress every time, and the peacock is coming along well.