Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Winter Ball

I now have cold weather Rangers gear.  Yay!

Back To Backgrounding

I have more background to do; after this, there are the borders to add.

One Wave Done

The Linen and Threads sample is huge.  I am not quite halfway done with this band, and the month is over halfway through.  I am hoping that not all of the bands are as big.

Views Outside

More of the old city, the Catholic side this time, and outdoors.  You can see the fortress on the hill.  The paint spatter on the pavement marks where a mortar hit.  There are many of these in Sarajevo; all like this resulted in deaths.  It was also an easy target, as all of Sarajevo is in a valley.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Tubular Necklace

Going through another forthemakers box, I made this necklace.  Not particularly pleased with it, but it's done, which means one more box out of the house.

Chapter Meeting Stitchalong

I have started Caron Collection's freebie Winter Snowflakes.  It's a stitchalong for our chapter meeting.  Yes, I know my colors aren't particularly wintry.  It's what happens when you stitch from stash.

All Jeweled Up

I finished something!  Lately, it's been taking me longer between finishes, and I've been getting anxious.  This is now made into a fridgie magnet and will be sent to my mother in the next couple of days.

Muslim Old Town

The Muslim side of old town Sarajevo has a lot of bazaar stuff and little shops.  There are many brass smiths, too.  The second photo of this series is from inside the coffee shop we stopped to get warm in.  Also, by the fountain, there are huge numbers of pigeons.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

On To The Second

I've started to work on the second panel now, even though the first is not quite done.

Gift From Mom

Mom gave me these necklaces.  Thank you Mom!


I now have an atom in the middle!  It's time to get working on the garden.

Madrasa Museum

We visited this museum, not knowing what it was when we entered.  The Larsons had not been in it either, so it was new to all of us.  The original structure was built in the 1500's and was used as a school.  There is still a school right next door to it, run by the same organization that built this.  There were some textiles in there, and it was interesting to see.  There was also a video describing the history of the place.  It was definitely worth the watch.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Filling In Bricks

I am both roofing the houses and filling in their bricks now.  True progress.


I sent this ornament, after I finished it, to my mother a couple of weeks ago.  It came out pretty well.

Moar Color

I have more color in the peacock tail.  Soon, there will be a lot less brown and a lot less tail.  The peahen also got a bit of stitching.

Religious Monuments

All from outside their boundaries, here are some photos of churches and mosques in the old part of Sarajevo.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Working On Red

I am working on the small labyrinths on the top two quadrants now.  There will be some tiny green areas inside the shapes.

Scrolly Vine

This is the start of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler 2018.  I know I am going to fall behind for at least a bit by the end of the month.  The sections are huge.

For One Pattern

I wasn't sure which of these the pattern I want was in, so I bought them both.  The design is the owl on the top right of  the purple magazine.

City Ruins

These ruins are right across from the main hotel in Sarajevo.  They think these are from an early bazaar in old town.  For now, there's not much happening.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Half A Pear

Half a pear done, and it's even got the right shape.

First Panel

I am almost done with the first panel!  I think this is looking pretty good.

Handmade Jewelry

I picked this up at the winter bazaar at the embassy.  I need a chain for the pendant.

A Walk Around Sarajevo

We went to Sarajevo for Thanksgiving a couple of months ago.  It was a good, if short, visit, and we took a walk around the town with the Larsons on that Friday.  The museum in the top picture is of the assassination of Arch Duke Ferdinand, which started World War I.