Thursday, February 22, 2018

Honeyed Fruit

A few weeks ago we went to a rakia tasting, and we bought some.  Pictures of that later.  This is some honeyed fruit the rakia makers also made.  It'll be good in oatmeal and such, as it is far too sweet to eat alone.

Getting Bigger

I am so very close to the vertical halfway point of this!  It's growing, to the point where Andreas remarked that it's getting large.  I still love the look of it.  Once I'm past the halfway point, I'll start backstitching too.

More Pink

Still working on the top flower, but it's definitely getting closer to a finish.  I added some brick color to the right hand flower, too.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Glossied Up

Yay for Glossy Box!  It arrived and had all these goodies in it.  I've been using more out of my boxes lately and taking care of myself.

Found In Started Pile

This is from my UFO pile.  It's from the Sweetheart Tree and is named Cache Heart.  I should be able to finish it pretty quickly.

Upper Quadrant

This photo is much more true to color than the last one.  I like the swirls on the fabric; they help the design.  Building bits up as I make it bigger.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Blue Roofing

The blue roof on the left is coming along nicely.  Soon it will be done, as will be all the little Rhodes stitches for the bottom of the houses.

Peahen Again

I worked on the peahen this session, along with a little bit of the peacock tail.  Getting close to the halfway point.

Japanese Candy

Andreas' parents sent me candy from Japan as part of my Christmas present.  It arrived last week after spending a couple of months on the USS Nimitz.  The fruit gums were good, and I will be breaking into the creme brulee kit kats tomorrow.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Mazes Appear

There are now mazes appearing in the red stitches.

Borders Begun

Getting very close to finishing this, as most of two out of three borders are done.

Pretty Fabric

My monthly subscription from Fiberlicious.  I adore this fabric.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Second Paneling

Definitely working on the second panel now, and it is currently my daily stitch.

Well Onto February

February's band is much simpler and smaller than January's.  Time to get this one done.

Different Color For Me

Handmade silver filigree earrings I found at the Christmas bazaar.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Creeping Down

The bottom half has a lot less stitching on it than the top, and I am getting so very close to the bottom half.  Maybe I should start back stitching soon.

Back To Petals

The middle is all filled in now, and there are more petals, especially around the pink.

Drawing Set

If only I had time to draw!  I am completely set to.  I need to make time.  Most of the pens are at least in use.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Kosovar Doily

Found this doily at our little Christmas market.  I think it's cute.

Filling In Feathers

The feathers are becoming fuller now.  I only have a few more to add in.

Eternal Flame

This is Sarajevo's eternal flame.  It's tucked in between where two streets come together.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Stitchalong Start

This stitchalong is from Lakeside Needlecraft, and I haven't been working on it much.  But I have now officially started!

Filigree Cross

Found this at the embassy Christmas fair and bought it for my mom.  It was handmade here in Kosovo.

More Windows And A Staircase

 More photos of pretty stained glass windows, and I always wonder about this kind of stair.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Second Chimney

The second chimney is added and now I have bits of the third part, too.  

More than Three Quarters

I've got my three-quarters point done.  Time to finish this puppy.

A New Item Collector

I made this leather dish for putting small things in.  First time I've used rivets!

The Orthodox Church

 The Orthodox church allowed us to take photos, so Andreas did.  It was also pretty much rebuilt, just like the Catholic one, after the war.

Inside Done

All I have to do is three borders now, w00t!

Bracelet In Brass

Another For the Makers project done!  One bracelet complete.


This is a memorial to the first company of militia to form to protect Sarajevo in 1991.  Before the end of the year, most of them were dead.  Many of the rest died later in the war.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Side To Side

I made it all the way across!  Time to do a bit of filling in and January will be done.


I am now firmly working on the middle panel.  True progress.

Another Stitchalong

Even though I am not a Halloween person, I am an Ink Circles fan.  So, when Ink Circles started a Halloween stitchalong, I ended up signing up.  Haven't started yet, though.

More Modern Sarajevo

More of modern Sarajevo; the architecture seems to be nineteenth century onwards.  The sculpture is from after the war.  The church is Orthodox.