Sunday, September 30, 2018

Tiny Bit Of Flag

The flag is started now as I work out from the middle.

Trying Fermentation

We decided to make our own sauerkraut, and to try a new method for pickles.

A Single Flower

A tiny flower in the fortress in the middle of Skopje.  It's there only because the place is so ill taken care of.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

More Fort Views

You can definitely tell the photos looking out of the fort from the ones looking in...

Fabric Grab Bag

Polstitches had a grab bag sale, so I snagged one.

Lots Of Mountains

The mountains are coming along.  I am working on it daily, so lots of progress.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Finished Up

Not my best finishing job, but it's done, and  the recipient loves it.  I started this on my plane trip to London for medevac.  The doctor who went with me is who I gave it to.

Chaqua Done

I have had very few finishes this year.  It's odd for me.  I do have a new one though - I did the outer square on chaqua, and now it's complete!  It still looks a bit too pop art to me.

Skopje At Night

More instagram moments from Skopje.  The lights are red and yellow for Macedonian independence.  Yes, it's pretty.  Too bad it's hollow.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Dallas Candle

Nope, not as good as the Texas candle, but that one I left at work for calming moments.  This one I'll burn at home.

Nearly Four

I have nearly all four of these bulbs done.  Feeling the progress.

View From The Hill Fortress

There's a fortress in the middle of Skopje.  It's been there a long time, but hasn't been preserved or worked on to make it safe since the fall of Yugoslavia.  The place is downright dangerous.  We explored it a bit and came back with some pretty good views, including of the new stadium.  

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Macedonia Clock

I have a thing for clocks and we saw this at a small store in the "village" we visited outside the city.  It looks very cow furry in the photo, but it's clear.  The cow fur is the rug.  This will go in our kitchen when I can get Andreas to hang it.

Working On Three

I've been getting the third bell and the beginning of the ribbon done.  It's getting there.

Independence Day In Macedonia

Turns out we visited Skopje on its Independence Day.  The only way you could tell was the deserted streets and the closed government buildings.  We wandered a bit and got more instagram photos.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Where's That Wing?

One big part of the upper wing done.  This thing is coming along.  It's not as fast as I want, but it's getting there.

Mountains, Both Sides

Quite a bit done on the mountains on both sides, especially the left, and some work on the tail.

New Dooney And Bourke

About three months ago, zulilly had Dooney and Bourke on sale.  I've been impressed by my Texas Rangers pus, so I decided to give another couple a try.  They seem  to stand up pretty well.