Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Working On The Center

I have been working toward the middle, and I'm so close to being there.  This is another piece the spinner loves.

Village Jewelry

The Macedonian Village, a resort above Skopje, contains a few stores.  One of them is a silversmith.  We got this beautiful jewelry - all of it for under a hundred euros.  One of the sets is not mine, though, but a present for someone else.  We will be going back to that place.  It's a good place to relax for a weekend.

Bird Body

The spinner LOVED Indigo Bird.  It meant I got a lot done, but it's not a very interesting piece.  So it's resting for a bit after getting the whole body done.

Dinner At Casa Rita

Casa Rita is a very good restaurant near Germia park in Pristina.  Unfortunately, their bartender doesn't know how to mix drinks.  Other than that, the food is excellent.  This meal was a section farewell for Andreas' employee whose next post was Thailand.  There were ten of us and we had a very good time on their open terrace that has a view of the park and its mountain.  I had French onion soup and carpaccio, along with the cappucino pictured.  We had a BUNCH of appetizers, including a cheese tray.  Andreas' employees wouldn't let me pay for myself, so I have been paying them back in baked goods every week for the section meeting.  They grouse at Andreas and thank me.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Closer I Come

I am getting so close to finishing.  The mountains are about done and the tail is getting longer.

Ipsy September

Back to brown eye shadow.  At least the rest is pretty nice.  Like the look of the bag, too.

Do The Thing

Making this for a friend.  Using broadcloth quilting fabric and tentakulum thread.

Embassy Lunch

I took a picture of this lunch because it's weird.  Our local kitchen makes cold penne pasta with a topping of chicken salad.  A lot of people like it, but I think not for me.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

August Ipsy

I've got non-neutral or gold eye shadow! Yay!  And some more ouai, which I like.

Laking In

The water's almost done. For some reason my project spinner loves this piece, so I end up working on it a lot.  At least it's a happy, bright piece.

Burgers In London

We found a burger joint not far from the hotel and decided  to go for one of our last meals. It was good, but definitely not American.  On the other hand, they had halloumi fries! I like the way they cut up the halloumi before frying.  I also got onion rings, one of the hard things to find overseas.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

One Square Done

Yay, the first square's complete!  Time to move on to the second.  The random number generator has been kind to this piece.


I'm striping the flag.  Everything looks so small so far!

September Glossy Box

The dry shampoo went on our trip to Prague.  The rest is still in the process of waiting to be tried out.  I am so tired of face masks, though!  They're cold, they don't go on right, and they seem to do nothing.

Sunday Roast

We had a Sunday roast at a pub in Greenwich, as we went out there to see the naval museum and Cutty Sark.  The food was very good and fresh, and I got another taste of my new favorite cider - Skal.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Big Centerpiece

I've got a good start on the big centerpiece.  Things are looking half done.

In The Body

Almost done with the lattice in the body - it just needs outlining.

Scored Some Threads

Got some purl threads to do some goldwork.

Melia White House Restaurant

I thought we should try the restaurant at the Melia White House, where we were staying.  Big mistake.  Overpriced buffet with little selection, imperfectly cooked.  We didn't eat there again.  The waiter at least brought me a drink from the bar, since the restaurant itself had no alcohol service.  Very weird and uninspiring place.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Down The Mountains

Most of the mountains are done!  I am so close to a finish on this.  In the next couple of weeks, this will be DONE.


Bluebirds from cozyblue all done.  I just received my October stitch today, so time to add it to the rotation.  This worked up very quickly.  It took me only a couple of hours total.

London Pizza

We went to Pizza Express by the hotel and had pizza for lunch one day.  It was pretty good, and we got to relax a bit after a LOT of walking.

August Glossy Box

August's glossy box was pretty good, and I liked the box itself, too.  It's now got thread in it.

Monday, October 08, 2018


The piece is getting close to a third of the way stitched.  I have rooftops now; the sky is done, and there's water visible.

Cozyblue Kit

A surface embroidery of the month club, yay!  This was the first one I received.  It's little bluebirds on branches.  Comes with everything except a hoop and needle.  Took me about two hours to complete stitching.

In Hotel Hall

We saw these in the hotel hall in London.  They were decoupage and stencil.  Kind of nice, but not for the price they were asking.

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Another Thing To Start

Saw this and fell in love.

Four Skulls

All four skulls are done now, and I've started on the second square.  Got a lot of work done because the random generator kept choosing this piece.