Monday, November 19, 2018

New Daily

This is the new daily stitch. It won't take long, as I've done it a few times before.


It was definitely not as hands on as i would have liked, but when we visited the glass factory, we were allowed to blow some ornaments.


About half done, and the cup is all shaped out. Just needs a little bit of filling.

Rain On The Lake

Batllava lake in the rain.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

A Flute

We saw these beautiful champagne flutes while at the glass factory. They came home with us. We managed  to fit all six in the suitcase.

Jamming To The Bottom

Outside of the beads, there isn't much left to do on this. The spinner hasn't been nice to it, however. It hasn't been spun all week.

Back To Adriatiku

We went back to Adriatiku with some friends on a fine day in September. The food was good, well presented, and plentiful. We got rained on a bit (true downpours), but stayed under the awning playing Zombie dice.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Fiberlicious Fabrics

Bought these on a sale. Going to have to find a project for each.

Nearly Black Eyed

I am so close to being done with this square. There are only a few small things to go.

First Macedonia Meal

Back over Labor Day weekend we went to Skopje for a well deserved break. We ate a lot of meals at a lot of restaurants. This was the first one, which I believe was at the Irish pub. It was middling good. Nothing exceptional, but there was poor service.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

To The Trees

Yay, I get to do something new on this! And start more specialty stitches too. Lots of Rhodes coming up - and trees.

Fiberlicious October

The two sets don't go together, but I LOVE the fabric.

Straight From Wisconsin

Yes, you too can get cheese and meat in the mail. We do. We got this from Wisconsin River Meats. They deliver to APO/FPO/DPO and it's still fresh! So we can have this despite living in the Balkans.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Kosovo Steak On A Stone

This is the first thing I've found that Angola is better at than Kosovo. We went to Kulla, a restaurant on a mountain outside Pristina, and I ordered steak on a stone.  Mistake! Unlike Angola, where you get a very thick piece of meat, here it's paper thin. I was SO disappointed. The meat cooked so quickly and was tough. The rest of the food, ordered by others, was good. It is just that Kosovo doesn't do steak on a stone right.

Bits Of Housing

The first building is truly beginning to look like a building! Unfortunately, lately the spinner has not been giving this much love. I think it's because the spinner liked it so much before.

Adding Feathers

I've been adding color to my birdie!

Prague-y Earrings

These were cute, so I picked them up at one of the bead shops in Prague.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Yay For Halfsies

I've got this coming along, but the spinner hasn't been very kind to it.

Four Flowers

All the vines are done, and so are the flowers. Only the leaves are left!

DIY Earrings

These are truly bright silver, not the color on the screen. I made them from parts bought in Prague while we were there.

At The Dam

It turns out that the guys who work at Battlava dam are consular contacts. They're people we call when we need help. So we were out visiting them and keeping up to date. They let us tour the dam and we got some history too.