Monday, December 31, 2018

All Blue This Time

All blue and in the middle this time as I've gotten a bit more done. Still almost half to go, but it feels good to make progress.

First Time To Trofta

Trofta is a hotel/restaurant in Istog. It's possibly the most famous in the region. The particular draw there is fish. Lots of fish. Particularly trout. It doesn't hurt that the place has a very pretty view and a gorgeous building. Their fish is fresh. They raise it themselves in the pools you see in these photos.

Little Waterfall

Just a little bit of the river in the Rugova gorge for your listening and relaxing pleasure.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Pattern Stash

Truly time to get stitching. After the last couple of weeks, I need it.

On The Second Side

Yay, I've made progress! This is my second of four sides on the piece.

Soup And Salads...

A little roadside restaurant in Kosovo. Andreas was happy. He got Sharr cheese.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Necklace From Andreas

This is what happens when Andreas shops alone. I end up with a lot of neat stuff. This necklace he bought for me at the embassy bazaar.

Cabana Beach Done

All beaded and ready to add some felt backing and ribbon to for hanging up.

Rugova View

One of many views of the gorge from the road through Rugova.

Friday, December 28, 2018

To The Top

To the top we go on the tree. And a lot of eye stitches, too. Getting tired of those, frankly. I think I might change the smaller ones on the inside to rhodes.

New Stash

I couldn't resist the cow or the peacock; they were even on sale. Thank you SewandSo.  Maybe I will pick one of these for my New Year start. I haven't picked anything yet, as I've been traveling.

Potato Chip Oops

We buy small bags of chips in bulk from amazon. They stay fresher that way and help limit how many we eat. One of the bags from a recent shipment had a twig in it! I sent these photos to the Lay's customer service center, and, since they couldn't directly send me chips, me being overseas and all, they sent me a $25 amazon gift card. Nice of them.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Sneek Restart

Sneek just wasn't working out for me on the stiff white aida, so I changed fabrics. This is how far I got on the new fabric, and it's now in my rotation.

Glossy Advent Box

I splurged and got myself a glossy box advent calendar. Here it is all opened up. Below are the first two items from it. I've already used the lip balm.

Little Restaurant In Rugova

After our unspectacular stay in Prague (caused by weather and Andreas' need to get an emergency root canal) we went to Rugova Gorge for the weekend. The only indoor cooking (in October) was an unstable propane cylinder. This lunch was at the closest restaurant. The wait staff was attentive without being cloying, and the food was good. It was the closest restaurant to our cabin, about three kilometers away.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Lots Of Blue

I added quite a bit of blue to the house and some pink and brown too. I'll have the first one done soon.

Gift From Kerry

Kerry found this cute little yarn ball pin at her local embassy bazaar and got it for me. Thank you Kerry!

At The Tavern

This was the best food we had in Prague. We had to walk a lot to get there, but it was worth it. Even with reservations, you might have to share a table. All barbecue, and all worth it. 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Another Charity Temari

It looks like I am not only teaching in Mitrovica in February, I am teaching in Dragash in March. This time I made the ball before going to the NGO...

New Games

Bought in the black Friday sales and not played yet.

Another Prague Restaurant

This was at yet another restaurant in Prague. It wasn't bad, but the pasta could have been better. Lots of bacon on the pizza. We found the restaurants in Prague to be meh in general.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Bits More Brown

I am almost all the way across now and working on the sash on the right.

Pretty Fabrics

I saw these fabrics and knew they were waiting for me to do something fantastic with them.