Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Three And A Half Trees

I am so happy I get to work on something new soon! Things are moving along.

Starting A Stem

Now the flower is done I'm starting the stem up above it. I've stitched quite a bit!

Ipsy April

This was my April ipsy bag. It was kind of blah, but had a lot of stuff in it. 

Leiden Christmas Market

We took the children of a friend to the Leiden Christmas market. It's in the river on floating docks and includes a skating rink! The rest was pretty small, but pretty too. We ate lunch, looked around, and rode the train home.









Sunday, May 19, 2019

Owlet Alarm Done

One more little finish from stitch maynia gone by. He's kind of cute.

Mill Hill Kits

When I ordered extra beads for my M'Lady's Quadrielle, I ordered these too.

Stitch Maynia #5: Snowflakes

Another start, and from a pattern I received in a Stitchy Box. The thread and linen weren't, though. I have so many things to finish...

Amsterdam Buildings

Random building photos of Amsterdam in the area we were staying. Old and pretty.


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Stitch Maynia #3: Seeds of Freedom

I have been wanting to do this piece from Silver Creek Farm for quite a while, and, since I had it all, stitch maynia was the perfect time to start.

Stitch Maynia #4: Baran

A little comical ram to make from Riolis. I hope I get it done quickly. It'll go good in a hoop.

Cozyblue May

This month's little cozyblue is going  to get started in my stitch maynia starts. Now to find time...

Lufthansa Business Class Food

Food we had on our flights from Pristina to Frankfurt and then from Frankfurt to Amsterdam last December. We were able to get business tickets because of so many United miles.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Beads Came

My beads from 123 Stitch came very quickly, so I was able to finish this up finally.


Stitch Maynia #1: Dog's Declaration

My first start of stitch maynia for this year is a cute thing for my puppies. I like the design by Ink Circles. This will get into my rotation soon.

April Glossybox

This will be my penultimate Glossy Box for a while. I'm cancelling to save up for home leave and because I am tired of receiving the same awful shampoo and conditioner every other box.


Leaving Pristina

Photos of snow covered Kosovo as we left for Amsterdam last December.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Pretty Floss

Saw these colors and love them. Now to find projects for them.

May Done

Another quick stitch for May, so it's all done this time. Yay!


Brezovica Slopes

Some photos as we were driving down the mountain. Despite it being mid March, there is a lot of snow still on the ground - more than two feet. No snow making machines - all natural.




Sunday, May 12, 2019

Lots More Done

I worked on this every day for about two full weeks. Lots of progress! Now to hope the spinner doesn't neglect it.

Fiberlicious April

More stash from Fiberlicious. This was the April shipment. I need to figure out how to use some of the blues in Tree of Happiness.

Strpce Food

On our way to Brezovica, we stopped and talked to the police chief and the chief of economics at Strpce, the nearest town to the resort. Before we went up the mountain, we stopped at Era for lunch on the recommendation of  the locals. It was good, even though I had to eat pork because Bashkim.





Saturday, May 11, 2019

Cornered

The second corner has started to be filled in now. Finally I will be able to do something besides border soon.

Pompeii Cameo

When we went to Pompeii, I let a Russian guy convince me to overpay for this little pendant. I'll wear it and it wasn't too very expensive.

Small Spaces


Grayson likes cover. He has a habit of going under desks and tables and chairs. This is him under my chair one evening.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Brezovica

There is a ski "resort" in Kosovo. It's at Brezovica, and it can be a very eastern European experience. The "resort" was built during Tito's time and not been updated since. To get there, there's a one lane road up the side of the mountain, and then, to get from where you park to the slopes, you take a snowmobile ride such as the one in the video. It was exhilarating. And I love my job, as I got paid to do this.

Half A Possum

Half a possum done and part of the P. I like how it's coming along.

First Visit To Sushico

Sushico is a Turkish chain of Asian food. It's gooooood. Pristina has not had a real Asian restaurant, and this was verily needed. So we went during its first week and have been back a handful of times since. So good to have the restaurant here. We'll keep going back.