Thursday, January 17, 2019

Fiberlicious Extra

One of the orphans from Fiberlicious. I think I am going to do something from Chatelaine on it.

Two Boxes

Almost halfway done on this square. For some reason, it feels to be going slower than the last one.

TREPCA Mineral Museum

I went to the National Museum of Mining and Minerals outside of Mitrovica in November. It was deserted except for the curator, and it shouldn't be! It's a lovely little museum in a very pretty setting just inside the main gate to the TREPCA mine.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Almost Across

Making a bit more progress on Sneek, which is most of the way across now.

Gingerbread Man With Weapon

Now that I'm working on the left side of the mandala, it looks like the gingerbread man is armed and dangerous.

Origami Crane

Andreas' parents gave me a crane for Christmas - a beautiful origami one. It'll go on our "tree" next year, as we will be stuck here in Kosovo next Christmas.

Mundasia - Modern Traditional Craft

Mundasia (which means Opportunity in Albanian) is an NGO that funnels pensions to women who were assaulted during the war. They do this by providing 'jobs' for the women which include traditional craft. All of these photos are of their work. They do weaving, beading, sewing, crochet, and knitting. This NGO is based in Mitrovica and includes women of all ethnicities.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

One House Done

Finally, the first house is done! I feel like I'm beginning to make progress. It also could be that the spinner loves this piece and brings it up often.

One More Ribbon

One more ribbon done as I go across the edge. Now it's time to work on another set of three bells.

Sashiko Cloth

Andreas' parents gave me this beautiful sashiko sampler from Japan for Christmas.

Gloves And Hats

Some of the gloves are knit; some are crocheted very tightly. They are all beautifully done, as are the hats and pectorals.

Monday, January 14, 2019

A Third Done

I've gotten about a third of the peacock done. I've decided to name him Sylvester.


Chocolates from Amsterdam to give as gifts. They're handmade, of course.

More Embroidery

This Turkish jacket is beautiful, as are the embroidered pieces below.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

New Year, New Start

I started this on New Year's Day. It's yet another Chatelaine, and I hope to make a good dent in it.


I found these pretty wooden barrettes at the Cologne Christmas market.


Turkish dress is usually golden embroidery on a white, red, or tan background. You can see that in these cases.

Friday, January 11, 2019

All The Stems

All the stems are done; it's time to get the daisies done and a huge number of french knots.

Full Stitchy Box Advent

Here are all the contents of my advent box. Lots of red and green and beads.

Sashes And Accessories

Sashes and pectorals and aprons and purses from the collection of items for wear. All are embroidered and beaded and tasselled.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Under The Sea Fabrics

Some ornament cuts for using this year. Under the Sea fabrics had a sale and I took advantage.

The Gingerbread Man

Andreas is now calling this piece the gingerbread man because it has two arms, two legs, and a head. According to him.