Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Burns Supper

We went to Burns Supper at the Beergarden last month. It was a wonderful and exciting experience, not least because it was packed full and snowing outside.

Flagging About

Seems I am working more on the flag than anywhere else at the moment.


Monday, February 25, 2019

Uninspiring Buffet Dinner

We went to the buffet dinner at the Melia White House one night while we stayed there. The verdict was that it was skimpy, uninspired, and lacking in almost every way. The gin and tonic I ordered from the bar was very good, though.

Back To The Garden

Experimenting with filling in spaces now.

Stephen And Penelope

Pretty pretty yarns from Stephen and Penelope, a yarn shop in Amsterdam.


Outside the train and underground station by Baker Street. Had to take a photo, right?

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Something New To Do

Bits of yarn to play with. These are mandala mill ends.

Elders Boxed

Third square made and working on the box. More things to go.

London Pizza Hut

Bits of cider and some pizza for us as we explored London. We were hungry and there weren't many places around. It was okay, but the salad bar was very lame.

Friday, February 22, 2019

One And A Half Trees

Trees! One and a half done, and two and a half to go.

Random Thread Order

I ordered a couple of random lots of thread and they showed up in January!

Hotel Art

The Melia White House in London has art for sale on the walls. These are two pieces that caught our eyes. They were about a thousand pounds each. Andreas didn't let me buy one for him.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

January Tea

I am slowly catching up on the tea as I've changed this to quarterly. Four new flavors to try.

Lining Things Out

I skipped both lines of text in this, as I found it looked murky and cramped when stitched. I'm now truly on the bottom half and this will be done soon!

Adding Leaves

I still like my big leaf best, but some other leaves are appearing here in different stitches. Right now, I have waaaay too many french knots going on in the blue leaf.

What's Wrong?

We found this sign in the Natural History Museum in London. Notice anything weird? I've never seen a red and orange zone marker so unhelpful.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Winter Box

Yet another stitchy box. It's going to take me a while to get all these things opened.

Between Two And Three

Little bits of work on houses two and three, and a bit of backstitching, too.


Bottom rim of the first bell's done.

Funny Water

Random pub lunch in London last June. I think the name of the water is great. Evidently it's the same water used to make Glenlivet.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Dawn gave us stockings for Christmas! The one on the left is mine; the right is Andreas'.

Open Square

The fourth square is open still. Things are coming along, but there is still a lot of wok to do.

Caging Sylvester

Sylvester is having fences built around him. At this point, he doesn't seem to mind.

View Of Westminster

Photo Andreas took of Westminster from across the Thames as we wandered around London.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Gardening In Winter

Still working on my garden sampler. It goes quickly because of so many long stitches. The bottom half seems denser, though, so it takes a bit longer.

Waiting For Westminster

When Andreas was with me in London last year, we got the London Pass. It was worth it. While we did have to stay in lines like this one, we didn't have to pay to get in - even if they didn't allow cameras. This line was for Westminster Cathedral.

Valentine Box

This is the Valentine countdown box from Stitchy Box. I'm currently on day seven.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Wing And Tail

Now that I have all the miscounting taken care of, things are looking better! I have the tail almost done ad there's a wing. Looks like an airplane.

Leaf's Done

I love the look of that big leaf. It's my faforite part so far. Looks like I am making some progress!

Some Lines

Some more lines done. I like the way the grape clusters look.

One Skein

Stitchy Box sent me a pretty skein of Dinky Dyes floss for being a loyal customer.

My New Favorite Cider

I discovered Skal cider while we were eating at a chain pub in London just across from the hotel we were staying at. Skal is now my favorite cider. If only they sold it here... The rest of the food tasted like it was heated up from vacuum packs in a microwave. In other words, very uninspired.