Friday, May 31, 2024

Seaside Watch

I like the watch itself, but the band is silicone. Going to change it. But it's another Capri watch.


Baltic Snacks

Yum box from the Baltics. We get some of this stuff here in Poland. 


U Swejka Lunch

This place is a ten minute walk from the Embassy, so we go out to lunch here when we have a bit of time. It's less often than I would like. Food is quick, cheap, and delicious.


Pizza in Krakow

Andreas and his parents had pizza somewhere in Krakow...


Make Stuff May #3: Returning by Textured Treasures

Decided to do this in grays instead of the blue/sand combo. Looking good so far.


Cute Eyes and Ears

Cute little red panda eyes peeking through. He's beginning to develop some character.


Onto the White Breast

Getting to be able to work on the peahen now. Since her blocks are a bit more solid, I should be a bit quicker.


Just About Two Petals

Two petals, more or less, to finish this flower. It's not going to have more complete petals because the dragon is going to cover some up.


Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Pretty Plum Trees

Took these photos on my walk to the CMR to go to an afternoon meeting in April.


My New Ring

I saw this ring in an ad, showed it to Andreas, and the next thing I knew, it was here. It's truly lovely and I haven't taken it off since. A giant blue topaz surrounded by tiny opals.



Tea from Japan in a beautiful container from Andreas' parents. Now to drink the tea so we can use the container! Thank you!


Three and a Half

This stitch takes up -so- much thread. But it looks good, at least.


Skirting the Problem

There's a row mismatch between the left and right sides I am going to have to resolve soon. In the meantime, I just keep getting more done.


Putting in the Background

Time for some backgrounding after all the leaves.


Make Stuff May #4: Forgive Quickly by Lizzie Kate

It'll be the fourth? fifth? time I've made this. People like it, though, and I have yet to find the one I truly want to keep.


Pretty Street Flowers

Someone in Krakow put these up to brighten people's days.


Friday, May 24, 2024


My little green frog has a hand and a half now. 


Making the Rods

One rod done and the rest visible. Plus a round one almost complete. 


Done and Dusted (Not)


I finished another Lizzie Kate design. Not sure what I am going to do with it once it's framed.

One Corner Rounded

On to start the second side, and I have one fence backstitched.


Used the Smoker

So we got smoked chicken for dinner. It was good.



Bought shoes from Portland Leather.


Another Sampler Framed

One more sampler framed and ready to give away.


Andreas' Krakow Pics

Views of Krakow from Andreas. I was not on this trip...


Sunday, May 19, 2024

Filling a Wing

My first wing is taking shape.


Leaves Before Eyes

More leaves on the left done before I start in on red panda eyes again.


Making a Mirror

The mirror with the clocks is well and truly started now.


Still Tailing

Just a few bits of the tail to get done before going on to the peahen and finishing page four. So very close to it.


Framed Pink Sampler

I framed it and it's now hanging in the house.


World Series Swag

We had to get World Series swag when the Rangers won it for the first time ever. And I use it every day.


New Year's Meal

We had raclette for our big New Year's meal. It was a good way to start off the year.


Not My Food

Andreas took photos of the food they ate in Krakow. I stayed behind to work. This is from the Green Cupboard. I had eaten there before; it's good.


Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Snacks from Rachel

Rachel sent me all these snacks from Boston. Thank you so much! They're great.