Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Pattern Emerges

The second rectangle's pattern is hard to establish with a thread length - the gaps between are just too big.  So, now that I've added three colors to it, you can see the wave emerging.  I'm almost done with the first basketweave rectangle, too.

Last Gaucho Festival Post

At least for this year, it is.  We've not decided if we're going next year yet.  This is a picture of one of the booths with stuff for sale.
This picture and the next are for Andreas' mother.  I know I wouldn't feel safe on these rides...
And a pet monk parakeet.  We get these in our back yard in the spring.

This is the lake in the middle of the festival grounds.  The main circuit goes all the way around it.  For some reason, it's called Washerwoman lake.
A back view of one of the permanent pavilions.
I thought the meal kits were kind of spiffy.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Another Biscornu for SAS

We've been told we're a bit short on biscornu for SAS 30 in June, so I've decided to make a third one.  I think the colors are a lot better on this one than the last.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Beer for my Horses

Two special pictures from the Gaucho Festival.  When we saw the tableau, we thought of the Toby Keith song...

And washed to make them look even more like the song...

More than Halfway

I am now officially past the halfway point on the cross stitches for this.  Yay!  It means I'm making progress, and I feel like I might be able to finish the whole thing by September.

Flowering Out

I've got all the green cross stitching done now, and it's on to the purple flowers.  Coming along, finally.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Lunch Time at the Gaucho Festival

Kids hanging out in period dress.  They look like they wear it daily.
Park your horse anywhere...
Entrance to one of the more permanent compounds in the festival area.

Cooking lunch on the parilla. 
Got knives?  We actually looked for some decent ones, but all of them are Chinese stamped steel with fancy hilts.  It seems that's all that is available here.
A different view of lunch.  Looks like pork.