Thursday, December 09, 2010

Circling the Flower

Working on Quaker Star again; it looks very good, I think, in these rather traditional Dutch colors.

It's a Joy

I finished stitching the JOY ornament from the new JCS ornament issue.  I truly have fallen in love with the Florimell thread from Gloriana.  I only had to use one strand to get good coverage.  Now to make it into an ornament.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Dense Square

This square I'm working on is particularly dense.  On the other hand, I really like the way the design is looking...

Stitched Up and Ready to Finish

I got the Windows of Faith, Peace and Hope ornament stitched.  It's from the current JCS Ornament issue.  I think it came out pretty well.  The green variegated is from Threadworx. 

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

More Food

 We had dinner across the street from the beach one of our evenings in Punta del Este.  Here's what Andreas had.  I just ate some of this first bit and had a chorizo.  This appetizer is called a tabla del campo, and is basically a rustic thing..  Flatbread, nuts, dried meat and cheese.  It tasted good.
The above picture is of Andreas' main course.  It was three diferent fish - salmon, tilapia and swordfish, if I remember.  There was a mango salsa on top of it.  He said the fish was dry, in general, and obviously frozen.  The one that was the best was the salmon.  Despite its very long coastline, it's hard to find decent seafood in Uruguay.
We had dessert too.  This was an "exploded lemon pie".  There was very little lemon and a lot of meringue in the way they serve it here - dried.  There was also a shortbread cookie crust.  Bland, but at least it wasn't the ubiquitous dulce de leche...