Saturday, March 03, 2012

Minimal Progress

I managed to fit in another stitch session on this piece.  Finished up the middle square and started filling it in.  Perhaps I'll be able to work more on it soon.

Friday, March 02, 2012

The Bottling Workshop

 Lots and lots of boxes of vodka and cognac, but no pictures of bottles in motion.  They only actually bottle about once a week, and our day was not that day.  For anything over 25 years old, they hand bottle.  Everything else goes down the line.

Four Rows Done

I get to add a new (non-brown) color when I've completed seven rows.  It's coming along, but still all brown.  At least the branches are filling out nicely.


This week, I got to do a bit of dark along the left edge!  It felt good to thread up a different color.  On the bright side, I have less than a hundred rows to go.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Cognac In Space

Here's a picture of the old factory building.  They actually did the distilling in it until they built a bew builing about ten years ago.  Now it houses their store and sports room and some offices.

The rest of the photos are of the corporate "love me" room.  It traces the company's history from 1889 on.  If you scroll down some, you'll see some bottles in a display with photos of cosmonauts.  Trust the Russians to take cognac into space.  Supposedly, it was to see how distilled liquids acted in reduced gravity.  That sounds weak to me!  They also gave John Paul II some for his 25th anniversary of promotion to the papacy.  Next Kvint post, it's off to the bottling plant!

Orange Rooftiles

Three orange rooftops are mostly done, along with the bulk of the central tower.  Surprisingly, I still have some sky to do.

Two Buildings

Yay! I have two small buildings done toward the edges of the bottom.  Both dark brown ones are completely stitched.  That's progress, right?