Saturday, January 05, 2013

Orchids From Elena

 I like orchids.  I now have three plants.  This one was given to me by Elena, one of the local employees at the embassy.  Isn't it beautiful?  I now have three BLOOMING orchid plants in my house.  It's rather amazing, since I've never owned orchids before and had never researched much on how to take care of them.  They thrive, though, on my window ledge.  Thank you, Elena for the lovely gift.

Viktualenmarkt Carousel

 Just a couple of pictures of the carousel at the Viktualenmarkt.

Friday, January 04, 2013

A Little Different

Surprisingly, I'd not done a staggered point kiku until I started this one last month.  I think it's turning out pretty.  Because of the number of points, I'm using size 12 pearl cotton.

Found Magazines!

The newsstand in the basement of the Karstadt was huge, and it had a selection of magazines for stitchers - so I bought some!

Department Store Window

 Not all of the department stores near the Christmas markets had windows this elaborate, but this one was my favorite.  It's just -cute-.  Most of the animals wiggled in some way, too.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

My Ornament

 I decided to get myself an ornament while we were in Munich.  This is the one I picked.  It just appealed to me, despite there being a lot of different ornaments all over.  

Background Only

Only the background's left to do!  This means it's almost done.  Yay!