Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Half The Stitches

Outside of backstitching, which is started, I am halfway done with this!  There are all the muppets to put on top now.

Sorry For The Purple

There's a new IndoPak restaurant open in Pristina, and it's awesome!  Punjabi Kitchen is run by a Pakistani-Canadian.  I'm not quite sure how he ended up here, but I love that he is.  Kosovo now has real Indian food! 
Sorry for the purple wash.  The lighting in the restaurant was very cool, and my flash did not go off.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Albanian Eco Farm - Mrizi i Zanave

A group from the embassy went to Albania and ate lunch at Mrizi i Zanave. The gimmick with this place is that everything is grown, harvested, and made on site.  Our visit was before the spring vegetable season, so a lot of our stuff was harvested last autumn and preserved.  There was a LOT of food.  Most of it tasted good, but I did pass on the goat lung stuffed cornbread.  Some of the more interesting items were the pumpkin sorbet, the lovely parma ham, and the lamb skewers. The first course was a lovely presentation of dried tomatoes, mayonnaise, and bread in a bird's nest.

Two Ears

Still on the ears.  Filling some pretty large spaces.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Stitch Maynia #10 - Snowy Owl

Being sick while on holiday, I am so far behind!  This is day ten, and it's yet another owl.  At this point it's a pine branch, but there will be an owl there.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Stitch Maynia #9 - Blackwork Hearts

No black on this piece, but I started with what I had on hand - silk mill floss and fiberlicious fabric.  Now to just finish it.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Stitch Maynia #8 - Kogin Market Bag

This kit was bought in Japan by Betsy and Mike and gifted to me.  The instructions are completely in Japanese!  Nothing in English.  At least the measurements are readable.  I'm about a quarter of the way up the main design.  Kogin is the Japanese version of pattern darning, so it's fairly easy.