Friday, July 31, 2015


I found this jewelry set at the medieval festival in Vatra.  I think they look cute.

Going On The Fifth

I am so very behind on my stitching.  I have very little done outside of the Tuscany piece each week and the time I spend away from the house has only increased.  Since Sunday, we have gone to a barbecue and two dinners out.  Tonight is another dinner out.  I need some time at home!

Soroca Lumiere

 This monument is a Soviet era one that has been repurposed into a religious chapel.  You can see the tower from both sides of the Dniester river and most of the city of Soroca.  You can get to it in one of two ways: the usual one of climbing a few hundred uneven and ill repaired concrete stairs or the less used driving up the back of the hill.  Guess which we took.  We managed to go on a beautiful day and to see the countryside, including livestock, on both sides of the river.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

About To Bead

The cross stitches are all completed and it's time to begin beading.  True progress!

Fire Planeted

Andreas got another science fiction poster framed; this one is from the Firefly universe.

Mock Ups And Models

The black tube is part of a submarine mock up.  The rest are models.  The Nimitz museum covers the whole of the war in the Pacific and does it through interactive stuff.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Zigging And Zagging

Some progress, but not much, as I fill in all the zigzags.

Almost All Around

Mainly this was filling in background again, but I did manage to get the dark blue border almost all the way around.

Laura Perrin Diamond Framed

I love how MolDeco did the framing on this.  It doesn't show up well in the photo, but there are two colors of suede mats surrounding the piece - blue and green.  I think it turned out neat, and the bright orange color wasn't much of a challenge for them.

Nimitz Museum - Fredericksburg, Texas

Andreas is cleaning out his photo processing queue, so you're seeing a lot of old photos.  These are from December 2013 when we went on home leave.  We spent some time in Fredericksburg; one of the interesting things there is the Nimitz Museum.  These shots are of the outside in back.  The front looks like the hotel the Nimitz family ran at the turn of the 20th century.  There is a Japanese garden, and there are also some World War II vintage amphibious troop carriers and a few small boats.

Monday, July 27, 2015


This is at least outlined now and there are a few lines on the inside too.

Medieval Fridgies

We bought these three magnets at the Medieval Festival at Vatra.  They look pretty neat.

Ol' Smoky Moonshine Shop

Gatlinburg has two moonshine shops.  Both give out free samples.  This is one of them; across the street is the other.  The shop is pretty elaborate.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Almost Three

I am so close to having the third leaf done.  Slowly it's getting there.

Pristina Mosque

This mosque had been hanging in the house with a plain black frame and white mat.  I think it looks much better now, thanks to MolDeco.

Butterflies In Every Photo

Despite the cold December temperatures, the butterflies were out in the conservatory.  Can you find them in all these photos?