Monday, September 30, 2019

What To Do When The Pound Drops

Buy kits from Melbury Hill! So that's what I did. Two new kits arrived last week.

Working On More Skirt

This lady has a lot of skirt!

Another Section Done

This piece of needlepoint is going fairly quickly. It's one thing about needlepoint I love - it's faster than needle painting or cross stitch.

Seasons By Otium

We went back to Seasons by Otium in mid-August. The menu is still fairly seafood heavy, but the steak was delicious.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Two Columns Filling

The columns are filling, the columns are filling! It's beginning to look like they're real.

A Little Start

I decided I deserved a start, and I was -so tired- of Sneek. So it's put away for a bit and I started A Little Liberty by Lizzy Kate, with my thread picks, their linen.

Flying Tiger Stash

Found these at Flying Tiger, a Danish stationery chain, in Budapest. Very neat store. Now to stitch. Except the yarn. Chad likes yarn.

All Four Puppies

All four puppies in a photo at a time. Hard to do! But they all love each other.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

All Squared Up

I got some of this done on my trip to Budapest, too. All the outlines are done. All that's left is to fill in the shapes.

Adding Some Face

This got a little bit of work while I was in Budapest. I will try to pull it out again soon, but for now it's got a bit more face than it did at the beginning of the month. 

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Workshop Bling

Andreas goes to a conference and I get swag. Along with a vacation and a tooth extraction.

Puppy Bonding

The puppies are bonding a LOT together. Grayson has them thinking he's their parent. He thinks so too, and treats them that way. In return, they climb all over him and make him happy.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

One At A Time

Snowflakes are beginning to litter the fabric. Each time I work on this, another appears.

Up To F

Done with F, almost, on this. I am getting so bored.

Paprika Cream

Couldn't leave Hungary without stocking up on these. We bought several tubes of both.

Little Puppies

Cute little puppies. It's hard to believe these two are from the same litter, but they are. And the bottom photo shows why we are keeping them. Grayson would be massively upset if we didn't.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Top row is done. It's going to be a square, so there's a lot to go, but it's a good start and the colors look like heather.

Almost Halfway

More and more of this is getting done, and it's beginning to look like the design. Still quite a bit to go, but the end is in sight.

What To Buy...

This is what happens at the duty free store when you realize you have extra of the local currency to spend because you don't know when you'll be back.

New Puppies

Early last month I was walking Grayson when, from the other end of the footpath, a little black and white streak ran toward us. I thought the puppy was owned and expected someone to come pelting after. Nope. The little thing went directly to Grayson for comfort. This was barely into our walk, so I came home with this little puppy, handed her over to Andreas, and started walking Grayson again. At the far end of the footpath, we went to the street side of the houses, and one of the neighborhood teenagers told me there was another little puppy in the hedge. He and Grayson pulled the second puppy out and I took him home too. 

We now have Chad (brown) and Carol (white and black).  When we tried to give them back to mom, they returned the next morning begging for Grayson. So we now have four dogs. And Grayson is much better behaved.

Monday, September 23, 2019

So. Very. Close.

I was so close to finishing this in Budapest, but ran out of blue thread! Ordered some online, and it was here in Pristina by the time we got back. So finish photo next week.

Language Folder

I now have a folder to put my Serbian homework in, thanks to Flying Tiger in Budapest.

Garlic Chicken

Garlic chicken became some kind of Kosovo tradition during Yugoslav times. A few Fridays ago, we went to Restaurant Saranda, which specializes in garlic chicken. It's soooo good. The soup was good too, and the salad, but you come for the chicken.