Finishing

As you have been able to see – I have been putting a significant effort into finishing cross stitch projects started and left over from previous years. My tally thus far is 11 finished from previous years and two started & finished from this year.

Then there are the older projects which were stitched in 2018 & 2019 and have been hanging around since. Turned the two Weaver’s Band Samplers  into wall hangings this morning – now I just have to find the hooks which I put in a safe place so that they don’t spend too long hanging on the dining room cupboards –

Both were stitched on Aida with ThreadworX #12 pearl cotton.  I also managed to frame & lace two presents. (not shown)

Next up is the April monthly quaker which I showed the measly few stitches on yesterday. I am working off hard copy, so no stitch count but –

the large upper motif is complete, the two upper small motifs are done, and I have started the three in the middle tier. That leaves four small, two medium, and two large to go. Size wise, I am about ½ way down. In reality? Probably 1/3 done in terms of stitches.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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