It seems

that the UK doesn’t do much on cross-stitch either. John Lewis has no floss stands, but they did have needles. One of the decorating shops has floss, but no stretcher bars or fabric.

Most of the small specialty stores have long disappeared and it is not like I had a lot of transport to roam the country side (not having a current driver’s license to rent a car with).

Finished a hat – started another one….

(LH flight was fine, Immigration was fine. Both of which made up for the fact that my scheduled train from Heidelberg was cancelled. Didn’t find that out till after I was at the train station and George had left for home. The one after that was listed as delayed. Wound up sharing a cab to the airport with someone who also had to make an early flight. Lucky I had cash….

Picked up by a good friend – we had a snack at a lovely restaurant in Sunningdale, found no luck on floss in Camberley and stopped by FASC where all but one person I was seeking was out of the building for the day.

Such is life!



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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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