Summing up June

Another month, half the year gone  Fast? Slow? It seems like both and neither.

First half of the year – birthdays for the Eldest, the Guy, the Youngest, and Lev. Birth of Ilan – grandson number two.  Almost no travel (and no transAtlantic or TransPacific cruises). Some cat sitting, 5/6 Chemo cycles completed (explains the no long cruises doesn’t it?)/

Cleaning and organizing not really done. Two stitched items completely finished and up on the wall (that was February).  A ton of dish towels machine embroidered and gifted for a retirement present.  A lot of cherries and pistachios eaten..

Cross Stitch – 41 projects finished this year – five this month. I have three current single patterns (NTLTP, Mushroom, 324) and six (Sapphires, Halloween, Dragons, Aquarium, Vamprym, Herbalist)  in progress, and  down to five (4 SALs & one sampler) left over from previous years.

Today is Zoom calls, perhaps a knitting meet up, some stitching, and I am thinking pattern sorting….

Meanwhile – Ms Mushroom –


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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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