Trees and birds

and more treasure falling out of the chest…  But in any case – the center section with treasure chest is complete – as is the section with the palm trees, parrot, small ship and some kind of sea creature –

This leaves me with a final pirate to balance the ship wreck survivor and fill in on the island. I figure somewhere between 3-5k worth of stitches. Obviously I will be delighted to have this finished. The end may actually be in sight.

Otherwise – I put only a few stitches into the Hobbit House – and you can see the start of the first of three “doors.” Again, there are a lot of stitches in this pattern, and most are similar…

hanging it early – time for a bit of computer gaming…


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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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