April shower in Feb

And, although I really don’t like the colors – I finished April Quaker by From the Heart which had been hanging out for a couple of years. Notice I am not quite breaking my arm, patting myself on the back for finishing up older projects.  I did confirm a couple of things. First, I really prefer working off a PDF rather than paper pattern. Secondly, This particular stitch would have been much better on white or ecru rather than the Picture this Plus Legacy which I dug out of one my bins. The fabric is just too dark for the floss colors which turned out to be much lighter than their names or the pattern model implied. Especially the lighter green which is visible in person by not easily seen here.

Tomorrow I will tackle Part 3 of Barbara Ana’s Cleo which was a stitch along from last year. Once that is done, the only small projects left to work on will be the Zodiac Girls which need beads & backstitching.  The remaining six are larger projects which will take more than a couple of days each….

And the showers? It has been raining. Sometimes pouring, sometimes just a steady cold, nasty drizzle. I was lucky enough this afternoon to catch the five minutes of sunshine before the skies opened up again!

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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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2 Responses to April shower in Feb

  1. Cat says:

    This is all too much! You will need to start something new at this rate. Seriously, I am impressed by the number you are finishing. I think I prefer the brown and cream one in the previous post to this one.

    • Holly says:

      Oh, there is a list of things that I want to start. But all are bigger projects that wouldn’t be completed any time soon. So going for the easy for right now…

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