It was actually 19

Parts in the OwlForest 2021 Alice in Wonderland SAL. And there I was happily finishing parts 15, 16, & 17. But no, I didn’t panic when I put in the last stitch of the steam coming out of the teapot.

In fact, I didn’t even know that there were more parts until I went through the pattern page by page to make sure that I had stitched everything. Those last two parts? 18 – Face of the Cheshire Cat & 19 – The Queen with flamingo & hedgehog. I had stitched them as soon as they came out since they were in the middle of other stitching and had only left the top row of parts uncompleted.

But, in any case – it is done!

I made only a small bit of progress on the Castle since it was mostly making sure that all the solo and random stitches were complete to this point.

I also looked at my end of January stats. Two projects from 2021 completed. Four projects from 2023 completed. One project started and completed. Leaving me six WIPs less than at the beginning of the year. I now need to decide what should be my next old project to be completed. I am finding that 2-3 projects underway at a time is about the right number….



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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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