Last night

I spent 15 minutes searching for some thread. It was specific specialty thread for a particular project. I had just finished the Tree House –

This is Fabulous House #6 by Cottage Garden Samplings. Stitched on 18 ct Vintage Stormy Clouds (Zweigart – of which I bought enough at the beginning of the year for all 12) stitched with the called for threads. Started 2 June 2024, completed 9 June – all ~8k stitches of it. 

Finishing a project  freed me up to start something new. But after a quick start, on LindyStitches North Atlantic Right Whale – Sea Glass seemed the next obvious choice. From the name it is obviously not a DMC color. New projects get dropped in a project back or the bin once started. But before that? I am not particularly a fan of kitting things up which ties up fabric, floss, etc for something I might never get to. So there I am – cleaning off my desk in search of the thread which I remember arriving sometime in theist couple of weeks. Not. of course that this particular surface didn’t throughly need it. No picture will be provided. I don’t need to embarrass myself that much.

Then I moved on to checking on the back desk, two open bins – one of which has the current projects and the other the recent additions to the stash.
Nothing in any of those locations. Where else? Oh, yes the ironing board. And there they were – four small skeins of floss just waiting for me.

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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 Last night

  1. Cat says:

    The speed at which you achieve these things amazes me. If each bead was a centimetre of yarn… hmm.

  2. Holly says:

    The only way I can think of to easily estimate the amount of yarn might involve a scale…

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