Memorial Day

There were several walks, ceremonies, and recognitions planned for today. I briefly thought about attending a couple of them before acknowledging that they fell into the “too hard to do” or “too far to travel” category.

So instead, I checked in with various friends and stayed quietly at home.

I put in a bit of time on The Herbalist SAL. A section drops every Monday. I have been easily keeping up with the stitching, but have the backstitching yet to do.

Otherwise, today was a day for working on a long range project – the MFE, No Time Like the Present – now at 44%

and  Nora Corbett NC321 – Fiddle Fern –

which, so far, is a lot of greens…

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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 Memorial Day

  1. Cat says:

    I have put a half knitted clock face to one side for technical reasons relating to the mechanism. Your SAL one almost (but not quite) encourages me to think about finding another mechanism.

  2. Holly says:

    Oh, dear. The clock “face” on this stitch isn’t exactly a clock face – as you will see shortly. Yes, there is a real challenge of translating a “real” object into knit or cross stitches…

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