Ok, been here before

Nomea is in New Caledonia. In spite of the name, it is a bit of the French Speaking world out in the Pacific Ocean.

We docked in the commercial port and had to take a shuttle bus to town. None of which I really remembered till walking into the Passenger terminal on the ocean edge of town.  I found what I was looking for immediately – not the craft area upstairs featuring junk earrings, t-shirts and brightly colored and flowered women’s dress – but the large commercial grocery store right across the street. Something about toothpaste, sun block and not paying ship board prices. Hair bands wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

I looked at taking one of the beach buses, or the 7 stop Ho-Ho but elected to wander around town for a while. I was in the museum the last time I was here.  I thought about swimming. Then I went back to the ship to relax, read and stitch.


Fractal 322

While I was in Queensland, I picked up the fabric for another Fractal cross stitch. I have fabric with me, but the patterns are hard copy and seem to have taken a trip back to California when I wasn’t been careful on packing. So the patterns I had in PDF all, of course, needed a different size fabric from what I had. That, and I wanted to stick with something for which I essentially already had the threads.

So there I was, back on ClicknStitch. Fractal 322, in the bookmarks fit the bill

starting in the lower left

starting in the lower left

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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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