On to the tea party

Today was relatively productive. (well my cough is back but I am not counting that. Nor all the water or the three pots of tea…). The Mad Hatter section of Alice is now complete AND I got a start on the last portion which is the Tea Party.

As I am dealing with this particular pattern between hard copy and SAGA, I don’t have a stitch count. But compared to yesterday? The tree thing is complete. the two small bushes added. the cup details + the Wizard’s smile added. It turns out that there are two sections left. #16 has two of the first motif that I stitched today – one on each end of the table  + a slightly different one in the middle. The last section (#17) is going to be the largest challenge. It includes the table (started), a cup, a rabbit, the dormouse + a tea pot.  

I am going to continue to plug away at this piece till it is complete.

After lunch I switched over to The Castle and managed another 1158 stitches which puts me at 42%.

It isn’t all block stitching….

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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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