I needed to charge one of my camera batteries. The catch? The charger I have is 220…. So I went looking for adapter plugs –

I have US to UK, OZ, EU …. what I needed was EU -> US which I finally found.

This was after I was up at the crack of dawn (literally on the road before the sun came up to drop off this bag –

which has in it the dozen dish towels that I embroidered with travel themes.  They are wrapped around with a rather large gross-grain ribbon and the roll is fasted with that ghilbi grannie pin. One of the other Infusion Center nurses was more than willing to put it in her locker till the farewell party next Friday.

And then it was home, back through San Francisco, across the Bay Bridge in the non-traffic direction with a stop at Acme Bakery since the line at the door was only about 4 people long.

Home? I finished clearing out more stuff, took everything to go into the garage storage down to the entry way and then rewarded myself with stitching.  Pulling out Horroflies – I found the thread carrier, was less than thrilled to find out it wasn’t about 1000 stitches left but more like 3k, restocked the colors I was sure to be short and decided to stitch.

It is that center eye thingie that needs to be complete – the eye + those two bottom petals/leaves/wing parts was over 1000 stitches. I am hoping to finish the rest tomorrow which will make one less project to take this coming week….


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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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One Response to Plugs

  1. Alison says:

    I know how lucky that nurse is because I know how much I love mine that you made, and that I use every single day. You always find just the right theme in your designs, too. Thank you!

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