the problem with hand making presents is not being able to share what you are doing till after the present is gifted. By that time, well, one can be throughly sick of the whole thing. In this case, it is a small (as these these things go) full coverage piece for the youngest.

Stitched on a 16 ct mystery dye from Under the Seas, it is only 90×90 which means 8100 stitches. I actually started it on the 9th and am now on the third day of stitching. Unlike with the large piece from Fox & Rabbit which had only the single color, there are 42 colors of DMC in this piece. Given that it is small, to get detail it means confetti. No way can I managed a large number of stitches per hour or per day. I am about 1000 stitches in with it seeming like endless to go…

After it is gifted in March – I can share both the pattern (from Artery) and the finished piece.

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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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