Haven’t you noticed that as we get older it gets harder and harder to figure out presents. Birthday presents, holiday presents, anniversary or whatever.

Admittedly, I think a lot of people prefer gift cards or cash but that still feels like a copout to me.

This past year, I did the cross stitch of Gwen as a present for Alex.

Searching around – I discovered this cute guy on the DMC site for free. It took less than an afternoon. Now all I need to do is frame it.

one quick budgie

And that will be my excuse for visiting JoAnns tomorrow….

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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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