Starting Cancer

Just in case you are wondering – there is no particular order to my completing of the Zodiac Girls. I have them all clipped into a pants hanger and am just working down from the top. There are a dozen of them all told. I know have the first on done (Virgo) and picked up Cancer this morning. The pattern is from Nora Corbett. I30x90. Stitched on Vintage Country Mocha 32 Ct linen in DMC and three Caron Waterlillies. As with the other patterns in the series, this much was stitching in 2022.

I managed the backstitching, then started on the beads. Then realized that, because of being at the end of some of the extra outline type stitching – I still have about 60 stitches that also needed to be placed. It was time to go to bed.

Other than that today I managed to get to 68% on the other project, went to Avenue yarn for the Sunday morning stitch group, and celebrate’s Shana’s 45th a day late. 


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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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