This is a dog

a mud puppy


Who obviously had a great time today.  I am more than glad I was not home when she got back from her “walk.”  It seems like the rain has made the creek rise and increased the available mud, both of which make dog’s hearts happy.

I had gone to see “Sing” with the eldest and one of our friends. It was ok, a lot simpler and less layered then Moana. But the animals were cute and I only fell asleep for 15 or so minutes.

It was otherwise a quiet day, mostly with progress (45 squares now completed) on the cross stitch. In fairness, the stitching gets denser from here

8 Jan 2017

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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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12 Responses to This is a dog

  1. Alison says:

    That’s my sweet puppy! (Remind me to bring a spare set of clothes just in case next time, if it’s raining, right?)

  2. Cat says:

    You mean you didn’t get given a mud shower?

  3. Chiristiane says:

    That’s why I will never, ever, ever have a Golden Retriever *=)) vor Lachen auf dem Boden rollend …..

    I love your new work !! What is it ? I mean, is it a “picture” you frame later ? My grandmother used to cross stitch and she framed all her

    • Holly says:

      The German short hair was actually just as bad, but it just doesn’t show as well in a photo. Luckily, I missed the whole thing – photo courtesy of Daughter #2.

      The photo is of the Aida cloth in the frame. It will be 75 x 200 when finished. This one is simply top to bottom and only 8 colors which is making it lovely and easy.

      They all will wind up framed sooner or later…

  4. April says:

    You have a creek?

  5. Cheryl says:

    But he’s so cute and happy (says the person who does not have to clean the dog or the house!) 🙂

  6. Pat says:

    Happy pooch. 🙂

  7. Bonnie says:

    Natalie’s favorite character is the German pig. Mine is Rosita, the mommy pig with the 25 offspring who rigged her house to meet everyone’s needs so no one noticed she was gone… almost… ?

  8. Kris says:

    We’ve got rain, too, and snow and ice over the weekend

    I marvel at how much knitting & needlework you get done. I’d say I read instead, but you read a ton, too.

    Stay warm and dry!

  9. George Rehm says:

    We even have a waterfall, which excited the pups, when mud puddles are unavailable

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