Treasure Island

And it is done –

Started about March/April 2023 and finished today. This 17 part SAL was released on an every two week basis by Owl Forest. I kept up till last fall (first 12 parts) when we headed to Asia and didn’t touch it again till the end of last month. Low ball estimate was more than 7k worth of stitches in parts 13-17. Both the Island and that treasure chest + the last two pirates.  I pulled random silks from stash that looked like they might work (read Dinky Dyes, BeStitchMe, Silks4U…). I skipped all of the place labels for oceans and proteins of the island.  I figure if anyone can’t figure out that a large red X marks the spot, there is no hope for them.

So I am back to working on Hobbit House which is now at 73%.

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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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