Variable weather

I made it a point today to stay inside, warm and dry. I went out only twice – once to drop George at BART and a second trip to pick him up at the end of the afternoon.

Otherwise – I put a small bit of time into organizing in the studio, more stitches into the Castle,

and several hundred stitches into a birthday present (not being shown here for obvious reasons). I also pulled out the Seasonal Skies SAL by Ship’s Manor from 2011.

As you can see – I stitched all 12 of the vignettes but barely started on the border.
I remember at the time thinking it was rather detailed and contained way too many colors.  So “all” I need to finish this is complete the border. After loading the border into Pattern Keeper I was appalled to find that the border was actually over 6k of which only about 1500 has been completed. Hummmm. Not on the immediately able to complete list. More like needing about a week of full time designation. Back into the project bag it goes. Or maybe one color a week of the seven colors in that fussy border?

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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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