Saturday, November 18, 2006

I have to wear "readers" now :-(

This is the only bit of my stitching today that I can post - I put some time in this evening working on Mystery IX again - I got the leaves onto the trees in the bottom left corner, and added some swirls by the pool. The rest of my stitching time today, which was limited anyhow, was dedicated to finishing the gift I had going - and finishing it took longer than anticipated - but I just love how it came out.

I had an eye exam today - the general every 1.5 to 2 years deal - and while the doctor increased my prescription a bit in both eyes for my contact lenses (sigh), she noted that my up close vision is still very good. However.... while I can easily stitch away on 40 ct linen for hours without a glitch, it is now difficult for me to look up from my stitching and focus on a clock, or the TV.... so... now I have to go out and buy a pair of +1 "readers" to wear while I stitch - LOL! I have to laugh, or else I will cry :-) She warned me that eventually my needlework is going to catch up with me - well, I could just tell she is not a stitcher! LOL. Oh well, at 43 I would say my vision is still excellent for up close work.

I received such a lovely RAK from my pal Karen today! She sent me Drawn Thread's Boo Scissors Keeper & Scissors Purse chart pack! She knew I wanted to stitch this set, and suddenly it appeared today! Thank you so much Karen! I can't wait until my gift stitching and my PIF stitching is done, so that I can get right to work on this! Karen is the sweetest - she spoils me rotten!!! I am trying to get her to post a WIP of her South Seas Mermaid in her blog for us (hint, hint)....

Stitched on today: Finished a gift, and Mystery IX

12 comments:

Barbara said...

Aw, Carol, wearing a pair of readers is no big deal at all! I'm still stinging from the commment my (former) optician made about me being "too old" to wear contacts anymore - and that was 3 years ago!

AnneS said...

Hmmm, maybe I should drag my old 'readers' out too - I didn't realise they could help when you're looking up at other objects ... I'm half blind when I look up at the TV for a few moments ;) MIX is looking good ... and another wonderful RAK from Karen - I have this one myself, and think it looks like a gorgeous fun stitch :D

Vonna said...

I have the focusing problem too....especially when I wear my contacts to stitch...hmmm, perhaps I need to try some readers...

Susan said...

Mystery is loking great!! And a very cute gift from Karen!!

Julie said...

Mystery IX is coming along great! Don't worry about wearing readers... as long as you can still see your stitching you are good to go! =)

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Mystery IX looks great, and don't worry about the readers most of us started using them at 40. Happy 40ct stitching, CJ

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Carol, don't feel bad - I wear reader glasses for the same reason (re-focusing) and I'm only 28!! I will admit that they make me feel a tad bit granny-ish, though. How sweet of Karen to send you a wish list item! Your progress on mystery looks great.

Cathy said...

Unfortunately, I have the same problem - if I am stitching and look up at the TV, it takes awhile to focus. I've decided to just listen to the TV!

Nice RAK from Karen - she is a sweetheart!

Jenna said...

Mystery IX is looking good, girl! And I love your RAK from Karen; can't wait to see you start it. :)

Wendy said...

Hmm, shame about the glasses, Carol. I have a feeling I'm headed in that direction also, except it will be bifocals for me. Just typing that word makes me shudder!

I love the RAK from Karen - what a fantastic gift!

Dianne said...

My close-up vision is pretty good-not so much with 40 count linen. But I do wear bifocals as I am near-sighted and need specs to watch tv while I stitch or read.

Anonymous said...

I wear my progressive spect. this year too, as i have the same problem. I just couldn't focus when i lift up my head after reading or stitching. Now I have both the "Far and near sighted" at the age of 40! So Carol, nothing to worry about yourself being needed to wear readers. Just remember not to strained your eyes too much.