Friday, May 19, 2017

Cataract surgery

In addition to moving my quilting back to my studio from the living room, I am in the process of getting cataract surgery.  My left eye was worst and I had surgery on it last Tuesday.  I got the near vision lenses for sewing and needlework.  So far so good.  I can't focus enough to work on quilts just yet.  My other eye is going to be operated on next Tuesday, and I get new glasses for distance (driving) two weeks after that.

Some of the things I was surprised about were that the pre-op took 1.5 hours, the surgery about 15 minutes, and another 15 minutes in post op.   I didn't realize how dim everything had gotten.  The left eye shows me bright colors and white, now.  Everything I look at through the right eye, has a veil of tan over it.  The dimming happens so gradually, you don't realize what you have lost!
I also had to take the left lens out of my glasses.  It's kind of weird,  seeing everything with two focuses.  I hung up my jacket last night and missed the hook entirely! Depth perception is off until the next surgery is over.  Hopefully, I will have some new things to show you in two or three weeks.

Keep stitching.  Love Susan

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Catching Up.

Hi all.

I last posted about a string quilt I was working on.  Well, after looking at it for several days I decided the borders were all wrong.  So I took them off and changed them.  Here is what it looks like now.

I added a string border, another black border and then used a dark red for the last border.

I think this is much better.  The blue was just not dark enough for the border.

I used to have a "studio room" at the back of the garage.  About 3 or 4 years ago, I moved my sewing into the corner of the living room.  Since then the room has been a catch all.  "I should move this to the shed, but I'll put it in the work room for now."  I decided to move my quilting back out there after having the devil's own time keeping the cats and a the new puppy out of my "stuff". 

 After clearing out all the unwanted stuff from the room into the garage (filled half of a double garage) I started cleaning.  It's amazing how much dirt accumulates in 3 years!  I have just about all my stuff moved back out there.  The old wall heater is just not enough in the winter, which is why I moved into the house.  It is too energy inefficient.  This winter I am going to get some other type of heat, maybe propane.  I'll post some pictures later, but you can see what it used to look like here in 2010, after  the last cleanout:

It is a little different now, and I will have pictures, soon
Keep on quilting.