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Monday, 18 February 2013

In Focus

I've prided myself in having perfect vision.  I can read roadsigns WAY before we get to them.  My husband is quite blind that way.  The other day, my son put a school newsletter in front of me and said, "read it mom!".  All I saw was one giant blur.  I had to back way up to see it.  At first I was terrified, but then I learned that it's normal  at my age.  (At my age!??).  sigh.  That would be physical age, not emotional age.  haha.  My friend let me try on her reading glasses last night and WOW - the clarity blew me away.  I didn't know it was that bad!  So I headed off to the pharmacy and the dollar store today to buy one pair.  I came home with three.  : )  Why not, right?

incidentally, the red ones are my favorite

The funny thing is that a year ago I joined the Embroiderer's Guild.  I walked in the room and most of the women had funny little glasses at the ends of their noses.  Some had magnifiers attached to those.  I remember giggling to myself and wondering if wearing funny little glasses was a requirement of joining the guild.  haha  Here I am, one year later, all decked out with funny little glasses.

8 )

I can't get over the clarity!  I realize now that perhaps my blurring close-up vision is the reason I adore zoomed in photos of my work.  I can put the pics on the screen and sit back and see all the details (that I can't see with the naked eye).  Well... now I can see!


I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be able to see up close.  I can't stop putting on my funny little glasses and getting super close to see things.  : )  One kid says I look like a teacher.  Another says I look like a scientist.  I think I look like my mother!

So there's my news.  In the mean time, I have lots of new pieces started, but none finished.  I'll post some in a day or two.  Take care!


11 comments:

LynCC said...

Hehe :D Yeah, I really remember the day I realized I needed funny little glasses a couple years ago!

Anonymous said...

Yes Monika, eventually we all end up looking like our mothers, or in my case like my Dad :)
Joyce

HollyM said...

It happens to us all eventually! It's just not noticeable with some of us because we already wear glasses.
I love the soft sky in that red building piece. Is it one that Dahn did?

Threadpainter said...

Welcome Monika !
Then comes the need for bi-focals ...in general a great help ... but I can't see real detail til I take the glasses off and use what natural eyesight I have left ... within inches of my face !!
Ain't life grand !

Your winter scene with red barn is going to be stunning !

Dolores said...

Welcome to the club. Isn't the dollar store wonderful? So is Michael's. They have nice funky ones - similar to your red ones but wilder. Loads of fun to wear. I always have a pair in my purse and in my coat pocket. Going into restaurants, I would have my children read the menu because I forgot my glasses. Grocery store prices or ingredient reading is better now too. I also keep a spare in the glove compartment of the car - just in case.
Get a good pair after you've seen an optometrist.

greelyrita said...

Apparently, it's fine to wear these reading glasses if you don't have to wear them all the time. I got glasses a few years back. I started out with reading glasses, followed soon by prescription ones which worked even better. Now, sometimes if I'm doing fine work, I put on the reading glasses AS WELL as the prescriptions. I look ridiculous but I see REALLY well. 8)

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

Welcome to the club..LOL! Cheers, Susan

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

So loving that winter scene you are working on!!!! Susan

Dahn said...

hahahahahahahahaha. hehehehehehehehehe.

I shouldn't laugh so hard because I have worn glasses since I was 7. And I can't wear contacts in the Yukon because it is so dry, they pop out.

I used to laugh at my quilting friends who needed 'old lady' glasses to read stuff, but now I raise my glasses to see close up stuff too. :-( But it makes me happier to know you need reading glasses for close up work. :-)

thesewinggeek said...

It seems you have joined the ranks of an honoured club.... lol
I buy multi pairs because I can never find a pair when I need them...

Mary Ann said...

I had to start wearing glasses to see the computer and to thread a needle. At the time I went to an optometrist and spent a fortune on glasses. Never again! I go to the drugstore now. I like the red pair too:)

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