Saturday, June 9, 2012

Rose colored glasses

As my friend Robin says, I tend to look at the world through rose colored glasses.  I must have had them on when I thought I'd be able to sew one-eyed, what a joke on me!  I can't really judge depth without two eyes.  So, all my hopes of sewing are shelved until after surgery on July 5th.  Yes, I was referred to a retina specialist as he operates behind the lens and that's what is needed to get this bit of fluff out of my eye.  Actually, the visit was pretty cool because of all the stuff they have there-who knew you could do sonograms of the eyeball with a little wand the size of a permanent marker?

So, with my sewing back-burnered for a month or so, I will concentrate on "binning" everything I keep turning up around the house.  I had to go back to Target and buy a half dozen more bins to hold fabric, yarn, books, linens and all sorts of things I'm finding.  At least the nice clear plastic ones will make it easyto find things!

I am doing well with Weight Watchers, too  I think this time I've finally decided to do it for myself, not some event in the future or because someone else thinks I should.  I've met my first goal, 10% of my starting weight, and now I will will set another short term goal.  I'm feeling so much better because I'm eating so much better!

I continue to read blogs that keep me excited about sewing and quilting.  There is so much out there I don't know and yet I want to really jump in and start something BIG.  I know I should start with something small, and I hopefully will, but BIG sounds like so much more fun.  Beebee is hoping to start another round of the online quilting bee this fall, and I'm hoping to be a part of it.  Last year was kind of a mess because of all the eldercare stuff we were dealing with.  It continues to be draining emotionally, but we are trying to be as supportive as we can.

Well, I'm off to drool over patterns I cannot sew at the moment, and fabric I cannot cut at the moment......

1 comment:

  1. I pray your surgery goes well and that you can sew again soon. I have a couple of ideas for the "bee" . I will start it up in October or November...might even wait until January for the first month!
    Get better quick! I can't imagine having surgery on my eyes....ouch!
    I will email you soonnnn.