This coming Monday, August 23rd 2021, I will be having surgery for a cataract in my left eye. I know it is often the case that people have both eyes done within weeks of each other, but my right eye is doing just fine at the moment. I am having a hard time seeing my work lately and so I thought all I needed was a new pair of glasses so I went to my eye doctor and find myself here, preparing for this on Monday. I am looking forward to the result. I have had many people tell me what a great result they have had from such surgery and it does not seem to be a big major disruption in their lives. Still, I would appreciate your prayers for a good result and a quick recovery and thankfulness that this is available to me at this time in my life plus that I have excellent doctors. The lack of good vision has clearly slowed me down in my work. My eye doctor told me I would be happy.
Sew I think it would be fun to make something celebratory. I am thinking it might be time to start a Christmas project, and I promised some of my followers that I would come up with another project for wool applique by machine with embellishment. I am thinking of making a Christmas project, and have already begun working on the design. I still have a bunch of beautiful melton wools and it would be really fun to do one with lots of beautiful stitching with beautiful threads and hundreds of beads, crystals, buttons, and other embellishments…a real decorative piece to celebrate both my improved vision and the Lord’s birth. Maybe I’ll do two–one in wool and one in cotton or silk! LOL
In the meantime, progress is finally being made on the project I am calling “two birds” that will be presented with three videos and a detailed pattern. The pattern is basically done, but it is being tested and the project is being filmed as I make it. It’s more complex than my introductory projects on my YouTube channel, so I want to complete the work on the project before I publish any of the videos.
Sew me and my family advisory team have come up with some ideas for shorter videos to publish along the way that we think people will like. These will be showing up periodically, and, before too long, the two birds project will get there.
Sew happy everyone! Have fun in your studio and keep an eye out for my upcoming projects and videos. God bless you all in this perilous time.