Yes finally, after twenty-one weeks and blood sweat and tears I finally finished Gypsy Wife earlier today. But that's not all my news.
Want to see her in all her glory?
Gypsy is everything I envisioned, wild and wonderful, full of colour and makes my heart sing. Oh at last, I can hardly believe I have a finished top let alone Gypsy Wife. So, what do you think, was she worth the wait?
That's not all my news. I am so sorry, I am behind in all my emails, reply, and visiting, I have been so busy this week getting ready for tomorrow. What's happening tomorrow? I got a cancellation, I'm having my second cataract removed and hopefully I will be able to see properly again.
It has been such a difficult time, my eyes haven't been working together, glasses help but nothing is sharp, colours have improved but if I use both my eyes everything is still yellow, only now I am aware of it. It's strange really I chose my Gypsy fabrics when I couldn't see colour properly, I wonder if I would have chose them if my eyes had been normal, I will never know. What I do know is I am in love with colour and colour combinations, more so than any other time in my life.
The thing is by tomorrow lunchtime UK time my eyes will be fixed but my old glasses won't work. I will have near perfect (I hope) distance vision but will need a prescription for close work. My current glasses are an odd prescription, with the first eye I had done the cataract improved my vision and the prescription matched that, with the second eye it made my vision a LOT worse, and that's what my current glasses are like, one eye with only a small magnification, one with a large magnification. From tomorrow my eyes will be both the same or similar and the glasses will be no use. So, what do I do? I have to wait several weeks before I can have them tested and a new prescription issued as it takes my second eye a while to settle.
So, I went shopping for magnifying glasses, I can't wait weeks before I can sew again, could you? I went to a large chemist chain in the UK, Boots, to look at their magnifying glasses, WHAT!!! They were a ridiculous price, going on £20, no way was I paying that for glasses that would only last a few weeks, especially as I was guessing the strength based on my recent test on my right eye, which was slightly different to the glasses available. I tried another chain, I can't remember the name of it but it was one of those that sell all the stuff that you normally get in chemists like shampoos and stuff, although I'm not sure about prescription drugs. WHAT!!! they were all £16.50 - £30 and I didn't like any of them in either shop. Too fancy, I'm a girl with plain tastes. So, where next............Poundland, of course. Finally I found a pair of glasses, plain, same sort of prescriptions, that seems standard, and the price? £1 If I guessed wrong I can afford to get a different strength and I don't feel ripped off. Apparently, according to my brother, glasses are one of the two best selling items in Poundland, after checking out the completion I'm not surprised.
That's all for this week but next week I'm hoping to do a planning post for 2018. That's if the glasses work of course, or work well enough to type anyhow. So, next time you look at your fabrics or better still look at your loved ones, just think how you would feel if you couldn't see them clearly, and be thankful of your eyesight, I know I will be.
Until next time,
With smiles from,
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