Before I start today's post I wish to think of my blogfriend Meg, who sadly is today making the physical farewell to her husband of 45 years - affectionately known on her blog as GOM. RIP GOM.
Hugs and strength Meg.
Yesterday I got my new stronger glasses. They are the ones at the bottom of the photo. They are a bit more substantial than the old ones at the top. They weigh 21 grams - the old ones only 9 grams, so they feel a little different on me.The frames are made from rose gold - not sure if the photo picks up the colour but it is much softer than normal gold. As with any new specs they are taking a wee bit of adjusting too but I certainly can see much better for close up reading and stitching! Yahoo! ( although walking down the city street was strange I kept having to lower my head so I didn't trip ) I also had to ask for a better coloured case as the one offered was big and black - quite ugly. ( they obviously put more time into designing the spec frames that the cases to put them in. ) In the end I settled for the blue case...but the old case at the top may be a better match.
Some sewing has been happening. To my horror I discovered that my original red bucket bag was wearing out. Not surprising I supposed as it has had constant use since I made it in 2007. ( inspired by Joyce the bag maker using a lovely pattern supplied by Andrea. ) So what to do...... but immediately start making a replacement. This one is going to have inside pockets and a fastening at the top. These are the fabrics I am using - black and whites left from my last quilt with a touch of colour as the feature patch.