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Monday, 18 May 2015

Off we jolly well go!

Official Day One of the My Small World QAL and I am on it!

My Small World QAL

I pieced the first couple of sections of Part One when I got home from work this afternoon; the sun had come out, and I wanted to start!

I have a little patch of sky…


… and some flats...


Over the weekend I also cut papers and basted the teeny hexes; 1/2" sides!  I will take these to Brownie camp, just in case.  You know the score, take nothing, wish you had; take something, no time at all, but hey!


The pace of the QAL is going to be perfect, I need to play catch up on my AmitiĆ© BOM, and come the weekend I will be resplendent in new reading, aka sewing glasses, and will be able to basically see again!!

My eyesight has got progressively worse over the last 6 months, and being the numpty I am, I suffered in silence, when all I should have done was get my eyes tested!  My distance vision has hardly changed in the last couple of years, but being mid-forties, the presbyopia has hit hard!  So if you thought my stitchy output has been a little slack, and my blog reading, commenting and replying has been on the scant side, this is the reason!  So once I have recovered from the Brownie holiday, I'll be back on the tiny stitching and reading after dark, with a vengeance.

10 comments:

  1. yay! three cheers for renewed vision!

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  2. Lol ... I am the same with my vision ...been putting it off for about a year! I love your progress so far and I have completed about the same....most of mine gets done on weekends ...as I work a normal job but am feeling the need to get the hexies done! ❤️hexies :-)

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  3. teeth and eyes, never the same post 40! Some of those qal pieces look teeny tiny

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  4. I'm glad you got that sorted, it is no fun to be sidelined for no good reason.

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  5. Off the shelf reading glasses were a revelation to me when I tried them for sewing last year. For some reason, because I could still read without extra glasses, I didn't think of trying them for sewing. The ones with inbuilt LED lights are brilliant for hand sewing dark fabrics (and for pretending you have superhero laser eyes!).

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  6. Gosh you have made a fabulous start! I am with you on the vision - I have had to wear glasses for distance since I was a child but my near vision has always been fine until recently when I have noticed it getting a bit hazier. Time for reading glasses I think although I think I shall call them sewing glasses too!

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  7. Sewing glasses sound so much less aging than reading glasses ;o)

    Love your sky and flats - hope you at least manage to sew two hexies together at Brownie camp!

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  8. Crikey, you have made a big start to the QAL. I thank you for alerting me to this gorgeous quilt. Within hours of reading your post last week I was off in search of the mag and have also cut and basted the tiny hexies.

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  9. And I still wait for my magazine to arrive.

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