Sunday, April 3, 2016

Slow going...



 
I have started on the petit point but gee, it's slow going.  I went and bought magnifying glass to start with, and that allowed me to highlight the pattern that has so far been stitched. But that was slow going...
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So I went to the "cheap shop" and spent $5.95 on a pair of magifying specs.  Game changer!  My hands are free and I can see the work in focus!  I am aware that I should only do this in short bursts so as not to strain my eyes.
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Can you see the pile of cotton fluff? I've had to unpick some portions of the work as my auntie was 'one stitch out' in a few places.  This creates a problem where the work may run into where another stitch should be.  It took me over an hour to unpick one tiny bit as stitches were entwined.  I may be as old as Auntie Betty (90!) by the time I finish it! 
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I'm off to visit a Rose farm with a few girlfriends today. The weather looks promising for a nice ladies day out - apparently they have over 600 roses for viewing and you can buy as well.  There's food and wine and entertainment for kids...
Cheers - Joolz xx

 

 

3 comments:

  1. goodluck with that work.........it will sure be worth the effort.......

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  2. Oops...guess I was wrong with the 'in no time' comment.

    I had to give up close work when I was in readers, because the constant refocusing, looking from pattern to work and back, made me incredibly nauseous. After I got trifocals, I discovered that I was able to manage it again. But that was around the same time I was beginning to be bothered by Meniere's so may have had to do with that.

    Hope you have much success with the readers. It really is a gorgeous piece.

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  3. It will be something very special to treasure when finished with a lovely story to pass on about the combined efforts that went into the embroidery of the work. Pretty pattern.

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