Friday, February 1, 2013

Readers, not just for reading

One of the worst things about getting older has been that my eyes just aren't what they used to be. I can still read ok without glasses so long as the print isn't extremely small but no way can I possibly thread a needle anymore without glasses.



I had to buy one of those cords for my glasses because I kept putting them down and forgetting where I laid them. I spent more time hunting for my glasses than I did on the projects I was working on.

Right now I'm stitching another candle mat. I've made this one before but I had given it to a friend for Christmas so I thought I would make another one.

22 comments:

  1. Cute little candle mat Ann! I don't blame you for wanting one for yourself!

    I wear glasses all day long...except for reading. Then I have to take them off. As for threading a needle...if I get about 2 inches away it I can thread it. But it sure is getting tougher and tougher to do.

    Ah...getting old...love it!

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  2. I need my specs for TV but my optician assures me it won't be long until I need them for everything as my sight is going downhill too :-(
    Love your new stitchery project - stars are my favorite!
    Christine

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  3. Your candle mat is pretty!

    By the way, I need those cords too... unfortunately, I need a new prescription (yuck) and as silly as it sounds, I have to coordinate when I can go around everything else going on in my life :-)

    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, antonella :-)

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  4. That is a beautiful embroidery, Ann! I keep forgetting where I put my glasses too ;-)

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  5. so can you make a candle mat with your new machine? i like this one, these could also be for sitting cups on.. or a vase... i like the photo of your glasses, and i wore those around my neck for about 10 years, then alas, the glasses have to be on when i step out of bed and off when i hit the pillow... enjoy them hanging wile you can.

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  6. I have to take my glasses off for close work but I still need one of those little needle threaders on the rare occasions I actually sew something - Matter of fact I have ALWAYS needed one - even when I was young with 20/20 vision.

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  7. My mom is always losing her glasses. That's a cute creation. :)

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  8. I fought getting bifocals, but find they do help many times.

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  9. I love the mat! Sweet embroidery! Now only if I can find one of those cords for a coffee cup...I must lose 2 or 3 a day!

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  10. Right before I go to sleep at night I take my glasses off, and when I wake up they go right back on. They stay on (except for my shower) all day long. If they aren't on I can't see worth diddly. Bugger.

    Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. ☺

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  11. I need glasses for reading certain things. One of the things I love about my tablet is that I can make the print as large as I like.

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  12. I had no idea just how extraordinary my eyesight was before it started fading. Sigh.

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  13. I have to take my contacts out when I do beadweaving because I can't see close up with them anymore but then of course I can't see far away without them. It's so frustrating!

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  14. My vision is 20/400 without my glasses, so I can NEVER put them down. I really need to wear them in the shower!

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  15. I too have to wear my glasses all the time so don't have to worry about where I put them. Or I would lose them for sure.
    Love your candle mat. That looks terrific. Take care and have a great week end.

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  16. I am getting to the point where I have to take my glasses off to read. And I have lost them so many times. I need to get a cord! sandie

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  17. Make sure you have really good lighting.. That helps. Talk about having trouble seeing???? I really do---yet my eye doctor says that there's nothing wrong other than OLD AGE... Thanks alot!!!!

    Hope you have a good weekend. We finally got some SNOW this morning... Yeah!!! BUT--it was 10 degrees when I got up early today...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  18. Gracious me, but I keep reading glasses all over the house. Even a pair in my purse! I think I have 5 of them. And I'm always looking for them, LOL. In my studio, I have them tethered like you show in the photo.

    Hey, I have good news for you and just sent you an e-mail. ~giggle~

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  19. I hear ya' sister! I've worn glasses since I was a teenager but these progressives are the worst! LOL!
    xo Catherine

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  20. I had to get some reading glasses. Hard threading the machines needle.I am always losing them. Blessings! Lara

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  21. I have got to the stage where i have to wear my glasses all the time. You'd think this would solve the problem of losing them but it really doesn't as when I come in on a cold day I have to take them off whilst they un-steam and then i can never remember where I put them. I actually have a couple of spare pairs, one for decorating and one which I wear for reading in bed...those are a kind of a funny shape as I often fall asleep wearing them!!

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  22. I just got my first pair of glasses for reading. My whole family has needed glasses for distance. So now I have TWO pair of glasses. What a pain that is. I am thinking bifocals just might not be so bad.

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