Thursday, February 13, 2014

New Glasses & Weird Weekends

I picked up my new glasses today. I haven't worn glasses since I was just a munchkin and even then they didn't last too long. I've known I've needed them for a while but have been putting it off.

I'm used to my vision being poor but consistent, so much so that I didn't realize the difference the glasses would make until I tried them on. However, they are anti-fatigue lenses, which are basically fancy bifocals (because one eye is nearsighted and one is farsighted. Go figure.) Which means that instead of being consistently poor, my vision is universally strange, depending on where I look. Honestly, I don't know if I'll  wear them for anything other than driving, but I'm trying to give them a fair shake.

The girl who helped me pick out my frames was awesome, although she did keep pushing frames with a little more "flair" than I really wanted. You know, the thicker frames with a little gold on the hinges or a white crystal on the side "very fashionable" she kept telling me. I ended up with a simple wire frame. The box they came in had enough "flair" for everyone in the room.

Jack has spent a decent amount of time attempting to convince me that they look fine, they'll just take some getting used to.

Anyway, last night I didn't do any sewing. I did, however, drop by my little cousin's house and teach her some sewing machine basics. We wound bobbins, figured out how to thread it, and how to thread the bobbin. I'll probably be spending Wednesday before church service over there, giving her sewing lessons. It will be nice, right now I've got a couple hours between work and Wednesday Bible Study and if I go home before bible study, I usually refuse to leave the house again that night.

And I made the binding for my Rustic HST quilt today. Hoping to sew it on tomorrow and hand stitch it sometime over the weekend.

And then, I'll have a chance to test out my new and awesome labels.

And as a bonus, my poster sized blank newsprint showed up today, so I should be clearing off the dining room table and drafting my first pattern this weekend, in between Valentines Day, another funeral, and a talent show (as an attendee only). Now there is a weird weekend sandwich for you.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, that is quite the combination of randomness! Glad to hear you are helping your little cousin learn to sew. What a great way to spend time together. And your glasses are sweet. Happy Valentine's Day, Kaelyn!