I did my warm version in brown, gold and green. I already had the center piece with the machine embroidered applique star ready to go. So all I had to do was make eight half-square triangles and put it together.
I broke into my Aurifil thread stash and sewed this. WOW I love the way that thread disappears into the seams. And when I filled the bobbin I had a thought; "As much thinner as this thread is, the bobbin will last a lot longer!" I love a bobbin that lasts and lasts. Don't they always seem to run out in the middle of a seam every time?
Okay, I have a "confession" to make. I will be going to have a small surgery tomorrow. You see, heredity and the years have not been kind. My eyelids are drooping terribly. It has affected both my peripheral vision AND the amount of light that comes into the eye. If you promise that you won't run away screaming in terror I will show you a close up. This is me at my worst. (I apologize in advance)
As you can see, the upper lid actually rests on my eyelash. On a bad day my eyelashes are almost completely hidden.
|you can see that the right lid is worse.|
Here you can see how saggy those eyelids are.
It wasn't always this way. Some -several years ago, I had some black and white pictures made.
I was young and a bit silly. I call this the cover of my Inspirational Album. But it does show how the marked difference. Look at those eyelids.
So tomorrow I will be having an upper blepharoplasty or as it is more commonly called an eyelid lift. I am both happy and a bit anxious. I will be out of commission a bit. There is a possibility of blurry vision for a few days - and that means no sewing. It may also mean no computer. So if I am MIA for a few days, you will know what happened to me.
Should I share the pictures I am going to get a friend to make of me with "black eyes" after the surgery? Would you like to see the stages as it heals? Let me know. I am not too vain to show them.