Now to what I did accomplish - TA DA!
I used to cross stitch and loved it. I hadn't pick up the hobby in several years and knew something was wrong when I could not only see to thread the needle but also I had no clue where the holes in the cloth were. So in November 2013 I had surgery on both my eyes to help with double vision. This is my first project since that surgery. I first started on the adorable Spring dress on 28 count over 2 and got lost. So, I opted for colors that were easier to see on a light background (and NOT black background) and started over. I now have prisms in both lens and still have to move my head to focus properly. I got a magnifier that you rest on your chest to help see. Mine worked great as long as I don't move. I don't know about you - but my chest moves when I breath and certainly when I move my head to focus.
I will admit that I used no hoop for the first time when Ii cross stitched this.
Now I want to make a "Jaxon bag" for my three year old to carry his cars and trucks to big brother's games. I think a boy print would make a cute bag for him for his treasures and the pockets would help keep him busy. Maybe he'll get a Jaxon bag for his birthday in March.
Madame Samm showed some of the tools she uses in some of her projects. She showed what I think is a beautiful seam ripper. Yep, that's my brother who makes them. I loaned mine to one of my guild members for a potential opportunity and I can hardly wait for it to come home. I have had fun, fun, fun preparing for today.
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