So I have realized a few things while working on this project:
1. It’s difficult. The stitches are so small. I am having a hard time seeing what I am doing.
2. My eyesight is pretty horrible (to see the stitches.) I have astigmatism, it makes everything a bit blurry on the edges and small things require a lot of concentration. I think I will be getting my eyes checked soon. I’d like to try out contact lenses I think.
3. I need a magnifier that is better than the handheld one I got at the craft store, but oh boy they are expensive… On to amazon.com! I found one that is a lighted floor one, for not too much money. (I can’t find my glasses alas…)
4. I go to sleep exhausted and sleep really well after working and concentrating on this project. Not only have I gotten faster at stitching, my cognitive reasoning and comprehension skills have gotten better, let alone my comminication skills… Even in the morning, after I wake up, before coffee!
5. I’m getting old.
Well, time to put down the iPad and start my nightly stitching.