Just checking

January 26, 2021 – Eyes wide open

Tuesday I had a follow-up appointment to check on a posterior vitreous detachment in my right eye that happened six weeks ago. As usual, it required having my eye dilated, which I hate with a passion, even as I understand the need for doing it as I’ve had retinal issues in the past. Long story short, all’s well although there’s nothing that can be done about the new floaters that resulted. Apparently it’s a fairly common occurrence after cataract surgery on extremely myopic eyes.

The good news is, I used the visit as an opportunity to have a new refraction done to check on my prescription. My new glasses are still under warranty, so there will be no cost to update them to the new prescription. And now I can get the additional magnification that I want in order to do the kind of close work I most love, having found that the original Rx wasn’t strong enough.

Today my eyes are back to normal and there’s a full moon tonight.* I’m thinking a white-on-black companion patch might be just the thing.

Process notes: reverse appliqué with plain black and white linen, blanket stitch edging with one strand of variegated green floss and one strand of solid green floss. Note to self: next time be sure to trim the black linen more closely so it doesn’t show through.

* or maybe the truly full moon is tomorrow night? My moon phase app seems to be a bit off

New moons

Up until now, the Moon Myth bases have been made before the moon patches. Now, as the moon wanes, I have turned the process around …

The waning gibbous is thrifted white damask (50 cents) and Deb Lacativa  dyed cloth (priceless) reverse appliquéd with thrifted charcoal gray linen ($2).
The last quarter moon on the right is worked on indigo shibori cotton dyed at Maura Ambrose’s workshop several years ago, sandwiched around a thrifted white damask hem ($1).
There were a few also-ran moons which may or may not make the final cut …

And good news: we have been in a long spell of no rain, but ever since Fiona’s peace weather-gram and Barry’s piece of peace (more on that later) were hung on our porch thermometer …

it has been raining …

Sadly, but true to the land of flood and drought, the almost-bone-dry Blanco River, home of these rock cairns down the road from us  …

has now risen and washed them all away …

If you have Facebook, you may be able to see (and hear) video of the Blanco River.

Moon rise

Page 9 of Moon Myth is another memory cloth of a golden full moon rising over the trees on Cascade Trail …

Once again, Deb Lacativa’s dyed cloth and threads have a starring role …

And this time I did a turned-edge reverse appliqué lined with a row of split back stitch worked with two strands of floss, while a single strand of detached back stitch danced around the edges of the dyed cloth marks.