At long last my opthalmologist can see a bit of improvement in my left eye - after 22 injections!! I shall continue to have them in the hope there will be much more improvement. Meanwhile I have bought a new daylight magnifyinf light for using with my machine, as well as a magnifier to attach to it. Brilliant. I can see to thread the needle and I have also realised I can now see the computer screen on my other machine with the light!! there will be no stopping me soon - I shall have to get the manual out to learn how to program the stitches a bit better.
All of that will have to wait till after the long weekend in June. I am going to the Textile Art Festival in Brisbane and the program looks very exciting. I just hope I can walk and stand. My knee is still a bother, and the jury is out on what is the cause, apart from the sever osteo-arthritis. My orthapod ordered blood tests to rule out gout, but my chiropractor doesn't think gout is the answer as I didn't yell when he touched my knee the day it happened. Apparently with gout you can't bear even the slightest touch. Oh well, the blood tests may come back negative. I have had a cortisone injection which is supposed to have miraculous effects till after the Festival. The jury is still out on that too, it is good sometimes and horrible others!
Meantime I have managed to make another couple of glasses cases using slightly different techniques this time, and using up samples I have made for other things. This is silk paper from silk hankies in the top one.
This one has a base of painted brown paper with some Nepalese silk threads tesed out on top, then a maroon piece of net applied over the top and stitching. I think this may be a bit more durable for all the handling a glasses case gets.
I have made a couple of other things yet, but can't show them till the recipients tell me they have received them.