Look what I had to buy -- a second pair of lenses! I've been wearing glasses for years now just for driving and seeing clearly at a distance. However, the closeup vision has been failing for a couple of years. I fear that it is age-related and from working on the computer all day. Last Saturday, I was at Target in the early morning putting off beginning housework. I was trying to choose a facial mask for my daughter, but you know how the print is so opaque on the back of the bottles? It was just a blur. This very nice, much older than me, woman was nearby, so I handed the bottle to her and asked if she could read it. Yep. She rattled off the instructions and use of the product to me. I headed over an aisle or two and bought the 1+ power, sit-on-the-end-of-your-nose specs shown in the foreground above. As soon as I put them on and looked at the product instructions, ALL WAS CLEAR. Drats! I wanted it to be the opaque print!
My kids picked out the Ray-Bans last year - the black pair in the back. I really do like those, so librarian-ish but cool. I couldn't afford Raybans when they were popular and I was in college. Now I can, but I have to buy them not to be cool but to actually SEE. Anyway, I usually throw my glasses in my large totebags and then have to fish around for them. Now I have three pair, including my snazzy, large, tortise shell with rhinestones sunglasses, so I decided to corral them if possible, thus, the glasses holders. Nothing new, just trying to make myself feel better.
Guess what? The Valentine Heart Tie sold! (I do have one more ready to ship.) It is going to England! Anyway, I'm glad so many liked the tie and commented to me about it. My son wore the striped one in his university colors today. He sent me a photo by phone. It looked so sharp with his black zip-up Land's End sweater. I haven't been able to sew for him since he was a toddler and made jumpers and shorts, so this is great!
I show this tie again to remind you of the fabric. I bought it at Hobby Lobby for those of you who would like to know. I love it, but what do I do with two yards of it? Any ideas? Other than maybe an apron or girl's pinafore or more ties, what would you do with it?
Who wants a fat quarter of this fabric? Leave a comment with your suggestion of its use, and I'll choose a name Friday and contact you to mail it out on Saturday. Be sure I can reply to your comment or I'll just pick the next person in line.