Thought I would share a little bit about my experiences with one of the joys of senior living. Namely, my eyes. They have sure gotten a lot of attention lately. For starters, I have worn glasses for a long time, but not about my 40's. My husband and grandson, on the other hand, both have had glasses since they were very young. Bob's need wasn't really recognized until he was in school. Ian's need was picked up on an exam following an eye injury when he was maybe 3 or 4. Lots of eye business!
I did attempt to use contacts for a bit, but found them to really not suit me. Plus, as most any woman over 55 can tell you, tissues all over the body become more friable and contain less natural moisture as our aging progresses. My eye balls were too dry to work well with the contacts, and, in fact, I ended up with a scratched cornea from removing the lens. So I have been using glasses with trifocal lenses for quite a few years.
It's Pam the quilter reaching out to you today! I recently had the pleasure of staying with 2 friends in a condo in the Wisconsin Dells for a week. Yay! Seven days of uninterrupted quilt party! It's just our way of enjoying our fabric and friendship. The block you see above is made by Amy, it's part of an entire quilt made of blocks both large and small. For the uninitiated, this is part of a concept known among quilters as Block of the Month (BOM). In this example, a local store starts a plan to make an entire quilt just a block at a time. Somehow, that makes it seem so achievable! So a flat fee, or monthly fee, is charged to participants, giving them the fabric, directions and unique instructions to make a block. Next month, the whole group meets again to move on to the next block. And so it goes! It's a good promotional tool for the store, plus it draws in a wide variety of people and gives them steady encouragement to take on the whole quilt. This can also be done with a group of any size that wants to sew along together on the same quilt. It's a win-win for everyone! And with Amy's intuitive color sense, you end up with a show-stopper like the block above!
This post comes with a warning! it's not about travels or trailers or special events! it's about one of my passions, sewing. so if that's not what floats your boat, just skip it now! but if you read it, you just might learn something!
Age is a state of mind! If you don't think so, just ask mom! She's still eager to go places and do things. And she's 89! She always likes to be with her kids, grand kids and great grand kids, even if it means hopping on a plane to go across the country! She flew out to San Francisco to visit some of her offspring, then to Charlotte to see more! She's not afraid to get on board and even change flights if needed. She does now enjoy using her senior status to get priority boarding, but otherwise she doesn't look for exceptions.
Hi! I'm Pam! Join me on this journey through the next steps of life!