When did everything get so small?

I have been working on several samplers for my embroidery class. I’m really enjoying it, except for one thing: everything is too small. Last night, for example, I was trying to undo a line of Portuguese stitch — which is a line of straight stitching that has loops over it.

For the life of me, I could not see the loops. I turned the light up, I squinted, I cursed, and nothing made those loops easier to see. It was twilight, which is always the worst time for me to do handwork — there’s something about the quality of the light that eliminates shadows (and therefore depth) and makes it impossible to see well. But this was really bad.

I haven’t had an eye exam for at least 8 years. I think maybe I need one.

Posted on October 18th, 2009 by Katxena