and a couple of closeups...
I think you should be able to click on these to embiggen them.
This morning I had to go and have my eyes checked - a dreaded enterprise as far as I'm concerned. I have astigmatism, which wouldn't be a huge issue for most people, but I'm one of the 'lucky' ones whose eyes are radically different from each other which makes it interesting. A year ago when I went, I attempted to explain to the eye dr. that I wasn't able to see to stitch and that I was looking over my glasses in order to be able to function...then I had to look 'through' my glasses in order to see the pattern....back and forth, and forth and back, and a sore neck as a result. There was a minimal change in my prescription and he said that taking my glasses off to stitch wasn't going to hurt my eyes in any way. He didn't 'get' that I have to look back and forth between the actual stitching and the pattern.
This time I carted my embroidery frame and my pattern into the office with me (which caused a great deal of interest throughout...I guess it's not 'normal' for somebody to bring in an embroidery frame...who knew?). Well, it was a worthwhile venture because now the dr. 'gets' it..yay. I now have a prescription for an extra pair of glasses that will allow me to see up close on the bottom and a mid-sight for the pattern. I won't be able to see distance with them, but that's not a huge issue. Finally - a possible solution that hopefully will work. I'll know in a couple of weeks after the new ones arrive.
Today your quote is from C.C. Jung.... "The creative mind plays with the object it loves"