MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, March 01, 2021

A new project and an announcement

 First of all, the landscape I've been working on still isn't ready to be shown so instead I thought I'd show you the beginnings of a new project....

It's a terrible photo I know...but....this pile of 'stuff' consists of two well-loved onesies belonging to our two littlest grandsons and there's two different pieces of Minky fur behind.  Two teddy bears have been requested so Grandma can't possibly say no!  I'm going to try to just use the onesies for the body of the bears and then create the head and 'hands' from the Minky.  Fingers crossed it works!

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And....I wanted to let you know that I might be MIA for a couple of weeks or so and my blogging presence both here and visiting with you all will probably be sparse.  I will be having cataract surgery on both eyes and don't know what to expect as far as the healing process is concerned.  Bottom line is that I'm very much looking forward to being able to see!!  Please play nicely amongst yourselves and I'll be back as soon as I can.

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- Some of you might find THIS idea interesting, and THIS explains how to do it.

- THIS might take a moment to fully load but they're fun!

- And THESE are amazing (another one that takes a minute to load)

- There are some interesting art pieces HERE.  

- Have a peek through the gallery of THIS artist!

Today's quote..."This woman has fought a thousand battles, and is still standing; has cried a thousand tears, and is still smiling; has been broken, betrayed, abandoned, rejected, but she still walks proud, laughs loud, lives without fear, loves without doubt.  This woman is beautiful.  This woman is humble.  This woman is you"

28 comments:

  1. First, good luck with your surgeries and happy healing. I would love to send you a card to cheer you up as you recover. I love these links today. The Woolboons are so cute and those miniature crocheted flowers and bouquets are wonders in themselves. Looks like that upcoming project will be fun.

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    1. Thank you for your good wishes Lorraine. I'm not worried about it - just anxious to get my sight back! There was a day when I would have tried making those miniature flowers but 'Arthur' would have a serious discussion over that so I guess I'll just have to admire them from afar.

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  2. Oh, very best wishes to you Mary Anne for your upcoming cataract surgeries.
    Looking forward to hearing from you when you're feeling up to it. :-)
    Val (UK)

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    1. Thank you Val. I'm sure I won't be away long!

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  3. Good luck with your surgery! My Mom is the only person that I know who had any problems with her surgery but that was all because she has a allergy to steroids and we didn't really make the connection to the steroid drops. We figured that out before the second one and it was a breeze. Her vision was so much better after the surgery. I've never heard of anyone else having issues with it. I know you'll sail through.

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    1. Good to know about the possibility for an allergy to the drops. Hopefully it won't be an issue but good to be aware anyway. Glad your Mom is doing okay now!

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  4. First and most important...Prayers and Healing Energy for your eye surgeries. I know how long you have waited to have clear vision once again. Please take proper time to recuperate dear. Your Onesie Bears sound very cute and will make wonderful Heirlooms. So many talented artists on your links and I am smitten by the Woolboons. Lovely quote today. March is here and Spring is near.

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    1. Thank you for your wishes Sherry - I'm really looking forward to having good vision again. My 'reward' at the end of this is to make those bears for my 'grands'.

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  5. Best of luck to you, dear one, in your cataract surgery. The one I had (about 15 years ago) was easy Peary and I could see better almost immediately. Recovery was a piece of cake (a couple days), but I was much younger then!! You’ll be thrilled when it’s all the ver and you can really SEE again!

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    1. Oh yes, the prospect of not having to peer through a fog is a wonderful thing! My underlying prescription won't change (at least not much) but at least the cataracts themselves will be gone. Hooray for modern surgery!

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  6. Love the sound of your new project and will look forward to seeing the teddy bears! Hope all goes smoothly with your operation and that normal service is resumed as quickly as possible! Hugs Christine xx

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    1. I'm looking forward to making the bears - my reward for my enforced down time. Can't wait!

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  7. I so look forward to when your surgery is done and you can see again! And make bears. What a treat it will be.

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    1. Yes, I'm looking forward to both seeing AND the bears!

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  8. Good luck with your surgery:)

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  9. Prayers for good healing and seeing
    Maybe time to use voice command. It freaks me out, but I know some folks like to use it.

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    1. Ah, there will be no voice commanding happening here either - not my forte. Thanks for the good wishes!

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  10. oh good luck with the surgery! My husband has had both his done too and it's miraculous!!!

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    1. Thank you Karen - glad your DH had a good result and I'm hoping for the same, even though my underlying presciption won't change (at least not overly much). I'm just happy to get rid of the fog!

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  11. Prayers for a good surgery and quick recovery. I've heard it is a world of difference after cataract surgery. My best wishes and thoughts are with you.

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    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to putting it all behind me.

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  12. Hope all goes well with your surgery and you are back sewing ASAP!! Saying some prayers for you...good luck with the surgery!!

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    1. Thanks Sue - not looking forward to possibly having a few days of no-stitching but AM looking forward to being able to see!

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  13. All the best with your cataract surgery, Mary Anne. Everybody I know love their 'new eyes' after the surgery. Take careπŸ’•

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  14. Wishing you the best getting your renewed vision.

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  15. Praying that cataract surgery goes well for you, Mary-Anne. I look forward to reading what a difference surgery will make for you!

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  16. Best of luck with your cataract surgery, MaryAnne. I hope it goes smoothly and your recovery is quick. I was scheduled to have the same surgery last year, but the appointments were rescheduled because of the pandemic. Then delayed again. By the time the third "try" rolled around I had lost some confidence in the doctor's practice and decided to get a second opinion. And that's where I'm at right now because...the pandemic. I look forward to hearing about your experience soon.

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