Lost My Marbles
I got one more truckload of mulch spread yesterday (only 3 left to do) and even got some clay shooting practice in. My shooting skills have really struggled the past year but I recently invested in getting my gun fitted (shortened stock) and I switched from using both eyes to just my left and now I am finally seeing some good results. I have a lesson tomorrow that I'm really looking forward to.
I had to switch to one-eyed shooting because we discovered that my eyes were switching dominance in the middle of my shot. I've learned a lot about my vision with shooting practice which was my main goal. We quilters spend all of our time looking up close and I noticed that distance vision kind of fatigues me. That's why I started shooting practice and it's really helping. Like many women, I don't have a dominant eye at a distance and by distance I mean 2 feet! Apparently it also explains why I sometimes get a little vertigo walking down stairs.
Growing up I probably should have spent a little more time outdoors and a little less with my nose stuck in books! Do you find that because your hobbies are close up that your distance vision is more difficult? Or are my eyes just naturally messed up?
But of course after some long distance vision practice I went right back to my happy place and started quilting more large marbles! Here are 5 that I did yesterday and I only have 5 left to do. These large circles are such a challenge. Less than half my rulers cover the diameter of a circle this big.
Doing these is mentally exhausting so 5 is about my limit but I'm going to chain myself to the machine a get the last 5 done today.
6/5/2019 10:59:42 am
Have you considered entering this in a major show once it's done? It's looking spectacular.
6/5/2019 06:03:39 pm
I often wondered why I felt sick every time I attempted to look through binoculars and it turns out that my eyes war with each other, fighting for dominance - which leads to feeling seasick. At this point in my life, despite getting new glasses last year, I often take my glasses off for close-up work.
6/6/2019 07:51:01 am
Eyes are funny things. i am near sighted in one and far sighted in the other. i never really found that out until i went to get a drivers license. i just thought everyone was like that. now i am battling cataracts and due to have them removed by the end of the year. hopefully, i will then see better.
6/6/2019 10:59:43 am
I always had good vision until my 40s (or was it 50s?). Then I started wearing glasses for distance seeing. So I'm nearsighted. Now I wear the progressive bifocals or trifocals or whatever they're called. Strangely, I think my distance vision is getting better but my close-up vision is not as good. I wear glasses all the time now.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.