March 10, 2013

I'm Back . . .

I know it's been a really long time since I've posted anything here. A lot has happened to me in that time. Probably the biggest news is that I have two brand new eyes!
I'll try to keep the story short. About five years ago, I was told I had a cataract in my left eye. The doctor said it would be at least 10 years before I would need surgery. Within two years, I had a cataract in my right eye too. By the time five years had passed, I was almost blind in my left eye.
Obviously, it was time for the cataract surgery. The surgery itself went well, but the variance between the two eyes was too different, and I had to have the right eye operated on the following week. So, now I have two brand new eyes. Pretty amazing! The #1 comment I've heard is, "You're too young for cataracts". Apparently, that's not true. I have several items put aside to make a cataract quilt, but so far, it hasn't risen to the top of the list. Stay tuned to see if there is a cataract quilt in my future. LOL
I've been back in the studio for a few months now and am loving the new eyes. Everything is much brighter and super sharp. Very exciting.
Here's a small piece that I just finished. The center section is painted fabric that has been quilted and embellished. It's mounted onto a painted canvas.
More to come soon.