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Thursday, January 19, 2012

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Cynthia  in NC

I too have the aging eye problem. You can use the pattern and thread and purchase larger count linen. I like 18 count linen over one. Easy to see and it looks great although a bit different than the higher count linens.

Mary K. in Rockport

Just started reading your blog, so I'm uninformed about your eyesight, but what about those inexpensive close-up glasses you can get at the drugstore for those of us with "long-arm" vision?

trillium

Get a Bausch & Lomb Sight Saver magnifier that hangs around your neck. It's what I use, and it works great.

Patty

So pretty Kim! I'm battling the sight thing as well...what the heck are we going to be like in 20 more years??? TGIF!

Jody

What about getting another piece of linen and doing the sampler over 2 threads? It's beautiful! I've given over my needlework for knitting the past few years, but I keep thinking about pulling out a project and working on it. I still have some that I'd like to do. Hadn't considered the eyesight issue!

Gina

Oh how fun, and the kit that will never be is adorable! You need the light that has the magnifier in the middle....things that seemed impossible are possible once again!

margene

The sampler is so darling. I spent years stitching counted thread designs and had to buy a magnifying lamp to keep from going googly-eyed.

Anne

Good luck - definitely keep us posted, as I need some help with that department as well!

Carole

I never even tried working on linen so my hat is off to you!

sue o

Oh how I can relate! I bought one of those battery operated round tap lights and with that sitting below the fabric on my lap I was amazed to find that the holes seem to be so much bigger. A friend uses a light box sitting on her lap but the inexpensive light works just fine for me.

Manise

I'm so with you on the eyesight! Pretty kits. How small can Margene see btw? Didn't she used to do a lot of embroidery?

Rebecca

I solved my inability to see problem by buying some 6.00 readers online from speert.com. They're a little funky looking, but they do the job!

judith

These kits are so beautiful!! Sadly, I am in the same boat as you with the eyesight and tiny stitches. The joys of getting older.

Nancy

I finally finished a 22-count project that was over 20 years in the making and decided NEVER to do that again. I am glad I finished it, but it was a struggle.

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