Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Making a Spectacle of Myself.....(234)

Well, we lucked out with the eclipse yesterday and the sun broke through the clouds at just the right moment. Hubby and I were gleefully watching through our box viewers when my neighbor walked over and asked how we were liking the eclipse? What eclipse? We were just seeing small white circles and thought it hadn't started yet!!! Turns out we were at 80-90% coverage and weren't seeing that in our viewers. She kindly offered to let us look through their glasses and we saw what we were missing. Pretty cool...nature surely put on a spectacular show...even without totality!!! 

And speaking of glasses, my Stroll piece today exemplifies fashion eyewear!!! LOL  These are Cross Eye Readers by Noteworthy Needle, stitched in 2014. The designer drilled holes into the lens and provided a tiny floral pattern to stitch. I wasn't sure if the design in the corners would bother me but I had to have a pair. As it turns out, your eyes adjust and I don't even notice the stitching. These are my "class" glasses and travel with me to my retreats.

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  1. What darling spectacles, Stasi! Glad your neighbor shared the glasses with you! Stay cool as it is warming up again.

  2. How very nice of your neighbor. And what fab glasses you have. ;)

  3. Stitched stitching glasses - what a fun idea!

    Glad you got to look at the eclipse through a pair of those glasses - pretty cool, huh? The "viewer" that I've found works best is a paper-punch hole through a 3 x 5 card.

  4. Glad you were able to see the eclipse! It really was an amazing thing to see. But if you are able to get to the totality in 2024, you should make the effort. It's the difference between sitting in the Disneyland parking lot, and actually going inside, lol!