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I Can See, I Can See

I picked up my new glasses yesterday. Here I am wearing the two different frames.


These are teal with lime green lining.


These are a very dark,  cool red. I really need a cut and color. I have decided that I can’t go gray just yet so the red is coming back. This will make Mia happy.

Last night I did some hand stitching while watching Slumdog Millionaire. It was much easier with the new specs. I undid the sewing I did down at the beach. I was sitting next to Terry and I think I was channeling her. I did stitching that was so even. Two rows of line stitching then one row of exes. I got home and said what was I thinking. I need to do random stitching on this. Here it is now:


This morning I made a key lime cheesecake with fresh key limes. I bought a bag of them and it took all 20 to produce enough juice for the recipe. It had a key lime custard as the first layer on the crust, then the cheese mixture and then a layer of sour cream for 10  minutes at the end of the baking. I served it with some fresh strawberries and it was delicious.

In the afternoon, I went out and bought a lot of tomato plants. I am going to try lots of varieties to see which does the best in the area that I have set aside.

We will have a quiet Mom’s day. Steph and family are camping. Lisa sent me a copy of the San Francisco Kitchens book, a Japanese publication. She is on the cover, with the adorable Wilfredo.


Hope you have a nice Mom’s day tomorrow. My Mom has been gone for a long time. She was younger than I am now when she died in an automobile accident. I am told that I have her fiesty personality. She loved to be busy doing things — crossword puzzles, knitting, cooking, making doll house furniture, painting and firing ceramics — there was always something happening. But I think the best thing she taught us was tolerence and empathy for others. I never heard any discriminatory comments from either of my parents. She did not know that she had 3 gay granddaughters when she passed away, but I have no doubt that she would have stood up for them and their rights and would have loved them unconditionally.

7 Responses to “I Can See, I Can See”

  1. jenclair says:

    There is always the unexpected effect in random stitching–this looks great. Aren’t glasses a miracle of sight and fashion?

  2. dee says:

    Looooove the pooch-sooocute!!
    Love the red glasses, the handwork, the Mom story, the cover picture, and…..well…YOU!
    By the way, I’m staying blond for a while-I contemplated getting the almost white of Meryl Streep in “the devil wears prada” but i’m just not ready for it. Pale skin, pale blue eyes, white hair, makes Dee vanish

  3. Judy says:

    p.s.: we had a looooooooooooong discussion over Mothers’ Day dinner/lunch about dyeing hair. I have been giving a lot of thought to going grey but just don’t feel ready for that…..thanks for coming back to my side!


  4. Judy says:

    Happy Mom’s Day to You! I know that you still miss your Mom…and well you should: I wish I had met her!

    Love your glasses…and love that you are seeing better with them! Isn’t it funny how we can take on the stitching technique of another when we are with them! I have noticed that too, but was surprised to read you say that about you and Terry. So now it is documented!!! (I have just now read Kristin’s comment above…what like minds!!!)


  5. Dale Anne says:

    LOVE the new glasses and the stitching!!!


  6. terry grant says:

    I love the red glasses! These look a bit bigger than the itty bitty frames that have been in vogue. I hope bigger is the new style. They look great on you.

    I take no responsibility for your stitching!

  7. Kristin L says:

    Nice glasses. Happy Mother’s Day to you too. 🙂

    I think it’s funny that you picked up on Terry’s precision at the beach. I find myself doing things like that too. If I’m with someone with an accent for very long I can hear myself start to emulate it.