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Klee Castle Progress

I made a bit of progress on the background for my castles. I had several household tasks to accomplish today plus a sinus headache. I finally got down to the studio for a bit this afternoon.

You can see that I have a drawing under the teflon sheet that I am using as a guide, but I do not adhere strictly to it.

I think I have not mentioned that I am a candidate for cataract surgery. I will see the eye doctor next month to get scheduled. I failed the depth of vision test because of the cataracts so I guess it is time to face the music.

Funny story. Someone said I should get my home thoroughly cleaned before the surgery because I would suddenly be able to see cobwebs and dust. I related this story at dinner last night. Mia was very offended by this. She said, “Grandma, you do not have dust and cobwebs. Your house is very clean!”  Mr C and I  enjoyed that remark!

Just heard on the news that we will break the record for number of consecutive days in March with rain. We might break the temperature record, with the average being in the low 40s. We have not had one day at 60° which usually happens several days in March. This too shall pass, and before we know it, we will be complaining about how hot it is!

Hope you are having a great week-end.

10 Responses to “Klee Castle Progress”

  1. jenclair says:

    The Klee Castles are really coming along! Imagine being able to see brighter colors, a real boon for an artist.

  2. Judy says:

    As you may remember, I could see a whole world of difference after my cataract surgery. More than anything, colors were brighter. It was magical to me, and I hope it will be to you too!
    Love your Klee castles!


  3. rayna says:

    ha ha – nobody would ever say I didn’t have dust and cobwebs. I don’t clean and my cleaning person is a sweetheart but very short and doesn’t look above eye level. I try not to, either.

    I did not notice any difference in color perception after my cataract surgery, but I now wear drugstore reading glasses.

  4. Mary from California says:

    I have had cataract surgery on both eyes – absolutely wonderful results. Since I could care less about a dirty house, no problems there. However, I found out that I had been wearing makeup that in no way matched the color of my skin – the nice ladies at Sephora solved that side effect in a jiffy!

    For an artist, being able to focus and see colors is essential. I read that Mary Cassatt stopped painting because of cataracts..

  5. Gerrie….. look forward to seeing more of the quilt…as for the weather, it was warmer today when we got up. It was 22. Wind chill was 13. We’ll see temps in the 60s in June….. pass me another polartec, please! Cheers, Sarah

  6. Francoise says:

    Cataract surgery seems to be very quick and easy now.
    Love your Klee castles. I haven’t started sewing my 12×12 yet. (Little GD came over yesterday)

  7. Hi Gerrie,
    I am recovering from the surgery. I have an EXCELLENT doctor. Nice + very caring + an expert. Lucky me. I made a mistake Thursday night and rubbed by eye. WRONG! My doc checked it out on Friday. Just a little tear that will heal. I am so thankful. I still wear glasses, but I see soo much better. Surgery was easy. My biggest problem is my forgetfulness about not touching my eye. THe itching is anoying. PUFF. Nothing to call a problem. A good doctor is important. After that the surgery is a breeze. THe recovery is just anoying. Not really worth a Vetch. Please contact if you would like more info.
    IF your doc recommends it, I would advise it. IF he/she does not recommend, listen and learn. My friend Alex goes to my doc. He said she is not ready for surgery. She is upset. LISTEN and learn. I appreciate that my doc is not going to recommend surger to everyone.

  8. Beverly says:

    I had a castaract removed about three years ago- well worth it, since it also corrected a severely nearsighted eye! I was awake for mine- you get the most incredible light show, I kept thinking I had to remember this so I could translate it into a quilt somehow.

  9. debrah says:

    i had cataract surgery 4 years ago and the result was amazing.it was relatively easy, and btw i loved the anesthesia!
    best of luck to you!

  10. Jeannie says:

    Mia is very wise! I love the progree on Klee castles. I was just thinking today that in a couple of months I will be complaining about the heat, but it is hard to believe since it has been so cool