Well - I did manage to sew last night - some of the embroidery from my Lynette Anderson workshop whilst I watched the 160 laps of Mark Cavendish's Olympic cycle race. If I recall right, I seem to remember how devastated he was at the London Olympics that he didn't win a medal so I was willing him on. I was so pleased that he achieved the silver and that he admitted the gold medal went to a worthy opponent.
For some reason I woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep so started to read - only noticing after a while that I could read without my eye patch - Things still seemed double when I put on my long range glasses and looked forward - but that's progress isn't it? This was backed up when I attended the first hospital appointment of the week - after an exhaustive number of steps, the "orthoptic doctor" declared that I had good 3d vision and should try reading for periods of time without the eye patch. In terms of my distance glasses, she then stuck a prism onto one lens which suddenly forced both eyes to focus on the same point - hence no need for an eye patch - wow! I asked what this meant re driving and she said to talk to the doctor tomorrow but suggested that I should inform the DVLA that the double vision had been corrected back to single vision so can I drive now? I shall report back after tomorrow - but trust me that application is being filled in! In the mean time I need to go back in 4 weeks to check on my eyes and to make sure that there has been more progress.
On to more mundane things - today the carpet was laid in the upstairs bedroom so I hung the curtains and put up the new lampshade. The carpet still needs a good hoover and some new furniture arrives on Saturday - but we are getting there!
I also continued with the paper folding - the squares of double sided paper have now been turned into 5 petal flowers and then stuck together into groups of 6 - two sides of a ball. The next step is to crack open the PVA glue and put the 2 sides together. I have to say that I am impressed with the effect so far though.
After a lost half an hour - which would have been longer if Daisy (who is now fast asleep by the side of me) had not decided that she wanted some attention! - and a short dog walk (its far too hot), it's now time to start the armchair. I have put this task off since it's the focal point of my "paper room" so if it goes wrong ...................................................................
This evening? Well there's more cycling on so I guess that means more sewing - it just has to be done!