I am very proud of this quilt as I never thought I would ever be able to make anything like this! It is full of mistakes, but I'm not worried about it.
Six years ago, I woke up and found out I had a stroke during the night which caused me to lose my center vision. Being a computer programmer and a crafter this really hit me very hard. I no longer can see most of what is in front of me which makes it difficult to do most anything. For example, if I am in a store I have to look for something from down the isle. If it is in front of me I can't see it. I can no longer read very well either as I can only see 3 letters at a time. I also no longer drive as there has been many times there was a car ahead of us that I didn't even see.
I have struggled re-learning how to do things. I go by feel or hold things to my left side in order to see it. Slowly I have tried doing more and more things. Reading is still the hardest for me as I get sick to my stomach and headachy from concentrating so hard, but I have managed to read like a ticker-tape, but very slowly.
My sister-in-law insisted I can quilt. I started making yo-yo's and was doing pretty good. I decided to buy an inexpensive sewing machine in order to sew them together. Then I decided I would try and make a regular quilt.
I did take a class but was so slow that we only got up to the borders so most of instructions came either from the board or my adopted mother/sister: sewcrafty! Thank you sewcrafty, you have been a wonderful help! :thumbup: :)
Well, here it is mistakes and all. Not too bad for a half blind old lady who is as stubborn as hell. :!: :!:
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