Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Be Like Edna

You know you love her. Edna Mode. The über fabulous designer from The Incredibles.
That spunky woman wants to see EVERYTHING.
And she does.
And, finally, I do too.

Kathleen asked to know more about the magnifier I mentioned in my last post.
I was graced with perfect vision- until a few year ago. All of a sudden ingredients, instructions, news papers... everything seemed to conspire against me. I finally surrendered to a pair of reading glasses. That's close to a year ago (I think). I got +1 and +1.25, but it's getting a lot worse. And how do I know that? Because my arms aren't long enough to thread the needle that's how ;) So when it came time to do the beadwork on the Balmain jacket I knew it was time to be like Edna.

I was shopping at Fire Mountain Gems website for pearls and crystals and decided to look for a magnifier while I was at it. I picked this one because it has the three-in-one feature, was lightweight and inexpensive ($8.81). If you click on the link below it will take you directly to the product:

Here's a picture of the magnifier with some more details.

It's truly quite amazing, and Kathleen, I think it will work great for the purpose you stated in your comment. I had left faint marks on the velveteen with a watercolor pencil which I could not find without the magnifier. I don't have to be close either, just about regular distance, so it doesn't cause any strain on the back or neck. I'm sure this could be a variable due to each person's eyesight, but still be workable for most. And since it's so lightweight I can wear it all day long. Which I do. There's always something that needs a closer inspection for this Bubblegum Monk ;)


  1. Just clicked on your link and ordered one. I am embroidering a monogram on a robe and the old eyes just aren't what they used to be.

  2. Funny thing ! I know a greek Edna, same hair cut, same voice, she smokes too but without the cigarette holder... and she is a seamstress. I love that caracter ! ;-)

  3. I am wanting this magnifier. Can I wear it over my reading glasses?