To help with some of the problems I was having, I additionally got a pair of prescription reading glasses, and I must say they are WONDERFUL! They are not progressives (the other lenses are), so they have the same rx throughout the lens, and I can see really well now when reading and stitching with them on.
Here is some progress on Avatar, which is stitched over 2 on 32 count linen - not a problem for most people, but I was having to use a magnifier in addition to my regular glasses to stitch it. Not anymore, hooray!
It still doesn't look like much (at least to me), but I can see I'm making progress. Maybe next time I'll try to work my way to his left, to fill in more of the wizard.
We're going to have another test done on my shoulder this week and see where we can go from there. I sure hope we can nail down the problem so we can figure out how to fix it!
And I must say that we were very fortunate to come through the 100-year flood without any additional damage to our home. There are so many around us who were not as lucky. My husband's work is one of the businesses that sits almost on the river, and they were flooded for days (cleanup has begun, but it's such a mess, and they don't know how bad the losses will be yet). Our hearts go out to all of those who lost anything (and in some cases everything) here in Tennessee, and especially to those who lost loved ones. And thank you for thinking of us Laurel!