well my eyes are on the mend now. Still a little dry and itchy, but I'm all good to go. I've been sewing instead of sitting at my computer which has been lovely. I sat down and made some more soft matryoshka dolls. I have yet to make some with bases, but for now I have gone with this design. I have decided to add these to my shop some time soon with some others that are still on the table ready to be sewn together. I've combined a number of techniques such as hand embroidery, free motion machine stitching and drawing directly onto the linen.