My mother-in-law loved to go to the theater, concerts and the opera. When you're laying out a quilt, do you know the trick of using binoculars backwards as reducing glasses so that you can see the whole quilt laid out as if you were standing far away from it? Years ago, my dear MIL saw me doing that, using my kids' plastic play binoculars...on her next visit she gave me these beautiful opera glasses in their pigskin case.
When she passed away, we got these wonderful late 1950s/early 60s cat eyes collapsible glasses with some of her other things. Aren't they just the best! Look at those rhinestones (or maybe glass!).
I can just see her sitting in her seat and raising this fashionable lornette to her eyes to just magnify the scene on stage a bit...was she checking out the costumes?
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