Thanks to a kick in the pants from my astute reader Shannon, I have decided to make more pyramids and call them "homes" for the gallery show in two months. The first one is almost stitched together, and the second one is on its way.
So here's my plan -- while I'm not seeing well I'm going to do machine stitching. Do you really need to see to go back and forth, over and over and over until you have fully covered the surface? When in doubt, stitch back and forth some more.
I will wait till I get my new eye and then my new glasses to stitch the pyramids together. At that time I will also be able to detect whether any spots need more machine stitching. For the one that's almost stitched together, I will put everything on hold -- the threaded needles will stay where they are until I can return and see what I'm doing.