I just returned from 5 days of caring for my parents.
This was the project I took along to do with my mom.
My mom is 87 years old and she suffers from dementia.
She can't remember what she did ten minutes ago but
she still remembers how to sew.
Mom has made hundreds of tied quilts over many, many years.
Baby quilts, toddler quilts, lap quilts, twin to kings!
Each one hand tied and hand stitched to finish the edges.
She was also an amazing seamstress making our
back to school clothing, holiday dresses, and later curtains,
dust ruffles, and pillows for our homes.
I have provided her sewing machine projects and hand sewing
projects to do together during her illness. It had been a while since we
had sewn together and I was thrilled to see how familiar working with
thread, needles, stitches, and knots was to her.
These simple projects gave us hours of quality time together.
I loved watching her frail hands doing something that
she once loved to do so much.
While mom probably doesn't remember our time together
or the cute play food that we created there is nothing
that can ever take away the moments we shared
threading, stitching, knotting, cutting, and fussing over
just how cute our projects were!
I love you mom !!!!!!