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Thread: National Sewing Month

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    Well, here is one of my challenges completed. I had many other things planned and decided to make this at the spur of the moment. It is a fabric wreath made from little squares of fabric stuffed and sewn. I love these! This is the first one I have made, and I gave it to my grandma, she loved it by the way. So, this pic is of it hanging on her wall.

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    That is so cute!

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    My brain isn't functioning anymore. That's really nice. Great work!! (not just "cute") :roll:

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    That is so pretty, I bet you made grama smile from ear to ear :D :D :D

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    Yep...I sure did! :D

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    Neato! I learn something new everyday on this obard! Good job, great idea :!: :thumbup:

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    I have also been helping my grandma sew again. This is a woman who used to spend her days sewing and quilting making gorgeous quilts out of next to nothing..or so it seemed. I used to think I'd love to be able to sew and quilt like her someday. She was the one who taught me to sew, propped me right up on her lap and let me take the reigns...lol
    My grandma has Alzheimer's disease, she is in the Dimentia stage right now and progressing at a steady rate, even though she is on medicine. She hasn't sewn, let alone quilted for years because she isn't able. Her short term memory is gone, she can seldom remember things that recently happened but usually she can't. I spend Monday afternoon and evening with her and within 3 hours after leaving, she didn't even remember I was there. However, about an hour after that she did remember I was there. So, you never know with her. The whole point of telling this story was to say that I am teaching her to sew again. I took old clothes down to make a scarecrow to stuff with leaves. It just has minimal sewing, but it is sewing. We sewed the legs and sleeves and button holes shut. Then, we made the scarecrow head (it looks more like a snowman b/c it is white, but we're working on that...lol). Then we sewed the buttons on for the eyes and sewed the head and neck to the shirt. Grandma really enjoyed this. We aren't quite done yet, so when we are, I'll post pictures of him. Grandma kept saying oh, Heather, it's been years since I've sewn. I really appreciate you taking the time do this for me.
    I never thought that I would be helping her relearn to sew...the woman who made me the sewer and quilter I am today....

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    Heather, thats a wonderful story about your Granny. I have a friend that
    has Alzheimers, she is still functioning on her own, but she does forget
    a lot of things now.
    We went to Joann's yesterday to get her a stamped cross stitch for her
    to do. Have tried to get her interested in quilting, but she just isn't. She
    used to do hand quilting of wall hanging panels, so will keep trying to
    motivate her. :D :D

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    Oh my goodness, you do not know how much this has touched me, you are a very special woman to take the time with your busy schedule and spend it with your grandma. I lost my grandma when I was 21 but the memories of her teaching me to embroider are the ones I remember most. Although her memories are fading, I am sure that you sitting and sewing with her brings a smile to her face when she passes by that scarecrow and thinks about the two of you working on it together.

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    :cry: :cry: I told you before, Livetoteach, how I admired you for helping with your grandma's care.......you just made your halo a lot shinier!

    I so wish my granny had lived on to see here great grandchildren. I lost her when I was 19, it broke my heart. She had the best belly laugh in the world!

    Sharon

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