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Old 09-17-2010, 05:24 PM
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My Sunday School class likes to make small gifts for a local nursing home. Anyone have ideas for inexpensive and fairly easy things we can make. We do fabic things, (did yo yo pins) as well as other craft type things (like bookmarks).
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:28 PM
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How about bibs! Might even be able to use old towels. Good luck bingo charm. I will post again if I come up with anything else. Nice thing to do. I have a brother in a nursing home. Everything is appreciated very much in a nursing home.

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Ok.. for the life of me.. I can't remember what it is called.. BUT...
A friend of mine makes Kleenex box covers out of the white plastic grid thingys that you cross stitch with yarn. She makes them for her local nursing homes.
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Thanks! I'll add those to my as yet non existant list and see what everyone thinks. They mostly like the company but we hate to go empty handed.
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Those little tote-type bags that hang on walkers and wheelchairs. I'll look for a link for those.

Here's one link from this board:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....r+caddy&u=&s=0

if you go up to search at the top of this board and type in walker caddy you'll find a few of them.
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluelady
Ok.. for the life of me.. I can't remember what it is called.. BUT...
A friend of mine makes Kleenex box covers out of the white plastic grid thingys that you cross stitch with yarn. She makes them for her local nursing homes.
Is it canvas needlepoint?
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I think you mean plastic canvas? Hmm, worth checking into
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Well the ladies are easy...they like things to put on their doors, little things for their beds, pillow cases, pretty bags to tie to walkers or wheelchairs, etc. Men are a bit more difficult...not as interested in "pretties" but still need things for their wheelchairs, walkers, etc. Thank you for doing this....my father had to spend the last few months in a NH and those little things that the churches did for him were so appreciated.
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What about placemats? They could make them with all kinds of materials and cover with clear contact paper. Just a thought!
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Originally Posted by Sadiemae
Originally Posted by Bluelady
Ok.. for the life of me.. I can't remember what it is called.. BUT...
A friend of mine makes Kleenex box covers out of the white plastic grid thingys that you cross stitch with yarn. She makes them for her local nursing homes.
Is it canvas needlepoint?
It's plastic cross stitch.
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