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    handwork when away from home

    my grand daughter has Chrohn's and I stayed with her at hospital for a week at the 1st of the year.I wove many potholders and we cut 650 of these leaf type applique to pass the time.
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    I hope your daughter is feeling better now. What are you going to use the appliques for???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diannia View Post
    I hope your daughter is feeling better now. What are you going to use the appliques for???

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    lol-not sure yet-it was something to do while we sat in hospital.
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    You are like me, always need to have a craft on hand! Hope she is feeling better!

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    yes i know about passing time dh getting ready to have hip replacement been taking him to dr appt.s so i take my looms and make hats. nice to always have something to work on your work is pretty
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    I've seen a really neat quilt done with leaves and vines in columns separated by a print fabric. You could even make one in 3-D--sew two leaves together and attach with a leaf vein.
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    It is always nice to keep your hands (and your mind) busy while sitting with a sick one. I did some hand embroidery when my father was in the hospital. They want us to be there, but are not always 'with it' enough to 'visit'.

    Hopefully you DGD's Chrohn's get better!
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    I love those kind of potholders. I would use the cirles as applique on solid fabrics and make a quilt. Just my idea.
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    Great work. I too have a hexagon project on the go and comes out for hospital visits. It great to be able to pass the time and achieve something and in your case help your d pass the time too.
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    Sorry about the hospital stay and hope things are better but it is good when you can fill the hours with fun things.

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    wow! lots of busy time for the hands.

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    What are you going to make with the leaves? It is good to take handwork to the hospital and dr. visits. It sure helps take your mind off why you are there and all the waiting. When I came out of mastectomy surgery I pulled out my applique and worked on it in the recovery room. (I think I was under the influence of the morphine) Peggy
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    Hope she's doing lots better now!! You made a lot of great things while there!

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    wow!!!!!!!

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    It was nice you had your things to work on, and there with your granddaughter. You must have been such a comfort to her. I said a prayer for her.
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    Please, give your DGD a Hug from my Aunt Ruthie, Who has been living with it for 60 plus years. I will tell you She is one great lady. And so is your DGD! Tinker

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