A few nursing home niceties

a couple of pretty flower fabric for the ladies

Perhaps you remember that my sister, Cookie, is in the nursing home about 20 minutes drive from my house. She suffers from dementia, perhaps Alzhemiers but we’re not certain. Since I have been visiting for the last year or so, I’ve gotten to know some of the staff, especially Connie who answers questions, checks in with family, and makes sure that things are as they should be.

chickens and roosters for those with a sense of humor
more of a masculine style for the gentlemen

Anyway, I made a few fidget quilts some time ago and they were just waiting for a few little details before I could donate them. Last month I finished them up and brought them on one of my visits. Ah, but Connie sweetly asked me if I could make a few bibs, which I decided that surely I could. She gave me an old bib to use as a pattern, and I zipped those up quickly and neatly. In very little time, since I decided that I’d rather make lots of simple ones instead of a few fancy ones.

animal prints for the daring of heart

It was quick work that used up fabric like crazy. Since some of my fabric is older, and not so much my taste any more, I decided to pull pieces that I thought the residents would like but that I wasn’t likely going to put into a quilt. You know, not the modern neutrals that I’ve been collecting. After all, a little color might cheer up someone sitting across the table. And who couldn’t use a bit of color.

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All in all, a nice little haul for Avoyelles Manor Nursing Home

3 thoughts on “A few nursing home niceties”

  1. You are an angel for giving of yourself, your time, and your talent to make our most vunerable members of society comfortable. Thank you!

    1. I’m no angel (trust me). I do believe if everyone tried to make the world a better place, we’d all have better, happier lives. Hopefully, my trying to improve just a tiny bit of the world is incentive to others. What other way is better than “Love your neighbor as yourself”? Thanks for visiting!

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