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.
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.
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.