Saturday, January 28, 2012

Getting by

With practically anything to do with computers, I know just enough to get by. I learn something new when I have to, and hope I remember it for the next time I need to use it. When someone changes some small thing I get stuck. Do you remember the quilt I made for my mom when she first showed signs of memory loss? I wanted something to keep her warm when I wasn't there, and something to show her how much I loved her even when I couldn't be where she is. That quilt kept wandering off and getting lost. I would walk past rooms when the doors were open and eventually find it and ask the staff to return it to Mom if it wouldn't upset whoever was using it. I started to make her a new one several months ago, but somehow didn't have the heart to finish it. . . until now.
This time I put her name on the back.
And then I put her name on the back again, even bigger.
Just in case. But she can't see it and doesn't know about it, and doesn't mind what kind of blanket she has as long as she's warm enough. I guess I am really doing this for me. So I know she's wrapped in something I made for her.
All this time that I haven't been blogging I've still been sewing and knitting. Just very quietly.
Wishing you, my dear blog friends, the very best.

4 comments:

Daisy said...

The quilts you make are so beautiful, Diana. I can see why they might sometimes be "borrowed" by others, but I think it is a great idea for you to add your Mom's name so everyone can see it. Your mom is wrapped in warm love with both the quilts and the clothes you make for her. The fancied-up sweatshirt and socks are lovely!

It's nice to see a blog post from you. Thinking of you and keeping you and your mom in my prayers.

ladydi said...

Thanks, Daisy! I appreciate you kindness.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Aw! your getting me mushy (getting teary eyed) That's a good way to make sure she has the blanket you intended for her..:o)..

ladydi said...

Thanks, Miss Ginny, I delivered it today.