Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sweet Endings

Bill made it to the Adirondacks for a climb to the top Bald Mountain-where he met someone he knew...couldn't have planned it better!  
Mom and I made a quilt for my Aunt who is in the grip of Alzheimer's.  This is a tactile textile because she likes to pick at things so there are lots of things to pick at in this quilt!
When you go to camp as a kid, they have a bonfire to mark the last night-we did just that and had a wonderful gathering at my sister's for our end-of-trip visit!
Flight knitting-the shawl had gotten too large and complicated for on-board knitting, so I started a toe-up sock with a lacy panel up the side.  (KnitPicks Stroll Tonal Queen Anne sock yarn)
I have finished the fifth segment of this shawl and am entering the deepest and final layer!  It is good to snuggle the kitties when I am missing the NY family all over again!

7 comments:

  1. That tactile quilt is just brilliant. Mind robbing illnesses are the WORST. I am knee deep in red tape trying to get help for Daddio. Anyone that has to deal with a loved one who is suffering in this way knows we need to make this a priority NOW.

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  2. The quilt for your aunt is such a good idea. Fun being with your family isn't it?

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  3. NY state is so beautiful! It's great to see family. Can't wait to see the shawl finished

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  4. Glad you both had a good trip filled with good things...it doesn't make the good-byes any easier, but it does make them worth it!

    I can't wait to see that shawl blocked. It is a fascinating one!

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  5. I love the idea for that quilt. I wish I had thought of that when my maternal grandmother was still alive. She would have loved it.

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  6. The tactile quilt is a great idea!

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  7. The tactile quilt is a great idea.

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