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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Rest in Peace

On Saturday, March 22, 2014, my mother-in-law Mildred lost her battle with dementia. She was 92 years old.She no longer knew who I was, but she always knew my husband, her son, and her face always lit up when he came to visit. The last 7 months of her life were spent in a nursing home, but before that we cared for her in our home for 5 years and in her home for 1 1/2 years before that.

Friday, March 14, 2014

On the Needles, Snowy March 14, 2014

No spring-like weather here! This is what it looks like here today. We are more than ready for spring.
On the needles this week is a baby sweater and a pair of socks. The baby sweater is from an old Beehive for Bairns book and is knit with fingering weight baby yarn. The socks are heavy boot socks, knit with Briggs & Little yarn.
Baby Sweater

Boot Socks
I also finished a quilt. This one is for my mother-in-law. She is 92, and is now living in a nursing home and suffering from dementia. She no longer seems able to express emotion, so I didn't get a response when I gave it to her, but purple was always her favorite color, so I think she likes it.
Purple Stars Quilt

All wrapped up in her quilt
Please head on over to Patchwork Times and check out what everyone else has on their needles!