fidget quilts help soothe
Dementia quilts - "A dementia quilt is a small lap quilt that includes things that might trigger something from a dementia patient's senses. Sometimes they are called "Fidget Quilts" because they inspire the patient to interact and fidget with the quilt." (excerpt from post)
Above is one I haven't posted here, although it is on my other blog.
I do have one more in progress, but my attention has been elsewhere lately. Everything goes in cycles, and this cycle has run its course for a while. I will finish the one I'm working on knowing the compulsion to make these little lap quilts will return later.
Right now, however, I'm feeling the urge to work on my Eccentrics--the strange little figures that have their own cycle of compulsion.
About 10 of the Eccentrics have made their ways to new homes in the last month. That leaves room for more to take their places. Also, this is the time of year that Halloween figures begin haunting me. Some of my favorites little figures to make are ghosts, goblins, black cats, pumpkin folk, and witches, and I'm jotting down ideas for these October babies.
At the moment, I want to complete a few stick figures. Yard debris and trimmings are fodder for my twig and branch collection. Below is my first completed Twiggy:
Practices Her Arabesque
I used the eco dyed fabrics
from a few years ago to dress her.
(raw silk, muslin, and cheese cloth--
all eco dyed and embroidered)
Deer Diva isn't camera shy.
In fact, she was so busy practicing,
she hardly noticed me.