Sunday, November 16, 2014
Slow stitching Sunday and a bit about kindness
What I have had time for is some slow stitching. I am knitting a hat for mom. It is getting cold and I like to take her out to walk when I visit but we can't seem to find her hat (ah, the mysteries of Alzheimer's). I also had time to get the binding stitched down on my itty bitty. I love that little peek of cheddar fabric - it makes the quilt sparkle. This one is small - about 8 1/2" square and I am looking forward to having it on my holiday table. As I stitched, I was thinking of my one little word for next year. I am leaning toward kindness. It seems to be popping up a lot lately. So many who need a small kindness spoken into their day. But also the kindness of others is amazing. When I visit mom, there is always someone there, sharing their gifts and talents. Last week is was a man who comes every week to play his ukulele and sing. Other days there are people playing board games, doing puzzles, or paging through a book or magazine with one of the residents. It can be difficult to engage a person with Alzheimer's. I have learned so much these last few months about how to chat with mom so she doesn't get agitated about not remembering. But is has been a lesson of love that she is giving to me without even know it.
An online friend (someone I have never met, just chatted through blog posts, email, and instagram) send me a large envelope of cheddar fabric after I asked her if she had any online sources. Such kindness and generosity - another lesson of love.
Hope you have a lovely Sunday and that moments of kindness will speak into your day.
Be sure to visit Kathy to see how others are slow stitching today.