I haven’t done an edition of What’s On My Wall for a really long time and today is the day to show a couple of pieces that are very dear to me.
My mom has always been an amazing crafter and artist. From making cards to painting watercolors to doing sewing and needlework of different kinds she loved the creative arts. Perhaps that is what is so difficult for her now with her dementia. While the Memory Lane unit at Copeland Oaks does a really great job at providing different activities and crafts her limited abilities now flummox her. At times she remembers being able to do much more complicated things and it has to be frustrating to be doing little projects that seem so simple.
When the four siblings got together to sort through some of her belongings there were still quite a few paintings and other wall art that had not found homes yet. I decided to take these two pictures and they are now hanging in my home.
On the back of each picture is the description of what type of stitch it is in her handwriting. I love that. She stitched these pictures the year Aaron was born so it makes me smile to see that date stitched on the front.
Guess I am feeling quite nostalgic lately with all these posts about memories and things I have discovered but bear with me, please. These are happy memories and passing by these pictures in my hallway brings a smile to my face and helps me realize where I got my love of crafting and art.
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