Monday, 21 September 2009

Virtual Quilt Patch in memory of my Mum Florence Edwards

Today is World Alzheimer's Day and I just wanted to remember my Mum today who suffered from this. I only have a few items of embroidery which were hers and one knitted shawl she made for my daughter when she was a baby. I will never part with it.  I keep it in a plastic bag in the bottom of my chest of drawers. Also I have a linen table cloth which she kept but I don't think she made, so I look after that in the same way.

If you want to know more about Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative then click on the purple patch I created for my Mum. They are trying to raise awareness of this disease, it seems to me that it needs this as many people suffer from it, many husbands, wives, partners and children suffer too because they become carers and all too often they are left to cope on their own. I just want to thank Diane Gaudynski for raising my own awareness of this day through her blog.


karen said...

so sorry to hear about your mum Lyn, my nanna had alzheimers but you know she never forgot who I was. She didn't remember my children but the way her face would light up when she saw me was magical and I miss her so very much. A tip for your precious cloth, please, please don't keep it in a plastic bag. Acid free white tissue paper is what you need, you can get it from any good art shop. Must be acid free though and if you struggle let me know I will get you some. Karen

Lyn Armstrong said...

Thanks for your kind comments and sorry about your nanna. I have emailed you about the paper as the art shop in Keswick closed last month...We have the best outdoor clothing shops in the uk, but sadly most of our ordinary shops selling everyday items are gradually being taken over. However, I am still in love with Keswick and the mountains.