Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Makers make

Charlie did this drawing over a year ago. It's been hanging on the refrigerator all that time. In crayon, I tried ironing it onto the fabric but nothing transferred, so I'm stitching right through the paper with the idea that I'll be able to pick or wash it away when I'm done.

Bad idea? Hasty? Just a few small rebellions when you're stuck in the house and time seems both short and long.

I don't know why I was being coy about where and how much purple to use. Now that I think about it, if I wind up in the pest house at least they will remember the lady with purple hair if they can't remember or manage my name.

The whole time my husband was in treatment for cancer and when he was here at home, I was with him. More often than not, holding his hand to the last moments and beyond. The thought of someone I love and care about having to be in the hospital alone is more than I can bear to think about. Any and all distractions are welcome.

And to the point of being out of time or coy, I give you this.


  1. Charlie's drawing is lovely : great way to keep it safe in stitch !
    (love the hair)
    Stay safe with your loved ones, Deb !

  2. It's just me, my eldest son, and the cat crew here. Charlie is safe with his Mom and Dad across town. We facetime, but I miss him, for safety's sake, yes.

  3. I have visions of chaining myself to a hospital bed if one of my loved ones has to go in ... the children

    And your book ... a huge yes to sending it out into the world ... hopefully with one of Jude's Donate buttons attached ...

    be well ...


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