I ❤ crazy quilting & embroidery . . . Elizabeth Parkhurst Williams Crazy Quilt (1884-90) Aid Ribbon- A very rare BEAUTY. I love the overall pastel impression & softness of most tones. Although there are many vibrant jewel tones as well. All the loving artistic needlework embroidery of Mary Beatrice. Special dates, initials, musical notes on a scale, blessings symbols, cupid’s hearts, roses, tulips, sunbursts, ferns & so many other interesting floral & geometric stitches.
One of the symbols that are popular for AIDS awareness is the red ribbon. It is generally used as a sign by the people who are either supporting the fight against AIDs, or for people who have contracted the disease. Raise your voice against AIDS by showing a red ribbon South Africa.
Free Knitting Pattern for Twiddle Muffs or Mitts - Twiddle muffs have a calming effect for people with dementia and other cognitivie difficulties. The muffs provide simple stimulation that has been shown to reduce agitation and restlessness. Twiddle muffs have also been used as a sensory comfort aid for autism, ADHD, and anxiety. Knit the muffs or mitts with colorful textured yarn from your stash and then add buttons, ribbons, beads, toys, anything that would be fun to fidget with!