we are currently doing a stake relief society service project constructing "sensory pillows" (and aprons) for the alzheimers association of wa. these pillows allow persons suffering from alzheimers a possible opportunity to reconnect with past memories and places by using their sense of touch.
i went into a little op shop this morning and looked for some random items all with different sizes, textures and feel and got the whole lot for $2... score! then home to drag out all my things i have stashed away and i got sewing! i had to do most of it by hand unfortunately due to the awkward cushion shape... grrr, but eventually had both finished and ready to hand over to stake! yay!
i actually enjoyed it in the end and am pretty proud of my efforts. makes me feel good that i've done something nice for someone else :)