I felt like crying and laughing at the same time as I read your kind comment on my blog about my mom and Alzheimer's... This is such a strange, disturbing, nasty and sometimes funny disease... I am really sorry your mom went through it too... and how much it exhausted your dear Dad...
Today as I was taking my mom to her room in the elevator, she saw me in the mirror leaning over her and stroking her cheek (she tends to panic in closed spaces so I am always careful to comfort her). She doesn't understand mirrors anymore, so she didn't realize it was us. She smiled at these two people in the mirror and said to me: "Awwww isn't it just charming?" I said it was indeed. I had a big smile on my face then. My mother has always been a very kind person, although for many reasons she wasn't a caring mother. But she has become even kinder and nicer now, and a very loving mother. I am cherishing those moments even more and I am grateful that we have this opportunity to have such precious times despite this awful disease that makes her so sad.
It is so special to read your comment! Thank you! A landscape quilt sounds like a great challenge, but why not? I am sure you can do it, you have done so many gorgeous quilts!!! 824 days ago