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« on: October 02, 2011 01:09:28 PM »

A couple years ago, my step father was diagnosed with diabetes. He also has large & small vessel vascular disease.
Sadly, over the past couple of years, he has had to undergo several amputations & other surgeries. Early this year, they took (what remained of) both of his legs above the knee, leaving him with about 6" stumps.
He has had to remain on the main floor in a hospital bed for quite some time, in the living room. He has his bed right beside the couch, so often places things on the end of the couch so they are within arm's reach. He also has a small table for drinks & the like. But he sets things down, and then they slide out of his reach, which is very frustrating for him as the only way he can reach them then is to get his wheelchair, pull it to his bed, get out, roll around & pick things up, then get back into bed & put his chair away. It's quite an ordeal.
I was asked to come up with an organizer for the arm of the couch that can hold remotes, a cordless phone, a couple pieces of mail, his meds & a couple other miscellaneous needs.
My mom's request was that it stick to the couch or be weighted.

I went to Len's Mills & scavenged within the remnants bins, pulled out a yard of gray polar fleece (which sticks nicely to the fabric of my mom's couch) & some woven houndstooth.
Here is the finished result:


And a close-up of the fabric I used:
« Last Edit: October 02, 2011 01:10:57 PM by jezebel_1982 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011 03:18:33 PM »

Very manly colours and patterns. I like it.
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