Wheelchairs...hey Lennie...check this out

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Wheelchairs...hey Lennie...check this out

New postby kjh9835 on Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:17 am

Lennie mentioned in another post about her mom in a LTC facility but was not quite in a wheelchair full time. I have an idea for anyone interested. I was thinking about this the other day and while I haven't tried it yet, I think it would work. I know we are all really busy right now so maybe not for Fall but Winter season.

Use a large piece of felt cut to fit the width of the back of the wheelchair so it fits over like a sleeve, use snaps/velcro along the bottom edge to hold it in place underneath. Then it could be decorated on the back side for the holiday/season by making cutouts (ghost, turkey, wreath, Christmas tree, snowman, snowflakes, etc.). Put small pieces of velcro on the back of the cutouts and I think the "hook" part of velcro will stick right to the felt which makes them removable/repositionable. I haven't tried it yet (way too busy) but it seems like it would work. Sort of like a decorative chair cover that could be easily changed over or removed for hand washing.

Years ago, I also made a felt wall hanging for my Gram in a nursing home. I used red for the background piece and cut out a Christmas tree from green. I had and bought more holiday buttons with a shaft and used safety pins to attach them to the tree before I stitched them together. I even found some mini tree decorations/garland and added it along with cutouts of gifts. It was all felt so quick/easy and we hung it on her door in place of the usual wreath. I had lots of compliments on my "one day" project.

Just thought I'd share.

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Re: Wheelchairs...hey Lennie...check this out

New postby temom on Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:20 am

Kathy, that is a really good idea. You are certainly a creative soul.
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Re: Wheelchairs...hey Lennie...check this out

New postby lendube on Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:31 am

Now, that's an idea. Sounds like it would work very well, Kathy. Now to only find the time to do something like that........... :think:

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Re: Wheelchairs...hey Lennie...check this out

New postby sewingmom on Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:40 am

Kathy, If I had to be in that sort of facility, I'd want to be in one where someone like you is working. I can tell that it is a labor of love for you. Thanks for careing.
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