Thursday, 11 March 2010

Stuffing And A Loss Of Memory

I did it. Last night I managed to finish all the knitting for my knitted doll so all that remains for me to do is put it all together. So far I have sewn the seams on the main piece of the doll, leaving a small gap in the back seam through which I have started to stuff her.

Her head is well stuffed and I have started on her legs. I decided to take a break because I need to find the pair of scissors that I had just half an hour ago and have put down somewhere and now can't find. And I need to find a tape measure. I had one yesterday and again I have put it somewhere and I can't remember where I put it.

I'm not sure whether this loss of memory is the subtle approach of dementia or just me being stupid. I'm blaming it on this horrible cold that I just don't seem to be able to shift. I have to admit that suffering from some form of dementia really frightens me. Living on my own would I realise what was happening to me or would it creep up on me and I be unaware of it? But I don't let it cause me to lose sleep; depression does a good enough job of that without me worrying about anything else.

So, I will go in search of my scissors, they can't be too far away, and get back to work on the doll. I'm hoping that I will manage to get her stuffed and put together this evening. Then I can concentrate on her clothes. There is a fair amount of work to be done on them ranging from sewing in the ends and sewing the seams together, to adding hundreds of beads and sequins for the decoration. And when she is finished I will be able to say that all the sequins were sewn on by hand; my hand.


BenefitScroungingScum said...

If that's a sign of dementia I'm with you all the way ;)
Just popped by to see how you're doing, I haven't had much chance to get round blog friends lately. So, how are you? BG Xx

Fuddled Medic said...

It happens to me to, and I'm only in my early twenties!

Lily said...

I've lost my wii remote and a pair of scissors somewhere in my not very big living room and can't find them anywhere...

...maybe there's a contagious memory loss bug going around!