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Needs to do while sitting on couch. Everything I have tried she says can't see.

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mums happy to sit in front of tv BUT she knits at the same time which is good HOW? she can read a pattern just boggles me? shes been knitting for years i suppose when she stops this i will worry as what she will do then? I want mum in daycare and am fighting to get her in i dont like her here with no company when im away in town AND i need a break from her a few hours a week BUT will she go? I think yes you can try everything then let her be if she dosnt want to then you know you tried ive heard infront of the TV is their comfort zone this is where she feels safe so i will let it go after i try for daycare?
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Does Mom actually want to do something or do you think she should not just sit there
If she is not causing you any trouble why not just let her be.
Something like paint by numbers with big objects might interest her. Crochet with a large hook is another option. Something she used to do but scaled up so it is easy to see and handle, maybe she could make fleese lap robes for everyone for christmas by doing blanket stitch round the edges. Lots of things out there they just have to be big enough and easy to handle. if she is still sharp mentally and wants something to do don't insult her with kids crafts.
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Knitting and crochet you never too old to learn!
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Would she be insulted if you printed out some black and white cards on your computer and let her color them in to send to grandkids??? One of my clients would calm down when she was 'coloring'..... there are many free designs online. You could enlarge the picture to make it easer to see... , she could use large markers or large crayons....let her help pick out what to color.... never know...
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have you tried books on CD? We love them!
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Just typed and lost an answer - darn!

Jeanne's post remined me that large scale puzzles might be an option. They're not crafts, but they could be cognitively stimulative. And floral, animal or landscape scenes might be calming as well.

But I do think that getting her vision checked would be on the "to do" list unless it's been checked recently.
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My father lost vision in one eye in a childhood accident. WIth very few exceptions, having only one eye did not hamper his activity. He could not enlist, and he couldn't thread needles, but he was an auto mechanic, drove, cooked, fished, played cards -- lead a normal life.

So I am wondering if your mother's other eye is also impaired. If something could be done (like glasses) to improve the vision in her "good" eye, that could really make a huge difference for her.

It is not exactly a craft -- but there are huge print playing cards for solitaire and other cards games.

What sorts of crafts did your mother enjoy before her vision loss?
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Janet, what have you tried so far?

I was thinking of tie quilting, which only requires tying in various locations; it doesn't incorporate any of the detail of typical quilting.

On your part, it would require cutting the fabric, although I would recommend purchasing a piece of fabric that has preprinted panels, so that your mother could just tie along the panel borders.

You would have to assemble the top, add the batting, and pin the backing together for her.

The advantage of this is that working with fabric offers a tactile experience, like petting an animal. When I taught quilting years ago, my students said they found it so relaxing and addictive. Just touching the soft smooth fabric is calming. That was part of what hooked me on quilting as well.

This is an example of the panels I'm thinking of:
creativequiltkits/quilt-fabrics/panels.html.

In case this gets edited out, try Googling "printed fabric panels".

There are some beautiful printed panels that might appeal to your mother because of the color schemes, including some for children as well as the beautiful and well known Mary Cicely Barker Fairies. If your mother has great grandchildren such a quilt could be a present for them. I think that would be something tha would make her feel good, that she can still do something for the family.
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