I was speaking the other night to one of the survivors in the chatroom (Mikechurch?), and the discussion turned to "comfort objects". Several in the room said that they had now in adulthood, or had in the past, stuffed "buddies" that they would hang onto at night when the dreams got bad.
I wanted to give my friend a "buddy" like that. I shopped around, but didn't see anything that suited the purpose, so I thought I would try to sew one myself instead. Maybe it will also mean more to him if I make it myself. I found a "Simplicity" pattern today that looks like it might work. It is an "Animal Pillow" - kind of like a small body-pillow, except with head and legs, so that it would be big and squeezable.(My friend is about 6'3", so a tiny buddy isn't going to work.)
I'm going to play with the pattern to see if I can get the floppy ears on the dog version to look more like a wolf's, since there is talk of a wolf mascot for the site. I'll let you know if I have any success :rolleyes:
Sorry, if this seems to be all about "me", but I figure, if I can't help him directly right now, then I need to work on how "I" feel. Maybe working on this project will help me focus my energy, and give me something to "Do" instead of being frustrated, while I standby and wait for him.
"...your choice, is what to DO with the time that you are given."