Bob had his 3rd year stroke surv anniversary in Feb/Mar (feb 29, only exist some years, so other yeas it's March 1 !) This year has brought some growth, and that's all good. He started wanting to do a hobby and we talked about cross stitch, since we had both bought kits yehttps://www.facebook.com/mainlycrochet?_rdr=pars ago, while on vacation. His were more like historical ones, while mine were like cutesy animal ones, ha, ha. The biggest problem with that is not being able to hold the hoop with one hand. I went to Hobby Lobby and looked at hoops... but the more I looked at them, and thought thru the process, the more I thought about the cross stitch process and saw things that would just keep coming up, as a problem. So, I began to study the problem of one hand, as I moved thru the store.
I came up the 'sketching' supplies, and realized you only needed SOME vision and one hand, and he had enough cognition that he could follow the pics. I called him and told him, "I've found your new hobby! At first, you'll be surprised and maybe not want to try it, but I know you can do this - it only takes vision and one hand!" So he said he wouldn't refuse to try it, no matter what it was, and would wait to see it (I was keeping it a secret, so he wouldn't have time to turn on it before I got home with it!) He has never sketched or drawn before, so it was a totally new thing. Here is his beginning at sketching! (he was still working on the owl):