Friday, February 27, 2009

Blessings Friday: Comforting Cathy Shawl

A little over a year ago, I joined a group of knitters to create a shawl for Cathy of Tightly Wound, Loosely Stitched blog, a sister knitter fighting cancer. We wanted to let her know we care—and most of us have never even met her. I find that astonishingly touching.


Source: Amanda Cathleen (Mistress Stash Enhancer), used with her very kind permission

This mission was inspired by super-hearted Amanda Cathleen of Mistress Stash Enhancer blog. The project traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada, with participation also from Germany and the U.K., to caring knitters who added their own yarn and prayers to create this gift of love. And through the entire year, it remained a closely-guarded secret.


Source: Amanda Cathleen (Mistress Stash Enhancer), used with her very kind permission

Before sending it on to the next knitter on the list, each person added words of encouragement and love for Cathy by writing on a ribbon we attached to our section of rows. She now has possession of our gift of love.

I hope this weekend brings you as much love and care as was knit into this beautiful gift for Cathy.

15 comments:

nicolette said...

Such an amazing example of kindness and love! I hope Cathy will be cured.

sassypriscilla said...

This is so beautiful and wonderful and kind. Amazing project. I do hope the best for Cathy.

Kristie said...

What a beautiful and loving gift. I'm sure she'll treasure it always.

Dawn said...

What a beautiful project. I love the ribbons with your messages. So special!

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is absolutely lovely...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such a beautiful and touching gift, June! Bloggers at their best, doing such a wonderful outreach. I'm sure Cathy will treasure it and I pray she will be cured.

Heidi said...

Oops, I didn't fill my name in--that's how amazed I was!

Sue said...

Beautiful! I just did a post today about a prayer shawl I just gave away. It truly is a gift of love.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

That is one of the most beautiful ideas I've seen....made me cry! God bless her in her battle and God bless you all for giving her love and encouragement, I'll bet that means so much to her!
Smiles, Karen

albertaphotography said...

i am often amazed -- wonderfully so -- by the outreach of people at times like this. What a heartfelt, thoughtful project. A gathering of kindness. I especially love the ribbons with the individual messages written on them. How beautiful in a heartfelt way.

kim said...

How cool is that?!?!?!

Cathy said...

I will never be able to tell you how very very much this beautiful gift has meant to me! I absolutely love the colors, they are so calming and soothing to look at and the messages on the ribbons touch my heart like nothing ever has before. The love and prayers knit into this has truly touched my heart and it is a gift that I will treasure for the rest of my life. Thank you so much.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow June. What an awesome project. How lucky you were to be part of it!

Storybook Woods said...

What a beauitful and loving idea. Clarice

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