Old friends, you are just as cherished.
I'm pleased to pass along this status update from my friend, who knits and crochets while her spouse undergoes treatment for an illness. I've blogged about her several times over the last couple of years, have posted pictures of her Brooklyn garden but have never quite thanked her for her loyal readership. So, she has now informed her friends:
I'm so pleased I am going to rerun my original post from July 5, so everyone can read her inspirational story. As one of my other friends from childhood said "cancer and children should never be in the same sentence." In fact, I know someone whose grandson is battling pediatric leukemia right now. I think what my friend has done is so beautiful and I hope you will send encouragement to her and her husband in the comments. My original post follows:
"The spouse of my friend in Brooklyn has to spend a lot of time in doctor's offices to be treated for a medical condition. My friend normally comes with him and waits for him while he has his treatment - sometimes waiting an hour (or even more).
Out of boredom, she started to do her needlework while waiting.
She does beautiful crocheting and knitting work - and, recently, has been working on projects for pediatric oncology patients.
I crochet but I do not knit, and I wanted to show off her work because I know quality work when I see it. I think the work, and the cause, is fantastic.
A crocheted blanket and some knit hats.
Aren't these beautiful? (Lately, she has had some yarn donated to her but I suspect enough of these projects were done using her own money.) We have the cliche "lemons out of lemonade" - this is about as lemony as you can get.
I've done a handful of crocheting for charity but never anything like this."
So again: Thank you, dear friend, for allowing me to prove how awesome you are.