Thursday, July 13, 2006

Sweater Heaven

How gorgeous is this sweater and hat? My mom who works at the hospital where I work was doing one of her rehab groups and one of the patients came over to thank her and tell her how therapeutic it was. They started talking and the woman asked if she had children? grandchildren? So make a long story short, she shared that I worked at the hospital and that she was awaiting her first granddaughter. This was at 2pm. By 9am the next day, the woman had "created" this magnificent sweater set for her to give me for "fortune cookie". Mom called me and told me I had to come to the unit right away but wouldn't tell me why. The lovely woman was discharged today but not before she took home 6 skeins of yarn and said she'll be back soon with more goodies. I am rarely shocked but I've learned that sometimes the kindness of strangers is overwhelming. For this particular patient, it is her therapy to do for others. I later learned that in the 7 weeks she spent with us, she had crocheted sweaters and other ensambles for many of the children of the various staff. Some people are truly a gift. ENJOY!!!!!


Anonymous said...

That is sooo sweet. I would wear it! Tell her we could pay off all her bills and put her to work.

Stacy said...

That is adorable! Some times it is so wonderful the people that 'pop' into our lives!

I'm happy for you.

Connie said...

Beautiful! What a nice gift :0)

Bee's Blog said...

What a gorgeous sweater! You are right, some people have such a gift!

Shovelin' Fool said...

Hello Lisa!
I've been a secret stalker of your blog for a little while now... This set is so cute! I too crochet, and I can't believe I haven't started making anythng yet!!! We are in the closing stages of our paperchase, so I guess I have some time still - at least it will keep me busy during the wait! I have added you to my Blog list... I hope you don't mind. You can check our my blog at

Be well,