It's a blanket of hope and two turbans (in case I loose my hair and don't want to wear a wig) that have been hand crafted by #MargaretKelleher from Cork. She said she's been following me on Facebook and wanted to make me something.
The photos below doesn't begin to do this work of art justice. Each square is different, the colours are so vibrant and there's an angel in the centre and also on the corners along with gold praying hands. The edging and flowers are crochet and the squares are also joined using crochet.
In her beautifully hand written letter Margaret explained that she is a "knitaholic" (how gorgeous!) and that she joined a cancer support group in Cork a few years ago. How lucky are these people to have her? She knits these "blankets of hope" for as many cancer patients as she can. Her idea is "to give hope, comfort, warmth and colour even on grey days."
I cannot put into words how touched I am by this incredible gift. To know that Margaret sat and created this using so much colour, purely for someone she has never even met, blows me away. She did admit to "raiding her stash" to make it as bright as she could because she knew I would love that... And wow, I really love it!
I've said it before and I'll say it again, human kindness is alive and well in our world. I am humbled by this random act of kindness and the wonderful sentiment behind it.
I am tired and dragging myself around after yesterday's chemo but I have my blanket with me and every time I look at it I smile. I swear I'll be bringing it everywhere with my! I can't stop turning it over in my hands to look at each individual square. I might turn into that little guy in Snoopie who has his blankie and sucks his thumb!
Thank you seems utterly lame, Margaret. You are an angel on earth and anybody who receives one of your blankets will be uplifted.
I will treasure mine. Thank you for giving me a lift when I definitely needed it. Thank you for thinking of me and for all your intricate work and time. There isn't a stitch out of place and it is sheer perfection. Coming from someone who couldn't knit her way out of a paper bag, I am on my knees on the floor bowing to you! You are the queen of knitting and crochet!
You are a shining star and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Everyone should know how wonderful you are!
Love and light
Emma x 💕
p.s. I'm wearing the pink turban with my pyjamas - I have hair but I just love it. The dog is looking at me very strangely. But I think he's just jealous! 😜 xx