Friday, November 20, 2009

Angels on Earth

There really are such things as angels here on earth. I'd like to share some of mine with you!
Last Friday night at around 10:00 p.m. I was in my craft room watc
hing some girl TV and my step-son stopped by to bring us some WalMart supplies. He came and left without me even knowing he was here. But Mickey came to my room with this huge box in his hands. He said Jason had found it on the front porch. (We always use the back door and the mailman had, of course already been here that day.) So it was great he had stopped by. Anyway.....I couldn't imagine what it could be. I sure didn't remember ordering anything! I opened the pretty wrapped package and immediately burst into tears! I couldn't even read the letter that was inside. I did though, read who it was from. One of my wool customers, who has become a great friend. And it was a BEAUTIFUL knitted blanket to take with me to my chemo appointments. I guess everyone but me knew it was cold in those places. Her name is Martie and she is on my blog list on the right as Taos Sunflower. She lives in New Mexico and just recently closed her yard and fiber shop. While it was open she and her customers made it a habit to knit squares, or blocks (as in quilt blocks) and stashed them around the shop. Then whenever anyone needed one she put them together. She knitted the blocks together. She said in her letter that she was sorry about the color, knowing I like pink. But take a look at this!!!! It looks as though they had made it to match my home exactly. Just look at how it matches my Sunflower rug. She also told me about her friend Vadan who had battled breast cancer for fourteen years and finally lost her battle just this year. She had knitted some of the blocks on my blanket! I just got goose bumps all over my body just typing those words. Her friend took her blanket to every treatment, just as I will do and she called it her "cosmic" blanket. Of course that's what I'm calling it to. I can honestly feel the love knitted into it when I drape it over my lap and shoulders. Thank you again, Martie.

Then yesterday another package arrived. I did recognize this address. It was from my great niece Zoie and
her mother (my niece) Angie. Inside was my owl from the Build a Bear Workshop. Zoie had wanted to make me one since she found out I was sick. They are coming home for Christmas (from Indiana), but she thought they better mail it so I could take it with me to chemo too! I chose the owl from their website because it was a get well soon owl. Sooo cute. She bought me an extra outfit and a gift card for some accessories too. She is only eight years old and saved her own money to buy it for me. She recorded her own voice too. She says, "I love you, Aunt Sheri and I miss you sooo much." Again made me cry. But good cries! Oh, by the way I named her Zhootie, for Zoie and Hootie! And I bought her a black wig so we both could have wigs on. This is my new blonde one. Looks like my hair! Thank you Zoie and Ang!

Then today~NO~another package! This from Kim from Millies Mats. (Also on my side bar in fav blogs) She has knitted me a hat to keep my little head warm! She mailed it before I sent out my wishes for hats to donate so I get to keep this one! She really made it for me...not cheating, really! It is so soft. She made it from 100% cotton and it feels so good. I did get a picture, but not on my head. Mickey had already gone back from lunch so I didn't get a picture of it on my head, but it fits great and looks great, if I do say so myself! Thank you so much, Kim.

I've had such a beautiful response to my challenge for the hats and scarves for cancer patients. I really do feel like that's my calling. I don't know yet, Exactly what I'm supposed to do, but I'm sure I will get my clues in the right time.

I made some draperies out of painters cotton drop cloths too! I'll show you those tomorrow. Still tire out easily.

Thanks for everything again,
and peace,


Taos Sunflower said...

Remember what the Beatles said? The love you take is equal to the love you make. You are just a love magnet! If you weren't such a sweet heart, people wouldn't be sending you so much love. I love the owl and the fact that it has a wig...too cool...and most of all, that it has the recorded message. XOXO

Kim said...

I'm so pleased you enjoyed all your gifts and I hope you get many more. I'm using some of your fab wool in the border of my latest rug - an angel, coincidentally!
P.S. The yarn I used in your hat was a special limited edition with the proceeds from sales going towards the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

summersundays-jw said...

I'm so sorry. I didn't know about your cancer diagnosis until today. It looks like you have an amazing support system. Stay strong and I'll keep you in my prayers. By the way, love that blond wig. Stay warm in that beautiful afghan. Jan

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Who would even know that was a wig, unless you told us!! Looks great! Years ago, my friend invited me to go with her to pick out her wigs ~ as I think about, I went with another friend to help her and we laughed and carried on ~ we should have been embarrassed but we weren't! You are getting a huge blessing out of all of this, Sheri ~ and the wonderful part is that you know it!! Love the afghan ~ great colors!!

katie said...

Sheri what a beautiful throw. It does match your rug and sofa. The hat are so pretty, I don't know how to knit or crochet a hat, but I have a friend who just yesterday wanted me to finish a hooked purse for her and she is a knitter and crocheter, so maybe I will do a little bartering with her.
Happy to see you looking so good, hope you are hanging in there emotionally and spiritually. Think of you often.

dulcy said...

Wow! I love the blanket and the hat....what beautiful colors used in both....I have my scarf finished, and wondering if you want me to drop it by. I'll call or email tomorrow.

love you lots!


Hi, I've just read your last few posts and it's quite a shock! I'm sorry that I haven't popped over before now! Good luck with your challenge. I will get knitting and will send you my email address when I'm done

I'm sending you lots of hugs and thinking of you

Carolyn x

Corinne Burke said...

Just reading your posting, that is a great blanket you are truly blessed


Anonymous said...

What beautiful and thoughtful gifts. Seems to me that you are loved by many and have a great support system. Will keep you in my heart and prayers while you go through this challenging time. I would not have known that was a wig either. YOu look beautiful!
Kim ♥

Wendie Scott Davis said...

I don't have a single friend whose diagnosis didn't have a silver lining - like finding friends who go the distance for them. It's a lousy way to have your faith in your fellow human restored, but when you do, it's there forever.

My sister and I are knitting chemo caps for a few friends. I will try to find a way to send one of them your way.

Keep up the good fight. You sure are collecting great armour.



Ter'e said...

Some things are meant to be. Look how beautiful your rug looks with that fabulously soft afghan!!!! Stick you in the middle, under the afghan, and VOILA!!!! A perfect picture!!!!!

Lovely lovely!!!!!!!

P.S. Have you bought an outrageously spunky red wig yet??? It suits your darling personality.

Love you kiddo!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Sheri, I have this wonderful picture of you in my mind's eye, sat waiting for your chemo with that beautiful coverlet wrapped around you, your hat on your head and an owl tucked under your arm! The colours and design in the coverlet are absolutely amazing -Taos is a talented lady. Stay strong, sweetheart. My prayers and love are with you. xx

Jacque. said...

oh Sheri...I am just now getting caught up on my blog reading/commenting. I was shocked to hear of your cancer...I am so sorry. I read back a bit and see that you have a wonderful support group...a healthy attitude and you are keeping busy. I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers and will visit more often to keep up with you and your news.