18 February – It was lovely to be able to attend the Canberra Hospital Foundation morning tea on behalf of all you wonderfully generous and hard working Goodeze. The testimonials were very heartfelt and some of the stories were so touching they brought tears to the eyes of many in the room. Thank you to the Foundation for the acknowledgement of all the crafting groups there on the day! 😊💖💜
14 February – This week’s gorgeous gifts! Thank you to the Goodeze who put time, creativity and love into these beauties! 💞 The comfort you bring and connections you build through this amazing process can last a lifetime. 💜💖
9 February – Came home from a fabulous experience yesterday at TCH, to find that the Mission Stitchin ‘angels’ had dropped by to deliver the latest batch of beautifully crafted gowns and lap rugs!!😍😍 So grateful to have these generous souls as part of our group! 💖💞😊
Thank you also to the many amazing donors who provided the material for these special gowns!! 💖💞
9 February – Dear GOGs, I’ve had so much positive feedback from the staff who attended your session on Mindful Knitting. Its was as huge success! Thank you again Mary, Mel, Kerry ,Christa and Krishna for your time and support. On behalf of the staff, thank you ! Kath
9 February – Big Thank you to Cheryl Lloyd, Sophie dale,and Lola Angelivia for their kind donations of wool and fabric for the GOGs and Mission Stitchin’ to make beautiful blankets,comfort goods and gowns for our Canberra Hospital patients. Delivered with Thanks Xx
“A study conducted by Harvard Medical School’s Mind and Body Institute found that knitting induces an enhanced state of calm similar to that of yoga!”
This was the key message for today’s GoG “Knitting for Mindfulness” in- service held at the Canberra Hospital.
It was an honour to be invited by the ICU team to speak about the benefits of knitting for relaxation and mindfulness. It was wonderful to see so many members of staff come along, pick up a pair of needles and give knitting a go! Many of the staff members who came along had learnt how to knit in the past, but as often happens, life gets very busy and the simple joys are often the things that we leave behind on our journey.
Many thanks to Christa, Mel, Kerry and Krishna for all their support on the day and the ICU team for the invitation! We look forward to the next time when we’ll be holding a “Crocheting for Mindfulness” session!
The following is a post taken from the Canberra Hospital Foundation Facebook Page.
Today the wonderful Good Omen-Goodeze (GOGs) presented a “Knitting for Mindfulness” session for the staff in ICU. Before running the knitting class, Mary spoke about the therapeutic benefits of knitting and crocheting, and how enriching it feels to create comfort items for those who are unwell.
2 February – Thanks to all the Goodeze who came along today and made our afternoon such a lot of fun! 😁 It was wonderful to see so many new members pop along! Our largest stitch-together to date, and what a joy to see our little “family” growing! 😁
“Show-and- Tell” was amazing as always! Big thanks to Vicki and Wendy who gave so much of their time to help with set up and pack down! Couldn’t do it without you guys! 💜💖😚 Also toKerry for tagging all the blankets! Can’t wait till next time! 💖💞💜
I’ve been ‘following’ Harry for such a long time now, so what a joy it was to finally meet him on Friday! Sitting in on the presentations with him at my feet was just so special. Harry and his team make such a valuable contribution to the welfare of everyone he meets at TCH! You guys are Superstars!! 😎🤩💜