February Gratitude Post

22 February – Howdy Goodeze, I’d just like to make a couple of gratitude posts!

The first is to a very lovely lady who today donated two station wagon loads of material and wool to be used for blankets, bandanas and gowns! πŸ’–

The second is to a member who very generously donated two car loads of brand new clothing to be sold, with the proceeds to be used by GoG for supplies! πŸ’œ

The generosity of some people never ceases to amaze me!Β 
Thank you to both of these beautiful members!Β πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’•

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Canberra Hospital Foundation Morning Tea

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!Β πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸ’œ

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Mission Stitchin’ Angels

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! πŸ’–πŸ’žπŸ˜Š

Thank you also to the many amazing donors who provided the material for these special gowns!!Β πŸ’–πŸ’ž

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February Feedback

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.Β 
On behalf of the staff, thank you ! Kath

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Our pleasure! The atmosphere in the room was wonderful, and it was lovely to hear so much laughter and see so much joy on everyone’s faces, including our ‘instructors!Β  – Mary πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ’ž

ICU Feedback – February

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 ThanksΒ 
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Hi Mary & Ladies
As mother of one of the big boys this small gift of material is a thank you for all the work your lovely group does. I can’t speak for my son and at the moment he can’t tell me, but I am real sure having the gowns specially made for himΒ has made him a lot more comfortable than laying on bed with towel across his thighs. I feel the love and pride you all put into your work, so I thank you very much for making my sons stay in hospital comfortable . Thank you to Kath for mentioning my son.

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Canberra Hospital “Knitting for Mindfulness” In-Service

“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.Β 

It was an honour to be invited by the ICU team to speak about the benefits of knitting for relaxation and mindfulness.Β  It was wonderful to see so many members of staff come along, pick up a pair of needles and give knitting a go!Β  ManyΒ  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.Β Β 

Many thanks to Christa, Mel, Kerry and Krishna for all their support on the day and the ICU team for the invitation!Β  We look forward to the next time when we’ll be holding a “Crocheting for Mindfulness” session!Β 

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The following is a post taken from the Canberra Hospital Foundation Facebook Page.

Canberra Hospital Foundation

February 8 Β· 

Today the wonderful Good Omen-Goodeze (GOGs) presented a β€œKnitting 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.

Thank you GOGs for your amazing ongoing support!

GoG Working Bee – 2 February

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 toΒ 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!Β πŸ’œπŸ’–πŸ˜šΒ Also to Kerry for tagging all the blankets! Can’t wait till next time!Β πŸ’–πŸ’žπŸ’œ

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When Harry Met Mary!

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!! πŸ˜ŽπŸ€©πŸ’œ

So honoured, getting pats from Mary, the head of Good Omen Goodeze (needle craft group supporting Canberra Hospital & Health Services) – Harry