staff at Hinchingbrooke Hospital modelling bags

July’s Stitches

Another very special month in the life of Stitches. Karin, a Sister on the stroke ward at Hinchingbrooke Hospital came with two other staff to collect our many offerings from the year.

We have donated a large supply of twiddlemuffs and twiddlebags, which go to both stroke and dementia patients. Clothes have been sent to the neonatal unit and lap blankets have gone to various wards. The patients will be able to take these with them on discharge and those who leave hospital for care accommodation are glad of the continuity.

Twiddlemuffs to be donated

knitted blankets folded ready to be donated

knitted blankets folded ready to be donated

A number of this month’s photos are Karin’s, showing the pleasure the staff at Hinchingbrooke had in receiving the knitteds.

knitted items donated to Hitchinbrooke Hospital

knitted donations being received by Hitchinbrooke Hospital

staff at Hitchinbrooke Hospital receiving knitted donations

close up of items donated to Hitchinbrooke Hospital

Our Pondersbridge friends arrived for the meeting, and the photo shows all our visitors together.

Visitors to this month's meeting

Karin is a super cook and she brought us a gift of small cakes and – even better from my point of view, being from Devon – scones with clotted cream and jam! I think they were all eaten!

Cakes and scones

The Chernobyl children have now returned to Belarus, and I was able to show a photo of them in their red jumpers ready to set off. Not our photo though so it can’t be shown on the blog. We have already been asked for another set for next year. Next year’s gift is small toys and I have dozens of suitable kits, and plenty of stuffing, so no problems there.

Following the success of the bunnyroos at Easter, next year’s eggs will be in a bird, designed and knitted by Anne again, and a cross between an owl, a puffin and a penguin – the prototype looks rather good, and I predict the same success.

Easter bird that will hold eggs

Next month we are hoping to have a visitor from the Linus project to speak to us, but it will depend on her workload on the day.

quilt in red tones

multicoloured quilt

small patchwork quilt in blues and yellows

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