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Thursday, February 4, 2016

A very impressive throw!

Regular readers would know that I am very much involved with Knitting for Brisbane's Needy (K4BN). This group provides beautifully knitted or crocheted items, toiletries, toys, sewn clothing etc to the needy of not just Brisbane but for the needy throughout the state. In this post I want to write about another of our members, Jocelyn. 
My friend Helen and I organise the fundraising raffles for K4BN that are run twice a year. Jocelyn is always one of the the first to offer prizes for these raffles. Jocelyn also makes items for the needy. And recently she made the most beautiful throw rug to donate to the group for distribution. Stunning isn't it?
This throw is crocheted in Australian indigenous colours; red, golden yellow and black. Sadly, a disproportionate number of the needy in our communities are aboriginal people, and items knitted/crocheted in those colours are highly prized by them. 

Now Jocelyn's throw has gone to a very special recipient, an Aboriginal Elder who is 'doing it tough' health wise. 
Karen, the founder of K4BN, wrote :- 

'This  magnificent blanket is now with its new owner, an elder in Murgon. She has been battling cancer for a few years but still volunteers at lots of different places, especially schools! We have been told she cried when she was given this. Couldn't believe someone would donate something this beautiful to her!' 
Thank you for all that you do for the needy and vulnerable in our communities in Queensland, Jocelyn! It is very much appreciated. 


Susan said...

It certainly is beautiful and obviously it has gone to a good home where it will be treasured.

Spinner63au said...

Thanks for sharing Maria. It's lovely. I wish I could do more.

Vireya said...

Beautiful work. The recipient sounds like a very special lady.

doodles n daydreams said...

This is a beautiful piece of work and it is so good to know it went to someone so appreciative and deserving.


margaret said...

how nice to have heard back that the rug was so loved. it really is a work of art

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful throw