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Old 07-09-2012, 10:24 PM   #1382
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It's been a couple years since we worked on our Oddball Shawls. I've been finishing them up, and storing them for the perfect recipients. This week, I finally found a home for them!

I recently learned that the Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte needs 15-20 shawls a WEEK!

REknitting, a member of the Ravelry Charlotte Knitters Group shared the following about the shawl ministry: "At Levine & Dickson Hospice House (LDHH) a cozy prayer shawl is provided for each new patient admitted. These heartfelt gifts provide great comfort during their stay at the hospice house. The shawls also play an important role in the ceremony at LDHH, held by staff and family members, to honor the patientís life after they have died. Each shawl that provides warmth in life is lovingly placed over the patient in death. Rosemary, symbolizing remembrance, is cut fresh from the grounds of LDHH, tied with ribbon and hung on the door of the patientís room. When it is time, with the lights dimmed, a candle lit, and soft music playing, the staff joins the caregivers in escorting the patient from the building. Both the rosemary bouquet and the shawl are presented to the family, in a tangible symbol of remembrance."

Sounds like our shawls will be greatly appreciated there! I am so pleased to share our beautiful shawls with such a wonderful, caring group.

Thank you all for your kind contribution of time, talent, postage, and sweet spirits, while making our lovely shawls.
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