Oh, my, it’s AMAZING!!!!! The colours are incredible. I have sat and ran my fingers over such clever and beautiful squares, I’ve sobbed and smiled and have wrapped it round me and S and I sat and spotted the animals!
I honestly cannot believe the effort and skill and the time that people have taken to make this blanket for us, William’s anniversary is only a few weeks away and I felt so close to him today whilst looking at it.
The bunch of daffodils is just so incredible. I’m so so grateful to the lady that made them, as they aren’t around all year it will be great to be able to concentrate on their brightness in December. They are going to go in a glass vase that belonged to my late wonderful grandma and will take pride of place of my shelf.
I feel such warmth and love from people that has gone into this gift and honestly it bowls me over. The kindness and support I have received from mumsnet and woolly hugs has been incredible (and in fact better than from some of my own family and friends)
William and his loss have taught me so much about myself and others this last year and though my heart aches terribly I’m trying to pick up the pieces and find a way through this new life. S is our world and give us a reason to keep smiling through our tears.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Woolly hugs will always have my support. E xxx
Our beautiful blankets have been made by a community of Mumsnetters wanting to show their love and support to fellow Mumsnetters and their families facing heartbreaking and devastating loss. Some contribute by crafting, others by donating funds or wool, all playing a full part, It is hoped that the blankets can offer some comfort to the families. If they get one ounce of love from their blanket then it’s all worth it.
The blankets have come to be known as Woolly Hugs, we are sending them love and wrapping them in a warm hug.
“When I’ve finished my not very well knitted squares, I sort of sigh and think, well they aren’t very good, but you look at the picture of the finished blanket, and you really ‘get’ it. The whole thing, so various and beautiful, the feelings behind it, so many people contributing, wanting to send comfort and love.”
“My wool has just arrived! The colours are beautiful, pink and blue. Please tell my donor I am proud to knit with it on behalf of us both. There is something incredibly special about receiving this wool from a friend I don’t know and to be doing something so precious with it. Big big thanks…..”
Mumsnet is sometimes accused of being shouty and cross (and it can be) but put simply, there are few better places to get support when you need it most. These blankets and the work and love behind them shows just how much of a community Mumsnet really is.” Justine Roberts, April 2012, CEO and Co-Founder www.mumsnet.com & www.gransnet.com
We received Rumer’s blanket on Friday and we just wanted to say thank you so very much. It is beautiful and it made me cry. The rainbows just like her blanket, the elephants after her suits. Incy Wincy spider, the morning town train, the boat and the grey bear including one with his white bow tie, so lovely. We will treasure it. This is a picture of Rumer’s very new brother Sage on Rumer’s blanket.
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