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Welcome to the Community Room, a catch-all thread for any side conversations that might distract from the ongoing discussion of Back on Blossom Street. Get to know each other here, share common interests (like Knitting!), and have fun!

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Stephanie wrote:

Welcome to the Community Room, a catch-all thread for any side conversations that might distract from the ongoing discussion of Back on Blossom Street. Get to know each other here, share common interests (like Knitting!), and have fun!

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Stephanie wrote:

Welcome to the Community Room, a catch-all thread for any side conversations that might distract from the ongoing discussion of Back on Blossom Street. Get to know each other here, share common interests (like Knitting!), and have fun!

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I am knitting a prayer shawl for my doctor.
She was been wonderful in helping me deal with the big C. Two weeks ago I lost all my girly parts and my wonderful husband has sat by my bed and read BOBS to me and all the nurses who stop in to hear him. now that a great guy. I have read all Debbie's books I love them all.
keep reading, Dawn
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Dawn

br>I am knitting a prayer shawl for my doctor.
She was been wonderful in helping me deal with the big C. Two weeks ago I lost all my girly parts and my wonderful husband has sat by my bed and read BOBS to me and all the nurses who stop in to hear him. now that a great guy. I have read all Debbie's books I love them all.


Dawn, I am so sorry you are going thru this. I smiled when I read that your husband has been reading BoBS to you. That really touched me deep down. I'm not sure my husband would do that for me.



I hope everything will go well with you.

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Dawn,
I know your doctor will love the prayer shawl because it comes from your own hands...what a wonderful gift. I am praying for your comfort and recovery. God bless you and your husband...I am touched by both of you for your willingness to give of yourselves during such a difficult time.
Stay positive, feel better and enjoy the book discussion.
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Dawn,
Best wishes to you. I have the same surgery two years ago. I am fine now. What a wonderful husband you have to read this book to you. Though,my husband was a rock to me.
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Dawn,

Tell your husband the moderator of your online book group thinks he's pretty cool! What a great way to help you recover from your surgery.

I think your doctor will cherish the shawl you're knitting.

My thoughts and prayers are with you,
Stephanie
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Dawn how amazing! You have a wonderful husband. Stay strong. If Lydia survived you can too!
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DutchMoeder wrote:
Dawn how amazing! You have a wonderful husband. Stay strong. If Lydia survived you can too!




Yes, Dawn, this is a wonderful book to read to help you thru this! You are in my prayers.
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goldlocks03 wrote:
I am knitting a prayer shawl for my doctor.
She was been wonderful in helping me deal with the big C. Two weeks ago I lost all my girly parts and my wonderful husband has sat by my bed and read BOBS to me and all the nurses who stop in to hear him. now that a great guy. I have read all Debbie's books I love them all.




I had the same surgery a few years ago but from a different condition. I still have several health issues and my husband is a saint too. He takes over and does everything at the drop of a hat. He works all day, gets the groceries and cooks supper. He never misses the kids' events either. I couldn't do it without him. I'm glad you have your husband to help you through this.

I've never made a prayer shawl but I've received one. It was a gift for me after a hospital stay. Some elderly nuns nearby knit them for people who need them. A friend thought of me. I will treasure it always and it has been used often. Your doctor will treasure it as well. Best wishes and good health to you.
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That is so wonderful of your husband to spend time reading the book to you. I don't think my husband would be that great. I am sending prayers your way for a quick recovery. I know your doctor will love the prayer shawl you are making.
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Hi Stephanie,

My name is Stephanie too. This is my first time joining a book club and I'm very excited. At first I thought, wow I'm writing a lot and I just joined this morning. I soon realized that Stephanie is a common name. I'd like to start on this series but I need to know the title of part I.

Thx,

Stephanie2
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Steph,

Here are the series titles:

The Shop on Blossom Street
A Good Yarn
Back on Blossom Street

Also, for a full list (not sure if this is all of them or not, actually, I think Debbie said she has 150 or so titles out there!) go to:

http://www.debbiemacomber.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page&pageID=4

Welcome - glad you're here.
Stephanie
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Dawn,

It seems to me that you married a 'keeper'. (I did too!)

Debbie



goldlocks03 wrote:


Stephanie wrote:

Welcome to the Community Room, a catch-all thread for any side conversations that might distract from the ongoing discussion of Back on Blossom Street. Get to know each other here, share common interests (like Knitting!), and have fun!

Reply to this message to start the conversation.






Stephanie wrote:

Welcome to the Community Room, a catch-all thread for any side conversations that might distract from the ongoing discussion of Back on Blossom Street. Get to know each other here, share common interests (like Knitting!), and have fun!

Reply to this message to start the conversation.




I am knitting a prayer shawl for my doctor.
She was been wonderful in helping me deal with the big C. Two weeks ago I lost all my girly parts and my wonderful husband has sat by my bed and read BOBS to me and all the nurses who stop in to hear him. now that a great guy. I have read all Debbie's books I love them all.


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It is so wonderful to read about supportive husbands, espeically on a day like today--Father's Day--and know that there are still wonderful men in this world who are loving and giving toward their wives and families.

Debbie



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goldlocks03 wrote:
I am knitting a prayer shawl for my doctor.
She was been wonderful in helping me deal with the big C. Two weeks ago I lost all my girly parts and my wonderful husband has sat by my bed and read BOBS to me and all the nurses who stop in to hear him. now that a great guy. I have read all Debbie's books I love them all.




I had the same surgery a few years ago but from a different condition. I still have several health issues and my husband is a saint too. He takes over and does everything at the drop of a hat. He works all day, gets the groceries and cooks supper. He never misses the kids' events either. I couldn't do it without him. I'm glad you have your husband to help you through this.

I've never made a prayer shawl but I've received one. It was a gift for me after a hospital stay. Some elderly nuns nearby knit them for people who need them. A friend thought of me. I will treasure it always and it has been used often. Your doctor will treasure it as well. Best wishes and good health to you.


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Re: Community Room...prayer shawls and knitting

I first heard about prayer shawls about 2 years ago. I live in Florida, where it is HOT, so it kind of didn't make sense to me at the time. A few months later, my mom slipped and fell on ice (in New England) and fractured her hip and pelvis. I immediately visited the knitting group at my church and someone gave me a prayer shawl for my mom. My mom used it........and found comfort in it as she recovered. (Her house is quite drafty in the winter).

When I visited her the during the summer after her accident, she was up and about and had given the prayer shawl to another person in need.

My mom will be 84 this summer, and she is still knitting up a storm. I would say that is the one activity that brings her the most pleasure, despite her poor vision, poor hearing and being homebound. Whenever I visit, she shows me her pile of completed hats and mittens that she knits for the homeless people in her area.
When her sister and / or her 85+ yr old cousin visit, they sit and talk and knit. They have been doing that for 50 years or more. They were knitting when I was a little kid.......and when I was a teenager.....and long after I left home.

I just read the summary of Debbie's non fiction book which is being released in August, 2007. The book somehow incorporates knitting, life experience and faith. I will be interested in seeing Debbie's spin on the subject. I think there is something to it. Knitting and faith do not have to go hand-in-hand, but I think there are associations in some cases.

Janet......non knitter.....scrapbook maker...perhaps I inherited some kind of mutated gene ! LOL !
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DebbieMacomber wrote:
It is so wonderful to read about supportive husbands, espeically on a day like today--Father's Day--and know that there are still wonderful men in this world who are loving and giving toward their wives and families.

Debbie



Wrighty wrote:

goldlocks03 wrote:
I am knitting a prayer shawl for my doctor.
She was been wonderful in helping me deal with the big C. Two weeks ago I lost all my girly parts and my wonderful husband has sat by my bed and read BOBS to me and all the nurses who stop in to hear him. now that a great guy. I have read all Debbie's books I love them all.




I had the same surgery a few years ago but from a different condition. I still have several health issues and my husband is a saint too. He takes over and does everything at the drop of a hat. He works all day, gets the groceries and cooks supper. He never misses the kids' events either. I couldn't do it without him. I'm glad you have your husband to help you through this.

I've never made a prayer shawl but I've received one. It was a gift for me after a hospital stay. Some elderly nuns nearby knit them for people who need them. A friend thought of me. I will treasure it always and it has been used often. Your doctor will treasure it as well. Best wishes and good health to you.







You know, Debbie. It is wonderful that there are so many great men in the world. I never was blessed myself but thank God My girls were lucky to have found wonderful husbands. They work together and share responiblies to gether.
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Dear Janet,

Your mother sounds like one incredible woman. You are blessed to have her. It's amazing how the simple act of knitting acan affect a person and in many ways, as you noted, faith and knitting are associated. Thaqnk you for sharing your thoughts.

Debbie



homereader wrote:
I first heard about prayer shawls about 2 years ago. I live in Florida, where it is HOT, so it kind of didn't make sense to me at the time. A few months later, my mom slipped and fell on ice (in New England) and fractured her hip and pelvis. I immediately visited the knitting group at my church and someone gave me a prayer shawl for my mom. My mom used it........and found comfort in it as she recovered. (Her house is quite drafty in the winter).

When I visited her the during the summer after her accident, she was up and about and had given the prayer shawl to another person in need.

My mom will be 84 this summer, and she is still knitting up a storm. I would say that is the one activity that brings her the most pleasure, despite her poor vision, poor hearing and being homebound. Whenever I visit, she shows me her pile of completed hats and mittens that she knits for the homeless people in her area.
When her sister and / or her 85+ yr old cousin visit, they sit and talk and knit. They have been doing that for 50 years or more. They were knitting when I was a little kid.......and when I was a teenager.....and long after I left home.

I just read the summary of Debbie's non fiction book which is being released in August, 2007. The book somehow incorporates knitting, life experience and faith. I will be interested in seeing Debbie's spin on the subject. I think there is something to it. Knitting and faith do not have to go hand-in-hand, but I think there are associations in some cases.

Janet......non knitter.....scrapbook maker...perhaps I inherited some kind of mutated gene ! LOL !


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