Thursday, November 13, 2014

Gobsmacked...

 Yesterday there was a retirement luncheon in my honor.
My locker partner, Anne, crocheted this amazing shawl for me. 
I was overwhelmed by this gift. 

It is the softest thing in the world.  
She told me she used an acrylic:
Michael's Wool -like Loops N Threads.
I'm going to have to buy the store out. 
Baby blankets will be amazing in this yarn. ..etc
Some of our nurses and respiratory therapists go to China to teach in a NICU there.  Paula brought this knit bag......half way round the globe to me.  They flew in the night before the party and came anyhow.  Isn't it gorgeous? The embroidery is hand stitched.  
I did not want a party but I'm glad they insisted.
It felt like closure in the best way.
I have been privileged to work beside many amazing women.

And there is snow on the rooftops and lawns this morning..
for the times they are a changing!

19 comments:

LynnW said...
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Nancy said...

What amazing gifts! Your co-workers obviously thought a great deal of you and your work. I'm glad you agreed to the party.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Sounds like a lovely send-off. The knitting bag is gorgeous!

knitterbeader said...

Looks like you had a wonderful bunch of co-workers. It's always hard to leave them, but what beautiful gifts they gave you - all of them!!

Katherine said...

Beautiful gifts for a beautiful lady. I love the knit bag and the shawl is gorgeous! I really like crocheted shawls but I don't crochet myself. They were right, you deserve a royal send-off after so many years of devotion to so many babies. You are amazing!

It froze in Fort Worth last night and the high today is going to be--32°. Yep, something is changing.

Gracie Saylor said...

What a wonderful celebration for your changing times, Kathy! The gifts you showed us are very special indeed and speak highly of the respect and affection your coworkers have for you. My daughter has been blessed with good team workers in her nursing career thus far and is so grateful. I am glad you let your coworkers honor you for all the good work you have done in your career :) xx

KSD said...

I'm tearing up just reading this post. You certainly deserved every beautiful thing you got.

Enjoy the snow.

elns said...

I'm so glad you celebrated too. It's a wonderful you have gotten a chance to work with such lovely people who obviously value you. You celebrated the great work you've done, together. Congratulations on retiring Kathy. I'm so excited to watch more of your adventures.

Judy S. said...

So glad they had a nice party for you; you deserved it! Love the shawl; you will wear it proudly.

SapphireBlue said...

You deserve a party! You have done such great work over the years. Yummy cake. I wish I would have been there.

Nancy Kay said...

How wonderful to have your co-workers throw you a fabulous party! Great gifts! And the picture of you is really cute!! Congratulations on your retirement!!

Mereknits said...

Well done my friend, they are privileged to have worked with you! I am so glad you allowed everyone to properly spoil you!
Hugs,
Meredith

Dee said...

A beautiful way to go into retirement. That knitting bag is awesome too!!!!

Happy retirement --- although I have to say, you look way too young to be a retiree.

teabird said...

Congratulations - and what a lovey gift/keepsake!

Lynn said...

The shawl is lovely and will be like she is hugging you whenever you wear it. I just saw the yarn she used on sale at Michael's on sale from the 16th thru 22. Might even have been only $1.99 if my memory is correct so do check it out. It was in ads in todays local newspaper.

Araignee said...

Perfect gifts. What thoughtful friends to know you so well!

karen said...

lovely gifts and yay for parties from friends, you should enjoy that! Happy retirement :)

Allison B said...

Oh that bag is so nice!

SissySees said...

What a beautiful you! I'm so glad they "made" you have a party and you got very special gifts. You deserve them.

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