This afternoon was spent in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of St Thomas’ Hospital where I got to meet my new niece for the first time. She’s had a really tough introduction to the world and is doing well but there’s a way to go yet.
I dropped in the garland and little kimono which turns out isn’t actually that little but will give her something to aim for over the next 6 months! In the meantime I think I’ll have to get busy making her something that will fit.
It was lovely to see a bright garter stitch blanket over her crib which came from the woolly cupboard of wonder where all the donated hand-knit baby items are kept. If you do, or have ever donated items to your local hospital, then rest assured they are used and loved on the wards. There was something very touching about seeing a knitted item in amongst all the machines and wires.
The little lady is receiving the most incredible care and I was blown away by all of the staff, both nurses and doctors who are simply doing their job but doing it with such ease, so calmly, friendly and thoughtful. Just amazing.
Needless to say, life is a bit hilly at the moment and I might not be around as much as usual but hopefully things will be back on track soon.
The images are taken from around St Thomas’ and show nursery rhyme and fairy tale ceramic tile pictures from the early 20th Century.