I opened my email to find a fun note from Sue…she told an amazing story that I wanted to share with you.
A while back, I wrote a post HERE about buttons. I was saying that I saved them but I didn’t used them.
Sue left a comment that said, “Morning Jo I would’ve willing to buy some of the buttons. I knit baby sweaters for charity so am always looking for buttons for the cardigans I make.”
When writing the post about buttons, I added Sue’s comment and I included her email. I wrote, “Here is Susan’s email. Naaldwerk@aol.com If you have buttons to give her please contact her. It sounds like she has a good cause.”
Well…now Sue wrote to me to share her button story. This is so fun so read on….
Sue writes: “A few months ago you had written about my cause and knitting for babies in South Africa. Well three of your blog followers and yourself kindly mailed me buttons of which I am still using.”
“On Wednesday last week I was sitting in Chicago Midway Airport knitting away mindlessly when a lady started talking to me about what I was knitting and of course one thing led to another and I got talking about your blog and the button story. Well this other lady sitting across from me – then says “I have heard this story before and I sent buttons to a lady Sue in Connecticut“.
– well that lady was ME (Sue) –
“I could not get over it and gave her the biggest hug and thanked her for her generosity – I believe she (Sue) is from Iowa or at least the same state as you but a 100 miles away. She was on her way to NY with her family. What are the odds that we would meet in Chicago Midway Airport!”
(Sue, the knitter, is on the right in the yaya shirt)
“But it does not end there. As I am getting up to board my flight for Alabama a total stranger hands me a very generous check for $50 saying she overheard my story and wanted to support it.”
“I was truly humbled to say the least – in posting the story to my FB page the overwhelming comments and support have been overwhelming. My page is very private so not many people have access to it. ”
“But again thank you Jo – little ole me just knitting away to keep my hands busy.”
WOW!! Can you believe that story? Who would think that strangers who had a simple contact via the blog would happen to meet in the middle of the airport in Chicago?? Both had to have been early enough of for their flights to have a chance to sit by each other for Sue to start up knitting. Oh my!! This is truly a small world story.
I thought I’d share a couple other pictures with you that Sue sent….she turns yarns into the most beautiful sweaters….
Just look how precious they are. What a talent!! You can see the little buttons that Sue needs for the sweaters.
What a happy story to share!! This so warms my heart and is the perfect story to tell this holiday season! Thanks so much for your amazing work and willing to share ladies.