Bronwyn, our Programs Coordinator, introduced the program in late March as a fun and safe way for the ladies to stay connected during the COVID-19 isolation period. Since then, more than 150 widows have joined.
Not only has it been delightful to see all of the intricate knitting and colourful paintings, but also the messages exchanged between the ladies who have commonly expressed feelings of joy and nostalgia while engaging in their chosen activity. Some thoughts from the ladies are as follows:
“… this reminded me of when I used to crochet army nets during WWII”
“… making this painting took me to another world”
“… knitting is one of my therapeutic pass times and I have enjoyed this project”
“… when you wear it think of a lady who is 98 years old”
“… it has been a pleasure to knit this scarf”
Many of our widows shared their appreciation for Melbourne Legacy’s ongoing aid. We will always be here to support our beneficiaries in times of need, no matter what life throws at them.
Below are some clever artworks of the widows who chose the water painting kit.