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Making a difference, one stitch at a time

A dozen or so ladies in Mathews are making a difference for cancer patients while having fun at the same time, and they’re hoping others will want to join them.

From the Heart, a knitting group, meets at 10:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month so its members can be together while knitting or crocheting hats, scarves, and other items for children and adults who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Last Wednesday during their meeting at the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad Building on Cricket Hill Road, the ladies’ hands were flying continually as they chatted about their projects and other topics. There were groans about lost stitches, gentle ribbing about one thing or another, and occasional shared laughter.

Peggy Foster, one of the founding members, said that she and her friends Jeannie Beavers, Sylvia Shinault and Sharon Sutton had started the group together. The four of them were shopping for knitting supplies at Michael’s in Richmond one day when Foster got ...

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