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Sunday, January 13, 2019

My Prayer Shawl -- a Crafty Weekends Link Party

It is time for Crafty Weekends!! This week I have been working on my prayer shawl which is finally almost finished. I started it over seven years ago. I had made my sister one rather quickly when she was going through a divorce and then I liked hers so much I wanted one in pink. I bought the organic yarn and started it. It is an easy pattern (which I still messed up); knit three, purl three. The three stitches represent the Trinity. The idea of a prayer shawl is the knitter says prayers for the person who uses it so the prayers are knit into it. One of my first experiences with prayer shawls was actually a prayer baby blanket. My aunt got one when I was pregnant with Hazel and my mother brought it to me when I was on bedrest. When Hazel was in the special care unit she had this blanket on her. Then my church gave me a prayer shawl to send my aunt when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 


Over time I definitely made mistakes. Sometimes forgetting to count to three and sometimes forgetting where I was if I stopped in the middle of a row. You can see the various parts that look different.

Now before we get to the party, I want to tell you about the amazing Outlet Sale going on at Thirty-One Gifts. It lasts through Wednesday and I would love for you to take a look and consider purchasing from me. 
https://www.mythirtyone.com/us/en/carrie31fun/collection/outlet-sale?page=1





It is time to see what you have been creating!  Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party.   Below are a few of the features from our last party, but be sure to go back and check out the many great crafts shared! Please remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday will be back next week!! I skipped one due to the holiday! be sure to stop by and share your kid-oriented activities!! And if you have cultural posts be sure to share them at Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop this month!  I can't wait to see what your latest creations are!!

Features


1) From The Scrap Shoppe: Cross-Stitch Office Storage

2) From Reviews, Chews, & How-Tos: A Stitchy Year End Review

3) From Anika's DIY Life: No Sew Canvas Storage Bins

4) From LiliaCraftParty: Eden Cottage Baby Cocoon Knitting Pattern

5) From Nutz about Stamping: Happiness Blooms Greeting Card (this was shared at Sharing Saturday but I thought it was more appropriate for Crafty Weekends)

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!


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