Friday, February 1, 2013

Show & Tell Friday - Link Up!

I've been busy crocheting things. Mainly, I've been doing prayer shawls. I did one in the early part of the month for my dear friend who was having a birthday. I'm so sorry that I didn't think to take a picture of the shawl once I completed it. It was a very pretty shawl and she loves it - which is the point. I always want people to feel the love I put into the things I make and I also want it to be something they will love using. For her shawl I used this yarn

It's a white yarn with a thread of gold running through it. I love this yarn because it works up so nicely and is so soft!

The next shawl I made was for a friend that had surgery in the middle of the month. I asked her what color was her favorite and comforts her. We all have a color that makes us feel calm, don't we? I know I do! The color she picked was peach. I didn't tell her why I was asking because I wanted her shawl to be a surprise. Here's some pictures of that shawl. I was so happy with how it came out!

Look in that last picture. Can you see Hollys little face checking this shawl out? She cracks me up! She loves to snuggle on my lap when I crochet and as the piece gets bigger it a battle of who is going to hold the project - her or me. She loves to curl up in an afghan and when she sees me working with yarn, she automatically thinks what I'm making is for her. Such a little sweetie! (She's slightly spoiled! lol)

Here is the pattern I used for this shawl - HERE

The pattern calls for Homespun Yarn, however, I used this yarn (in peach, of course)

This is Hobby Lobby's yarn and I love it! It's SO soft and easy to work with. Once I use up my Red Heart yarn I have, I won't be buying it anymore. This is the yarn I'll buy! If you wait for sales, or use a coupon, you can add to your yarn stash without breaking the bank. It works up beautifully and is machine washable and dryable. Perfect!

I'm working on another prayer shawl right now for a woman in my Bible study that is dealing with breast cancer. I'm hoping it will comfort her as she deals with everything ahead. I also pray for each person as I'm making their prayer shawl, so I hope it reminds them of God's love for them and that they feel the close presence of God when they wear it.

I'm hoping to make some cute little hearts up and fill them with a couple pieces of chocolate for my Bible study group. I made up some of these hearts last year and they are adorable!

You can find the pattern for these cute hearts HERE 
They work up really fast and would be a darling gift for someone. You could fill it with something little for your Valentine. Just precious!

What do you have to show and tell about? Link up on the linky below and share something you've been making, or decorating, or cooking, or whatever!

God bless you - Julie

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