July was hot and tumultuous, but also fun and full of love! August is the month that transitions us from summer's change of pace into the new school year. But what does that mean for a crocheter?
Last month was all about showing love through crochet and we got a lot of love on the Facebook post and the blog.
I show my friends and family love by making them surprise blankets. I show myself love by using crochet as therapy: it is calming, it creates flow, it makes me feel good about myself knowing that I am going to make someone else happy.
When I first started crocheting, I quickly filled my family's needs. Although I still make gifts for family and friends, I was thrilled to find that there are many local charitable organizations that greatly need items such as hats, scarves, and mitts for the homeless; and baby items for the newborns that would otherwise go without. And these things are used by people who truly appreciate that someone took the time and cared enough to make something. I always include a card that says "Stitched with love for you". -Jane
I crochet prayer shawls, lap robes, baby blankets and stuffed animals for our prayer shawl ministry. They have been sent around the world. I pray for the person while I am crocheting, and the entire congregation prays over the object before it is sent out. It is amazing the responses we have gotten. People say they can feel God's love through these items! -Sandy