We meet to knit, crochet, share stories, support one another, and pray for those in need. Shawls are donated as completed. Since February 2007, over 1000 hand-made shawls have been distributed for various prayer requests (people who are sick, grieving, or otherwise in need of comfort and celebration shawls for newborns, friendship, weddings, and other prayers of thanksgiving). We also make washcloths for disaster victims and school children; scarves for people in shelters; and baby hats and sweaters for various charities. Everyone can join us in praying for shawl recipients. Instruction and supplies are provided if you would like to join this informal group. (Attendance is optional.) Contact the office for more information. Praying for Peace!
The following blessing is attached to shawls:
“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10. May this shawl, created with love and filled with prayers, comfort and enfold you. May it be a sacred haven of hope and peace and quiet.
We meet Friday afternoons from 1 to 3 pm at the Barcroft Starbucks at the intersection of Lincolnia Road and Columbia Pike. (Except the last Friday each month we meet at Peace Lutheran). When we meet at Peace, coffee and Tea will be provided and you may bring a snack to share if you so choose.
Highlight of 2018: This year 51 shawls were made and donated with many others ready to go. Since organizing in 2007 1329 items have been donated to those who are in need of comfort, sick, grieving, healing, or celebrating life events.
This year a “Craft-In” was held in May including some members of the other crafting groups such as the beaders, scrappy ladies and guilt group members as well as anyone who wanted to join us to socialize and work on their own project. We had about 15 ladies attend for crafting, fellowship and light snacks. In July a farewell luncheon was held at Glory Days to say goodbye to a long time member, Karen Ager, who relocated to Alabama. In July we donated 6 shawls (along with quilts the quilting group donated) to Bethlehem Lutheran church in Annandale to help cover the vandalism done to their church pews. This December a holiday luncheon was held at Glory Days. At that time we collected approximately 3-4 large bags of new underwear, sox, hats, gloves and scarves for the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter/New Hope Housing.