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Caring and Sharing

While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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Trinity Church Prayer Shawls

As a disabled senior citizen, I know how much I appreciate it when anyone takes time out of their busy schedule to do something for me. No matter how small, it is truly appreciated.

I recently joined a new church and found that they had a need for prayer shawls to be given to others in their time of need .... either physical or emotional. Previous to this I had be making blankets and other items and just giving them away to whomever I thought might like them. I even made blankets for about two years for Project Linus of New Jersey.

I have used Lion Brand Homespun for many of these "prayer shawls" because this yarn is so soft and works up so nicely. Also, I use Lion Brand's Pound of Love.

Working on these prayer shawls'has also helped me by giving me something to do with my nights (when I am in the most pain). I get to think about others and pray for them and this, in turn, helps me.

In the past few months I have made and donated 15 prayer shawls and blankets to Trinity Church in Matawan, New Jersey. It makes me very happy when I see how well they are received. Recently I was told that one of my prayer shawls was given to a young woman of about 35 years of age when she lost her husband to cancer. I was told that she wraps herself in the comfort of the shawl and this gives her some peace. What more could I ever want to hear about something I made for someone?

This coming Saturday, another one of my prayer shawls will be presented to another woman who just lost her husband after a very long illness. I hope this shawl gives her some comfort and peace, too.

I will continue to crochet and knit as long as someone is in need!

Carmena Stoney

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