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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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Fringed in Love!

I am a Unitarian Universalist, so unlike many of your writers, not a Christian.

That does not mean that I don't pray!

The first prayer shawl that I made was for my best friend, who was moving to Arizona. By total coincidence, she crocheted a shawl for me as a "farewell" gift, also in Homespun.

The second shawl was for myself.

I suffer from depression and miss having my kids and all the extras who grew up in my house and have gone off to college and military. As each graduates from college, I make them a Homespun afghan. My daughter's roommates have also gotten afghans.

I am making each of my daughters an afghan (one regular granny square, on the circular center squares from the back of the label) out of the leftovers from each project.

My own shawl is ecru colored, with long fringe and a tassel from each afghan I have made. As I complete another afghan, I add fringe.

When I am lonesome or depressed, I know that I can wrap myself in a little bit of each of the kids that I love.

The leftovers from all this, I use in squares for a Warm Up America blanket.

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