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A Note from The Girl

Life has caught up with me, and I don't get to update this blog as often as I'd like. I've added my Pinterest stream to keep the site updated, but if you're a friend or family member, come join me on Facebook for more frequent updates!

Sweet new baby girl

The fourth member of our family arrived on the last day of the world – 12/21/12. She has been quite a little handful, which is why I haven’t found much time to blog lately. We are looking forward to watching her grow and learn. Because of our sweet new addition, I am entering a sweepstakes…  » Read more »

Lacy Fans: an easy crochet prayer shawl pattern

Most of the prayer shawls I’ve crocheted have used a fairly solid pattern. This time, I wanted to make something a little more delicate. I couldn’t find a pattern I liked, so I searched until I found this beautiful stitch and created a pattern with it. This pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, so you…  » Read more »

How to organize goals

Life has a way of distracting you if you’re not focused on achieving what you want. That’s why it’s important to identify, organize, and work toward your goals. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the…  » Read more »

Giving prayer shawls

Handmade items are always special, but a prayer shawl is extra-special because the person who makes the shawl does it with the intention of blessing the person who receives it. “Shawls … made for centuries, universal and embracing, symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter…  » Read more »

Prayer shawl cards

I wanted to explain a little more about the importance of prayer shawl cards. The shawl itself is an expression of love and comfort, and the continual prayers bring blessing to the recipient – but I think they have even more power when the recipient is aware just how special the prayer shawl is. That’s…  » Read more »