Monday 10 August 2015

A Shawl is Like a Hug

Hello Friends! I'm back with something else to share with you all.  A shawl is like a hug, and I've made one for a dear friend who is moving away.  I shall miss her greatly.  This way if she needs a hug from far away she can wrap it around her and know I am thinking of and praying for her.  She likes blues so I thought this would suit her.
Colossians 1:3 "We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,"

This next shawl is rectangular and I used a new pattern called the shell stitch that I wanted to try.  It's very soft and warm.  It's sitting on my hutch awaiting a new home.  The colour is a bit bright in the picture, it's plum.

I've also been saving up ingredients to make my own salve.  I love to have natural healing things in my home for my family.  So today was the day I put them all together.  I had collected some herbs and steeped them in olive oil in the crock pot to infuse them.  Then I took all the oils, added vit. E as a preservative, some beeswax and some essential oils to the mix.  I'm not one for exact measurements, but it turned out very nice and my little boy came right up and wanted to be the first to try it on his owie.  I made more containers than are in the picture since I had already set some aside to give away.

I wrote out my "recipe" so that I knew all that I'd put in it.

I love how they cool and are so smooth on top.

I had to dip my finger in just to try out the texture. It rubs on so nice and smooth.  Plus it smells so nice!

So I have been doing things, making baby blankets to (I'll share those at another time) and working in my garden.  We finally got some lovely little carrots tonight to have with in another month they should be a good size. At least I hope so. :)  I have been doing lots of things, but have not been in my crafty spot.  I have lots of plans so I hope to change that in the near future.

I hope you all have a beautiful day!

I am sharing today with Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth - Art of Homemaking Mondays


living from glory to glory said...

Dear Jennifer, I just absolutely loved that shawl, and your friend will treasure it! The color you chose for it is perfect.
I am now going to have to search for a pattern that looks like that!
And I am so sorry that your friend is moving away, as I have had two dear friends move in the last year and I still miss them so much!
Enjoy your days and also that salve sounds very healing and with little ones we all need a bit of love in a tin to apply as needed with a kiss of course!
Hugs, Roxy

Esther Asbury said...

Looks like you've been busy making so many wonderful things!
I'm sure your friend will enjoy and treasure the "hug" you crocheted for her!

Danielle Dunn said...

Your friend is undoubtedly loving it now that's it's colder, and the salve works on owies and more. :)