Last week, I received an email from someone I didn't know. She had been to my website and looked at my crochet ministry blog. She saw where I give prayer shawls and hats to people in need. I have done several by direct request from family, but most of my projects are donated to our church prayer shawl ministry and distributed as needed.
This lovely lady asked if I would give her a shawl and hat. She lives in a small town in another state and has very little family. She has undergone two surgeries this year and has been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. Her journey will be long and difficult.
I emailed her back and told her I would be happy to make her a shawl and hat and asked if she had any preferences. She loved the lavender colored shawl on my site, but liked the shell wrap pattern. I told her I would do my best to fulfill her wishes.
Truly I didn't know if I'd be able to find the yarn in the color she wanted. The yarn for the hats requires a worsted weight yarn and the pattern for the shawl calls for a lightweight yarn. My favorite store to look for yarn is Hobby Lobby because it is a Christian-based store. I love listening to Christian melodies while browsing the shelves.
This was a week of short funds since we had to wait three weeks between paychecks, but I felt called to get started on this project right away. So I headed off to Hobby Lobby to begin my search, fully expecting a multiple store search to find what I needed.
As I walked down the aisle toward the yarn section, I found an end cap featuring "Effervesce" yarn. Right in the center of the display was this lovely lavender colored yarn. This was a worsted weight yarn, very soft, and there was just exactly enough to make the shawl and a hat...all of the same dye lot!!
I know this was God-orchestrated and all doubts fled. I had a $10.00 rebate card and another rebate card with a little over $6.00 on it. The difference was about $24.00, affordable!
The yarn is a dream to work with and the shawl is going to be beautiful. My heart is happy.
There are times when God moves us when least expected, but He will provide what we need to accomplish the task. I love when He calls me to special tasks, and through following His will, I am always blessed.
Matthew 25:37-40 "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' "