Happy New Year! Sunrises like this one I saw not long ago from my parking spot by the patio continue to excite my desire to be creative and craft! Does the beauty of creation do the same for you?
Recently I was told that the women in the groups in our church who make baby blankets for babies in local NICUs have made over 1000 blankets over the last six years. I love being a part of this project over the last four years and knowing that many families have been prayed for and blessed with tangible encouragement during a difficult time. Part of my vision for 2020 is to make more little blankets.
I envision completing this wave blanket which I am enjoying crocheting and then finishing a knitted blanket I started last year.
Dear friends sent me this puzzle that features yarn and cats and my youngest daughter and her husband did the major part of crafting the pieces together on Christmas afternoon. Working on putting together other puzzles is part of my crafting vision for 2020. Do you enjoy putting together jigsaw puzzles?
Finishing this and more potholders is also a part of my crafting vision for 2020. It is my favorite style of potholder and fun to make and give as a practical gift.
I discovered this towel holder pattern last year and have enjoyed crocheting many of them as gifts. While I have made many button fastened towel holders over the years, I think this is a brilliant pattern to keep regular hand towels on the rack.
You can find the free pattern to make the towel holders HERE. I used acrylic yarn, and find the design "handy" in every way, so envision making more in 2020.
On Tuesday mornings I plan to craft time reading individually with four children who are first or second or third graders. I plan to craft time with four women's groups, knitting, crocheting, or completing a Bible study or art-related projects...enjoying times of worship, times of fellowship with family and friends, visiting blogs and posting about my vision at least once a month if possible...and...stay focused from moment to moment with joy and gratitude or compassion and care as needs arise.
What is your vision for 2020? Know that my prayer is that the Lord blesses you.