Sunday, May 01, 2011

Not Weary

"We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed." -- Brother Lawrence

On a day during which we finally saw a bit of sun and felt a bit of warmth, Pastor Greg dropped off two big boxes full of love that fairly glowed! Angel Linda Faubel has certainly not been weary of doing little things, and these boxes held the yarny goodness proof of that. The contents made my heart glad!

Take a look at that pattern up top. Angel Birgit Yacoub designed another afghan, and Linda crocheted it. Between these two creative geniuses, they came up with this:

Isn't this absolutely breath-taking? The pattern is wonderful, and Linda's handiwork is just so fine. Birgit has suggested that it could be raffled off for our fundraiser in December, and I think she is absolutely right! She also suggested that we promote it on our blog, and see if we can get people to write in wanting raffle tickets. I'm thinking that might be another EXCELLENT idea! This photo does not do this afghan justice -- it is truly amazing, and large enough for to cover a queen-sized bed. It must have taken so very long to make -- it is composed of small squares, which Linda then sewed together. I would have completely lost my mind doing that amount of finishing, but Linda did and superb job.

There was more amazing yarny goodness in the boxes -- these brought a BIG smile to my face:

A collection of bears Linda made just for the Mother Bear Project - seven in all - 3 boys and 4 girls. I just love the grins she embroidered on their faces - they will make children in Africa soooo happy! When I told the bears that they would be going to Africa to be given to children who had no toys, and no parents, I swear their grins got even bigger!

And take a look at these:

That's a total of 56 spa cloths! I really like the star-shaped ones - they will make the women recipients at Cornerstone Community Outreach's homeless shelters feel like stars! Each spa cloth is different, too.

And there was more:

Baby blankets for the newborns we serve at Swedish Covenant Hospital - one for a boy and one for a girl. I really like the colorway Linda chose for the girl's blanket -- the color is a bit off here, but it includes shades of soft teal and rose. I would not have thought to put those colors together, but the effect is just so spring-like and lovely! The new moms who receive these blankets will treasure them!

In her note, Linda said it was nice to see everything turning green and flowers blooming -- AND I say it is nice to see love in action! That's what you see here -- Linda's love and devotion to all those folks in need we serve. I think God is smiling, too!