Last night at church, Sugarloaf UMC, we had the first annual SUM Awards. These awards were designed to highlight each ministry area and the top volunteer in that area. I won for the congregational care ministry for my Prayer shawl ministry.
I won the Golden Needles Award and when the name of the award was announced, I heard a couple of gasps as I am well known for knitting at church functions when ever I can. If I had planned things out better, I would have been caught knitting in my seat and brought it with me. The entire night was tongue-in-cheek, but there was a serious side. The other people that were given awards also work very hard in the church for no real recognition, I know we all do it because we do love what we do. And that I am humbled to have gotten this award for doing something I love to do, knit and help people. I have been feeling that I have been slipping in my ministry and in my faith, since my mom passed. I have been missing something, a hole in my soul, and last night, I really felt the love from all those at church. I have never really felt part of anything and here at this church, it is truly a family.
I will be making a new shawl pattern from this book that I was given, I will post as I start making it. I have some special yarn that I have been waiting to use to make this. Not sure who I want to give this shawl to, but I know that God will put that person in my life and show me that they need the shawl and the love.
I hope that today is a blessed day for all those that read this blog and that if you like it, please share it and get it out there. I will be writing again soon!
My thoughts about life, family and knitting. I am a knitter of over 30 years, just starting to spread my wings on designing my own items. I knit for fun, for my prayer shawl ministry at Sugarloaf UMC, and for my sanity. This blog will chronical my life and what is happening day by day. Grab a cup of tea and enjoy my short rants.