Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Peacock Prayer Shawl









This shawl is the loving work of roughly fifty pairs of hands ranging in age from third graders to the soon-to-retire. 


A co-worker found out over this past Christmas break that she has breast cancer. She has been off work since early January fighting a valiant battle. So far, treatments are going well. This co-worker is a type-A kinda gal like myself and being stuck in bed so much is really starting to drive her buggy. We all wanted to show this special individual how much we care in a personal way, but were not sure how. One day, our special education team supervisor approached me with a plan. Why not make our comrade a prayer shawl? 


Crochet?? At work??? Teach my co-workers and students???? I did not have to be asked twice. I could think of no better way to bring comfort and support to our friend. 


Oh, to have had my camera on hand as each of my third and fourth grade students carefully placed their stitches. The hook wobbling in and out of the fluffy yarn as it was guided by unsteady hands. The at first self-conscious giggles of trying a new task before peers slowly transforming into proud grins of accomplishment. So much love and joy was put into this endeavor. 


My fellow special education team members all took turns adding several rows over a weekend or while we gathered round the table at one of our weekly team meetings. Last Sunday afternoon afforded me the sweet task of adding a scallop edging all around the soft, rectangular form.


This project was truly a collaboration of love. 


Sending best wishes and prayers for a full recovery 
to a missed co-worker!

     

9 comments:

  1. oh how beautiful! i love to marvel at your talents -- alas -- i do not crochet -- i do know how to knit : ) but this is just so gorgeous and the colors...they make my heart sing!!!! (better than my voice to let you know :) lol!!!! hugs and thanks!

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  2. Such a loving, perfect thing to do for your co-worker. Sending her all my best wishes for a full recovery. :)

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  3. What a wonderful way to bless her! :)Prayers for your co-worker!

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  4. WHAT A WONDERFUL IDEA.....I NEVER HEARD OF THIS AND I THINK IT IS SO SPECIAL FOR SOME ONE......
    I HOPE LINDA FEELS BETTER SOON, AND GETS BACK TO HER OLD SELF.......RIZZI

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  5. The shawl is beautiful and with your prayers and love added in it will be such a blessing to your friend and coworker. I am so proud of you.

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  6. Oh my sweet friend, this shawl is so beautiful! And how beautiful of you to do such a heartwarming thing for your co-worker! My thoughts and prayers are being sent to her for a full recovery!
    Hope your weekend is full of joy!
    Much love,
    LS xoxoxoxxo

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  7. How beautiful! Hope your friend feels better soon! Have a lovely weekend, Kellie xx

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  8. Awesome shawl! Love your blog and thank you for honoring our GREAT GOD! Prayers lifted for your co-worker.

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