Wednesday, April 13, 2016
More info about Loveys...
The Loveys for Levine's Little Lambs project is getting a great start!! We have yarn donated and loveys donated for our visit to the Children's Hospital next week!
Here are a few patterns for those who were asking about patterns!
Also here is a little about the project...
One thing I have realized through this particular trial is that there are many children and parents who are afraid and suffering in the hospitals around this world. There is a look in the eyes of the parents you meet in the hallways of ...not really pity, but disbelief in a way...like, "What are we doing here?" And it is almost like you don't want to ask them why they are here but you are drawn to and they are drawn to telling you about their child. We are in the same boat, in similar storms...but the Master of the Storms on this earth is also the Master of the storms of our lives.
I want to praise Jesus for walking with us and with our child and with our eldest son and our extended family through this storm. I want to praise Him for the wonderful doctors He placed in our lives from our family doctor to the ER doctors to the specialists. I want to thank Him for the concern in the hearts of these medical professionals. It would be easier for them to just do their job without caring...because it hurts to care. But they don't....they do their job with tears in their eyes and burdened hearts and some of them have hope that they share...the hope of Jesus and His love and His power...and it means a world of difference. I want to praise Him for bringing us to the other shore of the lake, out of the major storm and into a time of rest in Him. I want to praise Him for the health of my little boy and for growing his faith. I not only want to praise Him; I want Him to take these trials and turn them into treasures. I want to see Him continue to reach down through us to encourage others, to comfort others, and to push us forward.
It is with this in my heart that I had this idea. I love to crochet and I made this little giraffe lovey this week for a coworker. My little boy saw it and loved it! When he was in the hospital he received stuffed animals, Christmas presents, cards and all of that was encouraging to him. So we want to encourage others. He has taken some children's books to the hospital when he returns for checkups and he has given balloons to other kids there. What I would like to do is continue to make more of these "loveys" as they are called for the medical personnel to give to children who are afraid of being in the hospital, to those who have had to go through a hard procedure, to those who are just wanting to go home. And I want to do it in the name of Jesus...to glorify Him. Because it is His love that is the best "lovey" we could ask for. He gave His life for us...how much love is that?
Thus "Loveys for Levine's Little Lambs"... If you crochet and want to make a lovey and donate it we will be happy to take these to Levine's when we go. If you don't crochet or knit, but want to contribute then think about donating yarn. I can provide a giraffe pattern that is of moderate difficulty or some easier patterns for beginning crafters. I hope that this will be of encouragement in the future to other children and parents in storms of their own.
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful." - John 14"
The address to send loveys or yarn to is listed below on the photo. Thank you all for your interest in this project.
Lovey Pattern Links:
Another wonderful lovey pattern creator has agreed to allow her patterns to be used to make loveys! She has a free downloadable pdf file at the following link that includes 6 different patterns crocheters may use to make a variety of cute loveys! smile emoticon Thank you so much Laura!!
Lulus's Craft Website (http://luluscraft.blogspot.com/2015/06/its-here.html) - giraffe lovey...The lady who created this pattern has very generously offered to help anyone who has questions about the pattern. You can check out her facebook page here at LuLusCrafts.
Sunshine Lovey (http://cre8tioncrochet.com/2014/04/you-are-my-sunshine/) - a colorful, bright lovey