Last Christmas was the year all Christmases changed for me. I realized that it was not about me... now I had always know that it was the time to celebrate the birth of my Lord, Jesus Christ... but last year it really hit me. Christmas is now about what I can give to others. Jeff and I participate in Operation Christmas Child through Samaritans Purse every year and we always give to the mission offerings at church... but last year when I spotted that tree at Walgreens I knew I could do more. Jeff wasn't so sure... I spotted it awful late and only had about a week to make the blanket. I was still slow at crocheting but I was confident that I would get it finished... and I did!
This blanket was made for Lois. I still pray for her each time I make a new blanket for other seniors on that tree at Walgreens. I plan to start in January on blankets for next year, I will try to make it easy on myself and make only one at a time. I guess I could say that all I want for Christmas is yarn for these blankets! On to photos!