Lent begins on Wednesday, 13 February 2013, and ends on Thursday, 28 March 2013. We will have a Lenten Challenge to knit, crochet, sew or quilt for charity, (a charity of your choice, but I will encourage you to work for the babies born at your local government hospital as that is my primary concern!) e.g. one item per day (40 days), 40 squares for blankets, a bootie a day = 20 pairs, a cap a day, etc. Some patterns to consider http://theruthmailbaggroup.blogspot.com/2012/02/possible-projects-for-lenten-challenge.html. Traditional Lenten colours are purple, the colour of royalty and repentance; black, the sombre colour of mourning and sorrow for sin; use also scarlet, an intense variant of purple and red that symbolizes the life-giving blood of Christ; or any colour that pleases you. Please post and let us know what you are making and how you are progressing. Photos are welcome.
God bless you,
Joy Coetzee – The Ruth Mailbag Group.
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