After my cousin passed away and I saw how much his shawl meant to him in the short time that he had it, I decided to make one for my Aunt as well. Purple is the colour of loss or mourning. I was able to give this to her shortly after my cousin passed. It was a humbling experience to wrap this around her and say a prayer over her, one I will not forget.
My friend Amy was taken to the hospital because of a medical emergency. The moment I heard I knew that I had to make a shawl. The colour black represents strength and self-confidence. Amy is a very strong person and I wanted a shawl that conveyed that. I added the rainbow fringe because in the bible the rainbow is a symbol of God's promise. I wanted her to know that he has promised strength in times of trouble. I'm happy to say that, even though it was very close, she is doing amazingly well now.
This shawl was a hard one for me to make. I made this for a man who wronged me when I was young girl. It was a show of forgiveness for the events that had taken place. I wanted him to know that I no longer harboured any anger or resentment about what had happened and that I forgave him. It was a process and I was made better as a result. Green symbolizes healing, hope and renewal. I wanted him to know that I have healed from what happened and that through God's grace we can both be renewed and there is hope, especially in tough situations.
I made this shawl for a gentleman who had just lost his wife. I wanted something that was masculine but was still able to convey that he was loved. I was not able to give this shawl personally, but I was later told that he was so overcome he had to excuse himself after he received it. God holds each of us in his arms and hugs us tightly in times of trials.