Scarves With Swag for the 24-7 Prayer International Gathering

My pilgrimage will be culminating in the 24-7 Prayer International Gathering in Dublin, Ireland. At each gathering they have a fundraising auction. This year the Gathering Auction theme is "scarves with swag", and we have been encouraged to bring some kind of creative scarf. I wasn't sure what to bring, and in the flurry of last minute packing, was feeling a bit stressed about it. All of a sudden last night, I got a brainwave. I grabbed an old boiled wool scarf (I loooooove boiled wool), my needle felting kit, and began to create.20130929-072859.jpg

My scarf is going to be called "I just wanna be a sheep". Remember the old kids song? "Baa baa baa baa, and I pray The Lord my soul to keep, I just wanna be a sheep". I will work on it at various point in the pilgrimage."Make sure you don't pack the needles in your inflight bag!" my friend and travelling buddy Nicola exhorted me.So if I manage to get to the British Isles with needles unconfiscated (we just won't talk about the time I smuggled a machete back from Uganda), I will poke away (pun intended) at my scarf until Gathering time.