This was an idea started out of LoVe....

but unfortunately continues out of NeeD....


Can you HeLp ?

Monday, April 14, 2014

PreTTy in PinK

A gorgeous little blanket arrived from Marina on Friday. It's just sooo very pretty I don't think the pic will do it justice. Marina added hand embroidery of cute animals... pieced with heart fabric... then added a border of flowers. Like I said so very pretty. Marina also added a crochet outside edge with a soft cream coloured flannel on the back. This blanket measures 16in square.

Thank YOU Marina... you are an AnGeL one again...

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Blankets Delivered

Canberra Hospital was delivered a box of blankets yesterday by my SIL. There were large ones & smaller ones & some with memory blankets attached. Some were knitted with flannel backs added but most were pieced. All the blankets were gratefully accepted & the NIC asked me to pass on her THANKS to all the wonderful ladies who donated these blankets with LoVe.

There were 20 blankets donated this time... so a huge THANK YOU goes to each of the "AnGeLs" who generously gave of their time & effort with LoVe.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hand Delivered

Lynn made seven Blankets of Love & her sister delivered them to my SIL house near Canberra. Lynn's sewing ability was described as wonderful (by SIL) being so neat & precise... just beautiful! Six of them had memory blankets attached too (parents can keep it or bury it with their little ones). All the blankets were made from cotton fabrics on the front with a flannel backing added.
THANK YOU Lynn... you are an AnGeL.


I'm unaware if Lynn has a blog... so unable to make a link here.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

It's APriL

And the lovely Lisa from here... donated a gorgeous little blanket. It's made using a blue and purple check border and a pieced centre... and it's very sweet. Lisa's sewing ability is excellent if this blanket is any indication.
THANK YOU so very much Lisa... you are now officially An AnGeL.

You can pop over to say hi to Lisa at Lisa V's Lounge by clicking HERE.

Thanks again Lisa....

Friday, March 28, 2014

Dear Jane

Five small Blankets arrived from Jane this time. They range in size from 9inch - 12inch and are backed with flannel. Jane used the loveliest of green fabric on the smallest one...while the others are for "boys" in blue fabric prints. They are all so very sweet!

Thank you Jane for being so generous!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

One Woman's Story

Honestly Cheryll, it broke my heart when I read of the sizes required for the Blankets Of Love. It stirred up old memories of what I went through at the time of the loss of my baby. I will tell you my story....it is not just about me...but the loss of all the babies....& the pain it brings to the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters......
I was nineteen....it was my first marriage....I learnt he was an abusive alcoholic....I became pregnant & then at four months I started to bleed. I went to the doctor... her words to me were ... I was miscarrying & to go home to bed....on the way home I stopped at my church......I prayed all would be well .......... it wasn't.
I went to bed with towels packed around me & I stayed like that until the next day. About two o'clock the phone rang...I got up to answer it......before I got to the phone I lost the afterbirth......but still had the baby....the phone stopped......so I rang an ambulance & went back to bed. We lived in an apartment on the sixth floor......I had deadlocked the door & the ambulance men could not open the door.....I crawled to the door & managed to open it.....the stretcher could not fit in the lift & I will never forget the ambo driver who carried me down six flights of stairs to the ambulance......everything was a blur....until I woke up the next day in hospital....in a huge room with all the mothers & their babies......
I was not bathed.......still had the blood on my legs....two close friends came & asked what I needed...I said take me home. I cried for a very long-time..........because of the blood loss ......I was weak & could not walk. I signed myself out of the hospital ...my friend’s husband carried me to the car...back to the apartment....my ex husband was nowhere to be found.
My girl friend bathed me...cleaned up the bedding & looked after me.....grieving was hard. I could not look at other babies, toddlers let alone hold them....as my brother had his son around that time. Because of the abused I received I would not have another child....because I could not have him treat the baby the way he treated me. The marriage lasted six years.

Thanks to the love and help of my father, I lived......believe me.....one morning I was waiting for the train and took a step towards it....it was the thought of the pain I would cause to my parents that made me step back.

When I met my beautiful husband & had the courage to have our baby girl... that was traumatic within itself...but well worth it in the end.  I had misgivings Cheryll with the words I wrote here.....it struck a raw nerve I guess...as I have always wondered about by baby....a boy or a girl...if the fetus was malformed or beautiful....as I said something that never leaves you...

As I sit & write I have tears pouring down my face.....but as I said you have given me an outlet for my grief... making these blankets of love. 

If you can use my words to comfort others, you have my blessing... 
Hugs L

These are the beautiful blankets my friend has made & donated.