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

but unfortunately continues out of NeeD....

Can you HeLp ?

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Sent me 4 perfect little blankets of love. They are so cute and all have "hearts" on the back. I know they will bring comfort to 4 families one day.
Thank You so much Melanie... for being an AnGeL.

Be proud of yourself Mel... and display the "Angel" so everyone will know just how generous you are! Thanks again...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

In Memory of...

Christopher... the beautiful son of Elizabeth.
Elizabeth has donated many Blankets of Love and this is her story...

I have quilted butterflies on all of the blankets for my son Christopher who was 26 when he died in November 2011.  He had a metabolic condition that we always knew might end his life early but he had a lot of get up and go so we had him for 26 1/2 years.
When we went to Canberra to bring him home there were lots of butterflies, one near his room which kept flying around me. Then the next day when Michael and I took his dog for a walk, 3 or 4  were with us again. One was on the windscreen of his car as we drove home (it stayed there for a good few klms)... so I think of him as a butterfly.
He is in each of the quilts that I send to you.

I also found out & read about Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. She visited a Polish concentration camp & found the children's room walls were covered in butterflies. After 25 years EKR decided that these children knew they were going to die so left a message of hope that their souls would be reborn in a different form. This confirms my belief about Christopher being around still in that form with us today.

I added the butterfly to the labels to comfort other grieving families.
I hope you don't mind that I shared Christopher’s story with you.
Making these small quilts gives me a sense of purpose and is such a small thing to do to help other grieving parents.


Here are the latest blankets made with love by Elizabeth...
Premmie sized Blankets of LoVe
Extrememly Premmie Baby sized ones.
Gorgeous Labels attached by Elizabeth.
 Full sized Blankets...
I really enjoy doing these & knowing that they go to a great cause has helped me with losing Christopher. Hard to explain why this is... but it is. 

You can visit a blog Elizabeth publishes on... HERE.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

New SizeS

On my recent delivery to one of the hospitals these donations go to... I became aware of the different sizes of blanket needed to cover the various ages of these unfortunate babies. Although the original size of 24 inch was suitable for full term babies they are just too large for the pre 20 week, extremely premature & premmie babies. The nurse in charge showed me the size that are needed and it broke my heart. Eight inch squares... yes you read it correctly 8 inch... & then any size in between these tiny ones & the full sized blanket.
In the past someone had donated a few wee ones and one even had a "memory" patch added. Some families choose to bury the baby with one and keep the other as a memory. I think that is a wonderful idea so from now on some of the blankets I make will have these patches added. These tiny blankets are not quilted, have flannel backing & are made using the bagged method.
I've also amended the "Making Quilts" tab on the sidebar... to suggested sizes.

Here is one with a "Memory Patch"... which is 3.5 inch square... with the blanket being 8 inch square.
10 inch size.
12 inch size.
If you would like to make a donation... please feel free to contact me.