Friday, February 20, 2009
If you are a member of Ravelry, we are now listed as a group there! This is the badge for our group. An awesome lady named Mel made these for me and they are just what I wanted! Thank you so much Mel!
So stop in on Ravelry and join our group there! If not a member, just request an invitation. May take a few days to get accepted, but it is worth the wait! This is another way to get our name out to the world so they can see who we are and what we do for the babies and families!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
These are just a few of the items that were delivered to Winchester Medical Center - NICU for Valentine's Day. The nurses were excited to see our holiday delivery! Sadly to say, we did not have enough Valentine's Day afghans for the babies at UVA NICU.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day! Chuck and I are going away and not sure where we are going at this time! He likes to take me away and surprise me when we get there....so I'll check back with everyone later! Have a great weekend! (Yes, got my yarn packed already!!! :) Crochet Hugs to everyone!!!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
This is one of the reasons I started Afghans for Angels - VA Chapter, now HeartFelt Angels. My son, Steven, was born 3 months early. He weighed 2 pounds 3 ounces. The next day he weighed 1 pound 13 ounces. He was a preemie in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at UVA in Charlottesville, VA. He was there for 2 months and came home weighing 4 pounds. While we were there, I saw several babies that passed away. It broke my heart to see the parents holding their baby with the pink, blue, and white receiving blanket. They were not prepared for a loss and had nothing special to hold their little angel in their arms with. Just that cotton receiving blanket that returned to the hospital wash. It was a blessing to find the AFA Charity to begin makings afghans for parents. Because these handmade afghans and quilts would be used by the parents for the begining process of healing. But it was also a blessing and a miracle to have my preemie home with me.
Steven graduated from Millbrook High School in 2007 and today he is taller than me! He has gone with me in past years on deliveries to UVA. They always love to see graduates from the NICU. He has also helped me with my meetings at the hospital...looking cute and carrying things to the car for me!