Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Our 1st Donation of 2012

Healthy Baby Dorian Snuggling in his Crocheted Blanket

In between new crochet designs, family tragedies, and getting through the holidays, I have been busy prepping another dozen crocheted afghans and quilts to donate to the local Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in memory of our little Rowan.

I gave a full bin of blankets to friends who recently stayed in one of the NICUs we have donated to in the past. Thankfully their baby is healthy and home after 10 days in the NICU. But I figure by now they know everyone in the NICU, and might enjoy bringing the blankets in for our Remembering Rowan Project. They delivered them yesterday and told me they loved them.

These blankets included several of the Rowan's Sampler Afghans we made during the Crochet-Along last summer. I gifted the original mint and aqua Sampler I designed for the CAL to little Dorian, who did not get to take home a blanket after his stay in the NICU.

I suppose most of the blankets we donate go to the Bereavement Department, for those babies who do not get to go home. Perhaps we need to get busy making more blankets so that every baby who stays in the NICU can go home with a blanket...


  1. Oh, what a wonderful photograph! I love it so much! I will start a Rowan´s Sampler Afghan for you soon. I had a lot of fun making mine last year! I`m looking forward to make another one and send it to you, when it will be finished!

  2. Hello,

    what a lovely Baby.And what a great blanket.I love it.

    greatings send you Conny

  3. Hi Laurinda! Just wanted to let you know, that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! You can have a look here
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    Sending you lots of love!

  4. Lauri, I just wanted to stop by and tell you that the highlight of my morning was finding a glitch on my work computer (that is supposed to ban everything but 3 websites) that allows me to access your blog. Now I can work on the sampler on the clock! Wiiiinnnnnnn.


  5. I just ran across your website after viewing the Bearing Witness art gallery online. A dear friend of mine, Monica Wiesblott, had art featured in the gallery.

    I am currently 35 weeks pregnant with triplets after 10 years of infertility. Only one baby will go home with me, while the other two (a boy named Caleb and a girl named Eve) will be born still. We are anxious for this very difficult delivery.

    I think what you're doing for people who have lost/are losing little ones is awesome.

    1. I am so very sorry for your loss of Caleb and Eve, and I'm wondering if you are you aware of the organization called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep? If not, go to and read about having beautiful portraits of your still babies taken by this wonderful, caring group of photographers. May God bless you and your babies.