Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Well we survived The Halloween Superstorm Sandy.  This storm had many different names.  I am just glad it is gone from here.  Our power and phones went out, so I had a bit of time to clean up some of my projects.  I have a few hats for adults to finish up, scarves are also on the list.  I am selling them to get some funds for the preemie hats. 

This project has really started to get off the ground.  I am getting requests for hats and blankets for Memory bags.  It's so nice to be able to help. 

Have a good one.....Nan..

Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Pattern

Stay tuned.  I should be putting a new hat pattern on in the next few days.

Have a good one.....Nan

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I need some help Fund Drive

I need a little bit of help.  In order to continue offering my patterns free, I could use some help with donations for the use of the patterns.  I want to continue to help all the Preemies that I send things to so I am having a Fund Drive.  If you would be kind enough to donate, just hit the donate button on the right side of this blog.  I do love seeing how many people come to see this blog.  If everyone donated one dollar I could reach out to many more babies.  I get quite a few requests for hats and blankets but the cost of postage has gone up.  So if you can help I would appreciate it.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Spread the word.

Have a good one.....Nan..

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Snuck Out

I watched and waited and when no one was looking I grabbed the keys and ran to the car.  Slowly I backed out of the driveway, not wanting to get anyone's attention.  I am heading to Joann's Fabric.  I wanted to buy more fleece for the babies.  I filled 4 orders today and my finished one are dwindling.  Upon arriving at the store I grab a cart with full intentions of filling it up.  Ah, this is soft, this one too.  Then I spotted two bolts up above and the sales lady got them for me.  Then they were cut, and when all were finished there wasn't much room left in the cart.  Yes, I also threw some other things in there too.  It was all on sale and I had a coupon for 30% off the total order.  I did good but now I have four bags, three of which are fleece.  They will know where I went.  My phone hasn't made a sound.  Maybe they don't know I'm gone.   
All the pretties in the bags!

On arriving home, there they were at the front door waiting to see what pretties I bought for the babies today.  They love what I am doing.

Have a good one.....Nan

Monday, October 15, 2012


Went and did a little shopping for yarn and fleece today.  I got all of the fleece cut up so I can start sewing tomorrow.  I haven't touched my hook today at all.  Try to do better tomorrow.

On the brighter side, I did mail out some boxes today.  2 went to NICU's with Halloween hats and Christmas hats, another had blankets and hats and went to a lady that is giving out boxes to Mothers who won't take babies home because the baby was born sleeping.  The last box went to Brighter Days ~ it had onesies, sleepers blankets and sleepers.  This lady is starting a home for pregnant teens.  Good luck to both ladies. 

I have received a donation and want to thank that person for thinking of my project.  I do buy everything myself and pay for all my own postage.  I am retired and don't have an income anymore, so all donations are appreciated.  I am enjoying doing this and don't want to stop.  Please if you can send a donation.  Thank you from all the babies.

Have a good one.....Nan..

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pumpkin or Santa Hats

Pumpkin or Santa Hat

I Love This Yarn ~ Sport Weight ~ Orange & Dark Olive for Pumpkin & Lipstick & White for Santa Hats
Size G hook 

Row 1:  Chain 4 and join to make a circle.  Ch 3, counts as 1 dc.  11 dc in circle, join to top of ch 3.  Do not turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3, 1 dc in same space, 2 dc in each dc from prior row.  24 dc.  Join to top of ch 3.  Do not turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, 1 sc in same space, * ch 3, skip 1 dc, 1 sc in next space* to last dc, ch 2, 1 hdc in 1st sc to join round.  Ch 1.  Turn each row now. 

Row 4: 1 sc in first ch 3 space, *ch 3, 1 sc in ch 3 space to end.  Join row by ch 2, then put a hdc in ch 1 in beginning of row.

Repeat Row 4  for 4 more rows.  End main color.

Row 9:  Attach trim color.  Ch 2, counts as 1 hdc,* 2 hdc in ch 3, 1 hdc in sc* around.  Join to top of ch 2.  End off.  Hide and cut all tails.  ( You can also use a sc instead of a hdc for trim.)

Add a pom pom in contrasting color to top of hat.  Quick and easy.

Have a good one.....Nan..

Monday, October 1, 2012

New stats!

I am so excited.  Almost a year ago I started with this idea of making hats and blankets for the Preemies.  Then I found out they needed items for those little angels that don't make it.  So I started making "gowns" ~ demise gowns, and let's not forget the cuddle sacs.  I never thought I would get the requests that I get from others that need these items.  I started small with two local hospitals, then it went to another in Philly.  I was getting requests from Nurses.  I did make some things they asked for.  One hospital wants warmer blankets, these are for the warmers that the babies go in as soon as they are born.  I have 15 of those sent. 

I went shopping for yarn.  Must be soft and pretty, oh and certain colors don't look good on the babies.  Make some super small hats that fit a large egg.  Do you realize how small that is.  I do.  I can whip up one of those in 10 minutes.  So much fun.  I wanted to make and donate 1000 hats.  I am getting there.

Totals sent so far:  Blankets ~  604,
                              Hats ~ 423,
                              Gowns ~ 37 
                              Cuddle Sacs ~ 26
                              Warmer Blankets ~ 15

I am so proud.  If there is anyone out there that has the name of a NICU that needs and will accept items, let me know.  Also if anyone wants to help with a donation of funds for postage or supplies, I could use it as I pay for everything myself.  Wish I was rich.

So thank all of my followers, it really makes me excited to see how many people look at this blog.  I will post a new hat pattern in the next few days.  In the mean time, look around and see if there is anything you like.

Have a good one.....Nan..