Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wee Care Gowns

Do you ever have those times when God just answers your prayers in such an obvious way?

I've been trying to figure out what *He* would like me to do with my smocking. I've been asking God to show me what He would have me to do.

I published my podcast today about SAGA. I talked a little bit about the Wee Care gowns. I began to wonder if maybe that was what I was supposed to do with my smocking skills.

I produced the podcast on my lunch break. When I got back to work, my 2nd report was a death summary for a preemie infant. The baby was a 25-week preemie and lived less than 12 hours. It was as though God used that report to show me that He wants me to work on Wee Care gowns to help parents through this tragic time of losing a baby.

I am eager to finish my doll dress for Martha and then begin work on Wee Care gowns. The Web Smockers smocking guild makes at least 100 Wee Care gowns every year, so for now, that is where I will start. I may eventually (once I get pretty fast with making them) contact the hospital where I work to see if this is something that would be interested in.


  1. Loved the podcast And ironically you are in my Region of SAGA. Have you looked at running down to Lancaster?? Conestoga Stitchers is right there!! There are also a few ladies close to you /Allentown area who might just be happy to be part of a chapter...only takes three!! Keep smocking!!

  2. Thanks so much for letting me know about SAGA in Lancaster. I had looked in the chapter listings, but I had no idea that Mt. Joy was just outside of Lancaster. I looked it up and it's only 37 miles away! I am going to try to go to their next meeting. This is *sew* exciting!!

  3. I tried to contact the president for the Conestoga Smockers listed on the website, but my e-mail was returned to me. Do you have additional contact information for this guild? Thanks!!