Friday, February 28, 2014

A Tiny Gown, A Bonnet And A Blanket

I approached one of the local funeral homes
about donating a Wee Care Gown.   It was
a learning experience for me.  I was told most
often the families provide a burial gown.
If they ever should need a gown, 
they requested the gown be small....tiny
as this size is difficult to find.

 Suitable for either a boy or girl.
 Long sleeves with a bonnet and blanket.
Open in the back with a few snap closures and 
a tie to gather the bottom closed.


They made their request and the gown
was created.  Pima Cotton fabric with a soft sheen, 
was used for the gown and flannel for the blanket.
Each embroidered with a spray of bullion roses, 
with a single line of back stitching on the bonnet.

I took the gown to the funeral home and
they placed it in their "closet".  I may never
know if the gown is used.....but my prayer is,
if it is used, the family will know someone cared.
Someone thought of them in their sorrow and 
sent them a hug, in the form of a tiny gown,
a bonnet and blanket.


Love to all,
Deb

32 comments:

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Deb,
What a heartfelt idea and bringing that idea to completion is so amazing Deb!
Someone/s will one day surely appreciate what a kind and loving person created that gown for their most
precious one they lost.
Your work will never go unrewarded Deb even though it may not be given in the way you might think!
Hugs for your kindness,
Suzy

margaret said...

this is a beautiful set but for such a sad reason but I am sure it would be a great comfort to a family at such a tragic time

Mosaic Magpie said...

We each have a way of thinking about the work our hands and hearts create....and often that way of thinking is clouded by what others think. In my next post I will share how I changed my way of thinking about the works of my hands and heart.
Thank you Suzy for taking the time to leave me a comment!

Mosaic Magpie said...

It is thinking of how the mother's must feel that keeps me stitching and praying these gowns are a comfort to them.
xo

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

You are simply amazing, dear Deb. The set is just beautiful.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

desertskyquilts said...

I'm going to bet it will be used, and sooner rather than later. What a lovely thought and a beautiful set to comfort in time of grief.

Mosaic Magpie said...

xo

Mosaic Magpie said...

It would be nice for it never to be needed but when it is I hope it is a comfort.

Carla Fiedler said...

Deb, You do beautiful work, and your gown, blanket, and bonnet will be used with much gratitude, I'm sure.

Vicki Boster said...

Dearest Deb-- to think that someone would do such a beautiful thing for these very special babies-- you have the most generous heart. The stitching details and embroidery are simply beautiful-- a gesture of absolute love on your part.

How callous that the funeral home people would just toss this little creation in a "closet"--- are you kidding me????? One would think that they would be more receptive to such wondrous generosity-- such a shame.

You've devoted yourself to giving beautiful creations to these special little babies-- you will be blessed my friend--
Xoxo
Vicki

deanna7trees said...

what is in your heart will be passed on in ways we cannot imagine. wonderful.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Thank you Carla and thank you ever so much with your encouragement when I joined SAGA.

Mosaic Magpie said...

As much as I would like to believe funeral homes are a stepping stone in us being laid to rest...they are a business and businesses have to make money.
I approach these gowns with a different way of thinking, thoughts of love and caring.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Love that thought!

Createology said...

Deb my heart and soul understands how you are able to stitch these precious gifts. This tiny little gown, bonnet, and blanket set is beautiful and stitched with sew much love and care from your generous giving heart and hands. You are an angel...

Jillayne said...

How can a post make me so happy and so sad all at the same time? I wonder, is it like that for you when you make these beautiful little gowns?
What a truly wonderful thing it is that you do this Deb... There is no more beautiful gift than this under heaven.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

As I've said before Deb - you will get your reward for doing these things that are so precious for use by one of God's most special children. Yes, you are one of God's angels on earth,

Theresa said...

Tears! Gorgeous tiny little special, thoughtful and kind creation! Sending an extra hug your way today!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Not an angel....but I am dressing one!

Mosaic Magpie said...

I don't think I feel happy or sad when I stitch these gowns....it is more of a feeling of peace, contentment and at the same time feeling as though I need to make more.

Mosaic Magpie said...

You know, I think I already have the reward. A peaceful contentment and that is a wonderful feeling.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Thank you for the hug, my friend!

LesleyAnn said...

There's just not much to say other than "it's beautiful." The gown, the thought, the craftsmanship, the heart of the crafter. All beautiful.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Thank you LesleyAnn!

Beedeebabee said...

How wonderfully kind you are to do this, Deb. It's so sad to think of the couple who will eventually use this very beautiful set, but it's so special that you did this for them...for their little angel. xoxo

Mosaic Magpie said...

Paulette,
Thank you for your sweet comment. I have always enjoyed sewing, knittting, crochet....and there comes a time when you think, who would really appreciate what I am doing? Is the item worth my time and effort? I have participated in stitch arounds and block swaps but in the end what do you do with those items? With this project I have found a reason to create.
xo

Claire said...

Bless you for doing this, Deb. As one who has received such a gift - Connie's wee bonnet and gown were handmade and donated to the hospital for premies... And thank you for all your comments on my blog - they mean a lot!! I've left a reply on yesterday's re. our baby daughter x

CYNTHIA CRANE said...

In this world of "all about me", it is so comforting to know that lovely hearts like yours are here among us. This is a good reminder to be grateful for our loved ones, esp. our children. I'm glad you commented on my blog a while back, so I could follow you here and see your precious gifts and talent. Cindy from TheCranesNest.com

JennyPennyPoppy said...

It's a very beautiful and touching thing that you have done Deb.

Mosaic Magpie said...

It is nice to hear from one who has been touched by the Wee Care Gowns. I hope you found comfort and love.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Our children are such precious gifts and yes it is nice to be reminded of that.

Mosaic Magpie said...

xo

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