Saturday, September 24, 2016

Welcome to the Sea Trail Grandmas Blog! Bienvenue au blog de Sea Trail Grandmas!

We would like to welcome all current and new volunteers 
as well as anybody interested in our community service, 
to Sea Trail Grandmas blog. 
Since 2008 we have knitted, crocheted and sewn clothes for:
premature and newborn babies, children and adult chemo hats 
and Teddy Bears (used in surgery and emergency rooms). 
If you are interested, to knit and sew for your local hospital 
or your personal used, you can use our patterns (see page on right). 
For more information please contact us at: and to see all the blog posts visit us at:
Bienvenue à tous! 
 Depuis 2008 nous tricotons et cousons; des vêtements 
pour les bébés prématurés et nouveaux nés, 
des chapeaux de chimiothérapie pour les enfants et les adultes,
des oursons pour les enfants 
(utilisés aux salles d'urgence et de chirurgie).
Si vous êtes intéressée à coudre et à tricoter pour votre hôpital local 
ou pour votre utilitée personnel, vous pouvez utiliser nos modèles 
(voir à droite de la page). 
Pour plus d'informations s.v.p. contactez nous a: 
et pour voir tous les "posts" du blog visitez:

Thursday, September 22, 2016

NHBMC September 2016 Delivery

Donation from Sea Trail Grandmas! 
253 items!
26 Chemo Hats, 78 Teddy Bears, 
75 Teddy Gowns, 36 Pillow Cases, 
20 Boy and 18 Girl 
Newborn Fleece Blankets!
From left to right 1st row;
STG; Michele Lupien, Betty Ann Potvin and
NHBMC Home Volunteer Liaison, Kim Brandt
From left to right 2nd row:
NHBMC Volunteer Manager, Deborah B. Rochelle,
NHBMC Volunteer Coordinator, Natalie L. Clark, and STG Betty Ann Luff

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

SAM, 11 years old volunteer!

Eleven years ago my grandson Samuel
was the first newborn to wear my knitted hats and stockings 
for premature infants.
Now he gave to Sea Trail Grandmas 
ten hours of his time doing these three beautiful Teddy Bears.

Monday, September 19, 2016

August 22, 2016 
Parent Tank You Note!

I can't tell you how much I appreciate what you ladies do! We were vacationing in Ocean Isle in July.We are from Ohio. I have 2 boys Evan is 9 and Gavin is 6. They wanted to try out a skimboard so I let them. I should have listened to my instinct but I didn't :(They were doing well until Thursday July 14th. Evan fell off and landed on his left ankle. It immediately swelled and he couldn't walk on it. We ended up at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. He was so nervous!!(so was I)The teddy bear and pillow case that you guys made are wonderful and instantly calmed him. I wish I could thank all the wonderful nurses that day too because they were AWESOME!! He has a broken ankle but it will heal soon enough and he will be back to playing soccer in no time :) Thanks again!! We appreciated your gift. 
Karla and Evan

Sunday, September 18, 2016

JUNE 25, 2016 
Parent has left a comment on our post
It means a lot for us too!
My 6-year old daughter broke her arm this week while vacationing at Bald Head Island. She took an ambulance to Brunswick hospital where she was greeted with a beautiful pillow case with matching bear sewn by your group. It brightened her spirits! When she got out of surgery she also had another bear and a beautiful knitted blanket to keep her warm while she stayed overnight. Thank you for making her visit in the hospital so welcoming and comfortable! We appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness. It means a lot!
Monica Morrell

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Preemie Layette

Preemie layette of 36 items 
send to a Sea Trail Grandma's Friend!
We received a nice thank you note!
Dear Michele and Sea Trail Grandmas,
I can't express how touched we are 
to receive such a beautiful layette for 
my dear friends new born "preemie" daughter.  
It's been an emotional time 
and this gift of sweet items 
just gave many smiles to Mom & Dad!
Thanks again!  
Christina Cowen
P.S.  What a wonderfully generous thing you ladies do.... 
bringing smiles to people who need it with your lovely talents!
God  Bless You All!
(This layette was send to us by way of Inge Wilson)

Monday, June 27, 2016

Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
June 27th, 2016
69 Newborn hats were delivered!
Happy Summer!
Mary Ann, Peg, Georgia, 
Fran, Inge and Louise!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
May 2016
28 Newborn hats were delivered!
Louise and Mary Ann!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

May 5th, 2016
Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation
teamed up with Sea Trail Grandmas 
to make a special delivery
of bears and stuffed animals 
to Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. 
From left to right:
NHBMC Volunteer Coordinator, Natalie L. Clark,
Sea Trail Grandmas;
 Joanne McDonough, Dolores Geisler, Michele Lupien, Barbara Page,
NHBMC Home Volunteer Liaison, Kim Brandt and Betty Ann Luff.
BEMC Community Grants Coordinator,
Heather B. Holbrook
and NHBMC Volunteer Manager, Deborah B. Rochelle
40 stuffed animals were collected 
for the hospital
by BEMC employees!

and 222 items were made
by Sea Trail Grandmas!

36 Pillow case, Teddy Bears and Gowns Sets

60 Teddy Bears and 47 Teddy Gowns

7 Car Seat Blankets
Also a Sea Trail Grandma, Pat McKee
donated 8 stuffed animals

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
March and April 2016
92 Newborn hats were delivered!
Happy Spring! 
Louise and Mary Ann!

Monday, March 7, 2016

2016 Spring Delivery to the NICU

The 2016 Spring Delivery to the NICU was a great success. 
Thanks to you, 1,030 items were delivered. 
Eileen McConville, Director of Volunteers, greeted Sea Trail Grandma volunteers: Dolores Geisler, Inge Wilson, Joanne McDonough, Arlene Cook and Betty Ann Luff. 
Hospital staff, Susan McKendrick, Sonja Jones and Cynthia McIntyre were also on hand to see what we brought for the babies and to say thanks.
We also donated a large bag of household and personal items to the Family House. We ended our day with a little shopping and a nice lunch.


51 Bunny Hats
40 Fleece Spring Blankets
43 Blue and 31 Pink  Bunny Gowns 

38 Gowns
276 Coddler Sheets and 394 Receiving Blankets

65 Bonding Dolls
1 sleep sac and hat set, 
45 knitted blankets and 45 hats.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Our twin boys were born at Grand Strand Hospital on February 9th and they received two of the beautiful hats your group donated. They were born early, at 35 weeks and the hats have gotten a lot of use. We try to keep them cozy and bundled up to help keep their temperatures up. I just wanted to say thank you and to share some pictures of our boys in their hats!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
February 20th, 2016
39 Newborn hats were delivered!

Thursday, February 25, 2016


New donation from Sea Trail Grandmas!
103 items!
Kim and Colleen carting them in....
...and being delivered to Julie and Cheryl in Womens Services

60 newborn fleece blankets
23 Teddy Bears and 20 Teddy gowns

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Natalie L. Clark, Volunteer Coordinator
Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center

and Betty Ann Luff from Sea Trail Grandmas
20 Newborn fleece blankets
and 4 pair of booties