Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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:

New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
October 27, Delivery to NICU 

Our delivery of Fall items to the NICU today was extra special for many reasons. We were allowed to visit with a precious baby named Rose. The Star News on-line and WECT news on-line both ran articles and photos of Baby Rose wearing one of our pumpkin hats, orange blanket and a little gown. Rose’s mommy was also interviewed by WWAY TV News 3 which aired at 5:30 today. 
The other great thing that happened is that the hospital presented Sea Trail Grandmas with a donation to help with the purchase of materials. Our heartfelt thanks goes to Eileen McConville, Director of Volunteers, and NHRMC Auxiliary Pat Dagnon for their support. 
The hospital invited the news media to the presentation of the check. We received coverage by WWAY TV 3 news at 5:30 and WECT News at 6:00. We were also covered in the two news articles mentioned above. Time Warner Cable was there as well. 
Volunteers attending the delivery today were: Marge Libby, Joanne McDonough, Dolores Geisler, Charlene Doolittle, Betty Ann Potvin, Betty Ann Luff and Michele Lupien. 

Precious princess Rose Marie
751 Items were delivered
53 Pumpkin hats and 40 fleece blankets
255 coddler sheets and 229 receiving blankets

54 Bonding dolls
47 gowns

30 knit blankets, 5 sleep sacs, 37 hats and 1 pair of mitten
Hello Sea Trail Grandmas,
The NICU leaders tell us that you continue to do outstanding work to provide outfits for our smallest and most vulnerable patients. This beautiful work is appreciated by each family and by all our staff.  You really make a difference for patients in the Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital.
Eileen McConville, CAVS
Director, Volunteer & Auxiliary Services

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

ON OCTOBER 27th, 2015
Pillow, Teddy Bear and gowns sets
From left to right: NHBMC Guest Services Specialist Susan Alley,
Joanne McDonough, Betty Ann Luff,
Betty Ann Potvin, Dolores Geisler and Michele Lupien

What great items! 
Big thanks for what you do.
Our communities are blessed with your generosity.
Best wishes,
 Deborah B. Rochelle
 Manager, patient relations and volunteers
Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
240 Hospital Drive NE
Bolivia, NC  28422

Thank you so much!!! 
When I look at the items, all I want to do is smileJ
 You all are truly appreciated. 
 Natalie L. Clark
Volunteer Coordinator Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center

Joanne McDonough bring to the hospital
a Teddy Bears collection 
donated by her granddaughter Rory

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Last Spring, we were approached with an unusual request from a mother in NJ. She asked for the pattern for our Bonding Dolls. Her idea was to have guests at her daughter’s baby shower help make Bonding Dolls for charity. We normally don’t share our sewing patterns but this was such a great idea that we agreed. The machine sewing was done before-hand and the guests did the hand sewing at the shower. The dolls that they sent to us were beautiful.
We thank her so much for contacting us with her great idea and appreciate the beautiful dolls. The dolls will be delivered in our next visit to the NICU. We wish the their family well with their new baby.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
On October 7, 2015 
32 items were delivered
29 Teddy Bears and 3 bear gowns

From left to right;  Michele Lupien, Fran Sheehan, Carolyn Ausley 
and NHBMC Volunteer Coordinator, Natalie L. Clark

Carolyn Ausley donated to the hospital
 her 40 dolls and 50 Teddy Bears collection.
Natalie L. Clark  and Carolyn Ausley

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Recently we received a note from a young couple who were heartbroken over their baby who had been born sleeping. They felt as though no one cared and that they were alone in their grief for their 3 lbs little angel. 
Sea Trail Grandmas care. Fortunately, we had a white burial bunting set in our reserve and were able to ship it overnight for the baby’s service. We care and wish this couple well.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Grand Strand Regional 
Medical Center 
in Myrtle Beach, SC

160 Newborn hats were delivered since the beginning of 2015
March; 76 hats
June 11, 2015 
Hats were delivered today – nurses very busy but happy. Louise
June; 35 hats

July 15, 2015

Little Emily Jean Peterson loves her hat and her grandma's.
Thank you so much
James Peterson

August 5, 2015 
The hats were delivered today to Grand Strand Medical Center Nursery and much appreciated. Louise 
August; 49 Hats
August 16, 2015

Beautiful! Wyler Tier Hess "lil bub"
Thank you so much for these hats. They helped keep my lil bub's temperature up!
"lil bub" because that is what my daughter Jennifer called him throughout her pregnancy.
Lil Bub's name is Wyler Tier Hess. Toni Suciu

Monday, August 3, 2015

In August, two of our youngest 
volunteers, Vivian and David made bears 
and delivered them directly to 
Natalie L. Clark, Volunteer Coordinator, 
Novant Health Brunswick Center.

Monday, June 1, 2015

This summer we had the opportunity to touch a preemie’s life twice. Twins, a boy and a girl, received knitted gifts from Sea Trail Grandmas when they were born. The parents were very touched by our handmade gifts.
One of our members discovered that the boy, who is now a toddler, had to have surgery to correct a serious problem with his legs so that he could learn to walk. 
Two STG’s went to work immediately to make bears and matching pillow cases for each child for the long drive to the hospital. 
The parents were so appreciative. 
If we receive any updates on this family we will pass them along.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
In January, February and March 2015
163 items have been delivered.
Volunteer Coordinator, Natalie L. Clark and Volunteer Manager, Deborah B. Rochelle receiving items.
 146 baby fleece blankets, 3 knit hats and 6 pair of booties.

Pictures of 3 of the 4 baby blanket and hat sets 
knit and delivered by Marge Libby.

Dear Sea Trail Grandmas,
Many many thanks for the beautiful fleece baby blankets. 
They are so cute. 
The booties and hats finish off the outfit.
Our new little patients look beautiful and 
warm all wrapped up in them!
You are so kind to always keep our little ones in mind.
Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

in Wilmington, NC

20 adult hats have been delivered on March 24, 2015

Thank you for your generous support of the SECU Family House at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Your donation of toiletries and home made hats makes a meaningful difference in the lives of our guest.
The SECU Family House at New Hanover Regional Medical Center offers housing and support for loved ones during times of medical crisis.  The SECU Family House's doors are open to family and friends of patients being cared for at NHRMC.  We also assist patients who must travel to the area for outpatient medical treatment.
We appreciate your creative donations and all your work and time.
Your donation will help us offer comfort to a patient or family receiving care at NHRMC.
With thanks,  Lebby

Monday, March 23, 2015

New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
1031 items were delivered 
"Thank you so much 
for making the wonder Easter items for our babies.
NICU Nurse Manager Brandi Page"
From left to right;  NICU nurse Cynthia McIntyre,
Betty Ann Potvin, Pat McKee, Marge Libby and Betty Ann Luff (not in the picture).

 63 flannel gowns, 53 bunny hats, 40 fleece blankets
Sea trail Grandmas; Kathleen McDonald, Betty Ann Potvin,
Dolores Geisler and JoanneMcDonough working on Bunny Hats.

31 knit blanket and hat sets, 1 sleep sack and hat set, 
1 sweater and hat set,
1 sweater, hat mitten and booties set

5 bonding dolls, 536 flannel coddler sheets 
and 264 flannel receiving blankets.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Sea Trail Grandmas,
2014 has been a very good year.
We delivered;
-2448 items to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC
-431 items to Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in Bolivia, NC
-619 items to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, SC
For a total of 3498 items! 
The estimate volunteer time from all of us is more than 9204 hours this year. 
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! 
To All of You!

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center December 2014

Just in time for the Holidays!
118 items have been delivery to NHBMC
From left to right:
Patient relations and volunteers 
Manager Deborah B. Rochelle,
Sea Trail Grandmas Inge Wilson and Michele Lupien,
Volunteer Coordinator Natalie L. Clark and
Guest Services Specialist Susan Alley.
40 Newborn Fleece Blankets
30 Teddy Bears and 21 Pillow Cases

-From Mary;  
Thank you so much for this gift. 
I thought it was the cutest thing and he is enjoying it. 
This is something we will keep and cherish for a lifetime. 
Thank you so much :-) 

-From Lee;  
(At hospital) Thanks for helping Garrett's pain feel a little better with his pillow and bear to squeeze. What a blessing.
(Back home) It did make him feel much better and he is now using the pillow to prop up his mending leg. He gave the little bear to his favorite younger brother, Luke, who carries it around.  
Merry Christmas!

-From Amanda;
Just wanted you to know your hard work 
and generosity was definitely appreciated 
by this sweet little girl. 
Had a very scary morning with a seizure 
and this made her day. 
Thank You So Much!!
You guys are Great!