Friday, February 5, 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: 
seatrailgrandmas@gmail.com and to see all the blog posts visit us at: www.seatrailgrandmas.blogspot.com
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:
seatrailgrandmas@gmail.com 
et pour voir tous les "posts" du blog visitez:
www.seatrailgrandmas.blogspot.com

Thursday, January 28, 2016

NOVANT HEALTH 
BRUNSWICK MEDICAL CENTER
IN JANUARY 2016
44 ITEMS WERE DELIVERED
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



Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
In January 2016
32 Newborn hats were delivered!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Congratulation 
Sea Trail Grandmas,
Again 2015 has been a good year.
We delivered around 3,000 items! 
our estimate volunteer time is 
more than 11,000 hours this year. 
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! 
To All of You!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
On December 9th, 2015 
519 items were delivered.
From left to right;
Betty Ann Luff,  Dolores Geisler, Michele Lupien,
NICU Nurse Cynthia McIntyre,
Liz Gillespie, Pat McKee, Betty Ann Potvin and Marge Libby.
The Winter Project
50 knit Santa hats and 40 crochet edge fleece blankets
Hats washed and separate by sizes
10 knit blankets, 1 sweater, 12 hats and 2 pair of mittens
31 bonding dolls
25 preemie gowns
198 flannel coddler sheets and 150 receiving flannel blankets

NICU THANK YOU NOTE
Thank you, thank you, thank you SO very much! 
As a knitter/crocheter/sewer myself, 
I LOVE using these items for our babies 
at NHRMC! :) 
All of us nurses love the items you all bring! 
God bless you all and Merry Christmas! 
Heather B.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Grand Strand Regional 
Medical Center 
in Myrtle Beach, SC

170 Newborn hats were delivered in 
October, November and December 2015




PARENT THANK YOU NOTE
January 6, 2016
This is Ty Jeffery
 he was born this morning and was the lucky recipient 
of a beautiful navy cap to keep his little head warm. 
Thank you so much for the kindness.
Catherine Trevett.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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

NOVANT HEALTH 
BRUNSWICK MEDICAL CENTER
ON OCTOBER 27th, 2015
144 ITEMS WERE DELIVERED
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

THANK YOU NOTES RECEIVED FROM NHBMC
What great items! 
Big thanks for what you do.
Our communities are blessed with your generosity.
Best wishes,
Deborah 
 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
 Natalie L. Clark
Volunteer Coordinator Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center

Dear Sea Trail Grandmas
What beautiful gifts!
Thank you so much!
The pillow cases with 
matching bears are a huge hit 
everyone loves them.
We appreciate all you 
do to help our community
... one stitch at a time.
Merry Christmas to you all and
thank you, thank you, thank you 
for your generous gifts of love.
Novant Volunteers & Staff.


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

Saturday, October 24, 2015

BABY SHOWER APRIL 19, 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

BURIAL SLEEP SACK, 
HAT AND BLANKET SET
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
NEWBORN HATS 
AND PARENTS THANK YOU NOTE

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

PARENT THANK YOU NOTE
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
THANK YOU NOTE FROM 
A PROUD GRANDMOTHER
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

PILLOW CASES AND BEARS FOR TWINS
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.




THANK YOU NOTE RECEIVED FROM
NOVANT HEALTH
BRUNSWICK MEDICAL CENTER
VOLUNTEERS
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.