Wednesday, November 16, 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:

Thank You notes from twin girls parents!

We received from twin girls parents 
pictures and thank you notes 
for the layette we send them.
Chloe Rose and Zoe Jane
 born on October 16, 2016
Level 2 preemies
Zoe Jane 2lbs and 15oz
Chloe Rose 4lbs and 2oz

46 layettes items send to the twins.

These are so amazing!!!
Please give these
wonderful ladies
our biggest thank you 
so until we can get a card out. 
We've got tears right now.
Brennan and Christi!
From ZOE and CHLOE our Lil Punkins'
Special thanks to the Sea Trail Grandmas
for making all these preemie clothes,
bedding, swaddle’s 
and other assorted items. 
We are so lucky and blessed and 
these Halloween outfits are adorable.

Beautiful little princesses
Zoe and Chloe 1 month old!

Friday, November 4, 2016

New Hanover Regional Medical Center NICU, FALL 2016 Delivery

Nice Story From
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Employee Web News

Hi Michele,
I thought you'd want to see this nice story in our employee news. 

Thanks again for your generous donation


Sea Trail Grandmas Donate Hundreds of Items for NICU Patients
Sea Trail Grandmas visited the Betty H. Cameron Hospital in late October to donate fall outfits for babies in the NICU. The group donates sewn and crocheted items three times each year. The fall donation included pumpkin hats so the hospital's smallest patients had something special to wear on Halloween.
In total 27 volunteers from Sea Trail Plantation in Sunset Beach made 648 outfits, blankets and cuddler dolls for NICU patients.
NICU Manager Brandi Garris was on hand to thank the volunteers. "Our NICU parents are always so excited when they come in and see their baby in a special, hand-made outfit," she said. "This donation is truly appreciated."
Director of Volunteer Services Eileen McConville thanked the group for their 3,003 hours of service on this project. The NHRMC Auxiliary donated $1,000 to the Sea Trail Grandmas last year, and a part of that money was used to purchase a new sewing machine.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
FALL 2016 Delivery
On October 21st, 648 items were delivered.

From left to right:
Sea Trail Grandmas;
Betty Ann Potvin, Michele Lupien, Charlene Doolittle,
NICU Manager Nurse Brandi Page,
Sea Trail Grandmas; Betty Ann Luff and Maria Beecher
Director, Volunteer Services Eileen McConville

From left to right: Sea Trail Grandmas; 
Charlene Doolittle, Maria Beecher, 
Michele Lupien, Donna Hicks and Betty Ann Potvin
51 pumpkin hats and 46 fleece blankets

27 Fall gowns and 59 Fall coddler sheets
55 blankets, 5 sleepsacs and 64 hats

165  Flannel Receiving Blankets

61 Flannel Gowns

102 Coddler Sheets and 13 Bounding Dolls

Monday, October 10, 2016

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

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