Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Jason's grandmother used to quilt A LOT. Her health has recently taken a turn for the worst and Jason's aunt that lives about an hour from us cleaned out Nanny's fabric stash. I have now inherited the above. If you see any of if that you could use to make EGF stuff, please let me know. I'll GLADLY share.

Here are a few quilts that Aunt Grayce made for EGF out of some of Nanny's fabric, and some that she already had. Aunt Grayce has an AWESOME sewing room set up in her basement with a wall full of color-coated fabric.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Pillowcase Dresses

My love of sewing came from my grandmother. A couple of months ago, my Mom found a set of beautiful old pillowcases in the attic. I told her that I had some Nana's Heirloom Soak that I bought at a specialty fabric store in Houston when I was smocking a lot. It did a GREAT job at cleaning the old pillowcases.

....and my Grandmother did a GREAT job of making her great-granddaughters pillowcase dresses!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

4th Annual Remembering Emma Grace Donation Drive

Obviously, life took a big turn several weeks ago with Hannah's diagnosis of Friedreich's Ataxia. Thus, I'm late kicking off the annual donation drive. I've received several inquiries about whether I would continue EGF. The answer is YES.....as long as I can. I briefly considered whether I could handle everything (and it may change as Hannah's disease progresses) but then I received 3 phone calls/emails for assistance in a couple days. So, I took it as a sign to keep on keeping on as long as possible.

4th Annual Remembering Emma Grace Donation Drive
Date: June 1 - August 15
Goal: 1187 items & $535 in cash donations

Items needed:

Handmade -

Bereavement gowns in all sizes. Boy gowns without "frills" are in high demand. If possible, a set that includes a blanket and hat is much appreciated.
Memory Boxes - This is a big request and I we only have one donor that makes them regularly.
Blankets, approx 24" x 24", in any baby color - I will match with gowns I already have on hand.

Purchased -

Disposable Cameras
Votive Candles
Forget-Me-Not seed packets
Mesh baggies for locks of hair
Books on surviving the loss of a child
Mini photo frames
Hand/Foot mold kits
Plastic ziptop bags, gallon & larger - I have plenty of the quart sized baggies.
Print cartridge - HP Black #92; HP Color #93

As always, a monetary donation is very much appreciated. All donations are tax deductible and I will gladly provide you with a receipt.

To date Emmazing Grace has donated 2560 bereavement and NICU items. We have also helped 22 families with funeral expenses or the purchase of a cemetery monument for their precious angel.

Through all of your heartfelt and generous donations, Emmazing Grace has touched many lives. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining our little efforts!!

Just like last year, a prize drawing will be held at the completion of the donation drive.

Please feel free to contact me at info@emmazinggracefoundation.org if you have any questions!

Thanks a million!