Thursday, March 15, 2007

A Different Kind of Memorial

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It isn't easy to know what to say to someone who has lost a child. No one wants to bring up sad feelings, but remaining silent is often worse than saying something. Mama Bear has a helpful post about this very subject.

Recently on the Lucy Ladybug Knit-Along, a request was made by a member wanting to help her friend deal with the loss of her baby. Her friend has a fear that as time goes by, no one will remember her precious daughter, Marlowe. Her plan is to donate 200 baby items in Marlowe's name and then present a photo scrapbook of all the items to her friend as a tribute to Marlowe. Anyone can help. Just make a baby item, donate it in Marlowe's name to the charity of your choice, then email a picture of your item to the address here.

This bunting is going to The Preemie Project in memory of Marlowe.

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Pattern: Inspired by Burial Bunting With Hat
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft
Needles: US 6
Size: 1-3 lbs

10 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful, thoughtful, and sensitive gift!

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  2. That's a very sweet way to remember the baby and help someone else.

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  3. I just printed out the Easy Preemie Burial Bunting with hood. I will make a few of these. I would love a few tips about the adjustments you made. I like the way you have attached the hood. Thanks for posting about this worthwhile cause. You always inspire me with your wonderful charity work.

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  4. Tracy, you continue to amaze and inspire me. Do you happen to know if it needs to be burial items or if hat/bootie sets will work as well?

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  5. What a wonderful tribute! I love the special touches you put on this outfit! You're a real inspiration:~D

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  6. So sweet. And I've always wondered what that pattern looked like, I've never been able to see the picture at the web site. I'll have to make one!

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  7. That's so sweet.

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  8. It's beautiful and thoughtful and grace-filled...

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  9. Elaine1:44 PM

    Thank you. My neighbour has just lost one of the twins she was carrying. They were born at 28 weeks and one has passe on and one is doing well, slowly gaining weight. I live overseas and had thought of doing something similar, but was going to concentrate on hats. I really like your idea - maybe I should make one of those instead. Thank you for the lovely idea.

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  10. The bunting is just precious. The buttons are perfect.

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy