I am eternally grateful to Julie Williams, for taking these photos for us at the funeral home.
It's going to take me a few days to get things really rolling on this blog, so I hope that you will subscribe or check back in frequently. My intention is to post links to patterns, as well as resources about how to start a sewing group in your own area. I have had dozens of offers for help from people that live outside of my geographical area, and I would love to see you all serve in your community.
The wonderful thing about this sort of volunteering is that it can be done entirely at your own speed. If you have a lot of energy and time on your hands for a few days, then work your little heart out. If life gets busy and you need to set it aside for a few months, no worries. The need is constant. We'll still be here when you're ready to come back.
What I can tell you from personal experience both as the mom of an angel and from my service as a Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep affiliated photographer is that the items you provide can literally turn the worst day of someone's life around into one of peace and closure. Having something beautiful to dress and wrap their baby in is a gift of immeasurable value. Particularly in the cases of sudden stillbirths and micropreemies, the parents are unprepared with anything appropriately sized.
What you contribute will make a difference, and my belief is that everyone can be taught to do at least some aspect of the crafting. So round up a bunch of friends, go shopping for supplies, and set to work making clothes for angels. You will be blessed for your efforts.