Make 1 for Morgan

Aug 11, 2008 Morgan Bradley Whiteley was born. He was very sick and his organs did not develop properly. Because of his under developed organs (mostly the lungs) he died 5 hours after his birth. It was the saddest and happiest day of our lives. I learned to knit while I was pregnant with him, because I knew it was a good stress reliever. The 1st project I completed was a blanket that I had him cremated with. I don’t think we could have survived without God, knitting, our family and friends.

His birth date is coming up in 5 months and I want to do something in his honor. I would like to collect blankets, caps and booties for the babies in the NICU of Parkland Memorial Hospital of Dallas, Texas. These babies are the sickest of the sick. The items can be knit, crochet or sewn. I have contacted Newborns in Need, an organization that collects and delivers these items to Parkland. I am looking to have all blankets, caps and booties collected by Aug 5th 2009 and delivered to NIN on Aug 11.

Thinking about this project and putting it together has been very healing for me. I believe it has also helped my DD (7yrs old) as she has also gotten involved by handing out fliers in school and girl scouts. She is an amazingly strong child.

If you are interested, please PM me.

Now Accepting:
You may send as many of these as you would like. Completed objects please.
GOAL: 50 objects.

Blankets – knit, crochet, or sewn
• Yarn: soft, DK or worsted, acrylic fiber. No wool. No fuzzy, novelty yarns.
• Fabric: Soft printed cotton or printed flannel
• Needs: receiving blankets (approx. 36” x 40”), memory or burial blankets (20” square).
Booties/Socks – knit or crochet
• Yarn: soft, DK or worsted acrylic fiber. No wool. No fuzzy, novelty yarns.
• Needs: Preemie, newborn sizes
Caps – knit or Crochet
• Yarn: soft, DK or worsted acrylic fiber. No wool. No fuzzy, novelty yarns.
• Needs: Preemie, newborn sizes (no larger than 12” around)

*These babies have very serious health conditions. Please avoid smoke and animal fur as these things can harm them. Please do your knitting in a smoke free environment. If you are a smoker or own a pet, please be sure to keep your item in a protected environment.

Please include your name and address with your knit, crochet or sewn item.

Thank you in advance for your kindness. :heart: :heart: :heart:

I would be honored to take part and am going to ask my church’s Compassionate Crafters if they would be willing to help as well.

Thank you so much. I look forward to hearing from you. God Bless.

I would like to donate some items. I will also ask my friend at work if she can contribute. This is such a beautiful thing you are doing!:hug: May God bless you and your family!

Thanks for your address. My blanket will go out in the mail today…

Thank you Farmgirl. I have send you my address.

gmmarton, thank you again. I will be looking for you package.

Thank you Gmmarton. Your blanket is beautiful an perfect.:muah: :hug:

I have 4 friends that have signed up for a knitting class and will help out by knitting blankets for this cause. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such caring people.

Does the weight yarn matter? I noticed you have worsted or dk for the hats. I have some worsted that’s balled together (it’s just caron SS, not fuzzy or anything) and I’m making different size hats for it. Just some simple mindless knitting on double points because I’m strange and find them relaxing. Can you use them? If the hospital has said a certain weight that’s ok. I understand.

It’s sweet you are doing this.

The yarn you have works great. You’re not strange, I find baby hats simple and mindless, too. Thank you so much for your generosity.:muah:

I just wanted to post an update…My goal was 50 items and I have collected 84 so far. WOW!!! I am amazed by the generosity of fiber crafters.Thank you to all that have participated so far. I am still collecting until Aug 5 and will take all these lovely items to Parkland hospital NICU on Aug 11, in honor of my son Morgan Whiteley. 56 Hats - Preemie and newborn sizes

11 Blankets (5 from an non-needle crafter)

14 pair of Booties & 3 pair of mitts

Wow that’s amazing:heart: I didn’t forget you…your stuff is WIP:muah:

I have 3 hats and I’m going to cast on for a blanket today… or is it chain??? I’m going to try crocheting it.

That’s great!! I was wondering how many donations you were getting. I’d love to send you some things too. Who knows, maybe you’ll make it to 150!! :grphug:

Anyone that is still interestd in sending a donation, please PM me and I will send you my address. Thank you.:slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

I will have a final count in a couple of days. I think I have somewhere around 150 items…More to come.

My family and I just sorted thru all the blankets, booties and hats. I have my final count.

Blankets: 107
Hat: 138
Booties: 38

Total: 283 + $60

I am in awe…I never dreamed people would be so generous with there time and love. My goal was 50 items and I could not have done it with out every one’s help. Thank you to all that contributed. I hope to make this an annual event. I will deliver these to Parkland Hospital in Dallas on Tuesday, Aug 11. It will be a bittersweet day for my entire family. God Bless.


I wish you and your family good fortune, always…