apple pattern (the music note pattern is on that same site)
I just became apart of the following group on ravelry. I heard about this group by total coincidence. I had a nice comment from a blogger whose name I hadn't seen before. I tried to email her back to say thank you for her comment but her email wasn't linked up to her comment so then I went to her blog to leave her a comment. At her blog I came upon her own sad story and learned about the Schuyler Blanket Project (rav link):
“The Schuyler Blanket Project:
Group to make blankets for parents who have lost their children in childbirth or early infancy, and to provide them with a tangible symbol of support and love.
The Schuyler Blanket Project began life as The Tammany Blanket Project, as a group of Ravelers came together to provide support for Tammany, a fellow Raveler who lost her baby girl less than an hour after she was born. Members of this group created a blanket for Tammany by making individual squares, providing her with a warm soft hug that she can wrap up in on the bad days.
The original Tammany Blanket is complete, and Tammany herself requested that we carry that mission forward in baby Schuyler’s memory to create blankets for other bereaved families and to provide them with comfort and love. Do you have the time and heart to make a few squares for a blanket that can change a family’s life? Please join us and see how a few hours on your part can bring light and love to a family who is experiencing their darkest hours.”My heart goes out to these other woman and families that have lost their babies. We found out our baby had died at 13.5 weeks into the pregnancy but some of these women just have awful stories...loosing babies after 40 weeks of pregnancy, miscarrying their first baby, finishing the pregnancy knowing their baby wouldn't be able to survive outside the womb, loosing teenager children...stories that are just awful. I just can't imagine how great their heart ache must be.
I haven't talked much here about my own sad miscarriage just a few short months ago. I felt kinda silly having mentioned the pregnancy possibly too early here but I had been to the doctor, I had seen that precious heart beat, I thought we were well on our way to a sweet baby in February. Plus it is so hard to keep exciting news like that a secret. I have never been one for secrets, especially babies, it is just SO exciting. But then the 2nd baby appointment came on August 3rd and all that excitement was to stay in the past. To help keep my mind busy while healing I did a lot of crafting. Could you tell? I did a lot! It kept my mind busy. If I stopped I could get sad and I am soooo tired of being sad. So to help me continue to heal and look forward to the future I made these blanket squares.
two regular old granny squares, yellow one is butterfly garden square, blue and daisy pattern
I hope this post is not too heavy, I like to keep this place happy and journal my ups and downs of different projects (mostly so I can remember what the heck I did and why). I debated for awhile on this post but this is a big UP and I wanted to share especially if anybody was looking for a project such as this to contribute too.
I will be back soon to share my FINISHED stocking!