This is a dress I finished today that was based on a pattern at the Miracles Happen website. Miracles Happen is a network of knitters and crocheters that help to provide for newborn babies' early needs. From the website:
"Sometimes, when a woman is pregnant, she experiences feelings of confusion, she may feel scared, or helpless. Her whole world is changing and she doesn't know what to do. Many women have their own resources (family, friends, medical professionals) to turn to in this time of need. But many do not. Staff at pregnancy crisis centers are there to listen to these women, to share their concerns, and to offer real hope for their future.Miracles Happen is a network of volunteers who make and distribute handmade items for a newborn baby's early needs."
I have been crocheting for The Sewing Closet, a local charity for children throughout our county that, through poverty, would not otherwise receive new clothes. Many of the women sew clothing, but I am one of a few that crochet or knit blankets and layettes for our local hospitals' maternity wards, for parents who are not prepared to have the items necessary for taking their baby home. It is websites like Miracles Happen that are inspirational to me.
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