Friday, December 5, 2008

November - a month of thanks...

...a time to give thanks for the many blessings that we have received. Teeny Tiny Treasures has indeed been blessed this year and we are very thankful for all of the items that we have received. The TTT ministry could not provide for God's little ones if we did not have help from so many kind hearts. For each of you ...we are very thankful.

During the month of November....we served 5 hospitals and special agencies.

The Delivery total for the month was 502 items! A very wonderful month for the NICU.

Thank you all so much for making it a special month for so many families and little ones.

December is our "Christmas Get Together" and "year-end round-up" so everyone please come and join us at our December meeting.
Monday, December 8, 2008 at 6:00 pm - Cub Creek Baptist

Blessings all..

Monday, November 3, 2008

October Ending..

It seems as the year moves along the months go by faster and faster. I cannot believe that October has come and gone so quickly. Leaves are falling, we have had several frosts here in North Carolina and the crisp tempertures of Autumn are here.

October was a wonderful month for TTT. We had so many lovely items come in for the babies this month - and it was a very good month too!

..We served 13 hospitals during the month of October and distributed 1,247 items! Awesome Job!
...350 hats...325 blankets...325 pr. of booties..12 clothing items...225 stuffed animals...10 bibs

Super...super....super! Thanks to everyone who made this such a special month for the little ones.

We are now working on holiday items for the Christmas season so start collecting those red, green and white items.

Our November meeting was be Monday, November 10th - 6:00 pm. Hope to see everyone there.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone - God bless.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

October Meeting Reminder

For all local members...a reminder that our October meeting will be Monday, October 13, 2008 at Cub Creek Baptist Church, 6:00 pm.

Hope to see everyone there.

The end of September has arrived..

..and Teeny Tiny Treasures had another wonderful month. So many beautiful items were received and shipped to the babies - it was just awesome.

We supplied items for babies in 9 different hospitals this month and one local SAFE house. The following items were shipped...

117 blankets
196 hats
176 pair of booties
39 clothing items
104 bibs/burp pads
117 stuffed animals
4 totes
....for a total of 753 items!

All of the hospitals have been so appreciative of the items that we have sent. There is such a great need and the NICU staff are always so kind to us.

Just a note (FYI) we are starting to get more NICU staff that are notifying us that the stuffed animals cannot be used in the units. It seems that a medical study has shown that the animals cannot be sterilized and/or washed sufficiently to remove all bacteria from the stuffing in the animals. We will continue to ship the animals to the units that will use them as well as those who use them as take home goodies. But for those who are donating to your local hospitals..please check with the NICU staff about the animals.

October will be everyday items - baby prints etc. and for those who are working ahead ...you can begin to plan for Christmas.

Have a wonderful October all...and thank you all so much for sharing the love with the babies.
Blessings,
Teresa

Thursday, September 11, 2008

For the month of August...

..lots of little ones were blessed by the caring hearts and loving stitches of many TTT volunteers. We had a wonderful work meeting for the month and shared lots of laughs, stories, cookies and just good fellowship. It is such a joy to gather together and work on items for the little ones - everyone has such a great time.

This month we shipped and/or delivered to 7 hospitals a total of 722 items.
125 blankets, 275 hats, 10 clothing items, 175 pr. booties/socks, 10 burp pads, 125 stuffed animals and 2 tote bags.

We will now begin to work on our Halloween sets for the littles ones...so think pumpkins, ghosts, and happy witches everyone.

Have a blessed month all.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

July Totals

July was a very busy month for most of our TTT members - Vacation Bible School, Revivals, Vacations and some had some sick family but it was still a good month. Our totals are smaller but the love that we placed into each item was huge.

Four hospitals were served in July and a total of 370 items were delivered. The following items were sent to the little ones;

65 Blankets
140 Hats
65 pr. of Booties
30 Burp Pads & Bibs
65 Stuffed Animals
5 Tote Bags

Thanks to everyone who had a part in making these deliveries to the little ones possible.

For our local members our August work meeting will be on Monday, August 11, 2008 at 6:00 pm at Cub Creek. Come and join us!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Super Simple Knit Preemie Blanket

Super Simple Knit Preemie Blanket

Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart)
Size 11 Knitting Needles

Cast on 52 stitches.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3-?: Repeat row 2 until blanket measures 18" in length. Bind off.

**Entire blanket is worked in garter stitch. If you use a varigated yarn it makes a lovely blanket. You can add a crochet edging if you like or adorn with crochet appliques - the possiblities are endless.*
© Teresa Bowman 2005
You may use or share this pattern for charity purposes only. Not to be used for items that will be sold.

Loomed Preemie Tube Bootie Pattern

Loomed Preemie Tube Bootie

Loom: 16 Peg RG Round Bootie Loom
Yarn: 4 Ply Worsted Weight
Stitch: Single Stitch

Instructions:
Using 1 strand of yarn, cast on using the “E” method.
Wrap pegs again – now you have 2 rows on pegs.
Knit off row by lifting bottom stitch over the top stitch – continue around loom.
Wrap yarn all around again and knit off as before.
Continue this until you have completed 10 rows.
Now for the cuff: lift the cast on row up through center of loom and place
The stitches on the pegs – one stitch at a time creating two stitches on pegs.
Knit this row off and your brim is completed.
Wrap yarn around again and knit off as before.
Continue this until you have completed 20 rows.
Now to finish off: remove bootie from loom with the gathering method –
Pull end closed and secure – this finishes the toe.
Now --- make one more J

Teresa Bowman
Teeny Tiny Treasures
© March, 2005

Loomed Preemie Hat

Loomed Preemie Hat

Loom: 30 Peg FG Round Loom
Yarn: 4 Ply Worsted Weight
Stitch: Single Stitch

Instructions:
Using 1 strand of yarn, cast on using the “E” method.
Wrap pegs again – now you have 2 rows on pegs.
Knit off row by lifting bottom stitch over the top stitch – continue around loom.
Wrap yarn all around again and knit off as before.
Continue this until you have completed 10 rows.
Now for the cuff: lift the cast on row up through center of loom and place
The stitches on the pegs – one stitch at a time creating two stitches on pegs.
Knit this row off and your brim is completed.
Wrap yarn around again and knit off as before.
Continue this until you have completed 14 rows.
Now to finish off: remove hat from loom with the gathering method –
Pull end closed and secure – this finishes the top.
You can add a pompom or tassels if you wish – if not you are done J

Teresa Bowman
Teeny Tiny Treasures
© March, 2005

10 Minute Crochet Preemie Hat

Teresa’s 10 Minute Crochet Preemie Hat

Materials:
G Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn

**I have timed this pattern and it actually only takes me 10 minutes to make a hat. How simple can you get J

This hat is worked in the round – do not turn after each row.

Ch 3
Rnd 1: 12 dc in 3rd chain from the hook, join with a sl st to beginning ch 3.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in same stitch as ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch around, join with sl st to beginning ch 2.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in each dc around, join with sl st to beginning ch 2.
Rnd 4-7: Repeat row 3.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sl st in each dc around, join with sl st to beginning ch 1, fasten off. Weave in ends.
Rnd 8 Variations:
Ch 1, reverse sc around, join & fasten off.
Ch 1, sc around, join & fasten off.
Ch 1, sc, *ch 1, sc*, repeat * around, join & fasten off.

This is an excellent pattern to use up scraps, just make each row, a different color, or make hat one color and Rnd 8 a different color. Just be creative!

©Teresa Bowman – 2004
You may use or share this pattern for charity purposes only. Not to be used for items that will be sold.
**Size of hat can be adjusted by going to a larger or smaller hook.

Old Page is now gone....

Our old site at earthlink is no longer available so please refer all your friends to our new blog here. We had a free site at earthlink and then it changed to a charging site so we had to let that spot on the net go.

But with it also went the free patterns section that so many folks are asking about. So I will post the patterns here for those who would like those.

Hugs to you all.

Friday, June 27, 2008

June is Over?

It is hard to believe that the month of June is gone. Time certainly goes by quickly - especially when you are busy.

And busy the TTT volunteers certainly were! With school being out, gardens starting, and vacation time the month of June is always a busy month for everyone so our numbers are usually lower. But the month turned out to be a really good one for the babies.

For the month of June the following was delivered:
149 blankets, 192 hats, 15 clothing items, 156 pr. of booties, 7 bibs/burp pads, 101 stuffed animals, and 12 tote bags.
A grand total of 632 items - delivered to 9 hospitals.

Awesome job everyone!

Thanks to everyone who made this month a super one for the little ones.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Marvelous May...

It was a marvelous May for TTT. Even though this was a very busy month for so many of our members.....school ending, graduations, weddings, vacations..etc. it was an outstanding month.

We had so many lovely items to send to the little ones this month and they were all so appreciated by the hospital staff and their families. Thank you all so much for sharing the love with the little ones.

And now for our totals.....
Blankets - 194....Hats - 694....Gowns, Shirts etc. - 26.... Booties - 174 pair
Burp Pads - 51...Animals - 114.... Tote Bags - 45 .....for a total of 1,298 items!
We served 9 Hospitals in May :)

For the month of June we will be working on items with a holiday theme - 4th of July! So find that red, white and blue yarns, fabrics and ribbons and dress with babies in the colors of USA!

Have a wonderful month all and special blessings on each of you.....

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Awesome April...



I have the totals for April calculated and it was another awesome month for TTT. A truly awesome month for the TTT ministry.
God is truly blessing the ministry and we are all so thankful for the many volunteers that donate their time and talents to share with God's little ones.
So many babies have been touched through your wonderful work - Praise God for all of you.
This month TTT was able to serve sixteen (16) hospitals in eleven (11) different states.
We shipped and/or delivered the following:
Bib/Burp Pads - 44
Hats - 394
Clothing- gowns/sweaters/dresses - 82
Booties - 350 pair
Blankets - 289
Stuffed Animals - 261
A total of 1,420 items!
Super - super month! Thank you all!
May will be one of our "everyday months" which means that we will be working on general baby color items - not any holiday related items. This will be one of our month's to rebuild our stock items such as blankets, hats, and booties so we can ship the needed items for the NICU. So choose your favorite color - your favorite pattern - and have fun! All items are needed but as always blankets are a very needed item.
Have a wonderful month all - and remember it is all "for the babies"
Blessings.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Marvelous March!

It was a marvelous March for TTT - so many wonderful things happened this month - so we are very thankful for all the blessings that God has given to us this month.

The ministry was blessed with a very generous donation from one of the people in the community. We are very appreciative of the special gift from Mr. K. - his love gift will buy many supplies for our ministry. We have already begun to watch the sales for fabrics, threads, yarns, stuffing, etc. so we can plan our purchases wisely.

During the month of March the TTT minstry delivered to six (6) hospital NICU units and the following items were given:

152 Animals - 151 pair of Booties - 26 Clothing Items - 556 Hats and 210 Blankets
A total of 1,095 items! Awesome work dear friends - so many touched by your kindness.

April will be a big month for TTT as we have already had so many lovely items to come in. So I look for wonderful totals next month.

April is "Spring Month" so as you are making your special items for the little ones - think Spring colors - we want to see the NICU covered with little baby flowers!

Have a wonderful month all ..... blessings to everyone :)

Monday, March 3, 2008

February was a sweetheart of a month..

..February is the heart month, the valentine month...the month where we all share the love...the love month!

And the love month it was for TTT as our wonderful volunteers shared the love with the preemie and newborn babies in hospitals across the state. Adorable hats, booties, blankets and gowns that would keep the little ones warm and cozy as well as special little animals to be placed in their cribs so that they would know that they were being thought of and prayed for by many, many people. Yes indeed the dear friends of TTT worked very hard to share the love this month.

TTT made deliveries to the NICU units of ten (10) different hospitals and delivered a total of 855 items. There were 239 blankets....239 hats...2 gowns...239 pr. booties...and 136 animals. Awesome work everyone.

The month of March will be our Easter theme month so we will be concentrating on items that have pastels, happy spring colors and Easter designs. So...let's cut out those bunnies and have fun making this Easter a very special one for some of God's tiny miracles.

Blessings all....

Sunday, February 10, 2008

TTT starts the New Year with a bang!!!



Yes! A very big bang! The TTT members have been working so very hard and we have already begun shipping special items to the "little ones."

We received some very kind thank you notes and emails from the hospitals that we served last year - we do appreciate those so much.

And we are all geared up in love and faith ready to have another wonderful year for the Lord and his TTT ministry.

For the month of January we shipped out 1,045 items to eleven (11) different hospitals. Here is the breakdown:

250 blankets -- 400 hats -- 175 pr. booties -- 200 stuffed animals -- 2 tote bags -- 8 burp pads -- and 10 gowns/dresses.

Awesome! So many families have been blessed by your generous gifts. We are busy working on Valentine's Day outfits now - soon will be here.

Have a wonderful February all and God Bless :)