The Lone Star Smockers met at Cook Children’s Hospital in downtown Fort Worth to make baby gowns. Twice a year, in January and August, we gather to create the preemie baby gowns that we donate to the hospital. Thanks to the Director of Volunteer Services, Christy Beck, we are allowed to use the atrium at the front of the hospital. The hospital supplies us with nice work tables, electrical cords, chairs, food and drinks. We have lots of room and natural lighting. There are tables set up to cut out the gowns using a pattern from the SAGA website. Here is a picture of Ann working on that part of the process.
Libby and Shirley helped with the ironing, cutting, and pinning.
We had Francie, Rhonda, and Bobbie pleating the baby gowns so they can be taken home and smocked.
These are some of the fantastic items that our talented smockers have made in the past years for different occasions. We like to have outfits on hand to show interested people who come by and want to know what smocking is.
This is a picture of a photo album that Mary brought along for all of us to enjoy.
At the end of the day, the ladies who like to smock the gowns took them home to work on during the winter months until we make a new batch in August. In January, we donated a total of 47 smocked baby gowns to Cook Children’s hospital and about 65 pillowcases that were made by some of the ladies who work on these at home. There were 14 ladies who showed up to work at the January 2014 Wee Care Workshop: Wendy, Kathy, Libby, Lisa, Lou Ann, Mary Lou, Mary, Jeannine, Bobbie, Becky, Shirley, Francie, Ann, and Rhonda. Keep up the good work ladies!