Zoe always ask's me "Are those for the hospital babies?" That is the name she has given to the weecare gowns.
One of the community projects of the Smocking Arts Guild of America (SAGA), is to provide weecare gowns for babies born to soon or babies that all to soon become angels. Each smocking chapter makes gowns to give to their local hospital. The gowns are then given to the parents of these little ones.
At our local hospital a grandma was asked by the family to pick out the gown for the baby. You can imagine how this grandma had looked forward to this baby that sadly would not come home. She was so grateful to be able to do this one little act for her precious grandbaby. Its story's like these that make it easy to set aside some time for sewing and smocking these gowns.
Since I like to have a project to work on in the evening, I always try to keep a supply on hand to smock.