Welcome to Ruby's Heavenly Treasures.

Please look on the side bar for a new idea I have for memorializing our loved ones, they are beautiful flower pictures with your child's name and the meaning of their name.

This is a blog site for parents who have received a hat for their child to come and see the inspiration behind the hats that I make.

It is also intended for other crocheters and knitters in the Markham, Ontario area to donate hats to Sick Kids or find free patterns to give to their local hospitals.

My daughter Ruby was 21 months old when she passed away suddenly to a complication of RSV that resulted in brain death.

She was (and still is) one of the most precious joys in my life.

This blog will always be in construction and please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as your child goes through their treatment.

My wish for them is to come home as quickly as possible.If you are here because your child has passed away, my deepest condolances go out to you.
I know what it is like to have lost a child and it's one of the most painful things anyone should never have to go through.

Please feel free to share your comments and pictures of your child in one of my hats.

Please email me at rubys_ht@yahoo.ca

Much love, Denise
(a forever grieving mom just trying to make a difference)

Monday, May 28, 2012

New Memorial Birth Flower Tribute Added ~ Sweet Little Avery Lynn

My heart goes out to this little girl's family.  Avery is a little girl who was born with a disease called SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) and spent 5 1/2 months here with her family.  She has a blog called Avery's Bucket List and it's from her perspective of things that she got to do before she died and it has continued since.  

Please pray for her family.  It's one of the hardest things losing a child and I pray that their efforts to raise money for SMA research is fulfilled. I would like to thank MelissaL from a forum I frequent (split coast stampers) for donating this wonderful picture.  Thanks hon!!!!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bleeding Hearts Plant In Our Front Yard

This is one of my favourite plants.  Melody wanted to plant these the year her sister died.  It was just a tiny plant that had 3 vines of flowers, now it's overtaken the front part of our yard.   I think they are just a very sweet and dainty flower and the heart reminds me that she will always be in our hearts!!  Love you sweet RooRoo!!!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Memorial Birth Flower Tribute Added

A mama on my forums recently lost her little baby Rhys.  I made his family a memorial birth flower tribute.  Please pray for their family during this time of loss and that they would be protected during their grieving process.

Here is the link to my Birth Flower Tributes.  If you know someone who has lost a child, I would love to make one for them.  Right now, due to money, I am making them and sending via email so the family can print it out.  All I need is their full name and the month they were born.  Just leave me a comment and let me know.

Dee =)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Went To Sick Kids Hospital Today!!!

Daniel and I went down to Sick Kids today and dropped off some hats that I've been working on over the past year. Darcy (the bereavement coordinator and our contact at Sick Kids) wasn't there to get a picture accepting the hats but here are the pictures I took last night.

There were 137 hats made by me this time around. I try to make one every other day and I would love to have some more people to come and crochet with me to give hats to this wonderful hospital.

If you would like to make some hats, donate some hats or yarn, please leave a comment for me and I will get back to you. Even if you don't live near me and still want to get involved let me know and I can let you know how you can help put these beautiful little hats on some precious little children's heads. I am always in need of soft yarn, white cardstock, printer ink and small safety pins (for the cards that go with the hats).

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Few Updates

We got to visit Ruby last month and add a couple things to her gravesite. Last year we put the flowers there and they lasted the entire year. This year we added some girly things and some hummingbirds. You see, Ruby never really talked, she would hum her sentences. You would know what she wanted cause you could understand the intonations but didn't say many words. Shortly after she passed away, my daughter Melody was looking through a book and saw the ruby throated hummingbird and commented that it was like Ruby, cause Roo hummed. So, since then we have been collecting ruby throated hummingbirds.

It was a bittersweet time visiting her. Putting these little momentos on her grave are one of the only ways that I can take care of my little girl anymore. I can keep her grave looking sweet and girly and it's so filled with love. She is 3 hours north of us and buried need some of my husband's family. She loved it up in the cottage area and we knew that this would be the best place for her to be.

I was looking through some pictures and can't believe that I forgot to post the after pictures of the yarn that my good friend Wennie donated to me. We'll be going down to sick kids next week and I can't wait to give the hats that have been made over the past year. Here is a link to the yarn that was donated and here are the hats that were made.

A few months ago I started running out of yarn. I've been down to tiny balls of leftover hats and have made a few multi-striped hats. Last week one of Daniel's adult teachers (he teaches private music lessons and this lady is a primary school teacher) gave us some primary books that she was cleaning out of her classroom. Well the other night, he came home with this HUGE bag of yarn. LOOK AT ALL THAT YARN!!!!!!!!!! I am SO touched and blessed to have this yarn and can't wait to start making some hats for Sick Kids. All the ones we gave last year have already been given out throughout the hospital.

I am ALWAYS in need of yarn donations. So, if you would like to support this cause and help me support parents who are pretty much going through hell with their child sick and in the hospital, send me an email and I will give you my address. If you are in the Markham area and want to come crochet or knit with me I'd love the company. If you have kiddos, bring them too. I can't promise that my son will want to share his toys (he's 3 now!!!!) but we have plenty of them. LOL


Dee =)