I mentioned last week that we are becoming grandparents. Now, 19 years ago we totally renovated our Cape Cod style house and turned it into a full two-story Colonial. We had to empty out all the storage containers that were in the basement and the eaves. Most of those storage containers ended up in my mother's unfinished basement. Some are still there. Now that my daughter is expecting, I decided to go through some of those that I know contain old baby clothes. There is a box of baby girl clothes (including some of my own baby items - I am amazed they are still in decent shape), a box of baby boy clothes and one full of just handmade items. I thought I would share a few of these items with you every so often.
First, here is an outfit that was mine oh so many years ago.
The baby shoes on the left were my daughter's, on the right mine.
This is a dress that I crocheted for my daughter. Unfortunately, she was born in January and her daughter is due in August so it is doubtful that this will ever fit her baby. I can see that it is a little stained around the neckline.
The sweater and hat set below was mine. I don't know who made it for me and my mom no longer remembers. It is wool and quite densely knit.
As for my own crafting, I have been adding many, many white stitches to the Santa stocking. The pompom on his hat is now filled in as is some of his beard.
You may just be able to see where the white has been filled in as it has a creamy color to it rather than the bright white of the Aida cloth.
I am adding the final few rows on the Baby Elephant Blanket. I am on the 2nd of 4 pink rows and then it will be done.
I usually work on this when visiting my mother, but that is now causing her to be more confused. She thinks I am having a baby. I think I will start hand quilting when I am with her. Years ago she made this pink crib sized quilt, but never finished it. I started quilting it a while back.
It will be mindless stitching when I visit her and I can tell her that I just want to finish a quilt that she started. I need to look for some stencils for the borders and corner squares. The middle is just cross-hatching.
By the way, much of the marking was done with a No. 2 pencil. Does anyone know how I can remove the pencil markings once the quilt is finished? It is fairly light, but still. I will use quilt marker for the stencils.
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Sit down with a cup of tea or coffee and pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching.
Thanks for stopping by!