Thank you all so very much for your sweet comments and good wishes!! Sweet Emily is overjoyed as is Brent who I think finally realized after the sonogram that this is REALLY REAL! If you'd love to tell Emily, visit her blog The Lavender Beekeeper ~ I'm sure she'd just love to hear from you. I love you Lady Em!
About 22 years ago in November my sweet grandmother knitted a baby sweater, hat and blanket for our third child. She made the brave choice to create them in pink and we had another little boy. I promised her I'd save it for a little girl in our family, whether it be our child or grandchild. She passed away two years later never to know we did have two more children, both sweet sons.
So I have had this precious little ensemble wrapped safely in my cedar chest....waiting. Now the beautiful set will be worn by our first grandchild. My grandmother would be so very proud. She was so talented, always doing something with her hands. She also made the tiny sweater and cap that I wore home from the hospital! Her designs were much more intricate in her younger years. This set is simple in style, but still created with love ~
At one time when I had the antique store I would look on Ebay for little sweater sets, handmade by loving hands but never worn or outgrown ~ Look at this set I found that I just couldn't let go and now, I'm glad I didn't! Can't you see the sweet girl in this??!!
I scanned this beautiful print for you as a thank you gift!!! I love sleeping baby prints and have a little collection of them. Just right click to save to your computer ~
Look what I did to it in Photoshop Elements ~ I love the softness of this look, don't you? Save if you'd like it ~
A couple of antique Christmas cards that I scanned for you too!! Right click to save each image to your computer ~
See this old doll baby crib? I have it stashed in my art room just waiting to be taken down and played with!! The sweater the porcelain baby has on is the set that my grandmother made for me as a newborn ~ soon to be 47 years old this Christmas ~ whew!
If this is how I am for the sonogram, how am I going to be when she's born??!
hugs and love to you all ~
and a Happy Halloweeny Friday,