Cleaning out the closet, I spotted the bag of baby clothes I saved when my babies were no longer babies. They've been on the shelf in a plastic bag since we moved in almost 20 years ago. I decided to wash them and store them in something a little neater.
I guess I saved them all these years because 1) they are a tangible reminder of the joy of holding my tiny little ones, 2) they are SO TINY! Us grandmas forget just how tiny newborns are!, and 3) these things were all handmade with love for my babies.
|Ted's grandmother enjoyed crotchet, and made this sweet sweater set for Amber. This one is bigger and all three children were able to wear it.|
|The hospital where Kevin was born put these little caps on the newborns. Some kind lady - I like to think she was someone's grandmother - knitted this little hat. (The bootie is there to show how little the hat is).|
|Ted's grandma, Mary Shaffer, made a yellow sweater set just like the white one for Lauren. I don't know why I still have this cap. I gave the sweater to Lauren when she brought Mareto home so he could use it.|
|I'm far too uncoordinated to knit, but I managed to crotchet this receiving blanket for Kevin. I was in my thirties and the girls were both in school so I actually found time to make this!|