Thursday, June 16, 2011

~SWEET KEEPSAKES FOR A SPECIAL BABY~

 ~HAND CROCHETED BABY SWEATER SET~

My Mother who is now closer to 80 than she is to 70 is amazingly talented.  I've shared with you before that most of all I've ever learned in my life came from her.  Sadly, one of the things I don't can't do is crochet.  I want to learn someday...just have so little extra time, but it IS on my 2-Do-List!
~LOVER'S KNOT~

About a month ago I learned one of my nieces was expecting her first bundle of joy and she's having a girl.  It's become a little tradition in our family to gift the mother-to-be with a hand-crocheted baby sweater set as a new baby keepsake.
 ~TINY LITTLE BOOTIES~

I still have the ones made for my children and they are very special to me.  I've kept them in pristine condition and one day I will pass them down...
~FRILLY LITTLE BONNET~

My Mom fashioned a darling little sweater, bonnet and booties and I just love how they came out.  I especially love the tiny embroidered rosebuds and minty green leaves...
~HAND EMBROIDERED ROSEBUDS~

In a day when so much is mass-produced it still does my heart good to see something lovingly made by hand.  Just about any of us can pick something up at our local Baby's-R-Us or Tarjay (Target), but to take the TIME to create something that takes hours and hours to do...well...
priceless...don't you think?

(Thanks, Momma!  You're the best!)

Today I'm off to swim with my Miss K (gosh...remember her???) at our local water park.  Can you feel my angst joy?
Yeah...I'm so happy about it I'm still in my PJ's...

Hope your day is wonderful.  I'll be slathering on anti-wrinkle cream sunblock by the truck-loads.

Love to you...

24 comments:

shawkl said...

Oh these are just beautiful! I love to crochet, but it is something I don't do as often as I should. I love the Lover's Knot stitch, and did a pineapple table topper that that that stitch in it as well. I'd love to have a pattern for such a gorgeous sweater set...but I suspect that Mom doesn't have that any longer. Hugs!
Kathy
www.shawkl.com

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

What a beautiful piece of work. I am just waiting for my granddaughter who married a couple of years ago to have a baby. I have one ready for her. I am going to see shawki and tell her where she can find the patterns. Blessings
QMM

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a darling, exquite baby set!!! All hand made, the VERY best kind. Your mother did a beautiful job making it and I know it is something your niece will treasure for years to come. I had a couple of these sets for my new babies (who were born in 1956, 1957 and 1958...and 1965!!) A long time
ago when such things were more apt to be hand-made...I kept them, too.
I am with you on the swimming! LOL
My son has a gorgeous pool, put in last summer, and Sarah and Kathryn have BEEN asking me to go and swim
there. I did buy a suit...gosh, I don't remember how many years it's been since I had one on, but I have yet to get it wet!! HA HA
Maybe soon....
Enjoy your day with Miss K and with your new figure, I bet you look great in a bathing suit~~~
Love ya, Francy

Nancy said...

Being a knitter, I so appreciate all the time that your Mother spent doing this beautiful set for your neice.....

We are expecting another grandchild in January so I need to get busy making precious keepsakes for my
grandchild...

Have fun swimming...

Bobbi said...

Just beautiful!

Ana said...

Oh Rebecca,
The petite crochet set is simply all sweetness! Your mom did an amazing job. Love it! Have fun at the water park my dear friend ;-)

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

stefanie said...

oh, it is the sweetest EVER!

Sara said...

such a precious ensemble !!! there is just nothing like a gift for baby made by loving hands!

Atelier de Charo said...

So sweet and beautiful! Love it!

Hugs
Charo

Char said...

I just know you will have the best time with Miss K at the water park today. Just think, you get to show off your new body!!
My mom is now 83 and used to crochet. I have all the blankets and baby things her hands so tenderly made for my son and daughter. Like your precious mom, mine can no longer crochet. Oh how I wish, but time takes it's toll on us all.
Beautiful Rebecca, just lovely, Char

Gert said...

Oh how beautiful...wish I had some of them for my 'to-be' great granddaughter...what amazing work this lady has done...

Have fun at the waterpark.

Blessings...
xoxoGert

Silvia said...

Molto belle le tue realizzazioni..magari riuscissi a farle io non so cucire quasi per niente...Bye

Dolores said...

Gifts made with loving hands are the best kind to receive.
Your mom does beautiful hand work...... the baby items are so delicate and beautiful.

Have fun in the water.....special times with Miss K.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, Rebecca, what precious gifts for the lil bundle of joy! My grandmother's BOTH could crochet and I never learned either. You must learn!

Have fun at the waterpark with your divine Miss K!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

My goodness Rebecca, your mother crochets' so beautifully ~ I can crochet, but nothing as lovely as what she can do. I'm still working on the little blanket for the g-baby, and should have it done in plenty of time before it's born ~ did you get the email I sent to you with her due date?

Oh, and I am sooooo loving those gorgeous bottles!! I want one!! :)

I hope you had a fabulous day with Miss K :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Chatty Crone said...

Your mother did a fabulous job - they look so sweet and dainty looking. I have two grandsons and would love a little girl. Hope you had fun swimming. Lovely pictures.

Marilyn said...

The "working with yarn" gene skipped me, but did go on to my Sarah. She taught herself how to knit and has made so many pretty things. She even sent hats to Nepal for the children last December.

NanaDiana said...

That set is just darling! I love it! And that bonnet is so darned cute.

I hope you ended up having a good time at the park with Little Miss. I know you did!;>) xo Diana

Shabby T said...

THE BABY GIFT IS SO BEAUTIFUL WHAT A PRECIOUS GIFT TO RECIEVE I'M SURE YOUR NIECE WILL TREASURE IT FOREVER..
LOVE SHABBY T

Shirley said...

Hi Rebecca, Your mother does such beautiful work. My husband's Aunt turned 100 years old and still crochets. Once you learn you don't forget. You have those beautiful keepsakes that you treasure. I gave the baby quilts to each of my kids that my mother made for them. The blocks were the size of a postage stamp. I feel so honored when one of my quilts is chose for a new baby. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

KatyDidStitches said...

What a lucky baby girl! I can't crochet, either. My Mom, on the other hand, was awesome at it. I still have the sweetest little ice skating outfit she made for my doll, Valerie. She tried to teach me, but I was hopeless.

I'm with you on the swimming. I hate water...don't even like to DRINK it!

Kathy

Jan M said...

Truly beautiful heirlooms from the heart and hand -- nothing better for a little bundle of joy! Hope you enjoyed your day of fun in the sun and water!

Kathy Ellen said...

How you must treasure the things that your mother crocheted for you. Lovely, delicate little handmade baby gifts, and sure to be treasured by the new mother.

My mother, now 82 years old, many sweaters, hats and booties for all 13 grandchildren and some of her great grandchildren too. One year for Christmas, our adult daughter took all of the photos from our albums, wearing the handmade knit things she had made over the years, and put them into a special album for Mother. It was a truly sweet tribute to her special gifts to all of the children.

Carol said...

Wouldn't it be sweet to pick up a newborn wearing this cap, booties & sweater set? Your mother's work is so intricate & beautiful. I remember when she had a set up for sale on Ebay years ago..

You are so Blessed to have learned from the ~BEST~. Your Mother is filled with so much creativity . Fortunate for us she has passed along alot of great ideas.

Have a good weekend
Carol from
Good "Ol Texas

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