Wednesday, May 6, 2009
This little crocheted jacket and bonnet were made my my Granny, Lydia's namesake, for when my mom was blessed and she let me borrow it for the special day.
When I put Lydia's dress on, Seth said "princess!", a sweet comment from a little boy whose vocabulary doesn't typically include that word. Here is our little princess ready for her special day. This is a typical pose from her with her little fist up under her chin - so cute!
Here are other photos from the day. Hopefully I can get some photos from someone else where we're all actually looking at the same camera! She received a beautiful blessing from her daddy, an especially memorable part being when he blessed her with faith and courage, as her great grandmothers had, and for whom she is named (Lydia is my grandmother and Pauline is Matt's grandmother...two special ladies whom we miss very much).
This is her everyday quilt, made by Grandma Chappell, my mom, that she lays on in the bouncy seat. I love the colors and cute triangles. Most of you know she is only content when she's carried around, but I snapped this quick photo of her sleeping. The trick? The vacuum is on right by her head...worked like a charm.
Here is her special we-don't-use-it-as-a-quilt-but-just-admire-it-from-afar quilt. My mom embroidered each panel, and I just love the little old fashioned pictures. AND she held a quilting bee at her house so the the whole thing is HAND quilted. Here's the overall quilt...
...and here are close-ups of each block:Aunt Terilyn (my sis) came all the way from Atlanta to visit, and I was so happy she made one of her flannel blankets for Lydia. You can only see a little bit of the edge at the bottom, but she crocheted the edges, and I love that the size is perfect for swaddling, as modeled by our cute little burrito herself.
And this cute little blanket "pouch" is a gift from her other talented Aunt Gerilyn (my other sis). I've not seen anything like it, and I love the colors and soft fabrics.She is a loved little girl to have such wonderfully creative and generous women in her life!