This is one of my latest projects. It seems I need a project going all the time. After daddy passed this winter, there was much to sort through and so many memories with each new box or drawer. Mother had kept some of our baby clothes. They were well preserved and many were homemade. Mother made dresses for my sister and me. Usually they were alike when we were little. Even though I was the younger sister I quickly out grew my sister. She, full grown, was 5’2″ and 99 pounds. You were always considered fat when compared to that.
The bottom row of clothes are my generation, babies of the 1950s. The yellow shirt and the white gown were homemade. The little onesie is lined with plastic pants. The second row of clothes is my children’s generation, the 1980s. Most of their clothes were received at numerous showers hosted by my students at school and our church family. Even though mother had taught us how to sew, I did not make any clothes for my children. I did not have the privledge of being a stay home mom, something I know my mother treasured. She often said her favorite times were when we were little.
The top row is my grandchildren’s clothes, babies of the 2010s. So many colorful cute clothes. It is amazing what is available now in baby clothes. Our first grandchild had so many dresses, I think she only got to wear many of them once. Of course the ones to follow had loads of hand me downs. You didn’t really need to buy anything for them. But we did. Styles changed, diapers changed but some things like bibs and booties are always in the wardrobe.
This quilt will be a treasure for years to come because it binds the family together. May this quilt be a reminder to my children and grandchildren of God’s promise of blessings from generation to generation.