Wednesday, September 05, 2012

cute baby alert

We had a wonderful baby shower for my grandniece at my sister Janna's house. She decorated with dresses and outfits my mother sewed for us. I believe Janna had a new dress every week until I was born and diverted a bit of my mother's time and attention!
Last year Dad told me that he knew we kids were frustrated and embarrassed when we frequently arrived at church late (dairy farmers are on barn time) but he said he always took a bit of pride as we walked in because, due to my mother's sewing efforts, we always looked really good.

Meta Rose wearing my father's (her Great-Grandpa Dykstra's) hat.

The Baby-Tenda! And, three generations of toys. My mom made the quilt  for Janna's first birthday with scraps from clothes my mother made for her.

Four generations! Henrietta, Janna, Brahm, and Meta.

My mother's china and silver

Dresses and outfits made by my mother

Three of my favorite Iowa farm women.


mamifleur said...

Everything is beautiful in this post, the quilts on the cabinet, babies, quilts hanging and table with her little yellow bench and five small vases with flowers!

sandra said...

I just stumbled across your blog. The baby shower stuff is just gorgeous!! makes me think about displaying some of my old baby clothes that I have( I am 55). And i Love the quilt with the crinoline ladies on it. are you using shirt scraps for your grandmother's choice blocks? I also love the spool blocks with the red background.
Sandra in Australia