I'm kind of playing catch-up, here. I've been meaning to post some of the wonderful and beautiful items that were hand-made for Lucy as gifts when she was born.
This is a gorgeous pink and white nine-patch baby quilt made for Lucy by her Gramma Leen, my mom. My mom has always been a terrific quilter and a generous giver and loves to combine these two talents. I think this is where my love of quilting came from. Whenever we're together, we love to visit quilt shops, collect fabric and ideas for quilts and show off our current projects.
As if a hand-made quilt by my mom for my daughter wasn't sentimental enough, this one has extra meaning because we got the idea for it years ago when my mom and dad were down for a visit. We went to the Church Museum together to see an exhibit on Joseph Smith and some of the artifacts that the church has from his life. There was a beautiful little wooden cradle and in it a delicate nine-patch, pink and white baby quilt. We both fell in love with its simplicity and charm and sketched the idea down for the future. . . Bravo, church display people! (My friend Carrie Snow who works at the museum informed me that it was probably not authentically from the Smith family, but was dressing the set to show off some of the other objects that were, but that's ok. It still will remind me of his legacy and our church's humble beginnings.)