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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Antique White Infant Crib & Baby Quilt
Today I am sharing something old and something new. This white iron antique crib was passed down to me from my Grandmother. All of her siblings slept in it, my Mom and her siblings, assorted cousins down the line, and even me! All of my babies have slept in it for the first few months. My grandmother was born in 1922, so this crib is from the early 1900's. The way she remembered the story, her parents won this crib at a fair. I have pictures of me in this crib and pictures of all my kids. I took a picture of each baby in it the first night they came home from the hospital with the baby quilt my Mom made for them (those will be another post and another story!).
I thought it would be appropriate to share this baby quilt today, while we are talking about cribs and babies! My Mom made this to send to a co-worker who is having a baby in October. They live across the country from each other, but are "internet buddies". It is this lady's first baby and she doesn't know the gender, so my Mom chose the blue moon and stars print combined with the yellow gingham. The funny thing is that these are the fabrics I used to make Andy a photo quilt for the hospital. My Mom liked the combination, too, so decided to use it for her Double Irish Chain quilt. It is hand-quilted; I'm not sure if you can see it on the close-up. I think the Mom will love this beautiful gift!
I have a question for you "seasoned" bloggers. How do you get the pictures to show up where you want them? I can't always get the text to wrap around the picture and sometimes when I put an additional picture in, the first one scoots up to the top. Arrghh.
I'm linking this post to White Wednesday at Faded Charm. Comments will take a day or two to publish, as I'll be off-line until Friday. Have a great day!!