Alice enjoying the hand-stitched blanket from her great-grandmother.
My wonderful and still healthy 84 year-old grandmother made this beautiful blanket for Alice and she hand-stitched the entire thing. I still have the baby blanket that she made for me 33 years ago and I treasure it so much. I hope that Alice will do the same with this baby blanket. Thank you, Grandma from both Alice and me. And we can't wait for Alice to meet you in just a few short weeks.
Seriously. Does anyone make anything handmade anymore? I sound so jaded but when I look at all the things that my grandmother can make, most of which she learned to do in high school, I am appalled at what little skills I have in making things. I don't know how to can. I don't know how to crochet. I don't know how to quilt. I don't know how to sew. I don't know how to cross-stitch. But goddamnit, I am going to learn!