I need your help, please.
First of all, is this not just the sweetest thing ? In my bin clearing project, I'm running across all sorts of things I've forgotten about. This was was a gift from my former sister-in-law, now deceased. She made this little garment to bring my oldest child home from the hospital. She not only made the little sacque but all that needlework is hers as well. Just incredible.
I not only brought home the oldest child in this, but the other two as well. They were all three born in cool weather months, so it worked out perfectly. The three of them wore this beautifully made piece exactly one time each. They were big babies and grew quickly so it did not fit them very long. But it's one of those pieces of handmade clothing that is so beautiful, it's like art.
The question is, what do I do with it now?
It's been lovingly saved, carefully wrapped in tissue paper and stored in a bin for close to 40 years now thinking that perhaps someone else in the family might have use of it someday. A little piece of family history moving forward as it were. But it didn't work out that way.
Which brings me back to today's issue. I just cannot bring myself to throw it away. It's not as if I was ever close to the woman who made this for me. We were not friends and even as, at the time, in-laws we rarely saw each other. When we did, we were polite but that's about all. So it's certainly not sentimentality that is stopping me here. Nope, it's respect for the art.
I guess the only thing left to me is to donate it. Unless one of you out there knows someone who wants/needs it. I would very happily ship it to whoever would be the happy recipient. If not, off it goes in the next GoodWill dropoff that I make.
Or maybe you have another terrific idea of what to do with it? I'm certainly open to all ideas.
Thank you in advance for your help. And have a great weekend. See you again on Monday!
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