Knowing how to crochet baby booties is a valuable skill in life. It is SO nice to be able to make a gift for a new baby with your own hands. I have developed this pattern over the years and can make a pair of booties over the course of a few hours. I actually wrote up the pattern to share but all the people who tried it couldn't figure it out so I must have done something really wrong.. :-) So, I can't share the pattern - for your own good. LOL!
I snapped this photo an hour or so ago as I was working on the 2nd bootie. Do you recognize the yarn bag? I won that from Shari and it's been my constant companion ever since. Thanks again, Shari!I use all kinds of different things for the ties - crocheted ones, little thin satin ribbon, but I got the notion that this silk pinkie/purple-y ribbon would look lush on these.
From the side...
I used my little baby quilt as a back drop for the photos.. I had this made by a nice old lady in Louisiana whose name was "Granny Nell". I was a newlywed and was babysitting some children and she was living with her daughter across the street and we became acquainted. I confided in her that I was very unhappy in Louisiana and missed my home state of Oregon and my friends and family - my mom, dad and my sisters. She must have tired of my complaints and said this to me.. and I've never ever forgotten it.. she said "Bloom where you are planted". What a wise woman.. and I tried to do that.
I was newly pregnant when I knew her and she made quilts to sell, so I ordered one for my baby. For some reason I knew it would be a girl and ordered a pink "Sun Bonnet Sue & Overall Sam" design. I want you to look at the fine stitches, each one is by hand, there is not a machine used in any of this. Isn't it amazing?
I still have this quilt but I want my daughter Amy to have it one day as it's hers.
I have a CORRECTION on the New England Clam Chowder recipe.. I used 5 slices of bacon, not 10.. lol! Hubby has been watching a football game, University of Oregon, the Ducks, won the game, 63 to 14. Yay! Now we're off to get a hamburger for lunch and do some grocery shopping. If you have a Carl's Jr. in your town, you have got to try their new Memphis BBQ burger. It's DELISH! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)