Keri’s stay last week was short so she is spending a few more days here with us this week. I have been thinking that the child’s robe would be fitting her soon and I was right. Keri was happy to twirl about and model the crochet robe made by her great-grandmother, for our oldest daughter many years ago.
My mom was a skilled seamstress as well and a fine knitter and crocheter. Whatever she put her hand to do, she did it with all of her might and ability. Her many crochet projects are still enjoyed today by those she lovingly shared her gifts with.
As an engagement gift, Mommy crocheted this beautiful robe for me. Its to-the-floor length and three-quarter sleeve is like wearing a warm afghan! She spent many hours altering and designing a pattern, crocheting each stitch and sewing on each of the thirteen buttons down the front. It has a ruffly, Peter Pan collar and tie around the neck and bodice. I think it is made with a sport weight yarn.
|Erin is wearing the robe that was made for her in 1987.|
|Abbey at age 7|