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The only gift is a portion of thyself. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today I received a lovely package from a lovely lady...

...and in it was a beautiful nightcap which she painstakingly re-created for me from an engraving. It fits perfectly, by the way...and looks so wonderfully authentic
I will post more of it as soon as I can get my darling husband to take some pictures of me wearing it.

But there was more!...

...the sweetest little baby dress for my firstborn, in a darling calico print. What a perfect little dress it was!

...but there was even more!...

...a little bundle containing a baby bonnet -- in matching fabric to my nightcap -- to cover the new little head! With dainty little lace embellishments, I simply can't wait to get photos of my baby in this outfit.

Sarah, it was such a wonderful surprise to find this in my mailbox just now. You are indeed an exceptional seamstress and I can't even begin to express my gratitude and happiness. These are the first little "civil war" items for my babe and they will be cherished -- believe me -- for many years to come.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

3 comments:

Mrs. G said...

What lovely clothes! I love beautiful, homemade garments where every inch was sewn with you in mind! Sarah is a wonderful, gentle soul; I love her to pieces!

Paris

Sarah Jane said...

I'm so glad you like them! :) They were so fun to make. I am so relieved that your cap fits you! I was worried about that aspect more than any other. Since I made the pattern based on myself, our heads must have similar measurements. :)

lissawi said...

So precious and sweet! I hope your little one gets lots of occasions to wear them!