Saturday, October 4, 2014


Today was a bit of a landmark day. Today I sewed buttons on a sweater.

It's not just any sweater. It was the first item I made for the baby I was expecting in 2011, due at the end of September/beginning of October. Innocent. He would be three now. Posting photos of the sweater (and matching booties) is how I announced that we were expecting baby #6. What I did not know at the time was that Innocent had already departed for heaven. I found out three days later. Coming back home from the doctor's office to see the sweater and booties on my dresser was one of the most horrible things I experienced.

Innocent never wore the sweater. I crocheted him a tiny blanket out of the same yarn (bamboo silk) to bury him in. The sweater went into the attic with a few other little things I had collected. I hadn't even sewn the buttons on.

I hoped the baby I was pregnant with a few months later would wear the sweater. He didn't. The sweater stayed in the attic.

Late in my next pregnancy I dared to get some baby things out of the attic. The sweater was one of them. I still hadn't sewn buttons on it. I was afraid to.

Today the weather turned cooler. I went through some baby clothes and got out things for Miss Moppet. I slowly pulled out the sweater and unfolded it. It looked like the right size. I tried it on her.

It fit perfectly. I didn't cry.

I sat down to sew buttons on it, five antique buttons from my grandmother's collection. Four were matching, one almost so.

So grateful for my many blessings...


  1. It's lovely, Matushka. Absolutely lovely.

  2. What a beautiful sweater! Miss Moppett looks lovely in it. Hugs to you today, my friend.

  3. So very bittersweet. It is lovely, and so is your sweet girl.

  4. I am so glad that it fits here; indeed bitter sweet; your young one looks so nice in this and the buttons are wonderful and this is a big deal and I am so glad for this. (Hugs)


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