"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Mother's Hands

I have this little tableau in the guest bedroom.  Little homemade dresses, costumes and such, made by  mothers of long ago.  The pink plaid flannel dress was one of several from the same material, but in different sizes.  It is the oldest.  The white cotton tissue thin dress with embroidered roses was going to go on my scarecrow but I just couldn't.  The little fringed velvet dance costume would probably fit a two year old.  It is precious.  I can't sew a straight line, but appreciate the time and love that went into them.  

Happiest day to all mothers out there.


  1. I love your "shrine"..I love it.
    And that you can look at them every day..:)
    She had fairy fingers.. "des doigts de fée" we say in French..
    You must have been so young when you lost her as she was just 40.
    Did you ever read the book Motherless Daughters?
    I have read it many times..
    You might find it interesting dear Donna..

    Happy Mother's Day to you too..Nana

  2. Hope you had a lovely mother's day! The dresses and costumes are adorable. I can't sew either. Even my hemming is disastrous. My mom is another story. She used to make me clothes and costumes. My favorite was my 2nd grade I Dream of Genie costume. I was a lucky little kid.


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