Thursday, January 8, 2009

Baby Blanket Show and Tell!

During Christmas, going through some containers, I found my baby blanket. This little blanket is getting old, just like its owner! But I always thought it was so sweet. I remember as a young girl wrapping up my baby dolls in this blanket. It was homemade, appliqued and embroidered. The arms of the little bears move because of the buttons that hold them.
Buttons that allow legs and arms to move.

Sweet flowers and faces embroidered.

Hand stitching to sew on silk binding. This blanket has worn spots on the bears and is becoming very delicate. I am afraid it will soon fall apart. Laughing now...sounds like its owner again!!!
Don't forget to visit Kelli for more wonderful Show and Tell's. Happy Friday!
***Just a reminder that today is the last day to sign up for my 200th post giveaway. I will be drawing Saturday morning. See my previous post!!

39 comments:

A Hint of Home said...

That is just adorable! I have never seen one that has moveable arms from that era. LOL No seriously why haven't you shown me that? Sooooo sweet.

Peggy. said...

That is the sweetest quilt. I wish I had the pattern to make one.
My mom gave me our baby quilts. I'll have to post pics of them.
Peggy

Kathy said...

C, that blanket is adorable! You are so lucky to have it.
XOXO Kathy

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

It's wonderful! I love it and how you have such precious memories attached.

Jadehollow said...

Ceekay .. that is too precious! Thanks for sharing.
~Hugs Debbie

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

What a wonderful treasure. Look at the stitching. They did a really nice job with it. My grandmother made me a quilt that I can remember wrapping up with but am not sure where it is now. I am happy to have those memories.
Valerie

Bo said...

Hi Ceekay...oh what a treasure you have in that blanket. Since you played with it and your dolls, it is a miracle it looks so good... so cute with the arms & legs being able to move... ;-) Bo

Schotzy said...

I love this! The appliqued bear is adorable! Thanks for sharing, and God bless!

LBP said...

That little blanket is so sweet!
Blessings

Linda

Happy @ Home said...

What a precious baby blanket. I love the sweet faces on the bears. Somebody did a really nice job on making it for you.

Have a great weekend,
Kim

BECKY said...

Aaaww...how precious! What sweet memories!! And what an adorable blanket! Makes me want to go find a baby to cuddle!! ;)
Thanks for sharing it with us!
Blessings,
Becky

Heather said...

what a cute blanket. i love all the little details. i wish i still had mine from when i was a baby, but mine was nothing like yours, mine was just plain. thanks for sharing yours today!

Shelia said...

Morning, Ceekay! Oh, that little blanket is so sweet! How cute and wonderful that you have it today!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

FeeBeeKay said...

Such a wonderful treasure to have. I have a few nice blankets given as gifts when Baby Kay was born, but nothing as sweet as this. A really precious thing to still have - especially when it has been so much loved and worn!

FeeBeeKay

Linda said...

Oh, what a treasure. I love all the special hand work and what sweet memories you have from when you were a little girl...hugs, Linda

Janet, said...

That is a beautiful baby blanket. I've never seen one like it. I don't have anything from when I was a baby, but I do still have all the quilts from when my boys were babies.

Lora said...

That is so sweet! I love the moveable arms!

Susan said...

what a sweet blanket...and how lucky of you to still have it! I am not sure where any of my baby items are!

Needled Mom said...

Awww...how cute. What a treasure that is.

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

That's wonderful! What a keepsake! Moveable arms are way beyond my abilities! :-)

BrassWillow said...

What a pretty blanket! My baby blanket doesn't have the silk border because I rubbed it off because it was so soft.

Smilingsal said...

The arms move--how cute is that! You've got a real treasure there.

Carla said...

oh how beautiful! and in great condition! You really took good care of it:)

Linda C said...

This blanket is so special! I've never seen on with movable parts and the bear is so sweet!

There's something about that silk binding that kids love and usually wear it out rubbing-- yours is in great shape!!--like you:)

Linda C

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, its so sweet! I love the memories of old blankets, I do not have one myself, but hubby has his blanket of puppies. I love the buttons.

Scrapdolly said...

That is so wonderfully special - so much detail
Those bears are gorgeous.

Melissa Wertz said...

That is such a sweet and precious blanket. The little bear is just adorable.

Jean said...

What a treasure you have. It is beautiful! Jean

ivoryspring said...

What a sweet baby blanket, Ceekay. I hope you have had a great start to your new year!

Blessings.

Belinda said...

Oh my goodness...how sweet! Its obvious that a lot of love and care went into making this treasure. :-) And its in such wonderful condition!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That is the sweetest blanket. What wonderful memories...

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Such a precious quilt! A treasure!

Hugs,
Maryjan

Connie said...

Why does that look so familiar? Did you have it out and around when we were growing up? I seem to remember a light green one that was similar...who knows?

I didn't get to keep any of that - I went off to college and everything was gone when I got back. Well, at least that's the way it seems.

Cute.

Janet says hello.

love ya,
Constance LaRayne

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A lovable blanket, so cute and cuddly!! A special memory!

Katherine

Alice said...

i love your blanket! i have never seen anything like it - with the moveable arms - it's really a treasured keepsake :). so precious! thanks for sharing it with us. i am off to check out your giveaway next :).


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Elaine said...

This is about the cutest little blanket I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing.
Elaine

Julieann said...

What an absolute adorable blanket---and the little arms move--how fun:) What a very special treasure you have.

Julieann

Jules said...

That is really neat that you still have that. Even from your pictures it still looks like it is in good shape. You're lucky to have it. I held on to my first baby doll and when we moved when I was 16 I never could find it again. I have no idea what happened to it btwn. there and here.

char72 said...

Love the blanket. It looks so soft and cuddly.
Charlotte

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