A week or so ago a lovely lady approached me at my Saturday morning market and asked me whether I wanted some vintage baby clothes, Well, what do you think I answered?
The following week she lugged in a huge sack full of textiles, so heavy she could barely carry it.
It included some late 19th century dresses and a shawl belonging to her grandfather when he was an infant in Britain.
Sweet knitting from the 20s - 40s from her aunts in rural Manitoba,
dresses and hats from the 50s- 60s from Toronto and much more.
I am always amazed at the kindness of strangers. What a truly good person.
Susan Dutton spends two weeks, twice a year , volunteering at an orphanage in India. Please take a moment and peek at their web page here and consider a donation, I know I will.
Love that smocking and those little knitted slippers!ReplyDelete
I've had a look at the FFC site and it looks like there is some excellent work going on there. I love the picture of all the ladies sewing away.
I do too. Some of the knitting needs a little attention.....and will get it.Delete
Aww, they're gorgeous :o) Smocking fascinates me.ReplyDelete
My Mom knitted my daughter slippers very similar to the ones you have when she was a baby - I still have them, and the buttons she used as fasteners were from some of my baby clothes!
lovely dress....it is smocked on both sidesDelete
oh boy, you lucky lucky thing!!ReplyDelete
What a generous gesture - an abundance of blessings!ReplyDelete