Monday, December 3, 2012
Opal's special day
Sunday was a very special day, Opal's blessing day. I was thrilled to pose for a three generations picture with my lovely daughter and her own baby girl.
I am the mother of four sons but just one daughter. She has been the mother of two boys and now a daughter. The cycle feels complete.
Opal is wearing the dress I made over 30 years ago for her mother to wear on her blessing day. It is my first hand smocked blessing dress. I have made many more since for granddaughters as well as my nieces. I have even smocked outfits for little boys. It is a way to show my love.
Back in Janae's baby times, we didn't do headbands. We were sticking bows on their little heads with corn syrup. Janae wanted a headband for Opal but she discovered that the mauve shade of pink on the dress was impossible to find. I finally found some crochet cotton at a quilt store and crocheted a flower with a button in the center that Janae had found during her searching.
She's a precious babe! I also made a whole cloth matching quilt for Janae and under that dress are little matching shoes. How special that they can be worn again after 30 years!
I entered the dress in the Wasatch County Fair that year and it earned a blue ribbon. It was the first time I had entered an item in a fair since my 4H days in Idaho growing up. Opal is definitely a blue ribbon baby.
If you don't believe me ask her brothers. They are more than proud.
A beautiful family on a most beautiful day. And I am also blessed to share such special days with a very special man. Such sweet rewards!
Photos provided by Janae and Glen. Thank you!