So, some good friends of ours had twins a couple of months ago. Just about the sweetest two girls you will ever see. Celia, the wee one, was only 4 lbs 6 oz. Alice was a bit bigger, a pound I think. I asked the parents if I could make their blessing (christening) dresses, and was given the go ahead. Mamma doesn't like super long dresses or anything that is too fancy, and I wanted to make something old fashioned looking. So, I sent her a bunch of pictures of dresses that I liked, and she and her older daughter chose one with a filet crochet top and fine cotton skirt.
So, I made them, based on the pic. I would post the pic here, but it is on my other computer, which died, and I haven't retrieved anything at this point.
Anyway, the littles were blessed today. It was lovely. I held Celia for much of the remainder of the church meeting after the blessing. I love her. She fell asleep while I held her and she was so sweet. Mamma leaned over and asked me if I was ok holding her, I said yes. Then Dad said "Are you kidding? She's just looking for a chance to bolt with her!" It's true. I keep trying to talk them into letting me take tiny girl home, but the greedy beggars just keep telling me no. They are so selfish.
Here is a picture I took of the beautiful girls in their dresses.
Tell me, how could you resist that? How darling are they? The one on the left is wee Celia. Look at her beautiful alert little face. I love skinny babies.