…a little child, born yesterday,
A thing on mother’s milk and kisses fed…
~”Hymn to Mercury”Â (one of the Homeric Hymns), translated from Greek by Percy Bysshe Shelley
This little guy was not born yesterday, but he certainly has thrived on mother’s milk and kisses.Â In fact, if the amount ofÂ milk and kissesÂ he has received wereÂ accurately reflected in his size, he would be bigger than a four year-old.Â But he is a good sized boy at 10 months and has already worn his last heirloom daygown and bonnet.
I think few things are sweeter than a baby wearing a bonnet.Â This cap is part of my grandson’s coming home outfit and coordinates with the blanket and daygown shown in earlier posts.Â
Like those items, the cap fabric is Swiss flannel.Â Made from The Old Fashioned Baby’s Baby Bonnets pattern, it isÂ self-linedÂ and bound with blue “fairy” Swiss batiste.
Embellishments includeÂ my diligent efforts to work a decent feather stitch, tiny pearl buttons and someÂ luscious vintage silk grosgrain ribbon that has been hoarded and used for only the most special projects.
I’ve spent almost 30 years accumulating sewing treasures–lace,Â fabrics, Â handlooms and this ribbon, allÂ deemed too precious to use for anything but the grandchildren for whom I hoped.Â Â Now, for my three little blessings I cut into these with reckless abandon.Â It’s a joy to see my treasures put to the use for which they were intended.