Oh Baby! Betty Cole has it all knitted up!

I’ve been having many technical difficulties for some reason I can’t figure out. This post got demoted to draft status after it had been published! Not sure how that happened, but here it is again. XR20140402-081604.jpg

Betty’s amazing talent shines with this beautiful Christening ensemble! She knitted christening outfits and a blanket for each of her eldest grandchildren. She has 6 children (not 8! Oops) and I’m beat after knitting one sweater!

I was very fortunate too! Betty knitted a christening outfit for my oldest son. I still have it hung in my closet. We have a moth issue and I’m afraid to store it in a box. I’ve treasured it!!

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Here is a close up of the gown, and I just love the pink ribbon attached. I think Betty needs to visit me and teach me how to make a christening outfit. She continues to inspire me and I hope I am able to take on the christening challenge someday. Thank you Betty and keep ’em coming to inspire all!

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Testing testing…..

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Ok all you eco-friendly friends out there, here is a quilt the creative Betty Cole made from all her knitting test pieces. What an excellent idea for all those test squares, and the nearly squares! Haha

She sewed them on 2 flour bags that her sister Mary got for her when she worked at Purity Factories – a Newfoundland food processing factory established in 1924. Betty bleached and dyed the bags (photo below) and then she trimmed the blanket with material left over from a skirt she made for her daughter Karen when she was in high school. I hope Karen isn’t offended, but that wasn’t yesterday! Admittedly, it was ages ago for me too.

Betty’s husband, Roy, always said it was a healing blanket. I can see that because with a quilt like that wrapped around you, how can you NOT feel loved and cared for?? And that’s the best kind of medicine to heal anyone! Regardless of what you believe, it’s an excellent way to use those test pieces that usually end up in the bin. I’m going to start mine ASAP!! Ok, in all honesty, I need to finish about 10 other projects first, but it’s on my list of things I want to do because I love it!

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