When I was just two years old my Grandma Hyde was laid up in bed with an injured back. To pass the time she crocheted a beautiful little red and white dress for me, her eldest daughter's only daughter.
When it was finished the dress was entered into the Churchill County Fair and won a purple ribbon...the Grand Prize.
For 22 years this sentimental handmade dress has been in my mother's hope chest. She gave it to me just before I had my first baby. It has been in the closet for the past 2 years.
She is very much into all things "girl." Everyday she asks to wear one of her Cinderella dresses. As I looked in her closet this morning, I saw the red dress and decided it was time to try it on.