Apostrophy Designs: Pregnancy, Nesting, Healing & a Blessing {Final Chapter}

Pregnancy, Nesting, Healing & a Blessing {Final Chapter}

My Mom was an amazing women and talented to boot. She whipped out the most amazing blessing dresses for each of the granddaughters born in my family.

A few months after her passing the realization hit that there are only two dresses left and I have two brothers who have yet to have girls, seems only fair they should get dresses right?

I decided that I would just be ok with the fact that Dylan could be blessed in the same dress as Bergs and so on down our little family line...

Until one day I found a half finished dressed, I teared up at the thought that I could finish something beautiful that my mom had started (it was usually the other way around). And so the nesting began.

I crocheted for hours at a time and days before Dylan was due turned into weeks after she was here!

I cried trying to teach myself the pattern and spent a great deal of my time in this labor of love, but as of last Friday, the dress was done. I cried as I tied the finishing ribbons on the dress, for when I started it I didn't think I could finish it, I thought the dress would defeat me.

Isn't she sweet?? Her dad blessed her that she will have a 'zest' for life, I'm pretty sure she's got that nailed at 3 months! ha ha

I spent a greater part of the last year feeling defeated by life. But this year will be different, I am enjoying Motherhood to its finest and pursuing many creative endeavors 
[[ which I hope to share soon! ]]

I'm back and I'm happy, what more could you want??


Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

What a beautiful treasure for your daughter to have! I'm sure when she's old enough to understand what a labor of love through two generations to gift to her, she will appreciate it even more.

I have a cross-stitch picture that my grandmother started for me, and my Mom finished after she had passed away, and it was given to me on my thirteenth birthday. It's one of my most treasured possessions.

Lots of well wishes to you and your family this year!

Holly Hox said...

Tori, that is such a sweet story. Thanks for sharing and I LOVE that dress. And your little model is adorable as well :)

Unknown said...

OK- so that made me cry. Seriously Tori- you are so amazing. Your mom taught you well. Your girls are so blessed to have you. I know what you mean about last year.... I am trying to plow through, whatever may come still in the future. Thanks for sharing.

Katie G. said...

Tori, you did a beautiful job! You would never know that two pairs of hands made it. You're little ones are too cute to boot!

Delia said...

What a beautiful story and an even more beautiful dress for such a lucky, adorable girl.

Stacy said...

Hey, where have you been?? Your new little one is beautiful, and so is the dress! You're amazing!

Emily and Russell Petty said...

Hey Tori! Your girls look so different! They are so cute. Dylan has great hair!

Unknown said...

tori, this is seriously so cool! what a blessing it was to find that dress! and your mother has clearly taught you all that she knows, as i promise you i could NEVER have finished that dress. congratulations on such a gorgeous family! oxox

Shels said...

What a precious story you shared with us. You are an amazing woman, who obviously had an amazing mother to learn from. :) I am so blessed to have you as my friend, and so grateful for the light you always share. Love ya girl!!!

Nicole said...

She is beautiful, the dress is beautiful! So happy for you and your cute family!!

Ashley said...

Dylan looked SO cute in her dress, I'm glad you found it and were able to finish it. I'm hoping, too, that this year is far better than last. I'm glad you are my sister! Cause your girls are cute and I like you. That's all.

Lando & Cami said...

Love it!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you are good!

Anneliese said...

What a beautiful dress! I love the gold color--a nice twist on the usual. She is a darling little girl.

Kami said...

Tori ... beautiful beautiful pictures. What a sweet family you have and perfect little daughters. The blessing dress is amazing and I'm touched by your posting. I'm heading over to facebook now to check out sassy steals :) love you!

Unknown said...

how beautiful and you are talented just like your mom:) I'm sure your girls will love having those dresses when they get to be mothers some day.

Chelsea said...

That dress is amazing! Dylan looks so darling in it! That is a really neat thing that you were able to finish a dress that your mom had started.

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Anonymous said...

The picture of your little baby all dressed in her beautiful blessing gown took my breath away. What a wonderful accomplishment for you. You did a fantastic job, you are so talented.

Unknown said...

gosh your family is adorable. miss you on this bloggo!

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