I have just seen this absolutely wonderful blanket, which has been given to a new baby. This was an unexpected gift from a lady who asked her mother to make it for my friend.
The mother is 101. I would lay odds that she made this from memory, that she has made many of these, and in a myriad of colours. So many babies and mothers will have been thrilled to receive such a gift - handmade and from the heart.
We must hope that her skills have been passed on and treasured by those who have learnt from her. We should all encourage people to hand make gifts and we must buy them too! If we don’t treasure these skills they will be lost to future generations and that can’t be allowed to happen!