Contributed by Debra R. Naylor

Debra R. Naylor
Painted Post, NY
Baby blanket, Childhood, Handmade

This blanket (made in 1985) evokes special memories for me. It was made by a family friend for my son, Ryan Hackett. When he was an infant, we used it as our play area after bath time. As he grew into a toddler, it became our “special area” to convene for picnics, reading books, and for simply sitting and spending time together. Eventually, as he continued to grow, it became too small for use or sit on and was packed away with fond memories. It has withstood thousands of washings and several moves over the past 32 years!