Adorable handmade baby blanket in pink stripes by Ruth Nieters. Ruth was raised by the Shakers and learned to knit & crochet from the Sisters. She hand-makes and donated these blankets for the Shakers to sell as benefit to them.
I came to the Shakers when I was 6 yrs. old and left when I was 18. Sewing, knitting, etc. was all part of our training. Sister Frances and I were known as the “heavenly twins”. This is written in the Shaker Your Plate cookbook which Sister Frances wrote. My family and I have visited several times over the years. Sister Mildred was the best mother anyone could ever have and will remain in my heart forever as will Sister Frances!
This blanket is cuddly soft and measures approx 23″ x 31″.