It's always so fun looking forward to that birth...and wondering if it will be a little prince or a princess. In these last few weeks, I was mostly seeing blue...apparently it's usually the boys who take their sweet time in arriving. So when I heard the news that I had a new granddaughter...I was somewhat surprised. She finds herself in good company...Cousin Ryder will have to hold his own with four girls.
Many months ago, I began work on a bunny quilt for the new baby. It came as a kit...mostly yellows...and I thought it would be appropriate for either a boy or a girl. On many a road trip I embroidered bunnies...
...and when I finally got around to piecing the quilt, I noticed it was a little heavy on the pink for a boy. I put the finishing touches on the quilt last week...but was wondering who I had made it for...would I have to pack it away for a future granddaughter?
Now I know...the quilt was made with love for our new little angel.
Maelyn...as she will be called...settled into her home away from the hospital yesterday. I stopped by to see how she was enjoying her new environment...
What fun I've had digging through the cedar chest these past days...and coming up with all kinds of girly treasures.
This beautiful handmade sweater set was a gift from Heidi's grandma thirty years ago. It looks like new...and soon will be worn by my granddaughter. How special is that? So many other handmade items will now get passed along...memories long forgotten...now relived. Grandchildren are a renewal of life...and a link to the past.
Heidi's wondering if Baby Maelyn looks at all like her. Hmmm...it's hard to remember, but here's an old photo...
...and I think maybe she does. At any rate...she is a little sweet pea!
And I am once again so thrilled to be a grandmother...to hold this tiny thing of wonder and beauty...and touch her cheek...and know she will always be my granddaughter!
Even the sky is pink this morning...a sweet day to enjoy!