and we have a new one in the family! Little Emma is my great niece, the daughter of my nephew and his wife. She decided she couldn't wait until her due date of May 30th, and made her appearance on April 27th. This is the first of the new generation in our family...my sister's first grandchild and my parents' first great-grandchild. She is very tiny, so she's been in the hospital since she was born. Of course, I couldn't stay away and have been to visit her several times. She's just beautiful!
|Emma and me|
I was going to make her a quilt, but my mom was making one for her. I decided that a quilt made by her great-grandmom would be very special, so chose to crochet an afghan for her. Had she been born on time, I would have had it finished, but since she came early, she had to wait for it. (Not that she noticed!) I didn't use a pattern, just a tutorial on how to make hexagon crochet blocks from Lavender and Wild Rose. I arranged the colors differently, trying to make them resemble roses surrounded by leaves. I love how it turned out...I hope Emma does!
Here's a little closer shot so you can see the blocks...
It was a fun afghan to make, it just took a lot longer than I thought it would! I'm glad it's finished and I'm glad she's here!