Wednesday, 24 March 2010

New stories to tell.


I became an Aunt this week. I have the strangest feeling that life may never be the same again. Hanah Maria was born on Monday 22nd March and she is named after her Great Great Aunt.

Hanah's namesake lived in a small Scottish town and worked as a weaver in the local mill. She was a woman who knew that the most important things in life can't be valued in material terms. Happiness came in the form of family, friends and a passion for music. I  inherited Hannah's small hands and her love of clutter and shiny jewellery. I hope that her legacy of contentment and happiness passes down another generation to new baby Hanah.

No pictures as yet to show so you will just have to take it from me that Hanah is the most beautiful baby ever born. The black and white image is of Hannah Macdonald and the Queen Mother.

8 comments:

TD wool design said...

congratulations auntie! you've completed beautiful baby work lately! what a neat story. i LOVE that black and white photo!

funkyflower said...

:D :D

love the baby blanket/quilt!

she's one lucky little girl already and what a cool reason for the name!

inkberryblue said...

Congratulations! The little bootee and blanket are sweet! Just think of how many more lovely things you can make. I love being an aunty. =)

Cindy G said...

Oh congratulations and love to the new one! Waving my magic wand and wishing her good gifts of affection, curiosity, and a sense of wonder.

Lucette said...

Being an aunt is wonderful. And I am so impressed with your quilt.

Tom said...

I love Ron's quote on our Aunt:

"When I was a boy it seemed as if Aunt Nan's love could eclipse the sun. Nan cared about her nieces and nephews with a passion. She was a lioness if anyone threatened them or did them harm. She watched over the following two generations - her grand-nephews and nieces, and then her great-nephews and nieces - with the same unqualified devotion."

That generation bred a special kind of person.

woolydaisy said...

how wonderful! congrats auntie! what a beautiful quilt! hanah is one lucky girl!

Sorka said...

oh that blanket gives me such ideas for a peice of cloth I was just given.. mwah hahahaha! Thank you!