my second 4sq blanket was for my cousin michelle's first baby, emma. michelle is 15 years younger than i am. i remember her well as a little 3 year old girl who gave up her bedroom so i could live with her family my freshman year of college. now she's a mommy. crazy how life does that, isn't it?
i did a big no-no and took the blanket to the shower unfinished. i'd decided to go to the shower last minute and was only able to get it sewn together, not edged, though. michelle didn't mind, but i made a vow never to do that again. i got tons of compliments on the blanket anyway. some of my aunt's friends said how well i'd matched up the center seams and wasn't that hard to do? i had no idea what they were talking about. it was a total fluke i'd gotten the seams correct.
and as a sweet side note, the other day i was talking to michelle at a family party. when i asked about emma, her husband whipped out his cell phone to show me a current picture. there was a cute baby girl, grinning ear to ear, coincidentally wrapped up in the blanket i made for her. warmed my heart to see that.