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1.04.2010

New Year, New Life

I am ever so pleased to share the news that the turning of the year brought with it a little addition to our family ~ my new niece. After a jaw-droppingly long and challenging labor, my beautiful sister and her husband welcomed their new daughter to the world.

It was an incredibly emotional event for us all, not only the first baby in my generation for our family, but a terrifying and gorgeous reminder of both the tenuousness and the vitality of life.

And when the little one was finally (finally!) safely here, I found myself spinning into a vortex of infant-related sweetness - hours perusing hip designer baby fabrics online, like this incredible mermaid-and-octo print by Heather Ross - plotting all the tiny finery I'd make for her... in my copious spare time, yes.

So while I try to stay focused on sewing more adornments for the upcoming Edwardian Ball, and rehearsing to record next month with my band Baby Seal Club ~ I must also make some space for simple, blissful amazement at this new child's tenacity, my sweet sister's courage, and the overwhelming love I have for both of them.

8 comments:

TotusMel said...

Congrats new Auntie...spoil that child like you mean it!

The Stapelia Company said...

Congrats! What a cutie in her little hat. :) And Edwardian Ball??? You west-coasters have all the fun.

Anonymous said...

your are gonna be the bestest auntie
jacquie

Pamela said...

Congratulations and Felicitations!!!

ArtSnark said...

A hearty congrats to you & yours! Evey kid needs a really cool Auntie ;D

Lynn said...

Congratulations to the new parents and to you Auntie! That's a lovely picture of the new family...pic's of brand new babies always make me tear up a little.

Tom Banwell said...

Congratulations! My first grandchild was born last summer, the first of his generation. Definitely an important event.

squadratomagico said...

Congratulations! One of my very bestest friends is about to have her first -- exciting!

And: the mermaid fabric is loverly!