Grandma White crochets a blanket for each of her grandkids.
Ida's purple blanket arrived at our house a few days after her birth.
I was so happy to have it for tradition's sake.
I am one who likes weeping willows, Thanksgivings in the basement, white chapels on the corner of a dusty intersection, a glass of lemonade on the backporch swing, and Sunday afternoon dinners.
But, what I didn't know at the time is that Grandma was sending me a piece of Ida.
Once she saw the blanket so never put it down.....not even now.....4 years later.
She would spend afternoons before naptime wrapped in it.
Mid mornings snuggled with it.
It goes to church, to the beach, to the grocery store, and to the fair. It's been dragged around the yard, through the car, and even in the garden...yikes! It's her buddy.
She loves it!
Her favorite part is her "corner." It has fallen apart many times and I have tied it back as best as possible.
For Ida's second birthday, I think, I asked Grandma to crochet a small blanket that we could pull around and tuck into the diaper bag.
It was the best gift!
So I thought. She rejected it because it didn't come with a corner.
After coming home from church with blanket in tow this weekend I decided to make a corner for Ida's small blanket. I took some matching yarn and crocheted a chain off one corner.
I thought it was an AWESOME idea!
I finally tricked her...hee hee.
It lasted a few days.