Last Sunday I got together with my stitching friends for one of our fun get-togethers, what I thought was a normal get-together ~ an awesome potluck lunch and afternoon spent showing and sharing all our crafting finishes and WIP's, lots of fun and laughs. But to my great surprise, this past Sunday's get-together was actually a Granny Shower....for me!
It seems like the 7 of them have been planning this for months, since shortly after I announced my 2 girls' pregnancies. They busily started scheming and planning to make handmade baby gifts for all of my new grandbabies, and then were as surprised as everyone else to find out that Carrie was having twins which meant....another baby gift! And they managed to do it (although Clare has given me an IOU LOL) and presented me with some absolutely spectacular baby gifts - all made, decorated and embellished by their incredibly gifted and nimble fingers!
I was incredibly surprised by the shower and the wonderful gifts made by these amazingly talented and warm-hearted friends.
Here are some pics~
Ann (of Knowledge & Needles)
Marsha and Clare (on the mantle of the fireplace, you can see Anita's newly finished and framed Mother's Bliss)
Nancy, Anita and Marg
Three beautiful sweaters for the babies knitted by Nancy.
Two wonderfully cozy hooded towels made by Marg.
A sweet, supersoft sweater knitted by Clare. Sweater #2 is on her needles and she showed us the gorgeous pink yarn for sweater #3!
Two knitted faceclothes by Marj, 3 sweet cross stitched bibs by Anita, 2 Baby is Sleeping cross stiched hangers by Marj and another lovely Baby Sleeping pillow by Ann. Ann took back her 3 baby bibs to wait until the births so she can stitch the babies' names on them.
Three sweet 'onesies' embellished with a zebra, lion and elephant, stitched by Marsha.
And me in the Granny Rocking Chair! I wish I was wearing my Granny Shawl that Marg knitted for me....in my favourite colour ~ purple!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011