Tuesday, April 13, 2010

So thoroughly spoiled I am!

Partners-in-crime DrK and Bells organised the best baby shower for me, last Sunday. All knitters, all at my house, lots of food and drink and knitting and fun. And presents, for me! Knitters really are the best people!

I don't have photos from the shower itself (yet), but have lots of loot to share and people to thank, so bear with me for a photo heavy post (and no linkys to blogs, sorry, it's taken forever for the photos to load as it is! But you'll all know who I'm talking about I reckon!).

For muslin and flannel wraps, facewashers, and cot blanket, George, Jody and Bells!
For cute clothes (the outfit on the left is actually a very chic brownish/grey, all the way from Paris!), Lyn, Sue and MadMad (who sent it from the US to arrive in time for the shower!):
And George! (note the teddy theme...)
For books (lovely books!), DrK and Barbara:
For the coolest toys ever, Natasha, Lee, Margarita and George (Natasha also gave me a bottle of Moet - hurrah for grown up presents too!! Can't wait to crack that open!):
For handmade blankies, Kristie, Ailsa and Zeph:
For the coolest artwork, Kris:
For the handknits (what knitterly baby shower would be complete without them!), Donna, Kristie, MadMad, ProbablyJane (visiting with Lyn all the way from the UK) and Ailsa.
And I saved the best for last!
Jody and MissFee managed to completely surprise me by secretly organising a group effort! This fab blanket was made up of squares contributed by Rachel, Jody, Donna, Kris, Sue, Ailsa, George, DrK, Al, Zeph, Natasha, Helen B, Ceri, Donni, Margarita, Lyn, MissFee, Bells, Jess, Karen, Barbara and Lee!! I just wish the picture did it justice - I shall have to take some more tomorrow in better light, so you can see the red ones in particular.

Completely blown away, I was (and still am!) And very very spoiled! Thank you everyone, so so much. xx

29 comments:

mooncalf said...

What brilliant gifts!

I LOVE Diary of a Wombat and it made me smile to see a Dalek in your lovely blanket.

Lucky you and lucky baby!

Bells said...

i love the way you've grouped them all. Nicely done. It was a pleasure.

Anonymous said...

Teddy is going to have more blankies and cot blankets than the local "babies r us"!!!. let's hope he's a grubby baby so they all get a work out...

m1k1 said...

What gorgeous gifts. "Worth the wait" = So cute. Where do people find these Brilliant Things?

Snoozen said...

Wow, how lucky are you...

drkknits said...

all thoroughly deserved. it was so wonderful to see the clever and beautiful things that people came up with. such a great day, and im so happy to have been able to be part of it xx

Jan said...

Just lovely. Every single gift. Even better is the love and care behind the whole affair, gifts and shower.

Is that a Dalek on one of the white squares?

I hope you have lots of storage!

Roxie said...

Showers are SUCH fun! You scored big time. Bravo!

Leonie said...

Oh how fabulously lovely. Teddy is going to be a very well loved child!!

Sarah said...

Oh the loveliness of knitters, what fab gifts all - I love the blankie best too - I wish I had been there with you - I do have a gift for the Tedster planned so you'll have to email me your address and I'll have to get the needles clicking :)

Julie said...

Lovely. Congratulations on your upcoming bundle of joy, and also on having such a lovely group of friends. :) Cheers!

mildawg said...

What a haul! The blanket is truly precious.

amy said...

I knew your shower was this past weekend and I've been waiting to see the gifts!! Lovely lovely. Sounds like a wonderful afternoon too (I'm jealous! my baby shower featured my father grumbling over everything). Unlike MadMad, I did not get my gifts over in time for the shower. I'd hoped to send them over with Chris so he could mail them from Melbourne and they'd have far less time at the mercy of various postal services, but alas, no. So you shall have a post-birth package to look forward to!!

PS The word verification is "rests." Ha!! Do that now. :-)

Geek Knitter said...

I so wish I could have been there!

Caffeine Girl said...

What a wonderful shower. It's so much fun to share the joy!

Alwen said...

What a great haul! I love the blanket, so clever (but then mah baby is almost 11 already).

2paw said...

What lovely gifts!! You are going to have such fun using everything!!!

sue said...

Your one lucky mum to be with all those special gifts! Isnt your baby going to be spoilt with all his wonderful aunties making him gifts! The blanket does look very special!

missfee said...

YAY so many times I was worried you had cottoned onto our plan.

I agree with drk so deserved.

I just can't wait to meet teddy now.....

Grandma Flea said...

What precious gifts and what wonderful friends. The rug is magnificent and a bottle of champagne for you - how wonderful.

MadMad said...

What a great post - almost as good as being there! Sounds like it was a lovely time, and I love all those gifts. Those are the cutest toys ever! And the outfits, and blankies and books. Aw. OK. Yeah, I still wish I'd been there!

messicat said...

Oh the blanket looks great!!

I'm really sorry I couldn't be there to join in on the fun, couldn't get out of work.

Looks like everyone had fun!!

kgirl said...

what a great mix of gifts (particularly like the Moet!)

you deserve to be thoroughly spoiled and I'm sure it brought as much pleasure to the givers and you

now we just have to wait for the little tinker!!

Jejune said...

What a beautiful collection of thoughtful, cute, and special treasures! Sounds like a wonderful occasion :)

del said...

Wow, everything is soooo cute and fun! That last blanket, though - OMGosh, it's stunning.

Michelle said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Cake! Gifts! Knitted goodies! Lovely!

Lynne said...

Lovely - you (and Teddy) were truly blessed.

kim said...

Such a wonderful array of goodies. What good friends you have!

Probably Jane said...

Thank you so much for your warm hospitality - I really feel as if I have a wonderful group of friends on the other side of the world now!

Wishing you and your family all possible good things for the future.