Monday, June 30, 2008

Shower the people you love with love

So, this past Saturday was just one of those truly wonderful days. Any day I get to spend with the girls is fabulous and memorable, but this day was even more special, as we gathered for Julia's baby shower! Thanks to Ellen for bringing us all together!

photo: Marnie MacLean

I must say- I have never seen such a parade of adorable hand-crafted items in my life. From Ellen's beautiful quilt to Mary-Heather's February sweater, mobile and sleep sack to Kat's blanket to Mames' washcloth, blocks and bibs to Loriz's handspun & knitted vest to Marnie's Alsace le Monstre...not to mention all the other ridiculously cute gifts bestowed that day. Suffice it to say- the "oohing" and "aahing" was in full force! The talent of these women astounds me!

photo: Marnie MacLean

Thanks to everyone who took good photos, some of which I'm borrowing here. (Thanks again, Marnie and Mames!) You can see more photos of the day and of these women's awesome projects on their blogs. (You might even catch a glimpse of one of the gifts I added to the mix!) As for my (formerly top-secret) projects, those will come in my next post. :)

photo: Marnie MacLean

All in all, a fabulous day. No shower games, just lots of crafy goodness and being surrounded by a bunch of warm, funny, and super talented women. I am truly grateful for these friends. Love you ladies!

PS: Here's a photo of me posing with one of the stars of the day, Marnie's creation, Monsieur Alsace le Monstre. As you can see, he stole my heart. Then again, how could he not?

photo: Amiee Yates

12 comments:

Marnie said...

Your snail pretty much rocked my world. I'm surprised you didn't post his gorgeousness here :)

It was great to see you. I hope it's not too long before the next girly get together.

tentenknits said...

wow what fun!! man, i need to relocate to CA ;-) And what a great photo of you!!

jillian said...

All that knitted goodness in one place! What a wonderful gathering. And that monster of Marnie's is awesome :)

Disentangled said...

Too fun! Sounds like everyone had a great time :)

Lolly said...

these photos just glow with happiness! i love that you all got together and had so much fun~

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

I feel soooo loved! Your presents are awesome. The snail is so cute, the soaker so useful, and the BabyGami Book is useful and it cracks me up! Now we just have to get you married off (so soon!) and knocked up. :)

mary said...

Girl time rocks! So does the monster, but the picture of you is the best!

Jennifer said...

What a fun baby shower! Congratulations to Julia!

Anonymous said...

I saw your snail on Flickr--was that for Julia?

Looks like you girls has lots of fun. Marnie's Alsace is so adorable.


-MJ

Ella said...

Monsieur Alsace le Monstre is too cute. What a great photo!

mames said...

loved saturday. i seriously want to frame the picture of you two.

tiennie said...

How cute! And fun!