Monday, 29 August 2011

Aileen's Baby Shower.

It was Aileen's baby shower last week. Seems like the time has flown in as she is due in a few weeks. Mind you, you wouldn't know she was feeling a little tired as she looked amazing. Unaware that Aileen is a dentist Anthea, Jill and Grace got her some bonjella and a teething ring. It gave us all a laugh at the coincidence.

Joyce knitted Aileen one of her famous and much coveted blankets. The heart and edging is shaped with bobbles. Very effective and everyone loves them.

Magdalena is back from her weeks at home with the kids. She made Aileen a baby toy. Like Joyce's blanket these are famed through out the group and Aileen was delighted to receive one.

Isabel couldn't stay long as she had three grandkids to pack up for an early morning flight the next day but she did hand in a present. She knitted this lovely green jacket.

I decided not to go with the blanket this time and knitted Aileen a baby hat and socks set. Done in stripes as Aileen is known to love anything stripey.

Elaine expanded her crochet skills to make this beautiful blanket and pillow. It was her first time using this particular crochet stitch. Not that you would know it.

Helen knitted Aileen a lovely set of baby hats, each one different. My favourites are the ones with the pom poms. As you can see Aileen's favourite is the bonnet.

Margaret gave Aileen some much needed bibs and bootees. She also knitted a yellow and a cream hat and cardigan set.

Roberta knitted a sparkly jacket which Aileen can't wait to use at Christmas (unfortunately the photo's don't show up the sparkles). She also knitted an aran cardigan which will be perfect this winter.

June gave Aileen a baby snuggle and a book (June always makes sure she passes on a book). She also crocheted one of her famous blankets. We always love her granny square blankets. The colours are lovely.

At our craft day Linda made a draw string baby bag to put Aileen's gift in. The bag will come in handy and the fabric is perfect for a baby. She also gave her a rattle and knitted this lovely cardigan.

Alison knitted Aileen this lovely sleeping suit. It's done in stripey yarn which gives it the amazing effect. So unusual. I don't think any of us had seen a knitted version of this before.

Stephanie gave Aileen these lovely Winnie the Pooh pajamas and bib set. Extremely cute and will come in handy.

Caroline bought this lovely thumper sleep suit. So cute! She also has something she is in the middle of making but has been sitting exams just now so it's not quite finished.

Last but not least Isabel made one of her fantastic quilts. I love the fabric. If you can't see the photo the square are birds and little bird houses. Lovely colours too.

I think it's safe to say that Aileen had a nice time and was delighted with everything. Everyone else had just as much fun as Aileen. We always like to see what everyone has made and there is always something unusual among them.

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