Wednesday, March 9, 2016


If I am thinking correctly, said Pooh,
a new baby is probably, undoubtedly
the grandest gift that could ever be.

~ Winnie the Pooh

It's hard to believe as we are just
entering pollen season, but before
we know it the Christmas season
will be upon us and I want to be
ready. This year I am planning on
socks for all those on my gift giving
list so I needed to start early.  One
of the great things about sock knitting
is how portable they are so I have
several pairs on the needles and
am carrying one with me at all times.

I am reading The Book Club for my
book club and while I know many
others like romance books, I do not,
but I am determined to finish this
book before the next meeting.  And
no, I don't recommend it.

As many of you know our Yarn Along
founder and hostess Ginny is expecting
a baby girl this summer and I thought it
would be nice to give back to someone
who gives us all a chance to gather each
week and share our love of knitting and

While it is not possible to have everyone
here in my home, although that would be
so much fun,  we can do a virtual baby
shower and I am writing to let you know
each of you is invited!!!

The shower will be held on April 20th
so this gives you plenty of time if you
wish to hand make a gift.

On the 20th I will post on my blog to
begin the shower and then you can link
in so we can visit your space, just like
Yarn Along only this time with baby items.
I think we should also have a game or two
with prizes, but more on that later.  For now
I just wanted to let you know about the
shower so you can mark your calender's.
I hope you will join me !

Linking with Ginny


  1. Wow! What a great idea!!! I can not wait to join in on that! As always your photos are so inspiring....thanks so much for sharing!

  2. what an incredibly fun idea!!!! Love it and I'm thrilled to be invited!

  3. What a great idea Tracey! I'll look forward to more details over the coming weeks. You are so smart to work on those Christmas gifts now. I think I am going to do the same thing. It will make for less stress in December!

  4. I love the idea of a virtual baby shower. I so look forward to Wednesdays and sharing and meeting so many people who love knitting and crocheting. I'm still making Colorado hats, so nothing new here on the needles!

  5. What a fun idea!! I love it! Love your yarn too, it's a great colorway

  6. A virtual baby shower is such a fun idea!!

  7. What a wonderful idea for Ginny! She brings so much joy to my blog reading!

  8. What a fabulous idea!!! Thanks for the invite!!

  9. First of all, your photos are stunning! Such attention to detail. Secondly, what a sweet and wonderful idea to host a baby shower for Ginny! If there's anyone who deserves it, it is her.

  10. I agree with Pooh bear. :) You are an angel, Tracey, and I will look forward to showering our Ginny's new baby girl on April 20th.

  11. What a wonderful idea....I'm in!!

  12. Aw, so sweet of you to host! Sounds like much fun, and well deserved of course.

  13. That sounds like fun! I accept your invitation! I also love that you are starting your Christmas Crafting so soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. I have to say you have a gift for seeing beautiful things. Your pictures capture such great color and texture. Beautiful!
    What a nice idea for Ginny. I will have to think of something to knit :)

  15. Sounds fun- I'll be there! And I love your blog! It's so pretty and calm, thoughtful and serene.

  16. Such a fun idea Tracey. You are so sweet! Love the sock yarn.

  17. great idea Tracey, sweet of you think of this. Can't think of baby shower I am more proud to attend.

  18. I would absolutely love to attend the Baby Shower! What a wonderful idea.

  19. such a sweet and thoughtful gesture, Tracey! xo

  20. What a fun idea to throw a baby shower for Ginny! Your knitting is beautiful! And these trees - oh my!!!

  21. oh Tracey - you are just the sweetest and how wonderful to think about a baby girl something to make or find or knit....
    I just love the winnie the pooh quote!

  22. What a wonderful idea Tracey. :) you are so sweet ...

  23. I am home and I am IN!! I got choked up reading this post and yes we should give back to our sweet Ginny :)

  24. A virtual baby show - what a wonderful idea!

  25. You are always so kind and thoughtful, Tracey. If we all had half your heart we would be golden. :)

  26. Aw! What a great idea! I love your knitting, too!

  27. what a darling idea. I love your photographs, especially those macros. I too am slowly working on 2016 Christmas presents. I couldn't get them all done last year in time for Christmas so, like you, am getting a good early start.

  28. Yay! Count me in? Let me know if there's anyway I can be of help, Tracey. :)
    xo Lisa

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