Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WELCOME TO GINNY'S BABY SHOWER

"Surround yourself with people
who make you hungry for life,
touch your heart, and nourish 
your soul" ....

Ginny, thank you for giving
that to us each and every week.
 Welcome to my home
and Ginny's baby shower,
I am thrilled that you are
here.
It's a beautiful day here
on the coast of South Carolina
 so I thought it would
be nice if we could all
gather outside
 under the apple tree to
talk, laugh, open gifts
and celebrate together.

 There is hot coffee,
 tea,
 and juice on the table
so please help yourself.
There are some oat cakes,
 and these amazing looking
cupcakes that Debby has so
graciously brought!
Please, enjoy.
 If everyone is settled
lets open some gifts!

Ginny, since you know
you are having a girl I
decided to put together
a little baby spa set.
I knit little booties with
big pink bows,
 and found the sweetest little
buttons to finish them.
 I made a wee hat in the
softest bamboo yarn
perfect for a sweet baby head.
 And then there is an
In Threes
 cardigan/robe knit in silk and
bamboo.
 There are also a couple of
knit wash cloths and some
lavender-olive oil soap.
And now for the prizes...
to keep things simple
I am going to add everyone's
name to a hat and have drawings
which will be posted on next
week's Yarn Along.

The prizes? Oh, yes,
First up is a skein of yarn:
Sierra Quatro by Cascade Yarns.

Karen has graciously donated
any pattern [up to $12.00] of your
choice from Ravelry and I am
also doing the same.

Thank you everyone for coming,
it was my great pleasure to have
you here. Okay, who would like
to be next to share their gift?

Please mail your gifts to::

Ginny Sheller
PO Box 9073
Fredericksburg,VA 22403




57 comments:

  1. I love this post, Tracey! Very creative and extra special, it shows how much thought and love you put into it. Congratulations to Ginny and her family! xo Tammy

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  2. you outdid yourself Tracey!!! I wish this was in real life instead of virtual :) We would have so much fun!! But then, I'm having virtual fun :)

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    1. She really did. I just can't get over it. And I do so wish we were all together!!

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  3. This is just wonderful Tracey. You are such a wonderful host.

    Love your handknits, she is one lucky little lady :)

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  4. Lovely baby shower!! So much fun!!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! Love all your baby knits and the setting is just perfect!

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  6. You have done a beautiful job Tracey! The table looks so inviting. Your gifts are just gorgeous. I love that sweater. xoxoxoxoxo

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  7. Thanks for inviting me!!!! I've 'sent' my gift...so sorry I'm missing it!! Off doing water stuff with Living Waters!!!

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  8. Tracey, this is so sweet! Ginny's little girl is going to receive lots of wonderful knit presents.

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  9. Oh, it looks like a perfect party! So pretty!

    Thank-you!

    Your gifts are gorgeous. Thank-you for the address to send my gift along.

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  10. Oh, it looks like a perfect party! So pretty!

    Thank-you!

    Your gifts are gorgeous. Thank-you for the address to send my gift along.

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  11. So beautifully done, it bought a tear to my eye. I love your gifts and so generous to have prizes too for us baby shower-ers. Thank you for doing this special thing for Ginny x

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  12. Tracey, thank you so much for hosting this lovely shower for Ginny--everything is BEAUTIFUL and so thoughtfully done. You are both truly special people.♥

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  13. You are so amazing for doing this. Truly.

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  14. your knits are so sweet and love this baby shower....you've done such an excellent job!

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  15. Oh this is adorable! How sweet and kind you are for putting this together! And those cupcakes look delicious!

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  16. This brought a tear to my eye. Thank you so much for hosting this beautiful baby shower. It's just perfect. So generous to think of prizes too. Your knits are wonderful. How exciting to imagine Ginny and Jonny's baby will soon be wearing them

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  17. Tracey, this is all so beautiful. So, so wonderful. You've made me cry this morning. Thank you so much. This just means so much to me. xoxoxo

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    1. I hope happy tears Ginny! And I hope you had fun at your shower!

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  18. What a lovely shower. Thank you for hosting. I shall send my wee gifts!

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  19. Tracey, How wonderful that you had this idea, and followed through to not only create this beautiful post, but also knit those adorable booties, hat, washcloths, and that exquisite cardigan! and lavender soap to top it off! Lovely, lovely, lovely! I was thinking of sending a gift to our sweet Ginny and now I am definitely going to do it! Thank you!

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  20. This is amazing!! Such beautiful knits and the care in the details is precious. I wish we could all sit down over some punch or coffee and chat about how wonderful life is and babies are and how we love yarn. So thankful for Ginny and her faithful provision of a connection point for us all!!

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    1. "So thankful for Ginny and her faithful provision of a connection point for us all!" So well said, Sarah. My thoughts exactly!!
      xo Lisa

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  21. Thanks for putting this together Tracey! What a beautiful shower under your apple tree. :)

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  22. So lovely, beautiful knits and such love and thought went into all of it. What a blessed little baby she is.

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  23. You are so sweet Tracey. so much beauty for a beautiful woman and her baby.

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  24. A lovely, lovely baby shower, Tracey, made all the more wonderful by your kindness and generous heart. xo

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  25. What a wonderful and generous hostess you are. Your gifts to Ginny are beautiful. Thank you for hosting this lovely baby shower party and inviting me, Jacky xx

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  26. This is so creative! I love it! Congratulations, Ginny!

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  27. I had such a good time at the shower! Beautiful knits!

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  28. Very FUN! beautiful, beautiful! It's cold and gray here in N. Michigan... so very uplifting to see the pretty sunshine and pink!

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  29. Tracey!! Everything is just lovely, my friend. You outdid yourself, don't you know. :) As I told Ginny in my YA comment today, I'm in the Pacific NW this morning, but in my heart, I'm in S. Carolina! Thank you for hostessing...what a wonderful way to bless Ginny!

    xoxo

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  30. Such a great idea for a woman who blesses us weekly in ways she may never know. Thank you for hosting and providing us with a way to give back to Ginny!

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  31. Tracey, you've done an amazing job putting together Ginny's baby shower. I am so excited to have been invited! Thank you!

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  32. that's really lovely! I am so glad you are blessing Ginny this way!!!

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  33. Lovely and sweet post. I so love your tea and coffee sets. What a creative idea for this virtual baby shower.

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  34. What a sweet way to celebrate the wonderful Ginny and her baby girl! Thank you Tracey for putting this together. And many blessings for you, Ginny, as you prepare for this sweet little person's arrival. *Clink!* I raise my tea-cup to you both :)

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  35. What a wonderful idea! I love your gifts for Ginny. She is blessed with many wonderful friends like you.

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  36. This was a wonderful baby shower - the very first I ever attended, as the idea is only just spreading in my country (Denmark). And a virtual one! I think the first of it's kind.
    Congratulations strength and God's blessing to Ginny and thanks for a lovely day, pretty cupcakes and good company to all.

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  37. What a lovely virtual shower! Thank you for the mailing address, I will send my gift this week. Here is the link to my gift: http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/2016/04/yarn-along-virtual-baby-shower.html

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  38. I already had Ginny's address so I mailed my gift yesterday. I am hosting a "live" shower on Saturday and didn't want it to get forgotten in the shuffle. I was once given a virtual shower by friends from across the country. They had a party, brought gifts, and then mailed them to me in a big box along with a video tape (it was that long ago!) of the event. The love and care my friends showed me through that gesture still makes me smile. Some of the baby toys I received back then are figuring into the decorations for the shower I'm giving Saturday. Thanks for helping us to show Ginny how much we appreciate her.

    Cindy in NC

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  39. Such a wonderful shower and what fun. Happy Baby Ginny.
    Thanks for putting this together Tracey.

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  40. I love this. ❤️ May this newest bundle be blessed even as she is a blessing to Ginny and her family!

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  41. I've always loved the loving, supportive community that Ginny's blog draws together, but this blows me away. Beautiful! We love you, Ginny!

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  42. Ahh I think I just lost my comment... But I wanted to say thank you for hosting this shower and congratulations to Ginny! The gifts you made are beautiful!

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  43. ah beautiful! Sending every blessing for Ginny and baby from the UK, and sharing a virtual cuppa and oatcake (hobnob!) with you all x

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  44. What a lovely idea! So very thoughtful. I'm sitting here at the computer with my cup of tea imagining myself under the apple tree with y'all.

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  45. Ginny and her Yarn Along posts got me started knitting...Congratulations!

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  46. What a beautiful idea. Congratulations dear Ginny xx

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  47. You are such a love, Tracey. What a truly good person you are.

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  48. What a beautiful shower! I love the tea cups and cardigan! I need to learn how to knit (I crochet)! I just a found Ginny through Fountains and Carrots podcast! I loved hearing your story! Thank you for inspiring me and embracing our Catholic Faith! God Bless you all.

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  49. What an awesome party! Your thoughtfulness, photography and knitting is stunning as always.

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  50. Such sweet and pretty pink things...Congratulations!

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  51. I totally missed this whole thing!!! What a lovely idea!

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  52. Hi Tracey. Is the book you're reading by Susan Meissner? If so, I have that on my TBR! The summary sold me. That's why I joined Goodreads so I'd be inspired to read other genres and authors. My reading has expanded so much since then.

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  53. I know this was a while ago but I would love to send something to Ginny also. She is such an amazing woman and mother and I will be honored to send a little gift for her baby girl. Thank you for posting the address and I will send her something in the mail next week. Although you don't know me Ginny I'm a fan and I love your blog and IG. Thanks for letting us be a part of this wonderful moment in your life, I hope you have an amazing labor and that your baby gets here healthy and make your family perfect and complete. Love to you. ( TaciStudio at Instagram)

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  54. Indeed a great post! This article will be very helpful for my little sister. She is going to host her friends’ baby shower at one of popular party venues in Atlanta. These party ideas are just incredible. Thanks for sharing them.

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