Sunday, March 08, 2009

the gifts

my sister's baby shower was this afternoon. i had spoken with her, as well as two of her friends, about being on the phone while she opened the gifts i'd sent to her (sadly, with her living in the la area and me in portland...yeah, couldn't make it).

she put me on speaker phone (the only time in my life i have ever actually been happy to be on speaker) and i got to hear everyone's reactions. i could hear the ripping of paper, the oohing and ahhing (which was the perfect amount), and the laughter. it was the best thing that i could have asked for today.

the bib and the green jacket she'd already seen (i showed her when they were here for thanksgiving...i craved seeing her reaction). the blanket, she had no clue, but her response was also perfect (and i could feel the energy over the phone).

now that she's seen them, i can share with you all...



6 comments:

Jack K. said...

Beautiful work. You can tell when something is made with love, you don't even see the yarn.

Glad you could be there. Ain't electronics great?

Love,

Dad

mishiesmom said...

That's beautiful.

Monika said...

Oh, so cute, and perfect! I'm glad she liked all of it. When I was pregnant with my first child, I knit a baby blanket in the same color, but purl stitch all over. I loved it very much, and am sad, that it did not make the move to Canada, as many things from that time.
I'm sure this will not be the last knit items you'll make for your new family member! :o)

Becky said...

The bib and the jacket are really cute, but the blanket is just priceless. That's something your niece (or nephew?) will be able to keep forever.

StarSpry said...

Lovely gifts! I'm glad you were able to be "present" at the baby shower :D

WandaWoman said...

Great job Shannon! I love the bib, so freakin' cute! And the blanket and sweater are both beautiful too. It's so nice you were able to "hear" the reaction of others.