Thursday, June 19, 2008

Swap Participants

As requested (suggested) I've attached a pix of the monkey friends that have come my way from the Monkey Swap. Aren't they a fun group? There will be one more coming from Norway, later in the summer. Thanks very much for all who did a swap with me. I'm thrilled with all these cuties. I hope you like yours as well.


We have another new monkey at our house. He arrived yesterday from England. He is a very dapper little guy with his turquoise vest. He was created by Kitty Wrinkle. Didn't she do a wonderful job! He told us his name is Johnson. He seems to have settled in very nicely with the other monkeys over at the big blue chair.
Thank you Kitty, he is grand!

Monday, June 16, 2008


What fun!! I received another swap monkey today from Katy in the UK. The little girlie monkey's name is Cassie.
Isn't she a cutie. She has a flower over her ear. Her tag says she needs lots of apple juice, cookies and cheese sandwiches. Also she isn't a big fan of bananas - who knew!!
Thank you so much Katy! You did a wonderful job on her. She has a sweet face.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Parcels in the post

I just got another swap monkey in the mail. He is from Kaz over at Slightly Wonkey Crafts. Isn't he a cutie!!
He told me his name is Gordie. He is over at the blue chair, getting to know his other monkey housemates.
Also in the box was a package of assorted card decorating goodies - flowers, buttons, etc.
Thank you very much Karen. You did a great job on Gordie - he is a cutie!!


This is Forrest. He is a knit bear (looks more like a dog in the picture - maybe a schnauser)). I used #2 needles and a variegated sock yarn. The colors are all the darkers greens and such you see in the forest (thus the name).
I found the pattern for the bear and the clothes over at "the purl bee".
Below is a very fuzzy close-up of his face. I took a bunch of pix of his face but he must have been wiggling around - they were all blurry. But you can get a bit of an idea what his face looks like (more bear than dog).
OOOooo, called in this afternoon and booked our flight for November to visit our son and his family in Indiana. We
were hoping to go over Thanksgiving BUT there were no seats available. So we're going the week before Thanksgiving. It doesn't matter to me - just so we get to visit.
Miles will be 10 months old by then. What fun!!!