Anywho, I realized this week, that the annual toy drive that Kristie runs every year is getting close (P.S. - She's got loads of free toy patterns on her website). She normally makes the toy delivery in August, so I have to get a box out by late July. This might seem like oodles of time, but in a galaxy far far away, someone who I will not name made a promise of 20 handmade toys. No no, not Voldemort. Store bought toys are accepted too, but where's the fun or creativity in that?
When the someone who shall not be named made this promise, the toy drive was still 11 months away. Seemed like plennnnnty of time. Until Mother Nature played a nasty trick on that someone and sped the calendar forward so quickly that suddenly...wait for the BOOM....its MAY!
I figured it was time to get started. My first stuffed toy just seemed appropriate, since I've been moving at a turtle's pace lately. Its THIS pattern from Lion Brand. Really quick and easy....finished him in an evening. The dark green is Caron pounder and the light green is Caron Simply Soft, both of which were partial balls sitting in my stash.
Turtle thinks he looks slimmer from this angle.
Last night, Piper was in her room
Patrick Swayze is not my cup of tea, but the movie always made me wish I could dance...or even have an ounce of rhythm. You'd think, being Puerto Rican, that I'd have some rhythm, but no. I'm like the klutzy two left feet black sheep of the family. People go out of their way to avoid dancing with me at parties. :) Its actually really funny.
You might be wondering what this has to do with the turtle or the toy drive. It doesn't. I just haven't had my coffee yet and sharing these random thoughts seemed like a good idea.
Happy Thursday peeps!