Wednesday, December 16, 2020

It's Been a Long Time

It has really been a long time! As a matter of fact, it's been over seven months since I posted. Wow, how time flies! No, I didn't fall off the edge of the earth; I am still living with and taking care of my mom. I did have a terrible case of "lost cro-jo", though, and this is why you haven't heard from me.

If you recall from some previous posts, I was in the process of creating stuffed animals for my sister's grandchildren. All of them had been done except Riley's dragon, which was the most complicated and detailed. You will be glad to know that he is finally done and is safely in my sister's hands for Christmas gift-giving. You have no idea how relieved I am. I was beginning to have nightmares about giving these stuffed animals to college-age kids, and although they are a little bit older than what I was planning (the gifts were supposed to be given at Easter), none of the children have officially hit puberty yet. (All right - maybe one. But he was tall to begin with.) 

So here they are (horn tooting) - the long awaited grandchildren's stuffed animals! 

                                                  Emily's Ballerina Bunny, bunny pattern here; bow pattern here


                                                                        Sophie's Black Cat, pattern here


                                                              Abbie's German Shepard Puppy, pattern here


                                                                  Riley's Magnificent Dragon, pattern here


                                                                         Paden's Fiery Dragon, pattern here


                                                                             Lorelai's Toy Owl, pattern here


A little side note about Riley's dragon - the original design was meant to go over a sphere-shaped lamp. I just wanted the dragon to be placed on a table or shelf, so there were adjustments to the pattern that I had to do. Just FYI, in case anyone is daring enough to be up for the challenge of making this behemoth!

 As always - stay safe, stay well, and happy crocheting!