Thursday, February 25, 2010

Amigurumi Koalas in Pajamas

I made these two pals for a friend.  Now M. would like a big koala for herself, but she'll pick out the color of the pj's!  What could be better for a cold winter night than a cuddly friend all ready for bed!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


It started to snow after lunch on Friday.  It snowed all through the night and all day on Saturday, not tapering off until evening.  Here is W4 in our front yard on Saturday afternoon - snow still coming down.  

Another picture from Saturday, my poor crepe myrtle and our grill.

This morning, the sun came out, and it was truely beautiful (a view of our side yard).

Until it came time to think about how we would ever get out!   W4 had a lot of shoveling ahead of him!  M. and I helped a little bit, but he did most of the work.  Here you can see his car parked on the street - the mound of snow between the apple tree and the house across the street.  You can almost see his taillight.

After getting my car dug out and the sidewalk in front of our house, he decided that since his classes at college are canceled tomorrow, and he doesn't have to work until 3 PM, that he'd finish digging out his car tomorrow.  There's really too much snow on our street for his car to do very well anyway.  Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.

The path from the street, past my car, W3's truck and up to our house.

I captured this great picture today of Josie.  She has really been enjoying this snow.  Her favorite part was on Saturday, when we had paths cleared in big circles around the front yard, but not out to the street.  She could run as fast as she wanted around the yard without worrying about a person holding her back by her leash!

I wonder how long it will take for life to get back to normal?  The weather forecast calls for more snow on Tuesday night and Wednesday.  I hope that it doesn't amount to anything!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

And Now He is Done!

I finished my bear on Wednesday evening.  I am really excited about how he turned out!  I don't think he really looks like an "Old World Bear" since I used a more modern mohair and much larger eyes and made the nose differently.  He isn't stuffed with excelsior anyway, so he is more of a modern bear with deep roots.

I gave him a felt nose before doing the embroidery - that worked so much better than just going straight for the embroidery floss - no need to worry about little hairs coming through!  

Now, back to making amigurumi...