Just a short post tonight.  I just finished the kangaroo and wanted to show you.  I took pictures last night but they came out too dark so had to wait until morning and try again.  Photo on 4-30-16 at 8.10 AM

This is the Joey.  He isn’t easy to see with black eyes and nose on the dark brown and he really isn’t very pretty but he fits in her pouch so he will do. Photo on 4-30-16 at 8.09 AM #2

This is the mother kangaroo.  She is very large but a good size for the Swagman.   I am going to make another one also that isn’t as large and hopefully a prettier animal.  There are many kangaroos in the story so I can use as many as I want to make.  I am pretty sure two will be enough for me.   Photo on 4-30-16 at 8.09 AM

Here she is with the Joey in her pouch.  She has big feet but finds it hard to stand steady with him in the pouch.  Photo on 4-30-16 at 8.08 AM

This is the group, Swagman, kangaroo, and another little animal in the story.  You see she isn’t too large with the others.

Now I am back to making the third tiger for Little Black Sambo and I then need Black Mombo and that story will be done.  I am also working on the song “Froggy Went a Courting.”  I need to just sew up Miss Mousie.  Really she is a vole but they are really mice anyways.  I have started Uncle Rat.  Photo on 4-30-16 at 8.31 AM

As you see he is really a mole but if I take off his hat and give him real eyes he will be a good rat.   My animals have to play many parts in different stories.   I have a cute pattern for a frog that I will cut out after I finish the last lion.  And I have a crochet pattern for the white dove that eats froggy at the end of the song.  I will have to make up patterns for the moth, black flea and bumble bee but think I can do it.  I am so glad I have all this free time now.  I am having a ball.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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