I am almost back to normal. My only problem now is I have so little energy. But that too shall pass. The weather has turned hot so that could account for the low energy. A cool front is due here tomorrow so that could help. Anyways I am getting two things done, I am still losing weight and I am getting more animals done. I am working on the third lion but he is not done yet. I finished Miss Mousey .
Isn’t she cute? I even remembered the whiskers on this mouse. She is really a vole but it was the closest thing I have to a mouse pattern and a vole is nothing but a wild mouse anyways.
The front view is not as good as you can’t see her black eyes or nose. In the song she lives with her Uncle Rat and she has to ask him for permission to marry Froggy. Here she is with Uncle Rat.
You can see she is very tiny compare to Uncle Rat. Again I didn’t have a pattern to make a rat so I used the pattern for the mole. I gave him a black nose and gray feet where the pattern for the mole called for pink nose and pink feet. I do like the dungarees on him. He also has a hat.
He needs a hard hat to go into the mines. He also needs a light.
And he needs protective googles to work the mines.
And with a shovel to dig with he is all set for work. I love the extras even if Uncle Rat doesn’t need them. The kids will have fun dressing him up for work. Now I need to make Froggy, the moth, the flea, a black beetle, and a white dove as well as the wedding supper which is a fried mosquito and a black eyed pea. I love the song so had to do the animals for it.
Patty comes home today. She spent the week-end in Jacksonville and is bringing me yarn and fur from Shirley. I can’t wait to see it!! I hope there is a skein of black yarn for Black Mombo. I love the fur for the lions mane and the squirrel’s tail . All those things just make the animals come to life but I could not afford to buy those extras. It is like Christmas every time Patty comes back from here visits. Have a great day.