Thursday, January 15, 2015

Icy Penguins

A Tale of Three Penguins


Penguins are, without a doubt, some of the cutest animals on the planet!




They like to tumble with their friends....



and play follow the leader....




and sometimes play stack the penguin....
OK, maybe not!

In December a friend asked me to crochet three penguins for her.... well, they were actually for her brother -- he had three beanbag penguins that he loved to juggle and she thought it would be fun to get those penguins some cousins!





This little guy may look quite innocent but I can assure you that he is a little rascal in disguise! You see, I finished him -- eyes attached, feet on, beak and wings in place....
and then I realized that my tapestry needle was nowhere in sight.... 

uh-oh....

Now a tapestry needle is what you use to sew on the various pieces parts like the legs. It's not particularly sharp like a sewing needle, and much bigger, but still not all that blunt either. Can you see where this is leading??

I hunted high and low -- on the floor, under the couch pillows, in all those deep hiding places in the couch. No needle. OK, so it must have been eaten by that naughty penguin.... 

Hmmm, methinks, this is for a grown-up who surely would never put a penguin in his mouth.... maybe I could just let it stay. But, no, I'd have to fess up to my friend and I doubt she would be expecting that little piece of lagniappe! (Don't worry, Deb, I wouldn't really leave a needle in a penguin.... ha!)

So I squeeze and squash and pinch and prod -- good grief, it's like hunting for a needle in a penguin haystack! I squeeze and squeeze and.... OUCH! That needle got me -- even kinda blunt it still drew blood! Fortunately, Mr. Penguin escaped with no extra DNA on him, LOL! 

Now that I had a hold on the needle, the next problem was getting the darn thing out. It kept trying to slide right back inside that silly penguin! But I was the stronger of the two, and finally, finally, managed to surgically remove that needle! (I used a jar gripper thingy to pull it out!)

Moral of this story....
Never trust a penguin


sharing this trio of icy, needle-loving penguins....
~ AlphabeThursday where we are studying the letter I


  ♥♥♥ Guess what, guess what!! My puffy hearts are featured on this week's Share Your Cup! Thank you so much, Jann!


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18 comments:

Mary said...

Cute post ~ gave me a big smile this morning!

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

They look like the kind of sneaky little critters that WOULD steal a needle. Haha. Sneaky, but really cute. :-)

Maggie said...

You'd never know it to look at him, what a naughty penguin to hurt you that way! Lovely post, it made me smile.

carol l mckenna said...

Great post and photos ~ Wonderful needlework ~ love the Penquins!
Adorable!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

They are so adorable!

EG CameraGirl said...

Cute!

Natashalh said...

Hmmm, maybe there are penguins hiding in our apartment because I'm always missing needles when I need them for finishing up a sewing project...

Jim said...

Your penguins are sooo cute, Sara. They reminded me of a play we took KP to when she was three (to Wimbledon, U.K.), called "Too Many Penguins." A very nice play for the kids. Penguins all over the place.
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Memories for Life said...

These little guys are so cute! But naughty indeed! Glad you got your needle back nearly unscathed :)

Gattina said...

They look really adorable !

storybeader said...

this is so funny! Glad you got the needle out. I don't know if this was one of my brother's penguins because they all looked perfect. Glad the little guy coughed up the needle {:-D

Su-sieee! Mac said...

hahahahha. I enjoyed your tale. Such a rascal that penguin was. He and his mates are very cute! You almost have me wanting to learn to crochet so I can make my own characters.

daydreamsdustbunnies said...

But...but...he looks so innocent!

Jann Olson said...

Oh these little fellas are just too cute! Love them stacked on top of each other. I think you had as much fun playing with them as you did making them! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

pasqueflower said...

Those are SO cute!!! I have a grownup pal who loves penguins, too! Happy you got the needle.

Pam Beers. said...

I just love these penguins. They are adorable. Unfortunately I'm sewing, knitting, crocheting impaired.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! They are so playful and cute! Makes me wish I could crochet better! lol Have FUN! Hugs, Diane

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh my! Those are so super cute!

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