Alas Zippy…we knew you well.
This is all that remains of the second incarnation of Zippy the Monkey.
Yeah, I know…he scares me, too! Zippy belongs to my boss (Hi, Beth!) who has had him for 59 years. Over those 59 years, he’s lost an ear and a nose and a hand. Apparently, as a child, whenever she was upset with her mother, she would chew on Zippy. I suppose it was cheaper than therapy! Zippy appeared on my desk last week. In a moment of weakness or insanity, I said I would try to fix him. I promise you that I do not partake of the grape before leaving for work…although it’s the only real reason I can think of for the offer. So, I’m looking at poor, little Zippy and trying to figure out where to start. Perhaps a match?
And for my friend and partner in crime, here’s the latest of my New York Beauty blocks. I only have four completed and many more to go. But now, with the holidays behind me, I can get back to my machine. Oh how I wish I could train my husband to remove the paper from the back. Suppose I could get someone who needs community service?
I’ve been working on the quilt for MarioFan. I’m really enjoying this one. I believe I need twenty blocks and I have four finished. They go together nicely. After the Grandma nightmare, it’s refreshing to enjoy piecing once again! Now to get back to free motion quilting. I’m afraid you’ve all left me in the dust!