. . . and all of you four-legged friends of the quilty bloggers out there!
Clemson here, a Fancy Fox, of "Oh Fransson" fame. (Many thanks and kudos to Elizabeth Hartman for her great patterns - this would not be possible without her skills and gracious sharing.)
Ahem. As I said, my name is Clemson, obviously because Snoodles cheers for them and my coloring reminded her of their team. I'm calling on all you furry peeps out there to warn you -- your human may be next!
Snoodles has pretty much fallen off the lilypad here, making me and my relatives. First she put together my country cousin, Blue.
He is a laid back, low-volume kind of guy; loves his chicken fried in an iron skillet. I'd swear he has a still somewhere back of his den -- some nights when I pass by I will hear him plunking on his banjo, and I just know that I've caught a whiff of moonshine on the breeze.
Then she made our second cousin from over the mountain, Olaf.
He's a lumberjack, and I think he has a Swedish accent. It could be that, or when I get full of his wife's flapjacks, I can't hear good. Either way, her flapjacks are great, and he's a nice guy.
Hipster is a younger guy -- looks like the small checks are popular with the ones out looking for a vixen. He's partial to hard cider, fast streams, and the ladies. The ones in visual range.
Then there is Basie.
He's a true Renaissance man: loves Vivaldi operas, and hasn't settled down with a vixen yet, though some of them "wander" past his den to see his latest paintings. Some evenings when he is in a good mood you will hear his sax wailing, or he'll be scatting to a jazz recording of Dave Brubeck.
Snoodles says she is going to put "Oh Fransson" glasses on one of us -- she hasn't decided which one of us looks best in them, yet.
And get this -- she's going to put a hedgehog in the mix! You heard me! A HEDGEHOG!! What will this world come to . . .
Be careful, all of you furry peeps; this may be contagious. It might show up in your human's sewing area next!
PS All of these are being made in preparation for making pillows. I may not make the pillow that Elizabeth shows on her site, cos that size of pillow forms is hard for me to get....miles and miles from an Ikea! I'm experimenting with arranging these guys in groups of two, three, and four, and see if I can use a different form. (Grin)