I sewed two sock monkeys last night in about 20 minutes. And I thought to myself, "this is a piece of cake -- I should make ten of these before Christmas..."
Then, I started to "stuff" them. Ugh. NOW I SEE THE PROBLEM...
Oh, dear. The stuffing -- and then, there is hand-sewing the ears, the arms, the tail, the mouth. Uh huh. It took me two full hours to finish ONE MONKEY. But the good news is that my son Ross took pity on me -- so he helped with the stuffing...
Anyway -- I'll post some pictures as soon as they're done. (DO NOT HOLD YOUR BREATH)
In the meantime, I wanted to tell you something special about the Fox River Mills people in Osage, Iowa. They make all kinds of socks. Merino wool socks, special moisture-wicking sports socks for hiking, workouts, snowmobiling, etc. -- AND, special military socks.
If you want to send socks to an American soldier -- they'll pay the shipping.
My sister Deena and her co-workers have been adopting soldiers for almost ten years...and I called to tell her about Fox River.
You may know a soldier who would appreicate some super-duper-made-in-America-wick-away-the-moisture-military-socks. Remember -- if you go to the website to order the socks, they pay the shipping if the socks are going to an APO address.
If you don't have a specific soldier in mind -- Fox River also has a 'wish list" of many companies serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Korea -- all over the world. You can order socks for these soldiers and Fox River pays the shipping.
It just seems like a practical, worthwhile gift. And something any soldier would appreciate... Again -- their website is (Fox River Mills)