Koala-tree console deportment
Monday April 13th 2009, 7:33 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knitting a Gift

imgp74521Reader Susan to the rescue: she sent a knitted koala for the neighbors whose baby got locked in the car. Big enough to be safe for a little one, soft, cute, easy to hold and cuddly.  What Susan probably didn’t know is, remember my tiger? (He’s in this post too.)  My sister got a koala at the same time, so, koalas bring back happy childhood memories for me; I wish she could have seen the smile on my face as I opened the box up. (Wow, that came fast!)

And now Jack will have a little bit of America to take home to Ireland that is small enough to easily go in a suitcase or be tucked down the side of his carseat onboard. Cool. Thank you, Susan!

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Gee, I wish I had a koala (sigh). No, no, not a real one!

When Amalie and I were in Australia some years ago, we were told that the eucalyptus leaves that the koalas eat contain some chemical that makes them sleepy. Now this little boy can sleep happily without the benefit of eucalyptus leaves.

Comment by Don Meyer 04.13.09 @ 8:02 pm

Good grief, I lost it, I lost it! My brain, that is. Should be around here SOMEwhere.
That’s two days in a row
i forgot the humor. So …

(Every year, teacher Mike Wilson of Ballwin, Missouri has his elementary-school students study the presidential election process in America. From the resulting essays and exam papers, Wilson has culled some gems of youthful insight and wisdom, not to mention skepticism worth of a politics-weary adult.)

Calling a person a runner-up is the polite way of saying you lost.
The difference between a king and a president is that a king is the son of his father but a president is not.
What I learned about elections is that we aren’t really getting to elect the president. It is some people in a college who get to. I have not decided what to do about it yet but I am not going to just sit around.
It is possible to get the majority of electoral votes without getting the majority of popular votes. Anyone who can ever understand how this works gets to be president. 
Some of our presidents never did much else and are famous only because they became president.
The more I think about trying to run for president the less I think of it.
The president has the power to appoint and disappoint the members of his cabinet.
* * *
I have more of these. Someone please remind me before I’m institutionalized.

Comment by Don Meyer 04.13.09 @ 8:20 pm


Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 04.14.09 @ 5:19 am

Very nice! I had a koala toy as a baby too…

Comment by Channon 04.14.09 @ 5:49 am

Way to go, Susan! The koala bear is adorable. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 04.14.09 @ 6:55 am

I went back a few posts to see if Susan blogs. I’ll check ravelry to see if that pattern is available. I spun a few pounds of brown wensleydale with no mission and think I’d like to see about making a koala with a bit of it. That is SOOOOO cute! Love the way it’s posing in your tree.

Comment by LynnM 04.14.09 @ 6:58 am

I love Koalas too!
See how your generosity spreads Alison?
Beautiful job Susan!

Comment by Alicia 04.14.09 @ 7:13 am

What a lovely portrait, Alison. Thank you for getting the little cuddle to Jack. And for sharing your world and world view with the rest of us.

Lynn, no blog, but the link to the free pattern is on my Ravelry page (sjanova). The designer is Raynor Gellatly, who lives in Dundee, Scotland. I’ve made others of her mini-toys, which are really cute.

Comment by sjanova 04.14.09 @ 7:27 am

What a cute koala. And it’s great to see him (her?) photographed in his (her?) native habitat!

Comment by Barbara Jacksier 04.14.09 @ 7:30 am

Hooray for knitted koalas! What a perfect gift 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 04.14.09 @ 10:40 am

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