Sunday, June 28, 2009

June Toy Society Drop

This is my June Toy Society Drop. He was made from the Peanut, the Wee Elephant pattern, designed by Hillary Lang (of the lovely Wee Wonderfuls) in the book Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. (and I love that book. Everything friggin thing about it screams LOVELY. And I might add that I don't even quilt--if that means anything to you.)I decided to do my June Toy Society drop tonight en route to the grocery store, while taking the Greenway--a cross-city biking path here in Minneapolis. So, I stopped here, on the Martin Olav Sabo bridge over Minnesota State Highway 55. It is one of my favorite parts of the Greenway and despite the climb to get up the bridge, one of my favorite parts of the ride when I am heading that direction. So, Peanut the Wee Elephant ended up here.
Moored somewhat precariously to a piece of wire cabling, looking down over the Sunday evening traffic. (yes, this is evening in Minnesota in the summer--it stays light here until 9:00pm during the summer months. And yes, Beeper is in the Burley bike carrier there--happily reading comic books, oblivious to his mama leaving toys around town at random)And so we bid adieu to my sixth drop on behalf of the Toy Society as part of my year long commitment (read more here and see all my earlier toys I made and dropped here) to make a monthly drop. (And no, you need not make such a ridiculous commitment if you are interested in dropping something you made yourself for the Toy Society--you need only do it once really. I'm just spaz and have an achievement orientation that likes to rear its ugly head and command me to do things like this...I suppose this has something to do with why Mr Beeper likes to call me Hurricane Holly--a force of nature to be reckoned with)

5 comments:

Keepsake Cakes said...

what a silly but fun thing to do. What a surprise you must bring to someone's day!

Puglette said...

i am in love with your elephant! it is just adorable. whoever finds this toy drop will be lucky, indeed.
:o)

urbancraft said...

love the elephant. Six drops! Great job.

lovestitches said...

Peanut is a very generous toy to drop! How exciting for thr person who finds him! I LOVE that book and I don't quilt either. But it has tempted me...to think about it at least. I remember my time in the US, I stayed in Bloomington by the mall in July. The heat nearly killed me!

leslie said...

that toy drop idea is fantastic!!!