My holiday card/artwork contest not only spread paw-drawn representatives from The Nest all around the world (A concept that kind of blew my Mom’s mind when we were discussing it over lunch yesterday), but it also brought in a handful of reciprocal cards from those who were involved in my giveaway! Above are the eleven cards I’ve received from WP bloggers so far… and if you sent one and don’t see yours up there, it’s probably still on the way! Three of those cards just came yesterday!
The one in the upper right corner with the kangaroo, koala, and Santa wearing sandals was quite interesting… and not only because it could only have come from a place where winter means summertime. It was sent to me by Aunt Sharon from the Gentlestitches blog, and included the gift of a little crocheted Santa hat inside! How wonderful and thoughtful!!!
Of course… in the spirit of the holidays, it inspired a bit of a fight over who exactly was going to get to wear the Santa hat. After calming all of my shelf critters down
by using a taser, I began trying it on a few of them one by one…
Naturally, I gave the first crack to one of the Sponkies… since in a weird kind of way, the hat was related to them, or at least had some of their DNA. Alas, with such a full and thickly colored rainbow mane, the hat did little more than rest behind the creature’s big ears before flopping over to rest on its back. Sorry, little Sponky… we’ll have to find someone else to fit for this hat.
Next up was the plump little unicorn puppy George. The hat fit perfectly…. over just his horn, that is. And the string on the hat wouldn’t even go under his muzzle, and just irritated his nose making him sneeze confetti all over the place. Yuck! Who’s going to clean up this sparkly mess? It looks like Rip Taylor’s been through here…
DJ Scratchy tried on the hat next, but with her wild alternative manestyle, it just wasn’t going to work out. The hat sticking straight up like that makes her look like a big dunce, which those of you who follow her Mecca Muzak Monday feature may agree with. You know, maybe this hat just wasn’t meant for a unicorn’s head after all. Do I have a sciurine volunteer?
It’s the adorable little bone china ground squirrel Hottie once sent me… and the hat not only fits him, but he totally rocks it out! That is one finely accessorized little rodent! When he gets back up on the shelf, I have a feeling this dude’s gonna be instantly popular with the ladies…
And there you have it… our happily hatted chick magnet gets the honor of being the final Saturday Squirrel of 2014! Thank you very much Sharon for the wonderful add-on to the card, and a big thanks again to everyone else who shot a card my way!
Have a great weekend…. and a happy new year to all!