Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Monkee Hide & Seek

While we were up in Scotland over Christmas, DS and I invented the game of Monkee Hide & Seek which we found rather amusing! Just a sort of hunt the monkee game with photos.

So first, DS hid him in bed -

Then I hid him on top of the kitchen cupboards -

DS then decided that the wine rack would make a good hiding place ......

...... and that he needed some refreshment after.

But I got my revenge by hiding our friend in the washing machine .....

..... but I'm not sure that he liked it!

Continuing the monkee theme, I have to show you something my brother introduced me to.

Just search on youtube for 'tbs monkeys' and you can find lots of monkey-ed movies!

to everyone for the lovely comments on my photos in my last post. I do enjoy playing around taking photos and trying to get the best from them. I don't like to blog without photos!

My camera is an Olympus C70 Zoom which I think is quite a good one and gives me lots of scope to play around and try different things. I'm sure I don't know half the things it can do! It does have a couple of very useful close-up settings which can allow me to get very close in for some photos. I also usually play around with my photos on the PC when I take them off the camera, cropping to photo to emphasise the things I'm most interested in and adjusting the lighting, but nothing very sophisticated really.

I've amused myself at work this morning looking for a chart for a Ring Pillow which I've offered to stitch for my sister's wedding. I think I've settled on 'A Celebration of Love' from JBW designs. I really love Judy Whitman's designs - they're kind of simple designs but effective, nothing over complicated or ornate, but they stand out because of that. I've stitched a couple of her designs before, but my browsing today has reminded me how much I like them.

My sister's wedding is at the end of May, but I think I want to get the pillow finished before all hell breaks loose in April! (Well that's one way of describing baby's arrival! LOL) Good thing as I'm really looking forward to stitching it!


Wanda said...

Your monkee pics are a hoot, so funny, looks like a great game!

Vonna said...

That dear monkey...he's such a funny guy!

Barbara said...

That's a very good choice of a ring pillow, IMHO. ;) And I love your monkey game with DS!

Itching To Stitch said...

Thanks for the welcome back. The monkey game sounds fun, I love the pictures ;)

Mary said...

An adorable monkey and a fun game with your son!

Cheryl said...

Funny monkey pictures!
I really like JBW designs too

Sally said...

Love the monkey pics! They are so funny!

Wendy said...

Great monkee pics - poor guy, he probably needs a bit of a rest after his drink.

Monkee Maker said...

Loving the monkee pics! And I'm glad to see that your monkee is keeping up the time honoured tradition of playing a little .... drinking a lot.


Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Lesley, I've fallen in love with that monkey. He's the best little guy...but he's just no good at hiding! LOL Hugs,

The Silver Thistle said...

Hahahah!! I can't get enough of him! lol. I knitted one for my son many moons ago (if yours is the ITV monkey pattern?), but can't think where he got to :( Poor baby is probably trapped in a box from when we moved house 3 years ago, lol. (yep, I'm not a great one for unpacking... obviously, heheh)

I got the Leanne's House quilt as a 'block of the month' kit (BOM) from www.honeysucklecottage.com.au/ and all the fabric and thread etc came with it over the months. You can get just the pattern by itself there too though, I think. It's such a lovely quilt but she does tons of lovely ones and once you start looking through them, you'll be hard pressed to choose.

Sounds like you had a great time with the Scottish relatives. Did you miss the gales and bad weather?