Saturday, December 08, 2007


We are back from Florida, it was a good time! On the way home we stopped at the beach to walk around and hunt for seashells. Very refreshing after sitting in the car for a couple of hours. Later we got back on the road and took another break at the Jacksonville Zoo, which proved to have a large selection of interesting birds (my favorite!) and the cutest, tiniest monkey I have ever seen. Now I'm obsessing how to make a doll that small and fur covered (the pygmy monkey was about 6" ! Amazing!). Its good to be home.


Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

I had a fur covered steiff monkey from FAO schwarz when I was little. I loved what we called their "pocket animals" (because they would fit in my pocket. I got one every Christmas. I would spend hours playing with them, making houses for them outide near the roots of large trees, or, in the winter, in the snow under pines. I don't think you could get them anywhere else at tht time.

I also liked to take a big wooden salad bowl, fill it with earth, put moss on top for a rich green grassy appearance, a mirror(like a pond!)edged wih the moss, and arrange china animal figurines and little china houses and pebbles on it.

I have no idea whether or not this was our regular salad bowl we actually used to eat out of as well, but I have a feeling it was!!!

You guys all look cute and I love Azalea's embroidered... scarf? or coat, and also your scarf.

I love the distance behind you in the close up shot, below. that makes a very fine shot. Realy nice.

Cynthia Thornton said...

Thanks Jean!

My scarf/wrap is from World Market and Azaleas was brought by Sheila from India. The tiny animals sound adorable!

Andrew Thornton said...

That's a good one of you and girl at the bottom. She looks all grown up.

I miss you guys! I also miss the beach. It's too cold to go to Coney Island and I need a sea and sky fix.

OH! I just found, what I think is your coat and one of your scarves. I also found your acorn with bird nest and a bag of shibuichi luna moths that need to still yet be drilled. I will look around for more of your stuff that got accidentally left here on your last visit.