Yes, this is one of my favorite Christmas decorations. You can't tell from the still photo but his wings flap and his head turns . My husband refused to let me put him on the front porch so he sits on the bench right beside the back door, making me smile every time I enter or exit.
A dear reader friend, Elsie, got me addicted to penguins several years ago (even before I was awed by "March of the Penguins", an amazing movie). She sent me an e-card of New Year's resolutions. One of them was: Be kind to a penguin. For some reason, this struck me as hilarious, perhaps because it was amongst the more typical and prosaic "lose weight, call your mother more often, clean out your closets" list. Since then I've collected penguins.
(If you'd like to see the front of my house in the snow (sans penguins), click over to my solo blog here: http://fromthegarret.wordpress.com/)
My little flapping friend wishes all the Yarnies here a happy holiday season and wonderful 2009! Thanks so much for being part of the RTY community. It's such a pleasure to spend time with all of you.
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