Day 10 – Oswald the Penguin – {Bird, Bird, Bird is the Word}

Welcome to the {Bird, Bird, Bird is the Word} blog series.  Every day during the month of May, I’ll be posting a bird craft or bird-related item on my blog as well as placing that object on my wall tree.  I can’t wait until the end of the month when my tree will be alive with a collection of chirpy chums.

Day 10 Oswald the PenguinOswald the Penguin came to stay on our tree today.  Oswald is originally from the Antarctica, but he has always dreamed about traveling the world. Since he has wings, but can’t fly, he decided to get his pilot’s license and flew himself here today in his very own floatplane.  He likes to tell people he flies around, but they never believe him because he’s a penguin and penguins can’t fly.

Before he dreamed of flying, he was an Olympic class swimmer in freestyle.  He wanted to compete in the other events (breast stroke, butterfly and back stroke), but his flippers wouldn’t cooperate.  However, in freestyle, he smoked the competition.  He was all set to take part in the summer Olympics when disaster struck – he had to withdraw because of a bad flipper injury.  That was a huge blow, as you can imagine, because he had trained his whole life for the chance at Olympic gold.

Day 10 Oswald the Penguin on the wall treeAfter he pulled himself together, as I mentioned, he worked hard to get his pilot’s license and see the world.  He’s been everywhere you can imagine and heard about the Wall Tree, so he decided to fly out to meet all the residents.  Henrietta and the Three Chicks are plying him with pie and the rest of the birds with the exception of Douglas and Day 10 Oswald the Penguin2Olivia are excited to go up in Oswald’s plane.  (Douglas and Olivia get motion sickness).

Oswald is crocheted with black, white and orange wool with black beads for eyes.  I found the pattern on Ravelry.  Oswald is quite large (compared to the other birds) as you can tell from the picture with my hand and the picture of the Wall Tree.

Here’s a view of the tree so far.

Day 10 The wall Tree2

 

Woody really likes Oswald.  I think it’s because they have the same color coats.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you tomorrow,

Grace

 

 

Woody Chair

 

 

I didn’t know birds came in the same color as me.  That’s awesome!

 

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2 Responses to Day 10 – Oswald the Penguin – {Bird, Bird, Bird is the Word}

  1. How cute! You are so incredibly talented!!! I {started} to knit a scarf once…about 8 years ago! It’s still sitting in my closet, half done! Ha!

    • gracieed says:

      Thank you. It’s been ages since I crocheted and these little creatures are challenging me. I love how much I’m learning, though. You should give the scarf a try again. It’s a lot of fun once you get the hang of it.

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