Let's back up in time a bit. I seriously wanted to build a small smoke house. Smokers are not an acceptable appliance here in the Big City, but Mom lives out in the "Thicket", albeit somewhat barren. I could build it there. I struck paydirt from my search, much richer than I ever dreamed at a blog named Cowgirl's Country Life found here: http://cowgirlscountry.blogspot.com/. Reading through her pages, I longed even more to return to life on the dirt road. But Magic Man and I remain in the Big City.
After a while, other blogs caught my attention reminding me of a simpler life so long ago. The blog Slow Living Essentials inspired me to bring my crochet hooks out of retirement, dust them off, add a little bit of TLC, oil and lubrication, and these bad boys were ready to start work again. SLE had a crochet pattern for chickens, for Johnny! http://slowlivingessentials.blogspot.com/2011/04/crocheted-hen-egg-cosies.html. They are so cute, I had to make them for the family as a thank you (along with brownies and cakes each month at the office)
Back to my story. Between Johnny's kids, then adding his nieces and nephews, there are six tykes. I love this project and am primed for more.
Here are the girls who now live in new homes.
One word of caution. The instructions are Austrailian/UK. DC is SC. Once I figured that part, completing the girls was an easy task.