Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This is "see ya' later" not "goodbye"!

After a lot of thought and consideration, I have decided to suspend the ordering of Roaming Penguins during this time. I have absolutely enjoyed sending these little guys out into the world these last two years, but it's time for me to take a break and relax with other projects.

Currently I do not plan on stopping permanently. However, I don't have a set idea on how long the hiatus will last. I will take more time to update this blog and will make an announcement on here when I feel ready to take orders again.

I really appreciate everyone's understanding and patience and kind words! This project means so much to me and I look forward to revisiting it again with new energy in the future!

(if you have already ordered a penguin, don't worry! I am filling the orders I have as usual :) )

The Roaming Penguin Mama

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What Can I Say? The Roamers Love Christmas!

Our favorite little hat trick of Roamers (all three have met their humans!), from our favorite Pens Twins, Kaitlin and Nicole :)

Nicole and I have a few photos from our winter festivities. First, our trio of Roamers wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year under our tree on Christmas Eve. The following pair of pictures document our yarn boys taking advantage of the freezing weather to strike up a Winter Classic of their own on our little backyard pond.

Love the hat boys!

He shoots, he scores!

Not only do I love the third jerseys, but, c'mon, aren't the ice skating marks great??!

Kaitlin and Nicole never disappoint with their Roaming adventures!! Thanks guys!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

We've Done It Again!!!

I am very happy to announce that I am about to send ANOTHER $1,000 check to the Mario Lemieux Foundation!!

I say it a lot, but I never imagined this project would be so huge.....I was hoping to send *maybe* $500 when this all began. And now we're on our way to the next $1,000....amazing!!

But getting to write a big check every once in awhile is only one of the perks for me. Your e-mails and pictures truly make my day! I love how people have embraced the Roamers and you guys are really creative with your stories and places you take your penguins! And for those that think "well, there's nowhere really neat to take my Roamers", let me tell you....the pictures of them buckled into the front seat of the car, sitting in front of the tv watching a game, or hanging out at a restaurant are some of my faves :) Of course, I will admit, seeing the Penguin players with the yarn boys is a special thrill. It means so much to me that you guys take the time during your very brief interlude with the guys to get a Roamer in there for a picture. Keep up the good work!

I am also happy to announce that the waiting list is dwindling. Oh, I'm still getting orders every week, but it's slowed down just enough that I'm getting them out faster than orders are coming in. Right now the list is 37 penguins long (at one time it was 120!). It will be nice for me to be able to answer order e-mails with a "your penguin will be ready in about 2 days" instead of "you're going to have to be patient for about 6 months"!  I am almost to the 400 completed penguins mark.....all I can say is AMAZING!

So give yourselves a huge pat on the back! It's cliche, but this project and those checks would not exist without you! You guys ROCK!!!


Monday, March 29, 2010

Roaming for 22 Hours!

Kylee packed up Sidney Penguin and road tripped to Pittsburgh for Christmas of 2008. Looks like Sid made himself right at home for the trek!

I just wanted to send you some pictures from when Sidney Penguins dared the 22 hour trip up to Pittsburgh. They are from when I was in the car and obviously was really bored. I ended up watching Sidney Crosby On the Ice and Beyond like 7 times on the way up because I had nothing else to do (not that I minded it!!!) 

Sid enjoying some Mickey D's....

Looks like it's naptime....

I think someone is trying to find out if those presents are for him....

Perfect blanket for a penguin!

Thanks so much to Kylee for sharing her pics!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Roaming to the Olympics

A bunch of Roaming Penguin Mamas have decended on Vancouver and they brought their Roamers with them!



Looks like the boys had lots of fun at the aquarium....and I'm sure they will be glued to the Canada/Slovakia game tonight (and the Canada/U.S. game on Sunday!!!)
Thanks to Kylie, Mer, and Lauren for taking their yarn boys to the Winter Games :) Another proud moment for this Penguin Mama....

Friday, February 19, 2010

Hope MAP is enjoying Hawaii!

Alyssa wrote (back in December of 2008):

Marc-Andre Penguin flew from Nashville, Tennessee to Washington, Pennsylvania for a trip to Conneaut Lake, PA (my Grandparents) for Thanksgiving.

He really dug our American traditions and ate a big plate full of food. When he saw the snow outside, it reminded him of Canada and decided to go out and play in it.

Seeing as how we were in Conneaut Lake, he begged me to take him to see the lake. He almost jumped right in, but I caught him just in time.

Marc-Andre Penguin came back home and hung out and watched the games for a while and then it was time to put him under the tree to give to my oldest brother for Christmas. My brother is in the Navy and is a really big Pens fan (in fact, he got me interested)!  Little did I know that there was a Sidney Penguin awaiting me under the tree!

They played some serious hockey for a while only stopping to take a quick picture together in front of the tree.

They had lots of fun over the holidays and are excited for some adventures!!!

P.S. My brother will be stationed in Hawaii for two to three years. So hopefully there will be some thrilling (and warm) adventures to come!



 Ok, this picture made me laugh out loud! Those goalies love making snow angels!

 (you have to look close to see MAP on the left side of the sign :) )

 "When do we leave for Hawaii??"



This penguin order was a fun one....Alyssa wanted a Marc Andre for her brother and then her dad secretly ordered a Sidney for her! I love surprises!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

More Christmas (2008) Pictures from April and Sid

After Sidney Penguin came down from the Christmas tree, he and April took a trip to some pretty gardens :)

Christmas Day Sidney Penguin headed down to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square, PA) with me and my family:

Sidney Penguin sitting on the Longwood Garden Organ bench.  He enjoyed the Christmas sing-along 

 Sidney Penguin in front of the desert plants
 Sidney Penguin in front of banana leaves

 Sidney Penguin trying to hitch a ride on a dragon

 Sidney Penguin with the gargoyles
 Sidney Penguin thought that the fountains would be a nice way to cool off from all the walking we did

 Looks like Sidney Penguin wanted down from the pelican's mouth

 We enjoyed the chilly outdoor fountain display set to more Christmas music

 The likeness of Sidney Penguin, myself and Sidney Crosby.  Sid really seems to be beaming in this picture.


The pelican pictures are my favorite! Thanks so much for sharing, April :)