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« on: July 06, 2006 07:51:25 PM »

                                 

As I reflected on who an admirable person might be, someone no one could find anything bad to say about, Mother Theresa occurred to me.  It turns out a few people who have some complaints about her and discovered she'd been exorcised before her death.  At any rate, I was overcome with the vision of Monkey Theresa and the lepers of Calcutta



I probably spent way too much time on the lepers, and I may have disqualified myself by including them, but Monkey Theresa wouldn't have it any other way.



I also found out that lepers prefer crocheted cotton bandages.  I spent the 4th of July answering friends at a cookout that I was crocheting bandages for sock monkey lepers. The lighter colored leper has a little gangrene on his hand.

Sorry for the red background - I wanted to fool with the photos but ran out of time.

Here were most of my supplies. 


I really fixated on the blue stripes for Monkey Theresa's sari and found a terry cloth towel with the desired blue stripes at Wal-Mart.  I pulled the loops on a section of the towel so it would be flat on one side (this was very tedious and took a few hours).  I deeply regret not having a flesh colored sock for Monkey Theresa. My design changed from my original intention, but alas, it is late July 6 and there is no time left for revision.

Mother Theresa has been declared a saint based on a dubious medical miracle of a woman in India.  She claimed to have put a picture of Mother Theresa on her stomach tumor and was healed.  Her doctors, however, claim the treatments she received prior to this event may have something to do with it as well.

I hope to find my sock monkey lepers cured of their affliction in the morning.
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006 08:49:40 PM »

That's awesome! I especially like the lepers.

Oh yeah, my mom has been the only person on earth to ever utter the words "Mother Teresa... that STUPID BITCH!" and mean it. It's a long story (and yes, my mom's a bit odd).
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2006 09:50:57 AM »

I spent the 4th of July answering friends at a cookout that I was crocheting bandages for sock monkey lepers.

Too funny, I've had similar incidents with my crafting too.  I love her by the way.  You've obviously worked hard.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2006 08:21:15 AM »

i can't see pictures!
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2006 02:03:22 PM »

Sorry, all fixed now!
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2006 04:31:26 PM »

yay! super cute!
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2006 04:45:02 PM »


Oh yeah, my mom has been the only person on earth to ever utter the words "Mother Teresa... that STUPID BITCH!" and mean it. It's a long story (and yes, my mom's a bit odd).

surely I cant be the only person who wants to hear the story?
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2006 02:21:16 PM »

I love this!  I'm impressed with anyone who can make sock monkeys (I seem to have some sort of handicap here) and with such a good choice of subject, its truly wonderful.
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2006 09:37:51 PM »

Those lepers are absolutely pitiful looking AND I LOVE IT! Great attention to detail by including them. I really like this little set. It's an adorable (and funny) tribute.
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2006 01:15:10 PM »

"I spent the 4th of July answering friends at a cookout that I was crocheting bandages for sock monkey lepers."

that made me laugh out loud! all your monkeys are really fab too Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2007 11:08:11 AM »

OMG I was having a crappy morning and I laughed so hard at this that I feel better now. You rock!
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