Saturday, February 14, 2009

FOUND: Valentines Day Drop # 1

Valentines Day Drop # 1 has been found!

dateSat, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:42 PM
subjectwe found a toy!

Hi to all at The Toy Society!

I came with my 10 y.o. daughter Eleanor, to the library at Winchester, Hampshire today at 11a.m. We came in by the new cafe entrance, and there on the bench, just outside was a bag containing a little pink toy!

He doesn't have an ID #, but is very soft, rectangular, pink with brown hearts and patterned lines, a square pink face in the middle of his body and two little pink stumpy hands.

At first my daughter was unsure if we should take him, maybe it was a trick? But I'd heard of a similar project where books get left in different places round the world for people to pick up and enjoy, so had a bit more confidence that it was genuine.

My daughter was delighted! She had an operation 5 days ago and this was the first time she'd felt well enough to go out. She had been feeling fed up, bored and lonely without her school chums, so she really felt as if the toy was meant for her. She has called him Rogg.

We think the project is such a gorgeous idea! I do a lot of knitting and crochet...would love to get involved and make a toy for someone else...please let me know how to get started.

Thanks so much,

Joanne & Eleanor, Winchester, Hampshire, England.



The Toodles Gal said...

I *heart* Toy Society!!! I have made my first toy but have yet to drop it...lazy. I find it amazing that these toys always seem to find the right folks at the right time. Definitely not a coincidence, simply meant to be!

sunnie fairy said...

how cool! :] I gotta do a drop soon... *makes note to self to crochet a toy*