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Mega Monkey Mania Saturday Sneak Peek...running a bit late

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Well, I have another oops this week.  It is beginning to be a bit of a problem and I better be careful lest I am fired.  I had it in my head that I had this post all set up and scheduled to go out in its usual Saturday morning spot.  Apparently my head is completely unreliable because I didn't have anything ready AT ALL.  As I was laying out the schedule for next month to get the DT all set up, gathering some information and playing with some ideas of how to present next month's images, it dawned on me that I hadn't checked to make sure that today's post went out.  Not only didn't it go out, there was nothing ready TO GO OUT.  Sheesh!  Bad Promotional Coordinator.  It doesn't help that it feels more like a Friday than a Saturday.  Good thing I checked!  Thankfully, it is at least still Saturday--well in my part of the world anyways.

So before anymore time goes by, how about I show you a morsel of this week's upcoming freebie...


Once again, I have three ques…

Bit by the Bug Beginnings: Another Bug is Born

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Welcome to...
We are smack dab in the middle of our six weeks of Mega Monkey Mania and it is time to meet the newest family member.  I am thrilled to present to you:

Manfred  Manfred will be available in the store for purchase shortly. 
If you missed out on the start of the sock monkey history lesson, you can start HERE and then make your way HERE.  In our last two 'episodes' we learned the history of sock monkeys up until the 1940's in both the US and Canada.  Today, we head to the 50's and 60's to continue to see how these beloved characters evolved during the mid 1900's.

Given the popularity of the sock monkeys in the first few decades of the 1900's, the Nelson Knitting Mills, realized just how important their Rockford Red Heel® work sock was.  Since so many people used it as the base of the sock monkey, the company applied for and received a patent in 1953. Soon after, they began to include a sock monkey pattern in every package of their exclusive wo…