Sunday, June 26, 2016

Summertime distractions

The Kansas City area , Blue Springs lies about 20 miles East, is settling in for a hotter than usual summer. We even hit 100 last week. So fans are on and the air conditioner is too !  And I have been knitting bear and bear friend sweaters... I have a friend who sends me his leftover yarn balls.  Thank you Eddie Spencer!!
Here's what I have done these past few days....

Monday, June 20, 2016

show is over

The show is over... thanks to everyone who took a look!  Bears and friends have departed via the mailman to Oregon, Michigan, Texas, Kansas and Australia!!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Teddies Worldwide Preview Opens

Sid is my preview bear and is ready to celebrate Summertime and The Fourth of July!!  Click on the link and look at all the preview bears!!

When the show opens,  June 17th,  come and take a look!!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Wonderful sunshine

Yesterday was simply gorgeous... a breezy and sunny 80 degree day!! I decided to walk the track at St. Mary's Hospital.... each loop is .3 miles and I did four! It's funny how one can walk the same amount at three different places and be really tired at one!!
Two miles is my current limit... Rotary Park, Blue Springs !  I wonder how long it will take me to push it up to three??
The weather for the next week will be warm... but with scattered thunderstorms...EVERY day!! Guess I'll be working on jellies and jams... and bears!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Thank you and back to work...

Thanks to all of you that visited the Bright Star "Spring Stars" show!! Bears and a mouse are in the mail traveling  to new homes!

AND I am back to work.  The Teddies Worldwide Show will open June 16th. The theme is teddies and friends on vacation!!  The preview voting starts June 2nd ....  I have some new ones and will be making more!!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Wild Thing II and the "Spring Stars" show

Wild Thing II was also made from that vintage lap rug.  He is my preview bear for the upcoming Bright Star "Spring Stars" online show....

Here is the link!

I have seven new bears and a mouse...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

vintage lap rugs... robes

Several years ago I started hunting antique stores for vintage lap rugs or robes. You know, the heavy blankets that people used in cars or buggies before heaters....  I would make them into bears or friends. Mohair rugs are not harsh like the horsehair ones.  They usually have a wildly patterned top and a solid back.
Anyway... I found one not too long ago and have  made a bear and a mouse. 
Here is the mouse. His name is "Wild One".