Sunday, December 27, 2009

Look what I "found"!

I found Mortimer in my sewing supplies!! Jack, my son's cat, heard him scrabbling and went to investigate. We saw him dashing across the room with something in his mouth. It was Mortimer.
(This is partly true and partly a story... Jack, the cat, loved the wool I was needle felting with and started munching away on the roving. I bagged that up and thought I was home free. Not so, I found Jack carrying an unfinished Mortimer in his mouth. Since then, I have been very careful to keep Mortimer hidden or with me!)
Mortimer was needle felted from a multi-color wool roving with black needle felted nose , white tummy and pink inner ears. He has black onyx bead eyes and perle cotton accents. His head is jointed and I weighted him with some steel shot so that he sits up.
Mortimer comes with some vintage sewing supplies. I'll be posting him on BearPile shortly.
Mortimer has been adopted !

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!!

I want to wish you all... visitors and followers.. a very "Happy Holidays ". And may 2010 be the best ever!

Don't forget to check back for the big blog giveaways later at the end of January. Last year over 900 blogs participated. This year I'll be one of them! I still haven't decided what my giveaway will be... so that's another reason for checking back. I promise I'll post it BEFORE the hoorah begins!

Happy Holidays from all of us... even the bears!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

no new bears... but an apron

As you may have noticed, there haven't been too many new bears lately. .. it' s Christmas and I have been working on presents! I just finished an apron for my granddaughter, Lili, who loves to cook and because I am very pleased with how it turned out ( no pattern... just went with the flow) I am posting on this blog. Luckily Lili doesn't follow me yet!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Magic Carpet giveaways

The more I look into the "One World One Heart" Magic Carpet Giveaway, the more excited I am to participate. Last year, I was too late to sign up. There were more than 900 blogs participating and while I was not a winner, I did have fun surfing through all those blogs. This year I am going to do a better job of bookmarking the blogs I like.
Plus... I am thinking about my giveaway. What should I make?
And, Laurel has decided to do it with me and will have her own item to giveaway.

Sign up starts January 25th...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Another giveaway coming in January...

I am going to do another giveaway in February. There is a link on my sidebar ( right) to the Magic Carpet giveaway hosted by One World-One Heart.
I don't know what it will be, you'll have to check back closer to the date!

Monday, December 7, 2009

packages ready to go... revamped bear

The giveaway packages are ready for the mailman!

I decided that Lucy would like to be part of the Holiday season and made her a wool Santa hat and found a cute will wooden sled..

There are three packages going out tomorrow and there were two yesterday.... and the mailman carefully collected and then delivered all our mail from when we were gone. And he does it all with a smile... I think a little Christmas reward is in order, don't you?

Here is the new one... Darby. I just posted him on BearPile

Sunday, December 6, 2009

It's over and I have winners!

Boy... this was fun and I WILL do it again! Hopefully Laurel will too! I know you're all waiting to hear who the winners are, so ( drumroll please!) the winners are #1 Abigail ( ball) and #2 Leslie (bag). I will email as soon as I post this so you can give me your snail mail addresses!

Anyone who wants a pdf file for the full-size clutch ball... email me at
It's the pattern sent to me by my sister-in-law and in her hand writing!