Friday, June 28, 2013

Teddies Worldwide show starts today ... 4pm Eastern

At 4 pm today Eastern time the Teddies Worldwide online show begins!!  Here is the  link.

I made a multipicture jpeg of all my bears and will post it later today!!  Hope you'll visit my bears and bear friends ... and the rest of the show!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

what we did when it was 96 degrees out

PhotoI think we chose one of 2013's hottest days to help our son assemble and put up his new Pergola from Lowe's. His deck gets sun all day and the floor can get to be too hot to walk on. This should help!  After I took the picture we moved the deck furniture back outside ( it had been in the dining room) and we collapsed....

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Today he's seven!

I stole this from my daughter's facebook page!! Dominic, his sister Lili and his parents were at the KC Zoo!! Today he's seven... a long lanky toothless unique about to be second grader!! Grandpa's boy!!
I changed her picture for one I photoshopped!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Pumpkin pincushion with friend

 Thought  I might have  a little fun with something different. The pumpkin was made from vintage rayon plush ( very low pile!) with embroidered features, German glass eyes with felt underlinings and a curlicue wire. It is stuffed with polyester fiberfill and is glue to a wood turned base.
The friend is a spider... made from glass beads and brass colored wire. Some of the legs are sewn to the pumpkin so it won't slide off... but enough are free and pose able

I have posted it on both BearPile ( as an accessory) and etsy !

Saturday, June 15, 2013

preview vignette for Teddies Worldwide online show

Here's my piece for the show preview... Mama, Papa and Baby Bear on a picnic
If you want to see the 74 other previews go here
Papa is 7 inches tall, Mama 6 inches and BabyBear is 4.5 inches tall.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


I went to talk with my neighbors next door the other evening... and what did I discover on their front lawn? A slider turtle busily digging a nest and then laying eggs. She laid 5 and then spent ages pushing the dirt back and it had to be just so!!  The neighbors and I stood and watched almost the whole time... we left before she did, so we don't know which way she headed!

Monday, June 3, 2013

working again...

Now that I am back home from our jaunt to Tennessee followed up by a four day (!!!) stay in our local hospital, I am back at work on my bears and friends for the Teddies Worldwide show at the end of the month. I'd love to post pictures....BUT they have to be a secret till then!!

We really enjoyed seeing Tennessee's spring birds... bluebirds, gold finches, red headed woodpeckers, robins, blue jays, sparrows, red winged blackbirds.. and so on.  Nights were filled with the sounds of peepers and courting bullfrogs!!

The Kansas City area has had loads of rain... not sure whether we have made up the deficit from last year, but everything looks green again. I'm sure there are those near the rivers and streams that think we've had enough since flood warnings have been posted!