Oh my goodness, I am crying like a baby here. I JUST found out that I am nominated for a 2009 Golden Teddy Award. This is such a big competition and I gasped when I read my name on the list. Last year I got a phone call , so I assumed this year I didn't get chosen. The nominee's list was postponed several months due to technical problems so the suspense has been killing me. It is such a thrill to be recognized by my peers in the industry. Now it's up to the public to choose the final winners in each category later this summer . The nominees will be published in Teddy Bear Review Magazine.
As always, I am heavy-hearted for those that did not get chosen. I've been there too. It can sting for a bit I know.
Here is the only bear I entered, Tia who lives in Wisconsin.