Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fundraiser Raffle

A fellow bear artist , Alison McKee of Eteddys, is holding a raffle for a chance to win this gorgeous 33" bear !!! All proceeds are being donated to help a young lady in need of a lung transplant. I hope you will consider helping out by entering the raffle. You can get all the details here :

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Finally , a new bear named Ziggy

Hey, who stole the last 2 weeks ??? Really, I have no idea where they went and I don't feel like I accomplished much !! I kind of lost my motivation to finish this bear somewhere along the line. However, Ziggy is now available to travel to a new home. If you would like to adopt him just click HERE to learn more.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Join me in my garden

I sat in my sewing room most of the morning cutting out bears. The fur was just a flyin' until later in the day that is.

I have a window that overlooks my front garden. I love flowers, but I don't have much of a green thumb......I plant things and if they grow it is a miracle because they get no assistance from me. I just let mother nature take over lol. However, I've been watching an iris as it prepared to open , and this morning I noticed one leaf unfold. To my surprise by the afternoon it was in full bloom and so beautiful. This is the first time it has bloomed in 2 years . I put away the bear bits and pieces and grabbed my camera .
As I looked around I decided to photograph some of the other flowers in bloom around my garden . There aren't many but they are so colorful.

My rhododendron is in bad shape really, but a there are few blooms. I really should take better care of this poor bush.

I love the fushia clematis. I also have a purple on in the backyard. I noticed that most of the plants right now are blooming purple or pink....funny that.

Of course there were lots of bees buzzing around collecting pollen. This guy stopped long enough for me to snap his picture :) I love his fuzzy back lol.

Thanks for joining my in the garden. Tomorrow it I'll get back to trimming bear seams and maybe get some sewing done. Who knows. I have a few other things that need to be done first.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A beheading

Rosco got tired of sitting on my website so I beheaded him yesterday lol. I created a new head and am ready to take him outside for a photo shoot. I hope he co-operates. Sometimes an extreme makeover is called for :)

It has been a busy week here. I got 2 rooms painted , had my 2nd biopsy ( hopefully the last... I'd rather have a tooth pulled I think !) and celebrated hubbies birthday. I've also been busy driving my daughter everywhere as she is on crutches due to having water on the knee. More trips to the doctor are in her future I think to determine what is causing her problem. She's had a rough few weeks poor kid.
And, I can't believe school is almost over . I always feel a little panicky that I didn't accomplish all that I wanted. I'm not sure how bear making will progress as the kids are older and don't really want me around much anyway , other than to provide food and drive lol. Of course this summer my son can drive so I'll likely be stuck home without wheels a lot. That will be an adjustment !!! It always takes a couple of weeks for us to get into a routine .

Anyway......watch for the new bear later today hopefully.

UPDATE: Meet Sandy who is looking for a new home.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Changing hats this week

I've put the bears aside this week and have picked up the paintbrush. I mean the one for walls not fun artistic painting ! I got the urge to repaint some rooms in the house so that is my project this week. It always takes a little longer than expected, and I've been known to paint the room , then repaint it a different color the next day lol. It is so hard to tell what the color really will look like from those tiny paint samples !

I do know that I am very messy and end up with as much paint on myself as I do on the walls. But, it's fun to change things up once in awhile.