Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A Show Coming Up!

The Bears and I are looking forward to participating in this year's Christmas Treasures show produced by Teddies Worldwide! Look for the preview bear here in early November!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

A Grand Day in Jamestown!

A brilliant day in southern Virginia - and a fine day to visit historic Jamestown! These are photos from a visit we made in August.
May I share some of the sites we enjoyed this day?
We travelled across the James River on the ferryPocahontas!
 Locals bid us farewell!
The three ships constructed to match the originals: Susan Constant, Discovery, and Godspeed were amazingly small for so many to have traveled on!
We enjoyed the detail of each building in the recreated Jamestown Settlement. Here are a few shots around the village:
The Govenor's assistant - dressed in wool on a very hot day.

The one glass window from outside
And inside!

Some locals.
Herbs drying everywhere!
The herb garden
And my special favorites - the Sunflowers!
What a grand day!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Have you tried the Photo Lab app yet?

Here's a special little Fairy Butterfly bear made from silk fur. He's such a sweetie (made for a special birthday gift) and I've been having some fun with Photo Lab on my iPhone.
What do you think??

Isn't that fun!
And now for my Grandkitty Frodo!
Hope you like the photos!!

Friday, April 8, 2016

New fur!

Just received these beautiful pieces of Italian 9mm viscose with names like - cookies, creamy, and cocoa! Sounds like a teddy bear tea party in the making!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Cherry Blossom Time

This sweet Little Miss arrived on Easter! I made her for Kim from a pattern from Mo Malron at Crochet Objet. I've ordered cotton from her Etsy shop Crochet Objet and used that for little bunny's body.

I'd like to take you on a photo shoot around the cherry tree in my front yard:

The blossoms start out white and turn pink before they blow away. They are never on the tree long enough.

I discovered these little beauties when I was mowing a few days ago. I left the grass high there!

And then saw these blossoms on the ground around a corner of the house where I don't go often. I couldn't imagine where they had come from. I looked up on the side of the house and there they were!

It's the Yellow Jessamine which seems to have planted itself - with the help of birds and squirrels, I'm sure. I have more of the vines in other places, but this one was a surprise!

And these beauties got an early start last fall on my deck. They are really blooming now!

Happy Spring to all!!

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Show Is On!


Mocha Latte




Here are my bears for the Teddies Worldwide show! I hope you'll click here: www.TeddiesWorldwide.com to see all the wonderful bears!! Enjoy!!

Friday, March 4, 2016

My Preview Bear for the Teddies Worldwide Upcoming Show

Here's Molly and her special friend! Molly is about 3 7/8 inches tall. Her fur is a delicate mauve color and is viscose I ordered from Italy.  I hope you'll visit the preview to see all the wonderful bears (this is a "bears only" show - though they can have friends!) on the preview page!
All the Bears have been adopted! Thanks everyone!!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Show Coming Up

My how time flies! The Teddies Worldwide show is coming up soon! I've just uploaded my preview bear and will show her here on Friday when the preview begins! Mark your Calendar for March 18th to visit this wonderful show!          www.TeddiesWorldwide.com

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Big Quilt Show is in Town!

Once a year, those interested in the needle arts have a wonderful show to look forward to here in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. It lasts for 4 days and I have been know to go each of the four days in years past. Yesterday was the first of the four days this year, and I made a quick run through checking out the hundreds of vendors - and stopping at my favorite. Each year I buy threads, beads, tiny buttons and trims from this shop:

I first saw Cindy Oravec on the Simply 
Quilts show years ago! Imagine having her and a bit of her shop right here!
Do check her website: www.quiltersfancy.com
I'm off soon for another day of shopping!