Saturday, June 27, 2009

Strike Up the Band

Well, Sgt. Pepper would be proud, I think! The little Beatle Bears have their band uniforms and their bodies and are trying out their instruments. I will put more trim on each of the little outfits and one of the little guys lost the feather in his cap as we were going outdoors to take photos. The yellow submarine is still under construction, but I'll post a photo of that soon!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

I'm working on my gallery piece for TBAI (Teddy Bear Artist Invitational) in Binghamton, NY in August and these little guys will be the stars. The theme this year is "Name that Song" and I picked "Yellow Submarine" by the Beatles. Yep, these are the little Beatle bears - they will each be about 4 inches tall - and will be riding on a yellow submarine. I'm making the submarine out of paper clay and have decided to dress these little bears in band outfits like Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band. They will each have their little instruments too! Since taking this photo, I've completed a couple of the little bears and will post more photos soon.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Miss Kim went to the parade in downtown Pittsburgh today for the celbration of the win of the Stanley Cup by the Penguins. She left early and got a spot right in front on the parade route. She says she took 600 plus photos! Gotta love the new technology. She send several to me and I'm going to include 3 in this post. The team is young and their Captain - Sidney Crosby - is only 21 years old. He's the youngest NHL (National Hockey League) Captain to ever win the Cup with his team. The other photos are of Mario Lemieux, Hockey Hall of Famer, who is now part owner of the Penguins, and Jordan Staal, another very young Center for the team. I saw parade on the Internet as the local station streamed its coverage.

I'm so glad Kim got to go down to the parade along with over 300,000 other faithful fans. It's a Great Day For Hockey!!! (That's not an original quote, but a famous saying first uttered by "Badger" Bob - a former coach who was in charge when Mario was the Captain and the Penguins had the first franchise win of the Cup in 1991.)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Penguins win the Stanley Cup!!

Thrilled to report that the Pittsburgh Penguins have just won the Stanley Cup! Kim promised to send the photo from the Pittsburgh paper tomorrow. She and I were on the phone through much of the game and especially the last few minutes of the game. These Penguins CAN fly!!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Let's Go Pens!

Kim sent me this photo today from yesterday's Pittsburgh newspaper. All the city is thrilled, along with Kim and I, that the Pens have a chance to win the Stanley Cup Championship on Friday night as the team is tied with Detroit at three games apiece. Whoever wins on Friday night will get to "skate the cup" as they celebrate a season victory. Fingers crossed it'll be the Penguins!!!! I think I'm just going to have to make a tiny penguin.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Blog Award

Thanks so much, Elanor, for this lovely honor! Elanor makes the cutest bears and mice and her Blog: is a wonderful place to visit!

Well now, here are the rules of this award:
1)The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2)Put a link to the person who sent you the award
.3)Nominate 10 blogs.
4)Put a link to their blogs.
5)Leave a message for your nominees
Here are some of the Blogs that make me smile and are oh so much fun to visit:

Darlene's Blog:
Ginger's Blog:
Ruth's Blog:
Tina's Blog:
Melanie's Blog:
Tami's Blog:
Richard's Blog:
Paula's Blog:
Megan's Blog:
Ellen's Blog: