Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hometown fun!

Many thanks to Sarah and Keith for a wonderful evening! Kim, Kim's friend Craig, Jason (my son) and I had a fine time at the Norfolk Admirals hockey game held at the Scope arena in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. As an added bonus, the Admirals won the game in an overtime victory! This morning, I've taken Kim to the airport to head back to Pittsburgh. It was cold here (37 degrees farenheit) but will warm today. I don't think it'll get much warmer where Kim is going. Her visit was much too short and I'm already looking forward to the next time.

Friday, November 27, 2009

"Trimming the Tree"

The new photo at the top of this page features some bears that I made especially for a British magazine special feature and was requested by Kathy Martin. It was a joy creating these little bears showing some little ones who are trimming their tree and are surprised by a visit by Panda Claus. I think my favorite is the little one clinging to the star looking warily at the visitor.

Friday, November 20, 2009

To "The Burgh" and Beyond

I've about recovered from a wonderful trip to visit with Kim and then attend a teddy bear show in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I have lots of photos and don't know where to begin! Kim and I had a grand time shopping and going to a Penguins hockey game. I was so glad to see old friends and meet new ones at the show. The weather was gorgeous the whole time - much different from the flooding going on here in this area of Virginia. We had little damage and a whole lot of leaves in the yard. Let me share some photos!

The pretty girl on the left standing in line at the Mellon Arena is my Kim. We bought some bears representing some of our favorite players. Got a good shot of the Cotton Candy Man - apparently an icon at the games.
Next time, I'll add some shots at the show! I've found a new book that's very interesting too. More on that soon!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Rose Vists the Vet

Not to be outdone by the kitties, Miss Rose had her annual visit to the Oaks Veterinary Clinic today. Dr. Hannah Adams (white coat again) and Assistant Shannon treated her so kindly and Rose certainly enjoyed the attention. She's doing pretty well for a senion citizen of almost 12 (her birthday is in February) and we are enjoying every day of her wonderful life!! We are so thankful for the kind folks at the clinic who take lots of time and care with all our furry family.

Monday, November 2, 2009


A phone call from two very dear friends, Cindy and
Darlene, on Saturday night brought the news that
both my Golden Teddy Nominees had won! I did think that they were playing an early "April Fool's Day" joke on me, but another call from Alice the next day gave me further evidence that it may be true!!
Sue from Teddy Bear Review sent a message today that made it official. And the logo shown belongs to both little girls.
I am so grateful to all who voted for my little bears!
I wish I could give each of you a hug - but know that my thanks and hugs belong to you.
I will offer both Mimi and Maude on Ebay with no reserve very shortly. I'm preparing to leave next week for the teddy bear show in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, on November 15th, and will try to get the ebay template done when I return. If you aren't on my emailing list and would like to know when they will be available, just email me through my website:
If you are going to the Ann Arbor show and would like a sneak peak of bears going with me to the show, let me know!