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!


North River Valley Akitas Puppies for Sale said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your winning bears! So exciting....they are well deserving of their rewards! Beautiful creations! Well done.
Blessings and Bear Hugs,
Bramblewood Bears

Donna Griffin said...

Thank you so much Tomi! I am just overwhelmed. I appreciate your kind words and your taking time to leave me such a sweet message.
Hugs to you!

Heather said...


... and wait... where is this Ann Arbor show?

I'm not even sure which country you're in!!!

Donna Griffin said...

Thanks Heather and I should have said!!!
The show is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
It's held by Bright Star Promotions in Weber's Inn. It will be on November 15th.
Thanks for stopping by Heather!

Heather said...

AH! I live in Lansing, Michigan!!!

Is this open to the public? Do I need to buy tickets??? I MUST GO!!!

:) Thank you for the info! :)


Donna Griffin said...

Heather, if you'll send me your mailing address (you can email me at I'll send you VIP pass so you can get in for free! Least I can do for a Blog visitor!
Look forward to seeing you there!

Heather said...

Thank you so much!

I sent it via:

I can't wait to see your work in person!!!!!

Tammy said...

Congratulations Donna on your well deserved awards. Your bears are adorable !

Donna Griffin said...

Many thanks, Tammy! I do appreciate your comment!

Ruth said...

Hi Donna ,
I was SO excited for you when I heard the news ! I just knew you would win with Maude - she's so stunning :0) - but it's brilliant that Mimi won too ! I have a big smile on my face for you ; CONGRATULATIONS ! The awards are so well deserved .

Biggest Hugs ,
Ruth xx

Donna Griffin said...

My dear Ruth!
You are so sweet. The sad part of winning is that others will not. I was truly honored to be among such wonderful artists as yourself. You'll never know how much your kind message means to me.Thank you so very much!
Tons of hugs,

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

Congratulations, Donna! Your bears well deserved to win! All of your bears are simply delightful!
Heaps of Hugs,
Bingle Bears

Donna Griffin said...

Oh thank you so much, Cheryl! You know, I try to make each of them look as though they deserved an award - sure makes it slow going though!
You are so kind to drop by and leave a message.