Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Whenever I see the list of visitors from all over the world that visit this Blog/Website, I am just overwhelmed. I thank each of you so very much for your interest in me and my bears (bunnies, elephants, turtles, etc.) I wish I could make a little furry friend for each of you, but since I can't, this is what I can do! The little lady in the photograph above will be given away on the last day of January and will hopefully reach the winner by Valentine's Day! I've named her Valentine and she will be bringing my love and thanks with her.
Now here's how we'll do it! If you would like to have a chance to win Valentine, please leave a comment on this posting with your name and email address. I will not publish any of these and will use that web place that picks random numbers to choose the winner. The contest will be over at 6 p.m. on January 31st of 2013 EST. I'll contact the winner at the email address listed and will publish the winner's initials and will let you know where Valentine will be traveling as soon as I have that information from the winner. I won't keep the information you put on the comment page and will not give it to anyone else - this is just between you and me!
I hope you can tell how soft Miss Valentine is from the photo above. She is so huggy and I've made a red wool felt hat for her with a silk ribbon bow on it. She is not suitable for children as she has sparkly black glass eyes. I'll ask the winner to send me a note saying that they understand she's meant for grown ups.
So - Good Luck! I hope you will enjoy taking part and I thank each of you more than you could ever know!!
Love to all,
EVERYONE PLEASE NOTE!!! YOUR COMMENT WILL NOT APPEAR AS I WILL NOT PUBLISH THEM TO KEEP YOUR EMAIL ADDRESSES CONFIDENTIAL. SINCE SEVERAL OF YOU HAVE WRITTEN TO ME WITH A CONCERN, I WILL EMAIL YOU TO LET YOU KNOW YOUR NAME WILL BE COUNTED WHEN I RECEIVE YOUR EMAIL! THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST!
And the winner is!!!! MW in the U. K. Congratulations! Valentine will be flying across the pond soon!
Monday, January 14, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Why is this little guy so happy????? Could be the news in a message from dear friend, Darleen Allen last night! Check back for news soon ...... and information about the give away. The little give away bear is a beautiful tan mohair and she has a red hat for Valentine's Day. The weather here has been just too yucky to get out and take her photo!!
Sunday, January 6, 2013
A recent interview asked me what the future would bring - what's going to be new for the new 2013. That certainly reminded me of making new year's resolutions which I never do - not because I don't feel as though they are worth while - just that the year travels at such a speed and then it's time to cook the black eyed peas! (For those not accustomed to southern U. S. customs, it's supposed to be good luck to eat black eyed peas on New Year's Day! A custom which I whole heartedly adhere to because I LOVE black eyed peas!)
The fact is that I don't often have the luxury of planning ahead or thinking of what comes next. Busy as I am, things just flow from one thing to the next. Being asked the question, I had to stop and think of what might come next! I would love to include patterns and kits in my repertory this next year. I have ideas for some new little ones that will use this marvelous new extra extra long fur pictured above in the lovely little lop. Somehow factored in are the shows I'll do: Philadelphia in May, TBAI in August, and Hunt Valley in November ....and the online shows if I can remember the deadlines for application - which I failed to do for the last show of 2012 and the first one for 2013 of Teddies Worldwide.
One thing in store soon will be a give away! I am so thrilled to see the numbers mounting on my page views and feel as though I must celebrate and give away a bear in thanks to my blog/website visitors. Be sure to visit soon and I'll have a photo along with the "rules" for entering the giveaway.
Just reading over plans for the year makes me wonder if I will remember to buy this year's black eyed peas on time!
I really appreciate my visitors and wish each of you a splendid 2013!!