lunes, 14 de mayo de 2012

It's Spring! So Where Have I Been?

Well, let me tell ya! I'm not quite sure! I've been here but not completely! I don't think I've been myself lately and so much has happened in such a short time! And feels as though it's been forever since I've been here last! As always, I apologize...following something such as a blog is no fun when the blog writer is no place to be found! Will you ever forgive me? Oh how I hope so...

As I said, it's been a very busy time and as most of you know by now, we've finally welcomed our sweet little granddaughter "Paisley" into our family and we couldn't be happier both for ourselves and for my daughter who has proven to be the most attentive and beautiful mother I knew she could be!

With that being said, I am happy to show off a few quick snap shots of our sweet girl who is now nearly 2 and 1/2 months old already! Can you believe it?

Little Miss Paisley has a very proud "big cousin"! Here she is shortly after she was born with our other sweet granddaughter, Cierra, who was very anxious to meet her!

As it is so often, along with the happiness comes sadness and shortly after our baby girl was born we said our goodbyes to my husband's father, Lloyd who silently passed away in his sleep. His three children, my husband Darren and his sisters Valerie and Karen and their families all miss him terribly and the last couple of months have been very difficult as they tend to his affairs. To help them along in their grief, I took one of their father's favorite suit jackets and three of his ties and made three special teddy for Darren, one for Val and one for Karen. As emotional as it was to make them and then to give them, it was a special way to honour the memory of a man who was full of faith and kindness and who had worked incredibly hard all of his life. I used a beautiful photo of Lloyd as the hangtags for each teddy and the ties were used for the foot pads and collars. A small bit of comfort I know but I'm sure it helped.

Well, in regards to my spite of the fact that I've been spending as much time as I possibly can outside in the garden these days....bears have been made and put into my Etsy shop but I'm not very good at announcing it these things lately! I promise I'm working on it! For the time being, I've popped a few photos over the the right there! See? Yep...that's what I've been working on over the past two months. Not much I'm afraid but at least I've been keeping my foot in the "teddy bear making" door!

I've got so much to tell you but I think I'll stop here for now...that gives me a really good reason to come back as soon as possible! You will be here right? Please say you'll be're very important to me:)

Happy Spring!


2 comentarios:

  1. Hello there Michelle! Long time no see, read or hear of you - but that could equally be my fault as much as your hectic schedule. Loved the Memorial Bears - I should have thought of that when my husband died in 2012. All the ties, shirts and pyjamas have been snaffled by my daughter though, who intends - when she feels able (and I did/still do understand) - to make Memory Quilts from them for herself, my other daughter, my neice in Canada and myself. Don't think there will be any fabric left after all that - and I gave his good quality suits away to the local Hospice Shop, where I think they'll probably have done more good. Thank goodness, though, for the Cuddlies - who plod along (more sales would be good!) as well as my Stuffed Animal Restoration Clinic where I'm trying to heighten the profile. Love making the new Cuddlies, but there's such satisfaction in rejuvenating an old, well-loved toy (who doesn't necessarily have to be a Bear, but more often than not is!

    Good luck in the garden. All the best.

  2. Me again: did you intentionally remove the pictures of your grand daughters? They did not show, whereas the Bears were quite clear. Given the full description included in the post, wondered if there was a publishing hiccup?