jueves, 14 de febrero de 2013

Happy "Love Day" My Friends...

Hello all,

I'm just breezing in for a moment to wish you all a beautiful Valentine's Day full of love, joy and happiness and I hope that it carries on throughout the year and through all the years to come!

My heart is full of joy for the love of my wonderful family and my amazing friends...you know who you are. I feel blessed to be able to get out of bed each morning and welcome a new and glorious day even in spite of the cold weather for I look forward to the sunshine and the newness that is springtime. It's peeking around the corner and to me that is the beginning of new life and love and hope and even some new friends!

Kisses and hugs,


Here's some extra love for ya!

viernes, 14 de diciembre de 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone...

This is a quick one! My blogs are sort of on the back burner so-to-speak until the New Year at which time I'll decide whether or not to keep them going.

In the meantime, I would like to extend my best wishes and all the love and hugs in the world to you all this holiday season! I hope that 2012 was as good as it can be and that 2013 will be just as good if not better!

I would also like to send my prayers and all the love and support that I can possibly send to the town of Newtown, Conneticut and hope that the families of those beautiful women and children will be able to get through this holiday season and begin that journey to healing after such horrible loss.

I know the rest of the world is wishing the very same thing. I know so much is going on all over the world...loss, grief, pain and agony exist in just about every single corner of our planet. I wish I could snap my fingers and make it all go away but it's there and all we can do is hope for a better future...hope for more strength and more love.

The world sure could use one great big group hug.

My virtual arms are opened wide right now.

And before I go, as most of you already know from my Facebook posts, our family has been blessed with two more beautiful grandchildren this year! My daughter is now the mother of a sweet little girl named Paisley and my son and his family welcomed an adorable baby boy named Jaxon...a little brother for my sweet girl Cierra!

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martes, 14 de agosto de 2012

My Beautiful Summer Thus Far...

It takes a lot, sometimes, to come into this room, sit for an hour or so at this computer and try to come up with something worth reading here on this blog. I wish I had more in me these days. Perhaps a little more to say. Seems like my energy is drained...seems like time is slipping by faster and faster and it seems as though I haven't accomplished a thing day after day. But then, I wonder...

Ummmm...what was I sayin'?

I hope you had a beautiful, fun and family filled summer too!


sábado, 14 de julio de 2012

These Days....

So much has been going on these days that it's been difficult to get anything of real importance done around here. What do I mean you ask? Well, I'll tell you...but remember...you asked!

Lately...there's been some stirring amongst the HUG! The HUG is getting bigger by leaps and bounds but the members of said HUG will tell you that it's all fun and games...I beg to differ!

There's been some shenanigans...some jokery...some tom foolery...

Hmmmm...Andy thought it was funny until I put him to work sweeping the kitchen floor for putting holes in one of my boxes!

There was the day that "Sunshine" joined the HUG...and there was a welcome committee of sorts...there was cake...I'm wondering who baked the cake?

And he brought along a pair of beautiful shoes he said his former "Mum" Karyn made...they fit one of his new friends well I see...they all seemed rather impressed. I couldn't believe all of the chatter...have you ever heard a group of bears chatter non stop before? It's very noisy and it makes me roll my eyes. For goodness sakes...it's just a pair of shoes!

And then there was tea! Oh my...tea and cookies and cupcakes? And no matter how many times I begged them to hurry up and clean up their mess, they went right on chattering and talking into the late hours of the day. tsk, tsk.

It was a good thing it was a smaller and more exclusive party really...can you imagine?

I mean really? Oh my...

My kitchen's just not big enough!


"You use a mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul"~George Bernard Shaw

I thought that I would share some faces with you. I want you to see what I see deep down inside through that "window"...right into the soul. Can you see?

Our faces show our joy, our pride, our silliness, our heritage, our love and sometimes our sorrow. They can be so endearing. They truly are the windows to our soul.

Keep smiling!


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 yet...it 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 bears...one 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 work...in 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 here...you're very important to me:)

Happy Spring!


miércoles, 14 de marzo de 2012

Spring Cleaning and All That Is New...

Spring is a time for newness, for change, for cleansing the soul as well as the home and it's a time to reflect on things that are important and to put things that are not so important on that perverbial "back burner" until another time.

I know a lot of us bloggers take a moment to apologize to our beautiful followers for not keeping an updated blog. And I know that a lot of followers decide that it's time to move on and I completely understand. I hope that anyone who has decided to stick it out with my blog will understand that there are so many other things I need to do and concentrate on right now and that both of my blogs have been put on that "back burner" until I can find the proper time to make them what they should be.

Okay, I do apologize and I do plan to be back "full time" posting and updating my blogs very soon.

Now, what have I been up to you ask? Well, slowly working on bears...I keep thinking I have to give it up but like my sweet hubby says, "you know you can't give it up...it's in you to keep going" and I agree. I might want to give it up and you've all told me that you've felt the same way on occasion and that I shouldn't give up...let's just say I'm going to "prioritize" a wee bit for a little while.

You see, aside from the fact that it's spring and I want to get my house in order as most of us do at this time of the year, my baby girl is about to become a new mother for the very first time! And with that came a trip to her house way up North to help her get ready, to throw her a baby shower and to spend some quality time getting to know her all over again. It's been over a year since I last saw her and when I arrived at her house to see her for the first time with this beautiful belly, it was a glorious momma/grandmotherly kind of feeling! I can't describe it any other way. For the entire visit with her, my eyes constantly welled up and I had hoped that while I was there, her little girl would make her way into the world so that I could be a part of it. Unfortunately, it didn't happen for me and I had to come home. She's been told over and over that she will deliver early even having to endure shots of steroids to strengthen her little girl's lungs and several impromptu hospital visits in case she came too early. I suppose it's a good thing that I report, to you, that our little granddaughter, Paisley, is still warm and snug inside Momma's tummy and with her due date being March 22nd...she could be here any time now...perhaps even on my birthday on Friday! Grandma would love that so very much! What a wonderful birthday gift that would be:)

Anyway, as you can see, my mind has been elsewhere not to mention the fact that I, along with everyone else it seems, suffered from the most horrible sinus infection and cold known to mankind during all of that time...okay, I exaggerated...only a little bit though. It was a bad one...I don't get colds often and that one was a doozey!

So, with all of that being said, I, again, apologize for not updating as often as I should have. I may not be back for a little while again as that baby could come any day now and then my mind will most definately be elsewhere. I do appreciate your visits and wonderful comments! They make me smile and inspire me:) And they keep me going!

Now, one more thing I want to mention! A few months ago, I had the privilege of making a sale to a wonderful lady who has since become a very dear friend. Usually, when I make friends online and I have a lot of them...they're so very far away and the chances of ever getting to meet any of them in person are very slim. This time...not so...she's only an hour and a half away from me and we're meeting up at the end of the month and I am tickled pink and so is she! Karyn, also a bear maker as well as a doll maker, and I have so much in common it's crazy and we're enjoying talking bear talk and getting to know each other so meeting up at the end of the month will be the "icing on the cake" for both of us! And to top it off even more...we're going to do her first ever bear trade! I'm so excited I can hardly wait! My new little friend "Sunshine" is a beautiful new bear made by Karyn last week and I can't wait to meet him as well. Karyn chose two of my tiny primitive bears which I'm going to continue to work on after this post!

To get to know Karyn and her work, yourself, you can find her amazing bears and dolls in her ETSY SHOP! She and her husband are both artistic in so many ways as well as musically gifted! They're a lovely couple and Darren and I look forward to meeting them both!

Here is a photo of my soon-to-be new bear friend "Sunshine"! Thanks Karyn!

Next time I post, I will have some happy news! I'm thrilled to be able to share it with you! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Spring!