February 13, 2011


Good Sunday morning! I have had such a nice weekend. Yesterday, I went to Kris Miller's "Thrums and Chums" monthly hook-in. I hadn't been since last summer and it was so nice to see all the area hookers again. It's such an inspiration to see what others are doing. Kris had invited a wonderful lady, who happens to have a graduate degree in story telling. She told us two sweet tales of her growing up..one especially pulled at my heart strings, since it was about her grandma and how she was such an important part of her life growing up. Such a charming lady! Next month I am going to bring my camera and take pictures of rugs-in-progress.

Since nothing really new or exciting around here, I thought I would post some pictures of my teddy bears. This first group of three, are my only surviving antique bears. I had quite a few years ago, but ended up selling them. These three I have hung onto. They sit quietly in my sewing room.

These next two little fella's, are the only two bears I've ever made. They are a lot of work..I can honestly see why bear artists demand such a high price for their creations! Plus, the cost of mohair is so expensive. They are not made the best...I don't think they could withstand the activities of my grand kids!

The next photo is a Pat Murphy Bear..I purchased it from her in Ann Arbor in 1999. He is just a small bear on wheels..but he is so beautiful. She had only made two of them..because, she too, at that time, stated they were too much work. Her other bears are phenomenal!

Last but not least..is my rug "Hearts & Flowers". The hooking is finished, I just have to get my rear in gear to do the edging. It turned out pretty good, but I ran out of the chestnut colored brown wool..so I had to use other wool similar in color, but I guess that just adds to the "character" of the rug...at least that's what I told myself while silently complaining to myself! Have a great Sunday!!


Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

All of your bears are wonderful! I have a few bears I love but no antiques.....

I think your rug is gorgeous - no worry about the color especially since I can't even tell! Well Done!

Courtney said...

Bears are fun! I especially love the one on wheels. I had a favorite teddy bear when I was a kid and I wore all the fur off of him, except for his little behind!

Your rug is great and the other brown certainly adds to the prim style!

moosecraft said...

The bears are beautiful! The one's you made look well-made to me! Even your rug hooked up beautifully! :-)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Bobbie ~
What a great collection of bears. The ones you made are wonderful. Love the bear on wheels!
Your rug come out gorgeous. LOVE the colors you chose.
Pug hugs :)

WoolenSails said...

Love your bear collection, the one of wheels is my favorite. Your rug came out beautifully.


Gayle said...

I LOVE it when I run out of background wool - by using another piece that's 'close enough' - it makes it look older and more vintage! Wonderful teddies!

cottageprims said...

Love the Bear on wheels! Warm Blessings!~Amy

Penelope's Beehive said...

Ohhh Bobbie...your rug is stunning! You do lovely, lovely work!

Your bear collection is simply charming...there is always room for just one more bear...particularly an old, worn, well-loved bear.

Thank you for always sharing your special goodies.


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