Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Unfortunately, I went off and left my camera in the room so I've had to depend on others sharing their photos.
Darlene, Toni, Linda, me
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Judi and I go all the way back to kindergarten. We live on opposite ends of the state so we decided it would be more fun to leave the guys home and be each other's date for the reunion. We're bringing yearbooks, school journals and more. I'm bringing the wine and she's bringing the glasses and we plan to have a terrific time.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I got a call from him just minutes before 1 pm letting me know his flight landed safely, he was heading to baggage, and he would be taking a long nap once he reached his hotel. His apartment will be available tomorrow, but when his furniture will arrive is anybody's guess.
He had an hour lay-over in Denver and said his flight out was delayed, but they arrived on schedule. Now, Joseph has a history of not quite telling the whole story...Morocco comes to mind, but that's a story for another day. Shortly after I talked with him, Allyn called to say he'd talked with him as well. Joseph sent a text message to Allyn telling him about a security breach in Denver as they were boarding. That's why the plane was delayed. They were shuffled here and there until the breach was addressed.
Okay, so it's probably a good thing I didn't know about it as it was happening, but it makes me wonder about other things he "isn't telling so Mom won't worry." This is the first day of my next five-year-worry plan.
I think I'll go find some cute baby pictures...
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I wish I had the organization and discipline of my good friend, Sandi Smith. Don't know how she does it but she manages to keep up with, not only her website, Bearly Sane, but also with two blogs: Blog of a Bear Nut and Fantasy and Fancy, the TBACA site, organizing and creating the wonderful venues of several online shows each year...and she still manages to find time make bears. My mid-year resolution is to be more like Sandi in productivity and discipline. Unfortunately, I cannot duplicate her creativity and imagination.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Visit Sandi's other blog...Bearly Sane -- Blog of a Bear Nut.
Friday, July 10, 2009
She just happened to be working on a new line that she thought I would like, but she wanted it to be a surprise and wouldn't tell me anything about it. Emma arrived last week and I was overjoyed with her especially since we are currently owned by two wheaten Scottish Terriers and previously had our own little Emma Girl. She seemed to be created just for me.
Thanks, Nancy, for being open to a swap. I love my little Puppy Grrl.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Sandi is putting the finishing touch on the Venue. She is amazingly organized and so on top of everything. Here's just a bit about what she has planned for the week:
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I want to thank Sandi Smith, of Bearly Sane and administrator of Teddy Bears and Critters Australasia, for the opportunity to be profiled on her site. Sandi has been a long-distance mentor for me, offering support and encouragement throughout the year or so that I've known her. Most especially, she's believed in my work. Thanks, Sandi.
I was able to get my bears completed, photographed and to Sandi just under the wire. We have had a series of colds and sore throats here. Allyn had pneumonia and has only been up to speed for about a month. All those colds and doctor visits cut into my work time, not to mention that I just didn't want to do anything but sleep when it was my turn.
The Ball has some interesting new ideas, so I hope you'll take a look and mark your calendar with the date.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
When I posted her photo on Teddy Talk I got a note from Nancy D. of Dog Patch Critters saying Pollyanna reminded her of Charmin, last year's Westminster Best in Show. I emailed Lisa to find out and learned this little girl has a very famous daddy.
Evidently, he's won a number of Bests in Show including Westminster, Crufts, the Eukanuba, and he's the No. 1 terrier in the world. Charmin's formal name is CH EFBE'S HIDALGO AT GOODSPICE. Charmin's owner/handler is Margery Good of Pennsylvania.
Since Lisa's offered to share her with us, you'll no doubt be seeing more of her photos on occasion.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Robert will raise her for showing and he will finish her championship before breeding her so I told Allyn he had a couple of years to get used to the idea of another puppy in the house. Since we saw her just the day after she arrived at Lisa's home, I have my name first on the list for a puppy. They will evaluate any pups who might meet show standards, but I think I made it clear to Lisa and Robert that I want one.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
On the west coast of the United States the show begins on February 13 at 2 pm and runs until 2 pm on February 14. I think I'll need a couple of naps during the show.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
This award is for:
"The authors say that blogs that receive this award are exceedingly charming.This blog invests a proximity in space, time and relationships.These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends; they are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandisement. Our hope is that when the awards of these ribbons are cut, even more friendships will be propagated.Please give your attention to these writers! Deliver this award to 8 bloggers who will choose 8 more, and include this cleverly written text into the body of this award."
I am happy to pass this award to the following bloggers:
Boot Button Bears
Dog Patch Critters
Three O'Clock Bears
Bear Paws by Roxanne
Inside My Studio
Laurie Lou Bears
All of these wonderful blogs can be found on my bear artists blogs links.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Paula Carter of All Bear has just opened a new site that will list the top 100 bear artist blogs. The rankings are set by the number of people who visit each blog. There are currently about 50 member blogs. Please visit the site and visit the various blogs. You'll likely find some that are new to you.
Of course, I wouldn't mind if you visited my blog frequently and move me up in the ranking.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sandi is busy now working an setting up artist booth. And don't forget that Bobo will have his very own booth with all proceeds going to Free the Bears Fund.
I'll be posting a sneak peek at my bears before the show, so please check back.
1. I have incredibly short toes about which my family constantly teases me...but you don't get to see a photo.
2. I'm an avid reader and have about 800 books in the house.
3. I am not a very good cook and don't like to cook.
4. I am crazy about Scotties Terriers.
5. Allyn and I grew up in the same very small town, lived about 3 blocks apart, went to the same schools at the same time (but I'm a year ahead of him) but didn't meet
6. My two older sisters were teenagers when I was born and they named me.
Sorry, I'm just not very interesting, but I wanted to play.
If you are on the list below, you've been tagged to name 6 random things about yourself.
Penney at Seamore Collectibles
Laura at Dances with Teddy Bears
Christine at Boot Button Bears
Louise Peers Miniatures
Brenda at Duffy Antiques
I hope you all decide to play.
THE RULES (for this game of tag):
1. LINK TO THE PERSON WHO TAGGED YOU
2. POST THE RULES ON YOUR BLOG
3. WRITE SIX RANDOM THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF
4. TAG SIX PEOPLE AT THE END OF YOUR POST AND LINK TO THEM
5. LET EACH PERSON KNOW THEY ARE TAGGED AND LEAVE A COMMENT ON THEIR BLOG
6.LET THE TAGGER KNOW WHEN YOUR ENTRY IS UP
7. DON’T BREAK THE CHAIN (not actually a rule)