Thursday, November 19, 2009

Another Teddy by My Daughter and My Sewing Dilemma

Well, I haven't finished any bears lately, but my eldest daughter has! Isn't her 12 inch panda, Butterscotch, absolutely adorable!

I'm working on making Squeak's (the brown mouse from the last post) swinging wreath chair for the Teddy Talk ornament swap. It's coming along...honestly. I just have to sew on some ribbons from which to suspend the wreath. I know...I know. It's probably a quick little job. Just sew them on, attach some embellishments, and, voila, it's done. But it's sewing. You know how I feel about sewing anything other than teddy bears. I can't figure out why it's the case...it really seems like it shouldn't matter...it really doesn't make sense. But there you have it. I'm just itching to sew on a bear, but I'm afraid that if I don't make myself finish this little sewing task first it might just not get done in time.

So, I'm going to be brave and step up to the sewing needle and thread and finish this wreath. I'll remind myself that I can play with the bears as soon as I'm done. Honestly! I should add an ice cream cone to the bribe as well. I'm worse than a kid facing having to clean her room.

Heaps of Hugs,
Cheryl

11 comments:

  1. hi cheryl
    your daughters bear is amazing,clever girl!i know what you mean about sewing anything but bears,i've been sewing for 30 years,but since i started making bears ,i hate to sew anything else,my hubbys always complaining how hard it is to get me to sew on a button!
    cant wait to see squeak's chair
    hugs sandra x

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  2. Hi Sandra!
    I'm sure my daughter will be thrilled with your compliment of her bear. As for buttons, I honestly can't remember anyone in my family asking me to sew on a button. I must have made my dislike of sewing too well known that they didn't even dare ask. However, I am quite well known for asking my 15-year-old to sew buttons on for me!
    Warmly,
    Cheryl

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  3. Tell her she is as talented as her mum. I made curtains a few weeks back, hmmmm, I know exactly how you feel.

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  4. Thanks, Amanda! You brought a smile to her face!
    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  5. Your daughter's bear is ADORABLE!!!! The face is so cute, and the colors are fantastic!!

    And as for sewing on ribbon... well... there's always the option of hot glue, XD

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  6. Wow, you daughter's little bear is just adorable. I see college spending money in her future. I am the same way with sewing, I can whip out a bear, but anything else seems like a struggle.

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  7. Dear Cheryl,

    Your bears are so sweet...and your blog is realy amazing..!!!

    Sweet greetings,
    Marijke from Holland

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  8. What a sweet bear! I love Pandas :-) My first ever own designed bear was a panda - with inset eye patches - I can't ever go for the easy option!

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  9. Thanks everyone! My daughter is just glowing from the compliments. And I'm glad to report that I have finished the sewing for my swap ornament--Yippee! I'm also glad to hear that I'm not the only one who drags her feet when it comes to non-bear sewing. :-)
    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  10. Firstly thank you so much for thinking of me and awarding me my very first blog award :) I am truly honored.
    As for your sewing task with your wreath, I understand exactly what you are saying....I really have to force myself to sew 'others' as well. I really enjoy it, but the whole time I am thinking...I could be sewing a bear right now!! LOL! Bear minds think alike HA!
    Bear Hugs and Blessings,
    Tomi
    Bramblewood Bears

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  11. That is such a cute bear!!! Your daughter's already an amazing bear artist :D

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