Saturday, January 23, 2010

Walter

I thought today I would show you Walter, my newest 16" vintage-styled bear.  He actually looks a bit grubbier and more "loved" in person.  I've found that it's rather difficult to get a photo of him that doesn't make him look shinier and cleaner.  Even his many bald patches are difficult to see here.  I guess it's just the nature of the beast and a common problem. 



I'm not quite sure whether he is done or not.  But my family has demanded that I rest this weekend.  I guess I pushed it too hard early in the week and didn't take it easy enough later in the week.  So now I have nothing scheduled--no errands or anything--and I have to rest.  So Walter must sit.  It's probably a good thing.  Stepping away from him for a bit should help me decide whether he is done.  I HAD hoped to work more on the Toffee pattern, but I guess that will need to wait as well.  Perhaps if I'm a very good girl I will be allowed to work on Toffee's pattern tomorrow late in the afternoon.  Oh well.  At least I should have a go at it by Monday.

I really can't blame my wonderful family.  Everytime I sigh or even yawm, the poor dears jump and ask "Are you okay?!"  I try not to push myself, I really do.  It's just always a guessing game as to what amount of activity is good in order to challenge myself and what is just too much.  I keep saying (and was just about to say it here), "Perhaps in time I will finally figure out my limits."  It's been over 9 years.  I suppose I just need to accept that it will always be a bit of a challenge!

Heaps of Hugs,
Cheryl

8 comments:

  1. Cheryl,
    Walter is a very hansome bear...I think he looks great and the ageing on him looks very good !!!
    Hugs,
    Bonnie

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  2. Cheryl,He's gorgeous!

    Enjoy your restful weekend with Wonderful Walter, I know I would really make the most of it!

    Take it easy! Lynda

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  3. I love Walter, I just love the shape of him, the center seam, the slouchy body. He looks just perfect.

    As far as FM goes, I never know when to quit until I am unable to move. My family has given up trying to stop me. I don't think I will ever learn either.

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  4. I hope you feel rested and not restless! It must be hard knowing when to stop, you've got a thoughtful family. I think Walter turned out lovely, just right.

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  5. Thanks for all your lovely comments! You guys are the best!

    Joanne, it's nice to know that I'm not the only one who has trouble knowing when to stop! ;-)

    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  6. Cheryl. I just love Walter..he's very handsome.

    My mom has FM so I know how very difficult and painful an illness it is. She has days where she is absolutely fine and then the next she may not be able to move at all...it seems that is the way of this horrible illness.

    Take care and hope you feel better soon.
    Doreen

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  7. I've been trying to leave comments for days, but Vista sabotaged me! Anyway, he's really nice as he is. Sorry to hear the FM is out to get you at the moment, hope you feel better again soon

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