Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Spell Has Broken!

Yippee Skippy!  I embroidered a little bear nose yesterday evening using a new technique, a sharp doll's needle, and all turned out well.  Thank goodness the dry spell seems to be finally over!

Since I seem to have returned to the realm of bears, now would be a good time to FINALLY show you some TBAI photos from nearly 2 weeks ago.  It was absolutely wonderful meeting all of these people that I have come to know through the internet.  I just can't wait to see them all again!

Look at ALL of these wonderful HATS!

Yours truly with dear Ginger of Bearbits.  She and her dear husband, Jay, took me under their wing for the weekend and introduced me to so many wonderful people.  Meeting Ginger was one of the highlights of my trip.  She is just so warm, sweet, and welcoming--exactly like her adorable bears and wonderful blog.

Here's Ginger and her sweet husband, Jay, at her booth on the big day.

Yes, me again, but this time I'm with Elanor of Shantock Bears.  I really ejnoyed getting to know Elanor and her dear one, Lex.  How I wish I could live near all of these wonderful people, but, alas, Elanor and Lex live in England.  Hopefully we'll be able to see them in their neck of the woods someday.  I know our girls are voting for that!

And, of course, one can never forget dear, sweet Darlene of Raspbeary Bears! Here she is surrounded by her lovely bears.  She is just SO thoughtful and sweet--you can't say enough wonderful things about Darlene!

Here's a great shot of Tyler of Teds 'n Such with two of his critters in the background. It was a real joy to get to know him.  You just have to check out his blog HERE.

It was so wonderful to meet Daphne of Back Road Bears. The weekend was SO busy--my one regret was not having enough time to spend talking and getting to know sweet Daphne better.

Our girls really loved seeing all of the amazing bears at the show, but I believe the highlight of the bear show for them was being introduced to and talking with their favorite teddy bear mystery writer, John J. Lamb!

Life is GOOD!


  1. Dearest Cheryl,

    Yippee, you are healed. Please go easy and don't overdo, it's so easy to say - ha, but follow my own advice, that is another story.

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful photo album. Have you noticed that you never see a grumpy face at a teddy bear show? They warm hearts and bring out smiles.

    Heaps of Hugs,
    (and the Girls, of course). They are busy eating honey and that comes first. Their stomachs rule!!!! Hahahahaha

  2. Gah, it looks like such a wonderful trip!!!

  3. what fun ...getting to meet fellow bear makers!!

  4. I'm so happy you're back at it again! I look forward to seeing your new bears :-)!

  5. I'm glad to see that you are back to bears! I can't wait to see your next creation. :)

    (And thank you for posting a link to my blog!)


  6. So glad you're feeling better.
    Feeling good sure feels good! Hugs♥

  7. Great photos Cheryl, thanks for sharing. The hats look fab too!
    Meeting fellow artists in the flesh is always fun, that's one of the reasons I look forward to June and showtime for me!
    Warmest Hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane
    P.S. Please stop by when you get a chance, I have a great giveaway on offer.

  8. Yay for rediscovering beary noses, and looks like it was such a fun trip. My bears vote that you should visit the UK too :oD

  9. Good to see you on track! Love the Photos...hats are fabulous!!!

  10. so happy youre back,the photos are fab,lucky you to meet such lovely people
    sandra x

  11. Hi Cheryl,

    I don't know who took those photos but I'm actually not terribly embarrassed which is amazing! Ha ha! Meeting you was one of the hightlights of my trip too. Such a pleasure - and your photos bring back some great moments of TBAI. Thanks for posting them and writing such sweet thoughts. I do hope we meet again - until then - see you in and about Blogland!


    PS Congratulations on your return and discoving how to go about the noses in a way that works for you. You go girl!

  12. Soooooo glad to hear you're able to embroider noses again. That's wonderful news. :o) Thank you for sharing the photos from TBAI. It looks like such fun, with so many wonderful people.

  13. Such great news for you and your bear making. Was lovely to see your smiley face in the photos too.
    Sandi xx

  14. Hi Cheryl! Looks like a wonderful trip and how exciting to meet all those wonderful bear makers and seeing all those fabulous bears. So glad your feeling better now and back to your bear making. Looking forward to seeing your next creation.

  15. Sounds like a good time was had by all. You got to meet Ginger! I love her posts and feel like I know her. I am sure I have told you but once again, I love the look of your precious bears. They have such sweet faces.


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