Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Introducing George Alvin and Molly!

You'll have to forgive my long absence--I can't quite believe it's been over three weeks since I last wrote.  I'm still not tip-top and am now convinced that it's going to take a total of 2 to 4 months to recover from overdoing it in August.  Ah, well.  I guess it's another life lesson.  I just didn't think my health was still that fragile.  I'm still planning on going to TBAI next year (it was just TOO much fun to miss!), but I'm going to make sure I don't schedule the Renaissance Festival and a busy, busy vacation before and after it.  Enough of my whining--on with some photos!

I haven't told you yet that my parents surprised me this year with a birthday gift certificate for one of Ginger Brame's adorable bears.  So while at TBAI, I had the additional fun of choosing a bear just for me!  Ginger had SO many adorable bears that it really was a challenge choosing just ONE, but I finally found that little George Alvin had stolen my heart.  Our eldest daughter, Corinne, joined me in looking at the bears on Ginger's table.  Sweet Molly, spoke to her and also had to join our family. I think it was a lovely use of some of Corinne's high school graduation money--it certainly will always be a treasured reminder of her accomplishments.



Here's George Alvin taking a quick break in the kitchen at Hancock Shaker Village.  Poor dear, he was whisked away on a long road trip before he could even settle into his new family.  Thankfully, he seemed to roll with it fairly well.


Molly seemed ready to check out everything in the Shaker kitchen.  She's a curious little bear.  She was raring to go anyplace on our schedule.  So she was quite excited to hear that after Hancock Shaker Village, it was on to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to visit the Strawbery Banke museum.
  

George Alvin and Molly had quite a lot of fun seeing all of the old houses.


I was also glad to see that the Hitty dolls (I carved them out of wood many, many years ago) warmly welcomed the two newcomers into the fold.


The four of them became fast friends and particularly enjoyed meeting Samantha, the witch of Salem, Massachusetts.


I must admit though, that they both seem quite relieved to be at home now.  True, they had exciting adventures, but when it comes down to it there's really no place like home.  


George Alvin has adopted Chester (the vintage Chiltern bear) as his father-figure and rarely wants to leave Chester's lap. He hasn't admitted it, but I think he likes the high vantage point so that he can see all the comings and goings in our living room.  It's where all the action is.



While Molly prefers the quiet solitude of her own little chair next to Corinne's bed.

Take care everyone!
Warmly,
Cheryl

14 comments:

  1. EEEE! They are so cute!!!! I love Ginger's bears XD
    Oooh, and I also see one of Kelly's bears and one of Joanne's... I want one of Joanne's bears so badly... they're so amazing. I love the vintage ones, but I really love the realistic ones (and I already have one of Kelly's ... and an army of Ginger's... they all sit around sweet little Jamie, I think he really loves the company!!)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm glad that Jamie is so comfy!! You have a good eye, Heather--if I had played "Name that Bear" for that photo, you would have gotten an A plus!

    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

    ReplyDelete
  3. LOL, well, you have a photo with a collection of all my favorite bear artists work in it... it's just missing one of your bears, then it would have been complete!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Miss Cheryl,

    I love George Alvin, of course he is one of Sebastian's relatives, and I see the family resemblance. Molly looks like a sweet little girl, and she must be very happy to have her very own chair.

    QUESTION - any chance of them having their own Blog? You see, it is my goal in the world of teddy bears to get as many bears as possible to Blog. Let's say it's "our own little community" worldwide. (o:

    It was nice visiting you, I don't believe that I ever introduced myself - Prudence Clearwater, your site is charming.

    Heaps of Hugs
    Prudence

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hello Prudence! I love reading your blog. I'm not sure whether George Alvin and Molly are quite ready to have their own blog yet--you see, I would still need to carry them over to the computer to get them set up and I just can't go up and down the stairs that often yet (Molly lives on the second floor). However, I'm sure they'll be able to post once in a while here.

    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

    ReplyDelete
  6. Well, Miss Cheryl that is a step in the right direction.

    Now, my advice to you is to get plenty of rest and take good care of yourself. Make sure that George Alvin helps you.

    Oh, not to worry about carrying him over to the "puter", we bears get around and nothing stops us. (o: And when he writes his first post - oh boy - it's "I want my own Blog" time. Giggle.

    Hugs,
    Prudence

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh you have to watch out for Ginger's bears, they're forever getting up to things and wanting to blog about them...

    Sorry to hear about your health still giving you trouble (((((HUGS))))) hope you're feeling stronger again soon

    Hugs

    Katy

    ReplyDelete
  8. How lovely your bears look sitting together. It always surprises me how some bears look happy together and some don't get on at all well side-by-side.
    Please take it easy and rest up. Your health is numero uno. x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks, Prudence, Katy, and Lynda!! I'm trying to take it easy, but it is so BORING. I'm hoping I'll start to perk up in the next week or two so that I don't go stark-raving mad.

    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh Cheryl Welcome Back!
    Hope you are feeling better with each passing day!
    Oh little George Alvin and Molly are adorable!
    So happy that found a nice home like yours. :)
    Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wonderful little bears from a great artist !! Lucky you !!!
    Seems as though you have had a whirlwind of a summer...Take time to feel better...
    Hugs,
    Bonnie

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thank you both for your sweet words, Norma and Bonnie. I'm feeling a bit better today, so I hope this is the beginning of the upswing towards regaining my energy and strength. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheyrl

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Cheryl,

    The moment has finally arrived that I have time to return to this post and say hello to all my friends - the ones that came from this studio, you and your girls and the readers of your blog - so many familiar faces! Thank you for giving George Alvin and Molly a wonderful place to hange out and hopefully, NOT get into trouble. I'm sure you and your girls will be a good influence on them. Unlike me and Sebastian who is slowly and steadily taking over practically everything. I must reign him in don't ya think? Anyway, thanks for the photos of the guys and gals in your home. What a nice collection! Tell the other photographer hello from all of us here. Take care of yourself and enjoy your 'boring' days of recovery!

    ~ginger

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your Hittys are lovely and your bears are marvelous. :-) Thanks for visiting my blog.

    ReplyDelete

Your visits to my blog truly touch and warm my heart. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! I am sorry that I cannot allow any Anonymous comments anymore--I have been getting an unbelievable amount of spam. I hope it is not a terrible inconvenience to any of you.