Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Note of Gratitude

I want to thank you for your kind, supportive wishes--it really has meant the world to me.  I'm still low on "spoons" (see my previous post for an explanation), but your comments have helped me to make a very difficult decision.  I have decided to pull out of the Teddies Worldwide online Christmas Treasures show in November in order to try to gain a few more "spoons." 

It's hard for me to say "no" to things in life, especially when it's something I really want to do and had paid for.  However, I have felt lighter since making this decision.  I have only completed one bear and sewn up another in the past six weeks.  Obviously this is not the bear-making rate I needed to be at if I wanted to stay in the show (I also have commitments to fulfill for two shops).  This has been nagging and stressing me every day for the past several weeks--and stress takes up a lot of "spoons."  Now my schedule is 4 bears lighter and I feel more confident that I can live up to my commitments.

As a way to thank all of you, I'm going to have a giveaway.  I have to think about it still and figure out what is feasible for me to do (I don't want to add more stress to my life after having just erased some!), but I should have things in place within the next six weeks or sooner.

With that, I'll leave you with one of my favorite bear photos that you may have seen before (I wish I could give credit where credit is due, but I truly don't know who took this sweet photo).

Thanks again!
Heaps of Hugs,


  1. One spoon at a time dear friend. One at a time...and all of a sudden you will have a handful.


  2. Good decision Cheryl. I can say for sure, the more you say no the easier it does get.

  3. Hope you feel back on track soon Cheryl!! Good decision as 'you can only do what you can do'!!
    Big Hugs lindaxxxxxxxx

  4. Glad you feel better after your decision, not easy but sounds like the right thing. lets hope that spoon drawer starts filling up for you.

  5. Good for you Cheryle! I am sure this decision will help you to feel better and also help to replenish those spoons! Take care and God bless!

  6. I am so glad you are getting some spoons back. Your health is very important to you. Your bears are so cute. Thake care Cheryle!


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