Friday, January 27, 2012

Thank you, my dear readers...


... for sticking with me through this time of quiet on my blog.  As you know, I've been having a bit of a time with my health and even though my brain has been more than mushy, I've had an order of 5 bears for Silly Bears in Scotland weighing on my mind.  To my relief, I mailed all 5 of them yesterday. 

I think the 5 of them turned out pretty well.  To my surprise one of them, Evangeline, even won a 2012 TOBY Industry Choice award! (I can't believe I'm lucky enough to have won a second TOBY award.  Unbelievable!)  I'll post photos of the 5 bears next month when they debut at the February Hugglets in London.  For now, I'll just give you a little peek at Evangeline.


I hope I'll now be able to regularly tend to my blog.  I started a new medication last Friday that seems to be helping.  I'm on a very low dose, but my pain is a bit more bearable now.  I'm trying not to get my hopes up too high, but I must admit that I have dreams of becoming more like a normal human being when I get on a higher dose.  I think I should keep that dreaming in check though, because I've had that dream dashed more times than I care to remember over the last 11 years.  Oh, well.  I'll just hope for a bit more of an improvement then.

Take good care of yourselves!
Warmly,
Cheryl

17 comments:

  1. She's darling! Congratulations on your prize. I'm not surprised at all.

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  2. Hope you feel better real soon. Congratulations on your success with the bearmaking, Silly Bears is a very special shop! Take it easy, love from Lynda & the bears

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  3. Hi Cheryl,

    Good to see you back blogging again but you know I'll be hanging around here whether you post frequently or not. Congrats on the Toby and I know you're glad to get that request sent in the mail. That sort of thing always makes we want to have a clear desk, a clear studio and a clear mind - although that last one is the hardest to achieve! Hang in there! Good luck with the new medicine.

    ~ginger

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  4. Hi Cheryl,
    I didn't realize you were having health problems. I am happy you are feeling a bit better now. I will hope with you that you continue to feel better each day. Congrats on your little TOBY Girl! She's beautiful. Take care. Hugs, Janice

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  5. Hey Cheryl, lovely to see you again, congrats on your Toby and getting your order out the door

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  6. You are amazing. Now hurry up and feel better, we miss your posts.
    Congrats on your SECOND award.

    Hugs

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  7. Congratulations Cheryl on your TOBy award. Hope you are feeling better soon and you can get those meds working for you.

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  8. Wooh Hooh. Another Toby. Congratulations. Your bears are a delight. The little peep we had of your darling girl is great.
    I do hope the pain gets a little more bearable.
    You have done well to get 5 bears up to Silly Bears.
    Hugs
    Kay

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  9. Congrats Cheryl:o)) Good to see you back in blog land again and I hope your new meds work better for you:o))
    Take care and have a good weekend.
    Hugs Lyn x

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  10. Gorgeous bear! Well done on your award & getting 5 bears made!
    I hope your new medication works well for you.

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  11. Congrads Cheryl! Hope the drugs do the trick as your bears are adorable!!
    Hugs Lindaxx

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  12. Congratulations, Cheryl and Evangeline. Get well soon.

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    1. Cheryl, your little bear is so adorable...congrats to you.

      Hope that the meds help you. Take care of yourself.

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  13. Congratulations again on your win and looking forward to seeing the rest of the hug you sent into Silly Bears! I hope your new medication helps and continues to do so, so you can get back to doing what you love!

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  14. You so deserve a Toby. Glad to know your bears will be finding nice homes in the UK. Take care.

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  15. I truly cannot thank all of you enough for your sweet, sweet words. You warm my heart!

    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

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