Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Votes are In: Mission Accomplished

First off, I want to thank all of you who helped me by voting for your favorite bear in my poll.  Big ((((Hugs)))).Your thoughts and opinions helped me IMMENSELY!  I now have a "game plan," so to speak--a plan for which pattern to start with first, and then which to complete next, and the third one to do, and . . . well, I'm sure you get the idea.  Silly me!

#1 Winner!  Thaddeus and Isadora led the votes so I'll get to work on making a pattern with instructions for them this week with a plan/hope/prayer that the pattern will be completed by mid-May.  In preparation for it, I've already updated my current patterns of Toffee and Sammy with extensive and detailed illustrations. 

When it comes down to it, I wasn't too surprised that Thaddeus and Isadora were the front runners, but I WAS surprised by who won SECOND place!

#2 was Xavier!  And to think that I almost didn't even enter him into the pool of contenders!!  I've always been rather fond of him, but I didn't realize or even think that other people liked or even noticed him.  Oooops!  My mistake obviously!

And in spot #3Edie and Tuppy!

Benny and Bennett ranked as #4 with 11 votes. 

And last, but not least!  Aiden (below) pulled in 6 votes--but I must say that those who voted for him were quite impassioned.  I wasn't sure I was going to do all 5 of the patterns that I had initially proposed, but seeing how MUCH some people loved little Aiden has made me completely reconsider that.  I expect his pattern will be coming out sometime this year as well. 

Thank you to everyone who voted and are interested in seeing my bears become patterns for new bears.  You all are really the BEST!!

Love and Hugs,