Thursday, April 21, 2011

Basil is coming to the picnic

Hope that the picnic is on today as Basil is all rugged up with his scarf and anxious to join in. He is a "Teddyworks" pattern that I was going to make but ended up handing over to Roma. He is supposed to have a cap, a jacket and a suitcase which I promised I would make for him but as you can see he is still sporting the fluffy scarf that Roma made him to keep him warm.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Friday night sew in

Last night was the first night that I joined in with the FNSI. I didn't manage to stitch anything but I did sew in a LOT of thread ends. The purple border is for my " mocha " quilt which is a quilt as you go class that I have been doing every month since June. Next month I put it all together and I can't wait. As you can see from the pile of threads on top I had a lot of ends to sew in.

The other two are blocks 1 and 2 of "My Town" BOM from Homespun magazine, and I decided to sew most of the applique by machine so more ends to get rid of. This BOM is a tribute to Starlight Foundation which grants wishes to chronically sick kids. and a charity close to my heart.

Hopefully next month I will actually have some stitching to sew.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tootles is on holidays and wants to come to the picnic

It's school holidays and Tootles is sitting protecting my beautiful wins from Michelle and Melody. The choccies have now disappeared into my tummy ( sorry Tootles was eying them off) and I just adore the fabric that was sent with the pattern and buttons. I can see my cupcake queen daughter snaffling part of this!

Tootles is a Teddyworks pattern and I think he looks pretty snazzy in his overalls and with his school bag all ready. He usually sits with a pull -a-long duck but I think now he's a school boy he may have to give that up. Join in the picnic here

Teddybears Picnic

 Danny, Katie, Sarah and Bennie enjoy a lovely picnic, with their chinaTea Set.
Our lovely friend Roma made these bears, Sarah and Bennie in the front of the picture have been on a trip around Australia with my husband and me, being photographed in many wonderful places.
This is my first post on Teddybears Picnic, if you would like to play along go here

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Congratulations Liz

Liz has been really lucky this week winning two blog giveaways including this gorgeous pattern from Michelle at Rag Tag Stitchin.

She won it for bringing her bears, Walter and Rufuss, on the Teddy Bears Picnic at Mel's blog.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Hope this works

Walter is the cream bear, the burgundy one I took to England with me and the other one is just hanging around. I reall yhope this post works I want to be in the draw for prizes Mel.
Hanging on the bedroom door of DS2

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Teddy bear's picnic


hanging around

This bear was also wanting to come to the picnic but got lost in Picasa wonderland! His hands have lead shot in them so he can hang over door knobs and the like and he really is a lazy boy at all times. Join us at Melody's for the picnic

bears at the picnic

This is Walter and he was made by the Swan HillBear Company. He's a bit of a sad sack as you can see having had a few patches and a few tears mended. How could anyone resist taking him home? I sure couldn't and I think he needs a few friends to share a picnic with

This is Rufuss, a Cottage Collectable, who was given to me by Dot to accompany me home to England when I went to farewell my Dad. He travelled in my back pack and was a big help through what was a draining time. As you can see he also hasa Santa hat that he wears any season he can.