My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Today I'm joining Melody on her Teddy Bears Picnic - if you go to her blog you can see more picnicking bears.

It's a nice day for a picnic at our place today, a mild autumn day, and these chaps have had a lovely time out in the garden. They have all been created by my YD. She has really got the bear-making bug and has been sewing non-stop! She is already planning the next one while still making the previous - that's addicted, I think!
They found a nice spot under the lilies away from the bees.
Cashious is the first bear she finished. He was put together in super speedy
time for Valentines Day for the MOHL (man of her life) this year. He is made
 from Mohair which gives him a delightfully scruffy look.
Bearbot was finished this week. YD started him about 9 years ago and
he was lying very ungracefully in a box until recently. In spite of his size,
he actually enjoys boxing, apparently.
Billibus was also started about the same time as Bearbot.
A friend designed him and was using myself and my 2 girls
as guinea pigs for her teaching and pattern writing.
Unfortunately a major head injury for one of the girls and then a big
farm shift meant we never finished the classes.
YD surprised me by finding the cap and vest patterns and
adapting them to fit. Very resourceful.
And I cannot let the picnic blanket go unmentioned. This was the first ever
 sewing project by ED. All hand pieced and made from pyjama leftovers,
this was made for and loved by her dolls.
So she finished her first patchwork quilt before I ever did!
I hope you enjoyed picnicking with the bears. Thank you for visiting.


Christine M said...

What a lovely group of bears attending the picnic. I love that Cashious is a scuffy bear. There's nothing better than scruffy.

Melody said...

Your YD is doing a fabulous job. Her bears are a delight.

LuAnn said...

Cute bears and an adorable picnic blanket, too.

AnitaS said...

The bears are very lovely and I would have liked it to join them at their picnic.

Masha Novoselova said...

Raewyn, do you love awards? one of them is waiting you here

Michelle said...

Sweet bears... what a clever girl she is!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Such a sweet hug of teds there Raewyn. Your YD has done a fabulous job and we need more good bear makers. Love the picnic blanket too very cute and lovely to have.

Josie said...

Wish I could have been at the picnic too. Under the Lillies.. away from the bees... ahhhhh!
YD is a very talented young woman with a wonderful imagination when naming bears! Who will be the next bear I wonder.....

Cisca said...

They're so cute, the three of them! I love Cashious most, with those little eyes.
What a sweet remembrance, that quilt, made from left-overs!
Happy quilting, Cisca

Charlie and Wendy said...

All the bears are gorgeous, your daughter has done a fantastic job!