Thursday, February 19, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
How many of you have a teddy bear collection in your home? I collected teddies for years. I decided to give some of my favorites a new purpose because I was getting bored with them. Instead of donating and/or discarding them, I decided I would give them new life and interest. This guy below with the floppy legs is one of my favorites. I decided to make a pillow for him to hold that has the sentiment "The Reading Room". I keep him propped on a rustic chair in my bathroom.......or reading room!
I have several more bears to repurpose. I think I will make up some little patchwork quilts for them to hold that offer a special sentiment, something to brighten one's day. Maybe I will even make some fleece jackets for a couple with pockets to hold dried flowers. Hmmmm. We'll see what develops.
While we're still on the subject of bears, I wrote a poem a couple of years ago about a boy and his teddy bear:
Tattered and torn, weathered and worn . . .
this teddy bear looks so forlorn.
But in the arms of Jimmy Lee
the bear's as happy as can be.
A cute button nose, stuffing exposed,
this is the toy that Jimmy chose
when he needed comfort while going to bed
to get him through the long night ahead.
A teddy bear is a magical toy,
safe and warm in the arms of a boy.
He's always there to hug and to hold
giving unconditional love, I'm told.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
This is one of many poems that I was inspired to write about my life and my family. Enjoy.