Thursday, November 5, 2009

"Mr. Wonderful"

Sandi emailed me this afternoon after the days postal delivery, and she is delighted with the bear I sent her for the TBACA Christmas swap. I haven't named him yet so Sandi has nicknamed him Mr Wonderful! (Which I think is a pretty good name so perhaps he'll keep it) Here he is in all his "Christmasness" :)

I don't usually dress bears so this is a bit of a departure for me, but I wanted him to have a distinctively festive air. His costume is made from Christmassy green, wool felt with a red cotton trim which has a cute starry print and red star shaped buttons. Mr Wonderful has a matching Christmas stocking which is embroidered with Sandi's name and in the stocking is a mini bear. I think tomorrow will be delivery day for Sandi's bear to me.......I can't wait!

Today was a gorgeous Spring day, and I spent some time in the late afternoon down at the lakeside with Lily. I could have stayed longer but chores were calling me home. I watched a family of black swans out on the water, the cygnets are about half grown and still grey. They were a lovely sight but they moved farther out onto lake when they saw us, rather cautious of Lily's water antics. She was having a heap of fun with a stick, pushing it around in the water with her nose while blowing bubbles! So funny! Lily loves the water and even in the middle of winter she'll jump in after a ball or stick! (Brrrrrr)


  1. Mr. Wonderful seems like a VERY appropriate name for him--he IS simply wonderful! Beautiful work.

    Heaps of Hugs,
    Bingle Bears

  2. Gorgeous bear Linda! I have found doing a christmas swap has really pushed me into accessorising, which I have'nt ever done before, and I have loved it!!!!
    Can't wait to see Sandi's bear for you!!!!!
    Down by your lake sounds SOOO tranquil...I love that feeling of peace in this wild world...enjoy.....

  3. I just wanted to tell everyone, the bear "in the flesh" is even better than the photo. I couldn't be more thrilled with Mr. Wonderful, he's perfect and keeps me company in my studio where I can look at him all day.
    Thank you so much Linda for such a special ensemble, I will treasure them always.
    P.S. Next time you can forget the 'fetti! LOL!!
    Warmest hugs,

  4. Mr Wonderful is simply wonderful. Congrats to his new owner too, she is lucky!!

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