This is a bear that my cousin made. My mother commissioned her to make one for my 40th birthday.. I just love her to pieces. Her adoption papers says Rose which is appropriate for Valentines.. but I call her Ruby after my grandmother.. I think Ruby suites her better.
Ruby is sitting beside a Koala bear.. this bear was given to me by a lady I met in a conference last year and I was lucky toget one of these bears. She was a representitive of a fraternal organization I belong to. I thought that it was appropriate to send a little heart warming her way with all that is going on in Australia. The Koala is holding on to a heart pin. I stripped pieced these babies for my mother and then found these jewelled hearts that we stuck on. I made many and mother would help sew the other end up after I turned them right side in they are very very easy to make.. one day I will do a tutorial..
The 2 miniatures that are displayed are what I received when I visited other quilt guilds quilt shows. The red and white was not labelled (sad) and so I have learned from now on I will mark where and when I rec'd it. I bought 5 bucks worth of tickets and put them all in one basket. The bench Ruby is on is from a yard sale for 2bucks I have a minute collection of bears and that is their party place.
I hope that everyone has a lovely Valentine's and also thinks of our less fortunate. I hope that Ruby puts a little cheer on your face as she does mine.
Some people have a long weekend this weekend (not me) drive safe and enjoy our spring like weather...there is barely any snow here!! just a few ice mountains..