Friday, February 13, 2009

the ties that bind

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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..

Sew piecefully

7 comments:

  1. What a sentimental gift to have a bear made just for you.
    I know you will treasure it forever.

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  2. Popping in to say Hello and wish you a Happy Valentine's Day. I think Ruby is a perfect name for your lovely bear. She's just beautiful and how lucky to get her.
    I have several special bears also, they wander from place to place when I'm not looking.
    Love the BOMs on the sidebar? Are you doing all of them??? *VBS* Just askin'. Hugs, Finn

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  3. Awww, Ruby (Rose) is a beautiful proper looking bear! She looks like she is waiting for you with great anitcipation! How cute!!!! What a special gift by your cousin from you mother!!
    Love the accessories and koala around her, too. Nice picture! Love your BLOG!!!!!!!!! Hugs!Gnomatter

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  4. Lucky you! My Grandmother's name is Ruby too!

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  5. I love your beary picture for Valentine's Day. Ruby is a very special bear indeed!
    Have a great weekend! :o)

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  6. I love your beary picture for Valentine's Day. Ruby is a very special bear indeed!
    Have a great weekend! :o)

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  7. Ruby, don't look now, but there is an imposter next to you!!!
    KOALAS ARE NOT BEARS!!!
    They are not-a-bears!!!
    Silly beak-nosed tree huggers!
    How dare they call themselves bears!

    Pah!

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