Sunday, February 26, 2012

My World

 I am the luckiest girl woman .  I have such wonderful family and friends.  I love celebrating my birthday which isn't till March 1, but the festivities have already begun.  Dinner yesterday with John and my friends Joanne and John.  Then birthday wishes at Church.  The Salvation Saloon.

And tonight 
dinner with John's wonderful family, Michelle & Tony, Beth, James, Dalton and Jacob. Then the first birthday cake, made by Michelle, yummmmmmmm  and a basket of her chocolate dipped treats.  And lovely flowers from Beth and Charlene and Jacob.  A perfect day.
Now..... back to sewing,  almost finished with a little peach teddy bear and a swan.  
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 
lori v

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Cupid 22" white wavy mohair
cat in a gilded cage
Well, on Sunday I went to the Bright Star show in Tampa.  So glad that Valerie Rogers puts on such a lovely show.  I am still making teddies after 29 years.  Some years not as many as in the past, but this year I am staying busy.  Right now getting ready for the on line show TeddiesWorldWide.  Such a great online show for those who can't travel.   But this past Sunday was so great.  Lots of wonderful bear artists from around the country were right here in Tampa.  It was great seeing friends from the past 25 years.  Our bear club hosted a show for about 14 years and we had such an awesome time.  All volunteer!!!! At one time we had as many as 70 members.  We had an auction that brought in over $100,000.  in the 14 years.  All that money was donated to the "Spring" a shelter for abused families.  We got together with about 10 members from our group.  It was so nice to reminisce and remember all the great people who we have met along the way, those living and gone.  So blessed to have known some amazing people.  Met some new artists and they were amazing.  I only got one little gift for my honey, a Santa Bear, as he is my Santa.  My friends however, did adopt some beautiful new bears.  And now enough bable, I have to sew for a little while, get ready for the show.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

working on teddy bears.

What a fabulous weekend!  My class was awsome.  Arley Berryhill ia a great teacher. My "Fiber Sculpture" (candlestick diva) is almost done.  Just have to sew the head on and decorate the turban.  It was nice not to have to think of hair, just a beautiful head wrap. Great instuctions and everybody's dolls turned out fabulous.  I love my Stitchin Sisters .  My doll club started by Marion Brady and Rose Portman in New Port Richey Florida.  We have been meeting once a month for the past 7 years and what a blessing to have such wonderful people in my life.  Some days I wonder why I make dolls, I love to give them away. I have designed and made miniature teddy bears for 28 years and needed to try something different.  I have met some amazingly talented people in these years.
My first passion is still the teddies.  I am planning a whole weekend of completeing projects and getting ready for the TeddiesWorld Wide Show on line March 23. I just have to get away from this computer.  Blogs.......I am addicted!  and then I had to find Pinterest,   !?!.  Another addiction.  I have even let my "farm" suffer because of it.  OK....I must get back to the real world and do some sewing.
Oh......I was gonna tell you about the Teddy Bear show in Tampa, hosted by Valerie Rogers.   It was GREAT!!!!!. I got to see so many wonderful friends!......but I'll tell you about that later.
Good night and pleasant dreams.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

doll class

the begining of the Diva

Sooooo many fabric choices....and all of them Red 
Getting ready for my class tomorrow.  Packing and putting finishing touches on the body parts for the Arley Berryhill Diva Class tomorrow. and Sat.Then Sunday is the Bright Star  Teddy Bear show in Tampa, FL

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine Tins

Do you ever get involved in a project , when you really should be doing something else?  Some call it ADD, it's just the way I work.  Trying to get my dolls body ready for the class next week, but I had to make these Valentines.  A friend gave me these wonderful little tins (cigars come in them) Sooooo. I have been doing all kinds of stuff, but I just love these valentines.

Wishing you all LOVE!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Romance in red, black and white

Valentine Table


Romance on the deck


mmmmmmmmm, overlooking Lake Seminole

Sunday, February 5, 2012

pink fudge

Having a wonderful weekend, tho not ready for it to end.  Working on teddy bears and a doll body for upcoming class.  But nothing is finished because of Pinterest. What an addiction!!!! Very inspiring!  I made the wonderful 2 ingredient fudge posted by

SOOOOOOOO gooooood
2 ingredients

 This is so easy and so good.  I'm  sure I don't want to know the calorie count.