5 And A Beagle

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." John Lennon

Monday, April 11, 2005

A Teddy Bear's Picnic 

How did Saturday turn into a Teddy Bear's Picnic? It's a long and winding road, but back in December, I was on the hunt for a yarn shop in town that sold Manos. After some puzzled looks from the proprietors of a few local shops, I decided to try a google. Up came a link to Life's A Stitch and an entry about a shop in Steveston. After an inquiry to Li the creator of said 'blog', (who, it turns out lives about 10 km from myself, and our two 15 yr olds attend the same school) I was graciously invited to attend a monthly gathering of knitters on 'the shore'.

At that gathering I found out that the host, Maureen puts on numerous interesting workshops and an upcoming one was going to be for Barbara Irwin Teddy Bears.

This past Saturday we cut out the patterns, sewed (on fantastic vintage Singers supplied by Maureen) and stuffed. And in between all of that hard work, we took a break for a delicious lunch. Also supplied by Maureen. What a thoroughly enjoyable day it was. Next Saturday, it's back for one more session to complete the stuffing, give them their eyes and expressions, and assemble all of the body parts.



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