Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Well, we added a new family member yesterday - a 7 year old male cat named Tiger. He belonged to our daughter and son-in-law, but he was miserable at their house. My grandson is loud and boisterous and Tiger was always hiding from him. Every time we went over for a visit, he came running to me as if to say "save me"! Tiger had stayed with us for a few weeks, three years ago, when our daughter and hubby were staying with friends and their new house wasn't finished. He seemed happy with us then, and since our old cat passed away last summer, we thought our remaining cat, Thumper, might like some company.

It seemed reasonable that Tiger might be quite upset with moving to a strange house but boy, were we wrong. He came out of the cage with a smile on his face and you could almost hear him saying "it took you long enough!" In less than a day, he is completely settled and our cat Thumper is all set to play. One would think he had been here forever - just look at that blissful face!

Monday, February 4, 2008


It's been a while since I made a new bear and even longer since I updated my blog. I have to make an effort to update much more often.

I had a blast making my latest teddy, Padraig. I learned how to stamp polymer clay and how to emboss metal (both techniques I plan to incorporate into some altered art projects). Padraig is only 5 inches tall, but he looks a lot larger than he is. He definitely thinks his stature is that of a laaarge bear. Anyway, he's listed on ebay tonight, for those interested.