Over the past few days I’ve been gathering up the latest of my Mother Bear Project bears that had been packed in a few different spots when we moved, so I can send them off to MN before they head to Africa.
I believe these are the last ones to complete my 5th A-Z series of bears!
Before I could get them sent off, I received a few emails from Amy of the MBP with some pics of my bears with their new forever friends.
It’s always sweet to see the bears with their new friends. These two are from my Literary Bear series. First is Christopher Robin, followed by Matilda. Matilda even has a satchel to carry her library books!
Over the Summer and Fall, I worked on a ton of stash-busting bears, but I was so preoccupied with work that they just piled up until finally, yesterday I made it to the post office to send them off. But first, of course, a few photos!
Bears on Parade:
Box of Bears!:
These are from my “Literary Bears” A-Z series, so these particular bears include The Count of Monte Cristo, Fudge, Gilbert Blythe, Ichabod Crane, Jo March, Matilda Wormwood, Nancy Drew, Oliver Twist, Peekay, Ramona Quimby, and Christopher Robin.
Some, but not all are meant to resemble their namesakes. I think that was what made this bunch a little harder to part with than usual. In general, these characters were from books that were pretty special to me. I’m sure they’ll be special to their new forever friends in Africa, so it’s all worth it.
We had one more weekend birthday party yesterday, but I couldn’t show you our homemade gift in case the parents happened to see my post. The birthday boy and his family are Star Wars fans, so I made some cloth snack bags using Star Wars fabric.
In bear news, I finished Zuul bear, completing 1) a set of five to send off, and 2) the 26th and last in my series of bears named for characters from my favorite movies!
I have been seriously stash busting with this last set of Bears, using up every last bit of tiny leftover balls than tend to linger in the bear yarn box, getting tangled together….
Left to right are Vernon, Westley, Max, Yoda, and Zuul. Can you guess all the movies they’re from? 🎥
This bear took forever to finish, entirely because I didn’t spend much time on him, he was totally a spare-minutes kind of bear. He’s named Klopeck after characters in my second-favorite movie, The Burbs.
what is that, slavic?
Because the bear yarn is so dark, and I gave away my tan yarn, I tried making whites and pupils. Well, I think he looks 1) sneaky 2) drunk, or 3) sleepy. But he’s passable and I don’t tend to spend a lot of time getting the features absolutely perfect, so he’s done.
Now off to bed, because although I have my energy and happy sinuses back, my throat hurts like the dickens. Good night from Mayfield Place!
I didn’t spend as much time in the marketplace as usual, which was good for my wallet. I also notice that with every year that I go, I feel less inclined to buy a lot. But it’s still really fun to see what’s new– patterns, yarns, trends, and to visit favorite booths (I’m looking at you, Miss Babs! http://www.missbabs.com).