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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday's Teddy Bears Picnic with Melody

Todays picnicers are the boys from the 'triple c' (Cane Chair Crew). All made by me when I had loads of patience. Gomer in the vest and Bruno the big boy (22 inches tall) are teddy Bit's patterns. Bruno used to stand up but his joints are a little wobbly now. Pickles is in the blue cardy and I have to say I have a very big soft spot for him. He was featured in one of the Bear creations magazines and is a Teddyworks design. his cardy was knitted by a lovely Kiwi lass I worked with who got so sick of me cursing trying to work out the pattern (I'm no knitter) she took it off me and made it. I love the colour of his fur as it does remind me of pickles. Now the cane chair they sit on was bought for my brother and one for my sister. I was considered too old at the time to want one. I was secretly devestated. They were hand made by the Blind Institute in Brisbane. Many years later my brother was throwing it out in a garage sale and when I saw it I screamed NOoooo!!! He looked out me strangely and said "oh for goodness sake take it home". So I did and the boys sit there quite comfortably together as they are best mates. We are having our picnic inside today because it's a wee bit damp outside.
To see who else is picnicing pop over to Melody's http://thehouseonthesideofthehill.blogspot.com/

10 comments:

  1. What a handsome threesome - Love their sweet faces.
    Good chair story - they look so comfy snuggled there.

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  2. Loved reading about the bears , a handsome crew they are too .So glad you saved the chair it is really special!

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  3. Your bears are so cute. I'm so glad you were able to rescue the chair. Happy Stitching,

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  4. What a delightful little trio. Thank you so much for coming on the picnic.

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  5. What handsome boys you have. They will be irresistible to all those little girl bears on the picnic.

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  6. Love your bears and I am glad you saved the chair. My dad had one similar that I so wanted to bring home after he died but I think my brother either kept it or got rid of it. It would have been about 80 years old now!

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  7. They certainly look like a motley crew. Just adorable.

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  8. They look like a very good (and handsome) set of bear friends. Hope they enjoyed the picnic.

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  9. What a gorgeous hug of bears. I'm so glad you rescued the chair and it is now yours. The bears look so cute in the chair Michelle.

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