After reading all your good wishes from my last post, I must say I feel I had better get busy sewing! But first, before I continue here - if you commented on the last post, I replied to each of you in a comment somewhere near the bottom.
Now that the holidays are behind us and my husband has enthusiastically and cheerfully returned to work (ahem!), I began to finish something I started last year. Sounds like a long time ago eh? But we know last year was only last week.
Anywho . . . this is as far as I got today on a big (for me) bear probably about 12 inches tall when finished. It didn’t take me long to catch on to how different it is making a bear this size as opposed to the little ones (for me) I usually make.
After sewing, here’s an empty head. Not for long though.
The stuffing has begun.
My son asked me this question today:
Why didn’t the teddy bear eat dessert?
Because he was already stuffed!
On goes the nose. Just like that - in a jiffy! That’s a jiffy in bear making time which translates to seemingly forever sometimes. Remember I’m used to the small ones!
Then the eyes.
Eyes take half a jiffy – which is half of seemingly forever.
A little detailing.
And then some ears. Ears go on last for me. I don’t won’t to hear them complaining about how my idea of a jiffy doesn’t quite match up with theirs.
Is he perfect? No. There might be some tweaking here and there. Will he be perfect then? No. But that’s the way it is – you just keep aiming for that elusive and magical goal.