Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Birthday Season !

Somehow it is 2 days in to February already. The first few months of any new year seem to dash past bringing lots of birthdays with them - I'm never as ready for them as I used to be! My eldest son was 20 years old (good grief !) last sunday , and my husband's and youngest son's are now "galloping up on the rails" for the 20th and 22nd respectively .In fact it's pretty much solid birthday-card-writing until we get clear of the "season" in May - that explains why there's always lots of scribble on my calendar !!
Anyway , that's why I thought I'd post up a picture of pretty little "Nancy" , who is the only remaining member of "The Birthday Bunch" to be found over at Kathy Martin's Edwina's Friends web store. At 3" tall she's only a tiny little Miss ; made from Vintage long pile Upholstery Velvet - she was my absolute favourite out of the 4 friends , and she is now available at a special low price , so if you're interested pop straight over using the link. Kathy won't be adding any new bears until September due to her book writing / magazine commitments , but there are still some beautiful bears in the shop who can be adopted.

I've been a busy bee on the bear front too ; I was delighted to accept an invitation to exhibit at a brand new bear fair , "The Great Yorkshire Teddy Bear Event" which will be hosted at the Hilton Hotel , Sheffield on November 21st , 2010. This has been organised by Katherine Hallam (otherwise known as Katie Rae Bears) and apart from the artist bears on show there will be fund raising for Sheffield's Children's Hospital. I think there's a strong possibility we will stay at the venue for the preceding saturday night - it looks extremely well appointed , and has terraces and views along the Quayside - plus I have never visited Sheffield before! So a big hurrah for another quality bear fair!

Don't forget it's only 2 weeks to count down to the "Be My Valentine" online show . If you're not there you won't be square ... but you certainly won't be heart shaped either !! :0)

T.T.F.N , Ruth XX


Pauline said...

Ooh enjoy all the birthday celebrations Ruth, more expense just after Christmas!! The new fair sounds great and I think it will be a huge success. I couldn't accept as it is Alan's 60th birthday and my Dad's 80th both on the 23rd so we are doing something for that, a shame as it is local for me!

Happy bear making

Ruth said...

Hi Pauline ,
even if you can't go to the Sheffield Fair I'm glad I'll see you at the TBAE this year :0)
Well , I never would've guessed your hubby will turn 60 at the end of this year - must be all the bears keeping him young ! (No really , what's his secret !???!) :0)

Hugs for you both ,
Ruth xx

Bearly Sane said...

Good to see things are beginning to pick up in the UK ... a new bear event is a very encouraging sign! (Do you think I can retire now?)
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

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Pauline said...

It's me letting have an easy life Ruth so I'm the one who looks old ha ha ha. Thanks, his head will be big now!