Sunday, December 1, 2013

Stitching Memories

As we pulled Christmas decorations from the attic, I came across a box that held a sweet memory.



This little guy was one of my first sewing creations right after I purchased a sewing machine. Amazing that I saw the pattern in Family Circle Magazine, and thought, 'What a cute bear! I'm going to stitch that up!' 

I had zero fear...and a minute amount of sewing skills at that point. A thrilling combination, yes? :)

This tiny teddy is almost 20 years old. I guess he's not that tiny. He sits almost a foot tall.

His head has always been a bit tilted, though I feel it gives him character. His arms articulate. I remember using a very long needle and very strong thread, criss-crossing through his body from limb to limb. 

Honestly, I'm surprised he's held together. 

Although, perhaps his stitches haven't popped...because he was created with a great deal of love. 

What is your favorite Christmas creation?

Happy December!


Sidenote:  My domain name will expire in a couple of months. I'm seriously contemplating not renewing it. If that happens, I will shut down this blog entirely...and remove the content. If you want any of the AG Doll Patterns, it's a good idea to grab them now. 

6 comments:

  1. I love your bear Larri. He's held together because he was made with a ton of love (and absolutely no fear!)

    I'll be sorry to see your blog go.....

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    1. Thanks, Shay! Kinda wish I still had that no fear. I got a lot more accomplished with that. LOL

      Alas, I just feel as I have no words any longer. I dunno. I'm still pondering the whole thing. Glad I have yours to keep me inspired!

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  2. What a cute little bear with so many wonderful memories. :)

    I hate to see your blog go. :( Is there any way you could leave it on blogger and just let the domain expire?

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    1. Thanks, Angie! He does have a lot of memories for me. Funny how that works. I can remember sitting at my kitchen table cutting out the pieces, stitching the little guy up, and stuffing him. I also remember how happy I was to watch him evolve & felt like he even took on a personality as his face appear. I imagine God felt/feels the same as He creates. :)

      Good idea about blogger! Thanks! I'm still figuring it out what to do. Sigh.

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  3. Oh no! I haven't visited in a while (anyone for that matter) and am so sad to see you may shut your blog down. Your bear is adorable!

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    1. Hi, Barbie! Thanks for your sweet words. I'm still undecided. Praying about it. Perhaps I just need to shift the focus of the blog to where my heart & He is leading. ;) Thanks for visiting!

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