Wednesday, 15 September 2021


Oh! what a week last week was and what a difference this one has been in contrast. As promised here's a photo of my completed 13 Memory bears..


Every one is different but they each have a panel in red tartan because the lady they are to remember was Scottish...I really loved making them and my customer was thrilled with them all.

I didn't make them alone though....

My darling hubby stepped up to help and sat stuffing their tummies....he was sacked when it came to stuffing arms and legs because quality control could see he was struggling to do it to standard [I'm a perfectionist when it comes to my bears].

We had a really lovely day working together and many giggles were shared between's what life should be filled with.

My bear making didn't end there though because, before I'd finished, I was brought a nurse's uniform to make a Memory bear out of....she had just qualified as a nurse and wanted to remember the years of hard work she had put in to get there.....I remember all too well how much effort goes into qualifying as a nurse and of course they have also had to cope with Covid over the last 18 months as well.

For those who like to know, my Memory bear count is now up to will be 500 before I know it :-) :-)

I've treated myself to some new tools this week.  Having seen all the lovely crochet Kate does over there in Spain I really longed to do some but my aging hands struggle with my old crochet hooks.  I found this set on the internet and ordered it Saturday night...I'm pleased to say it arrived on Sunday morning and the hooks are so much easier to use for me....The pattern on the right is what I'm playing with and I'm really enjoying renewing my love of crochetting.....I used to crochet for a shop in Shrewsbury many years ago :-)

The last thing I'm sharing with you today is a little canvas Lulu painted for me to go on my sewing room wall of memories this week....I love how she has blended the paint colours [choosing my favourite colours] and that she has masked out the A and added a little teddy for me.

That's all from me for this week.  I've had no sewing so far this week so hope to be able to visit rather more of you this week.
Annie x


Anne said...

So many bears - how lovely that DH helped you and you had such fun! G helps me at times when I am prepping for class- so lucky to have him. Love the canvas made by Lulu, such gifts are so precious. Take care. Anne x 10

Lynn Holland said...

I love the thought of your bears being all over the country giving comfort and joy to so many folk Annie and look at hubby happily helping out. He’s a good ‘un. Aren’t we lucky to have them.
Have a good week dear friend. We are off to the caravan again late next week so I’m hoping to have done a bit of something at the desk before we trundle off again
Lynn xxx

Lynnecrafts said...

So glad to see you’ve done neatly 500 bears. That’s a lot of comfort, Annie.
Enjoy your crocheting as well. I went back to it after many years of knitting and I’m well end truly hooked! If you need a longer hook for any project, I can recommend the Addi Swing Maxi ones. Very comfortable.
Take care and happy WOYWW
Lynnecrafts 3

Helen said...

I can't believe you sacked the hubby !! They all turned out fab . What lovely way for the nurse to remember her training too Helen #7

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Looks like you've both had a busy week and the bears are gorgeous. Look forward to seeing how you get on with the crochet. Have a lovely creative woyww. Hugs, Angela x5x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well done Lulu, the canvas is brilliant with some lovely personla touched too! The pic of Doddy made me smile, we have good blokes for husbands dont’ we? G and Rhys came up trumps when I was sewing the scrubs bags, we were a good production team. Lovely bears again this week, blimey you’ll be to 500 before you turn around. Does the Royal Mail bring your new wadding orders in an articulated lorry??! LOlL
Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

Elizabeth said...

Don't your bears look particularly fabulous when pictured altogether like that. Gorgeous. And it's good to know you and your assistant have so much fun together. The nurse's bear is fab too. Your new crochet hooks look good, as does the pattern. Look forward to seeing the finished project. Have a great week. Hugs to you both. Ellie xx #23

Sarah Brennan said...

What a lovely canvas from Luna to help decorate your workspace Annie. Great the DH was able to keep you company and help stuffing bears too. Nearly 500 is an amazing number. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #8

Neet said...

Lulu's canvas is fabulous! What a lovely idea it is to begin with and how beautifully it is executed.
Congrats on the bears. That's a lot of bears!
Hugs, Neet 1 x

ps my first teabag book is at
can't find my others

Empire of the Cat said...

Love all your bears, they are extra special with a touch of tartan on them, so nice that your DH helped with the production too. Always nice to have help, and it's always nice to get new tools. The hooks should help, they look very ergonomic. Happy WOYWW! Elle #11 this week

Catriona said...

Well done on all those bears at once.The picture of your lovely husband made me smile right back at him! Your personalised sign is amazing and what a talent Lulu has. Happy sewing!

Spyder said...

500 memory bears!! My goodness you bneed a Gold Star!! Well done to hubby too, he tried his best! Lovely picture of the children too, back to skool! Happy WOYWW! Stay Safe, Keep crafting ((Lyn)) #22

Lillianb said...

Such a lot of bears and all lovely. Memory bears are lovely and a great comfort, Its great you are able to crochet again and enjoy, Lulu's painting is lovely,

Take care stay safe and have a lovely week

Lilian B #19

Crafting With Jack said...

It’s nice to have help,but sometimes it is better todo it yourself 😊. Enjoy your weekend Angela #2