Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Busy "Christmas" Weekend...

Hi Everyone...
Thought I would share a couple of photos...the first one is my Christmas Mantle, the 2008 version. I decided to get an early start on the decorating this year. I want to enjoy a little baking with my grandson...he really wants to make a gingerbread house this year..., listen to Christmas music, do a little stress-free shopping??? Is that possible???

Remember this bear?

The next picture is the completed version in Teddy Bear & Friends Magazine, Nov/Dec 2008. (and on my mantle)! A wonderful friend over at "Teddy Talk" emailed a pic for me and is sending me a copy of the magazine. For some reason, we are not getting the issues now in Calgary...very frustrating when you want to send it to family. I am in the process of trying to get a few extra copies. UPDATE: I have copies coming next week!
If you do have this issue, it is a keeper...there are many wonderful artists in it. Eleven of us did the Christmas Carols...I don't make bears as often as I used to and so this was a fun piece to do.

Have a great week!


TattingChic said...

WOW! How exciting it must be to have your work published in a magazine! The bear is adorable and your mantle is an absolutely fabulous winter wonderland! :)

Nancy said...

Thank-you so much Tatting is very exciting. I am always humbled and quietly proud when I receive recognition. I only jump up and down at home...really!!

I appreciate all of your kind words.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Nancy

Donna O'Brien said...

Woo-hoo! I'd be singing Christmas carols, too!!! SO exciting!!! And he's darling.

Draffin Bears said...

Love your mantle Nancy and what delightful Christmas bears and treasures.

Enjoy your Christmas baking with your Grandson, a gingerbread house will be exciting.
Also hope that your shopping is stress free.


Nancy said...

Thank-you so much Donna and Carolyn. I will take pics of the before, during and after of the gingerbread will be fun and I'm thinking a bit messy!

Shopping is going to be fun this year! We are keeping it very simple.


Lorrie said...

Your mantle is beautiful. I love the frame. And your bear - congratulations on the publication.

I hope you're enjoying the early taste of winter!


TinyBear said...

I love your mantle Nancy. So decorative - I wish I had a mantle too. And I just love that little bear too. I really enjoyed the mag. and seing your bear in it.
Many hugs, Tina

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Congratulations Nancy! That is wonderful to see your sweet bear in print.

I can check to see if the Chapter's here has the magazine. They usually have them quite quickly. I will let you know.

Your mantle is stunning. I hope to get some decorating done this weekend. It is nice to be able to enjoy the season and not just rush, rush, rush. You look like you have it all under control this year.

Happy Baking! ~ Karen

...Miss..Maddie's... said...

The mantle is lovely!The bears are adorable and express our inner child lovingly. Congrats on being published it is one of my favorite magazines.

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