Monday, February 22, 2010

Posties Been

It is still raining here in North Queensland and rather grey but the day sure brightened up when I discovered a package in the letterbox all the way from Tasmania!  Here are pictures of the little treasure I found inside !

I am one of the lucky winners of Linda Benson's give away !  Thank you Linda for this sweet Benson Bear !  His little face has the most charming expression and his tiny leather nose is perfect. I love him!
and here he is sitting on the bookcase in my sewing room with another couple of Benson Pals! Hope your Monday has been a happy one too!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

After the Valentine

A big THANK YOU to Sandi Smith of Bearly Sane for another successful TBACA Valentine online show last weekend.  Sandi's close attention to detail and organising skills are what make the show such a pleasure for both collectors and artists alike.  The Valentine show is also a fund raiser for the Free the Bears Fund.  Artists donate a bear for Bobo's Booth and all proceeds from the sale of the donated bears go directly to the Fund to help support rescued Sun Bears in Cambodia. Bobo's Booth is still open so do drop by to see some great bears waiting for adoption.


 This was my 'Bear for Bobo' his name is DinDin. I really had fun creating him along with his cart full of fruit!  He has been adopted by Leslie.


and this is Stefano, a rather happy chap at 6 inches (15cm) tall carrying his Valentine Rose and still looking for his special someone!
Cherrio for now,

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lots Of Rain

 Heres a photo of a corner of our front garden in a very wet state ... waiting to see what low rated cyclone Olga was going to do ! Lot's of people in the supermarkets here buying noodles and such like food ...being prepared ? ! Our power did go out for a short time ... but not long enough for the fridge to defrost !  (we did buy a generator after Larry so we were feeling pretty independant until we discovered we didn't have enough fuel to run the b..... thing!).  Well she moved south and caused a lot of havoc there too, good havoc generally with a lot of rain, maybe too much in some places because some people lost their lives, swept away in sudden flood waters while enjoying a simple picnic in a perceived safe spot and in contrast a year to the day of the terrible fires in Victoria which no Australian will ever forget ! What an amazing and beautiful country we live in!!!