The roses have been so beautiful this year ... a moment to enjoy these most radiant of flowers is perfume for the soul. Sitting in my deckchair, with sun warming my skin as my dogs play tug together on the lawn, has been a joy since Polly's little sister Betty came to live with us just over a week ago.
At nine weeks old, she is the prettiest and cheekiest of puppies, full of fun, mischief and love. She and Polly have quickly become good friends, eating, sleeping and playing boisterously together. As you can imagine, my bear crafting time has been considerably interrupted by this sweet new arrival, so for the time being, I will need to steal creative moments while she naps!
So, new teddy bears may be slow to appear in the weeks to come, but please bear with me ... I have succeeded in cutting out and pinning a big traditional boy bear from beautiful gold mohair this week, so progress is being made, albeit at a leisurely pace. In fact, both my girls are fast asleep while I write, so I will sign off now and tiptoe up to my sewing machine ...