Tuesday, April 29, 2008

California Screamin' and New Giveaway

Hi y'all!
Well, we survived...er...I mean "returned safely" from our trip to Disneyland with the grandkids. It was an Adventure...

It turns out we have a daredevil granddaughter who took a liking to the California Screamin' rollercoaster. (I kid you not...that's the name of the thing!) She rode it not once, not twice but SIX times in two days!

Of course, yours truly offered to capture the moment for posterity (i.e. take a photo from a safe distance away) while this incredibly terrifying ride takes off at what looks like the speed of light!

An unsuspecting auntie Katie offered to ride along on the first ride of the day and said afterwards: "Great NAME for that ride...I screamed at the top of my lungs the whole time!"Not even hugging your teddy bear would help you on California Screamin'!!

By the way, my favorite ride was Soarin' over California, so I must say I'm not a complete scaredy-cat. So there!

Here's a few giveaways for this month: (Be sure to leave a comment here or join our mailing list to be entered.)
1)A little pink pig from Quarry Critters:

2)A cutie little artist guy by Cheri Olney of Cher's Bears:

3) Deb Canham Little Gems Christmas Bunny:

And last but not least:

I'll have the drawing on the 21st of May during Mary Ann's next bear making class weekend.

And finally, as John Stewart would say, here's your "moment of zen":

(taken from the bluffs overlooking the beach near San Diego. We found a cool campground with this view...unbelieveble...25 bucks a night!) Enjoy!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Trish Is Still Blogging Stuff from Two Weeks ago

Hello fellow Teddy Bear lovers! Yes, this is me:I'm still recuperating from the Adventure (aka fallen into a period of extreme unmotivation & sidetrackedness) and I'm just now getting my act together enough to post a few more photos here on the blog.

Well, maybe it wasn't total unmotivation, as Mary Ann and I taught ourselves Continental knitting on Wednesday instead of doing bear stuff.

However, back on topic, here's a basket hare in process from the rabbit/bear class:

And two happy Hare Makers, BB & Julie, with Steve:
And BB with her wonderful purchase of an SS Admiral, a Laura Sanchez/Steve Schutt collaborative limited edition piece:
As soon as I steal (er, I mean, borrow with permission) some photos off of Laura's CD...which, by the way, is being copied for certain groupies as I type this thanks to my tech savvy personnel working in the back office...I will post more photos here.

Until then, a little pictoral of he who shall not be named...(which is what we call him when we don't want him to know we're talking about him)...getting ready for the upcoming road trip:Hey! Don't try to pawn off that little baby car on me, Nana!
I'm old enough to drive the real thing!
We'll be closed Wednesday April 16th and Saturday April 19th for our *hopefully* annual family trip to Disneyland, which this year will include 4 generations. (We will see how this one goes before we officially make it an annual shindig!)

Whoo Whee! I'll try to post "from the road"...maybe a Mickey Mouse sighting or something!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Credit where Credit is Due

Hi All,
Just a quick note to let everyone know that most of the photos that have been posted so far from Steve Schutt Adventure 2008 are courtesy of Laura Sanchez. Thanks Laura for agreeing...in advance...to my using them on the blog. And for being an awesome photographer. And I'm sorry I didn't give you credit sooner...my oversight!!
I will try to get a few more pics from the rabbit class posted soon.
Enjoy your Saturday!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Raffle Winner!!!


The winner of the Raffle Bear, Knut, was Linda R. from Texas! Thanks Linda for your generous donation and thank you to everyone who bought tickets for this drawing. We raised over $200 for the ACW. A great cause! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cat Class and Beyond

Ok, fellow teddy bear lovers and groupies...as Steve Schutt Adventure is still humming along...I have finally gotten my fatigued little fingers to blog...catching you up with day two of the cat/bear class and then a few pics from the Signing and Show on Sunday:Let's Make Cats!
Some of Steve's creations:
The consummate teacher:A happy bear: (with lunch)And The Mostly Artist Bears signing & show on Sunday:
Sandy Czaja
Mary Ann Neisz
Steve Schutt
Have some goodies...have some Chocolate!
Last, but not least, "Honorary Groupie"...rare photo... (thanks guys!)Stay tuned for Bunny Class Report, as Steve Schutt Adventure Continues....