Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It's been a long time ................

A very long absence from my blog for a myriad of reasons, life, caring for an increasingly frail husband, health issues and that precious thing called 'time'.

I started my blog in 2008, seems such a very long time ago, we were still living in Cape Town before the epic move across the world with four cats and lots of craft supplies. Some nine years later and only one of my old kitties still with us, we have settled into our lives in rural Cambridgeshire. A few regrets perhaps and I still miss my special friends from all those years ago but we are blessed with many things. My two little granddaughters have brought much joy into our lives, we have acquired two new rescue kitties and are enjoying exploring the beautiful countryside around us. Our most recent visit was to Anglesey Abbey on a rather cold day but I managed to take some pictures of the beautiful gardens and the house.





I have been busy creating bears for shows Some pictures of my handful of bears, all adopted and living in various parts of the world.

Octavia

 Rosabelle

 Tansy

Some more 'beary' news. We have made a somewhat difficult and sad decision to discontinue our web page so the blog beckons for promoting our creations. We will continue to sell on E-Bay, Etsy and at shows in the UK. All the bears presently listed as 'available for adoption' have been reduced in price until mid May when I will start winding down the web page and its contents.

Planning to attend the two Huglets shows in London this year as well as the new show at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire.  Plenty of stitching ahead and time to start thinking of designs.

Until next time ............



To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common....
...........this is to be my symphony.


William Henry Channing

2 comments:

Claudia said...

Hello, dear Wendy,
so lovely to hear from you again!
Your bears are wonderful , sorry to hear, you close your webpage, but I hope, if you do new bears, you wil show them on your Blog!
Have a lovely week and a lovely time,
looking forward to get more news :O)
Love and hugs to you, Claudia xo

Wendy Chamberlain said...

Thank you Claudia for the warm welcome back to blogging!

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