Wednesday, November 24, 2010

to you all...

Enjoy family, friends and the spirit of the day.....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Nothing like a little blue bird to bring a little cheer to my life.
Couldn'tbe happier with these these fellas...we will post when our Holiday Update will be very soon...
I just got my box of luscious mohair yesterday. This one is going to be so special ...a big 28" one. Check out the vintage rexine pads.
I saw this mohair in Baltimore but it was only a small piece. As luck would have it, they had a larger piece in California. Yipee!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

todays walk

Today is rainy and unseasonably warm for November, but seeing this little fella on the road was, well.. ok, so what season is this. Perhaps he was looking for a comfortable place to spend the holidays, but the middle of our dirt road was definitely NOT it. He is now residing in a bed of leaves. Ahhh, Pat to the rescue.
I have been working all day today on lots of fun Holiday pieces. I'm very happy with the results and will make pictures tomorrow. After all, I've been busy rescuing frogs .

Saturday, November 20, 2010

a good day

I dont know what it is about the hunt, but I really do enjoy "finding" ... I go for a walk, I pick up acorns, or rose hips, sometimes pieces of wood, a stone, anything really. I go shopping, I pick up pennies on the sidewalk. My friend and I went for an outing yesterday, and this is what I came home with. Not bad I'd say, although I didnt find these laying on the road or sidewalk. I shouldnt bring anything more into the house, but sometimes you just cant help yourself. I just like collecting things...I love the old velveteen animals, and these are just the cutest! The little clowns are for my friend Jody who will make them into something special.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

These are the bears that are traveling to their new homes this week. Thank you all for your kind emails and calls...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hunt Valley Show

In my fog, forgetting to take pictures of my booth remain a mystery to me...this is the only one I have.... amazing how the brain doesn't function well on only a few hours of sleep. Time gets away from you when you're chatting with customers..
Here are a few teds that came back home...
A sweet little boy came to his 2nd bear show... we love you Silas...
Yummy mohair....
How cute are these mice... made by my Dutch artist friend, Marjan Jorritsma

Monday, November 15, 2010

Murphy Bears hit the road... our trip to Baltimore Bear Show

Sunny, sunny, sunnny.. the weather was great, and look at the color that was still lingering thru the hills of Pennsylvania
We stopped at this wonderful tavern and B/B in Pa. We've always admired it from the turnpike, and after 15 years , we finally stopped.
Here's a bit of info about it..
and Tommy made a friend.....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Maryland bound....

These are some of the guys and gals that are coming to the Hunt Valley Show this weekend.
So much fun getting ready for the holidays a bit early. Hope to see some of you there....

Sunday, November 7, 2010

and the race has begun..

Things are finally beginning to come together in my studio. These are a sampling of the teds that I have been working on for the Holiday Hunt Valley Show in Maryland that is coming up Novemeber 13th. So much to do, so little time.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

More of the November garden

The zinnia transformation after our hard frost...
Goldenrod along our fenceline..
and the asparagus has turned a beautiful shade of gold.
fallen apples that the deer will get tonite...

Shades of November

Here are a few more shots of our backyard this week.. The goldfinches have picked the sunflowers clean...
The last rose .. in Novemeber, can you believe?
The Kale is going gang-busters... I will have to post a super easy receipe for kale chips...later..
The burning bush was spectacular, now these berries are waiting for some hungry bird.
The wren has left for warmer places...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

a cold clear day in Michigan. Our sunny days are numbered this time of year. Day 1 of November...beautiful.
Only 29 more to go... if they could all be like this one, I would be such a happy gal .
perfect for hanging out sheets. I love the smell of line-dried bedding. It brings me back to simpler times and makes me realize how fortunate I am to live out here in the country.

This is my favorite set of sheets, and I had a little tear. I refuse to toss them, they're so soft and comfortable. So I made this cute patch that makes me laugh alot. Simple pleasures...