me & a couple of the guys ...
what hams !
I just hate having my photograph taken but they insisted...
& you know, just as well as I do,
how persuasive teddy bears can be when they make thier minds up about something ...!
... anyway, as I was saying ....
I made my first teddy
bear only a few years ago in 1996.
I have made literally hundreds of bears since then.
They now live all the way from Tokyo to Toronto ... & back again!
In that time
I have grown to respect & admire
the tremendous power of the teddy bear .
I've seen them incite laughter
& instill a sense of the silly
in an otherwise far too serious world.
I've seen friendships inspired between what has seemed like the most unlikely people ...
all because of a teddy bear.
& teddy bear people, too ... of course !!!
Here's me again with a batch of bruins
at the Linda Mullin's Show in SanDiego, August 2000 !!
Now there was a great bunch of bear folk ........ !!!!
Gallery of Bears
Mum the "Knitter"