Larry and I decorated a small tree for Grandma Vivian with all the Christmas decorations she had made over the years. I put her favorite dolly underneath the tree, and it looked so adorable that she wanted to keep it up all year. I convinced her that the CNAs would think we pretty lazy if we let that happen, so I promised her a seasonal tree (because, you know, I really just don't have enough to do. lol)
We were cleaning out more of Grandma's stuff at Dad's house when I came across a whole box of these tiny little bears. I took them home, stabilized some red velvet with tear-away, then figured out how to do a "combi" stitch on my new Bernina. Fortunately that turned out to be very easy.
I drew the hearts right on the stabilizer and cut them out, then I hot-glued some red floss to each heart and tied them onto the bears. Now I have a whole army of adorable little Valentine bears to put on her tree, with a few left over for a matching wreath.
Too bad the Bernina doesn't have a shamrock embroidery option. I'm not above flogging a good idea to death; I even have bears left over. I wonder what the original plan was for all those bears?