Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Valentine Bears

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?

6 comments:

Barb said...

Those bears are adorable!!!

Mary said...

Susan, she had them "just in case" she needed them for a gift! or to have on hand for you to decorate with! :)

Quilt Kitty said...

It looks like the baby bear army of love Susan & what could be better than that. Gorgeous! Tracee xx

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Susan! Aaaaawwwww ... Look at all those cute little bears! Lovely way to brighten Grandma Vivien's room for her for Valentines Day ... Although ... It's ALWAYS a good time to have bears around to cheer you up! Tee! Hee! Hee! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Sue-Anne said...

Very cute Susan, I'm sure she will love them.

Faye said...

Hi Susan,love your bears, you could give him a little green hat ,or a a felt cutout of a shamrock to hold for St Paddies day.Check SF to sew the name tag I made with a similar bear several years ago also.