Friday, 16 May 2008

Fun football and bears.

Hooray for summer ! The sunshine has given me a real boost and I've been spending a lot of time outdoors tidying the garden and sowing seeds , even hand sewing bears ! There's a delicious breeze that blows over from the pennines so that even when the sun is blazing there's usually a little cooling relief . I've had a busy week and Friday has come around very quickly. I went to Manchester on Wednesday ( day of the UEFA cup final ). My sisters were singing with a band in a Albert square where the council had put up a big screen for the fans. They were the pre match entertainment . We took the train into town and from the moment we got into Piccadilly station I wanted to go home! I hate crowds and this was the biggest I'd ever seen , there were 100,000 Rangers fans in M/CR that day , the roads were grid locked but not with traffic , with people! The police had relaxed the law on alcohol consumption in the street and the fans made easy work of drinking the city dry! I have to say that the atmosphere in Albert Square was amazing and the fans were all in good spirit. The band went down well and I eventually relaxed enough to enjoy myself but things soon turned sour when one of the big screens wouldn't work! As you can imagine there were some very angry people ! We made a quick dash to the station and got there just in time for the train to take us home to our peacefully quiet village. I know it's easy for me to say but there was lot of mistakes made that day and a lot of people out to make a quick buck selling alcohol and all because a few men are kicking a bit of leather around on some grass. Sorry I just don't get football! Anyway on a lighter note I've a new bear coming together nicely and should have some pics on Monday. Hope all is well , enjoy the sun and have a great weekend!! xx

Friday, 2 May 2008

Back with the bears.

Thank goodness ! Things have been busy around here lately and bear making was put on the back burner for a while but I'm back in production now and having fun with new patterns! I love the way that even a small pattern alteration can make a HUGE difference. Betty and Flo are my latest bears and I'm so pleased with them, they're a more sophisticated version of my very first bears. Flo is already for sale on eBay and Betty goes on at 9pm tonight . I'm in work today and so looking forward to the bank holiday weekend when I'll be spending time with family and friends . I hope you all have a great weekend - the sun is shining right now , hope it lasts! Hugs Ginie-Lee xx