Friday, September 23, 2016

Biltmore Estate

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Hi, M&D were at Biltmore Estate last week and they went to Cedric's Tavern for a late lunch.

These are the beautiful sculptures of Cornelia and Cedric outside the restaurant.  Cornelia was the only child born to George and Edith Vanderbilt.  The family dog, Cedric (which the tavern is named after), was Mr. Vanderbilt's pride and joy.
Upon entering the restaurant there is a beautiful showcase which displays Cedric's collar.  The tag says "Cedric" Vanderbilt.  It is 33 inches around, Cedric was a Saint Bernard, weighing 230 pounds, now that was quite a family pet.
The walls are adorned with wonderful pictures of the family and Cedric, friends with Cedric, and young Cornelia with her puppy.
We have yearly passes for the estate, so we are there many times during the year and usually do the house tour at Christmas.  Downstairs are the kitchens, pantries, staff dining rooms, etc.  And there, like another household, is a gate which has printed on it - "Cedric's Gate", and yes, it closes off the kitchens.

Wishing you a very nice weekend.
Heaps of Hugs
Prudence


Friday, September 16, 2016

It's offical

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Hi Guys, big news, Mom is writing a book of short stories from our adventures.
"Three Bears & A Vulture"

She has the introduction done, and the first story.  It's not about us but about her and our brother
Rizzo.  But then it's "all about us" after that story.
(Flora, Rizzo, and LuLu)

I'll see you next Friday.


Here is our September Ornament from
Miss Staci Ann just keeps creating and surprising us with bee-u-tee-ful ornaments each month.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence

Friday, September 9, 2016

Now what?

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Oh boy, here we go again, it's ornament making time.  So, LuLu & Flora have been super sweet these last few days (they don't fool me, they know exactly what they are doing), and Mom is going to cave in and let them help with the September ornie.

See you next Friday.
Hugs
Prudence


Friday, September 2, 2016

There's a mouse in the house....

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Mom was busy while I was at camp, here is
 Cindi-Lou
and Kathi-Ann
Mom made them for a friend in Colorado and her SIL in New Jersey.
They are a Soft In The Head pattern that Mom altered some from her many years of teddy bear making.  Aren't they cute?

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence

Friday, August 26, 2016

I'm back.....

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Hi, Everybeary, I'm back home and enjoying catching up on all the activities up here in our craft room.
Camp was wonderful and we are filled up for Summer 2017, but there will be a new bunk house built so that more new bears can stay, one bunk house for boys, one for girls.  There are future plans for a new "cub house" too but not sure if that will be ready for next summer.  Everybeary had a great time and the little cubs, who cried when their bearents left them on that first day, cried even more when it was time to say goodbye.  It's tough, we see each other once a year, spend several weeks together and then in a flash it's time for our goodbyes.  There are lots of stories, but...what happens at camp - stays at camp.  Giggle.

So, I hear that Vlad did a wonderful job posting, and LuLu & Flora were at their peak at being nasty little bears.  But, honestly, I missed them bunches, and when they saw me walk into the house.....here is what it looked like
Heaps of Hugs
Prudence

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Miss Good Witch
is now available in our Etsy Shop
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Friday, August 19, 2016

August Ornament

It's Funny Friday
by Vlad

Hello, my pretties, Happy Friday. 
 Here is our Ornament Girls August ornament, Mom says she thinks of watermelon when she looks at it.
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This little sweetie came for a visit
to watch Dad grilling on Saturday.
Hugs,
Vlad
Prudence will be back next Friday, I think she will be posting about camp and things that are being made in our craft room.  See you next time.....


Friday, August 12, 2016

Why I have been so quiet....

It's Funny Friday
by ???

Busy, busy, busy... I have been working on this

a gift for my neighbor's Mom, celebrating a birthday.  Crew is "Grandmom's" grandpuppy and they are so in love with each other.  So, I took a Doreen Frost pattern and a photo of Crew and punched his picture.  I mounted it on a cigar box (neighbors have a tobacco shop) and Elaine punched the last few stitches of the background.  Now it is a work by family and friend.
Crew

And this....


another Doreen Frost pattern.  And there is more, but not quite completed yet.