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Trying to Get That Fall Feeling & Some Thanks

After a week of 90+ temperatures here in northern Illinois, it feels cool this morning, and now finally, those cozy fall feelings can kick in.

Such strange weather we have had.  It’s been hotter in mid September than it had been during the entire summer!  And oh my, is it ever crispy out there.  I’m afraid the leaves won’t turn color; they will simply shrivel up and fall to the ground.

I received the sweetest gift for my girls, and want to tell you about it.  A couple of weeks ago, out of the blue, Carolyn sent me a Facebook message.  She asked if she could send me something she made for me.  Surprised?  Tickled pink?  Disbelief?  Yes, yes, and yes.  I felt all those things.

I really had no idea what the surprise was going to be.  Since I shared some yarn dying information with Carolyn, I thought maybe she was sending me a bit of yarn she had dyed.

When the box arrived, and I saw her return label and sticker, I thought “not possible”, but I must admit I got a LOT more excited to get the box opened.  It was packed with such care and included so many lovely touches:  little cards, a hand written note, bookmark, and even tea.  Finally, I opened the organza drawstring bag, and I think I gasped.  Carolyn sent me one of her hand made mohair bears!  She is perfectly sized for my dolls, and her name is Ivy.  That wasn’t all either, nestled in tissue paper was a peach velvet pumpkin which looked like Cinderella’s to me.  Well, yes, I think I felt like Cinderella too!

Carolyn’s gift was truly a surprise; I didn’t know Carolyn made bears.  What a generous gift, and I will treasure my little Ivy, and her story, always.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, thank you, Carolyn! ❤

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Amelia Thimble had the honor of meeting Ivy before anyone else.

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Looking into Ivy’s eyes I can tell she has an old soul and a gentle temperament.  Whenever one of my girls needs extra love, Ivy will be there for them, I am sure of it.

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Alice was second to make Ivy’s acquaintance.

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Then, it was Patience’s turn.  The others are still waiting for their big day when they can hold and hug Ivy.  Soon, my dears!

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If you’d like to visit Carolyn’s beautiful website and see her other bears, here is the link.  BTW, she has a nice selection awaiting adoption.  Won’t you give one of Carolyn’s bears a loving home?  I think your girls would be “over the moon” with a new teddy to call their own.

Have a nice day, my friends.

From my girls, Ivy, and myself, sending you all some warm fuzzies.

❤ ❤ ❤

 

 

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Happy National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day to all of our fur babies!

Right now mine is burrowed (chihuahuas love to burrow) under his super soft blanket on a super soft pillow.  He’s had breakfast and some little treats, and now it’s time for a nap.  What a life!

His new hangout is the bay window in the kitchen.  He loves to snooze on his cheetah printed pillow.  I love those tiny paws!  I took this in the afternoon when the sunshine warmed up his “spot”.

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Here are two of my favorite puppy shots from years ago.  My tiny baby with my daughter from his first springtime.  Gosh, he was all ears.

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And, this was a shot in a lifetime.  He only stayed on G’s back for a second, and this only happened once . . . ever.

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I hope all of you puppy parents are enjoying the day with your cuddly fur babies.

Bye for now, my friends! ❤