Sunday, 16 March 2014

Patricia's bear and the pier at Teignmouth.

Brilliant when a plan comes together.

Better still when a box of bits becomes a teddy bear again.

This little bear you saw a couple of posts ago. She came over the bridge to be repaired. I must say she  wasn't an easy project.
It wasn't a case of bundling bits in and sewing everything up again.  She will be going home with everything she came with and a little more. Eye's too.
It must be every repairer's nightmare when something you are repairing falls to bits in your hands.
You might remember this photo.

Frankie de tabby kept a good eye on all the repairs.

Working on the bear, Frank demanded attention at every critical moment, always when I had managed to glue my fingers together. I so love my cat.

I love a happy ending.

Happy days, after all the rain, the sun has returned.

Temperatures are up and Magnolia tree's are in bloom.

It was low tide on the beach this morning, giving everyone the chance to walk onto the sandbanks that are normally under water. 

It also gave everyone a better view of the pier.  It was built in 1865. The last Winter storm just about finished it off.

It's all closed off at the moment, no entry, it would be a good thought it can be repaired.
What is a seaside town without it's pier ?

Or without a sandy beach to dig in, eh, Freya.

Lots of love to our daughter Karina who with luck should be out of hospital tomorrow.

Hope everyone has a great week and the sun keeps shining.


Old Kitty said...

Awww wishing Karina all the best and sending her many positive happy thoughts!

Awww Patricia's bear came to the bestest place ever. She looks amazing! Well done Frankie for all your wonderful supervision!

So glad the weather has finally calmed down! Yay for spring. Take care

Joanna said...

You miracle worker, you. What a beautiful bear, all dressed up. Yeah, cats are pests. I'm ready for some beach time, too, Freya!

MyCretanlife said...

Hope karina is feeling better, I didn't realise she was in hospital. Not paying attention again. You have made a wonderful job of that bear mate.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Fantastic job of saving the cute. Get well wishes to your daughter.

WoolenSails said...

That is unbelievable, you did a beautiful job on restoring the poor teddy and I know her owner will be thrilled. It looks like you are getting beautiful weather too, at least we did this weekend, but I think some more storms are coming this week.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your love fixed the bear!! You did it, and we knew you could! Because thats what you do! You know every bears heart that comes from Soggibottom,,,,!!!
Oh how we now wish for Karina to get better- if only you could fix her too!

Sue said...

The owner of that bear will be thrilled.

Hope they can repair the pier.

That Magnolia is stunning. Always think of my mum when I see one, as it was her favourite.

Hope your daughter is home soon.

Molly the Airedale said...

The teddy looks fabulous! You did one brilliant job!
We're sending lots of positive vibes for Karina!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

WendyCarole said...

The bear looks lovely. :) You are clever no chance of you fixing Teignmouth pier I suppose :(

Best wishes to Karina and purrs from Tia to you all.

Unknown said...

Wonderful job and she looks fabulous. We are so enjoying the lovely weather too. Have a marvellous Monday and Happy St Patrick's Day.
Best wishes Molly

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Sending get well vibes to Karina, brave girl.
Must have been a nightmare trying to mend a sheepskin bear, but the end result is brilliant! Bear looks very happy with her new outfit and feels years younger, no doubt!

Christine said...

Looking soooooo much better and healthier,
And hope Karina is doing well too.

Beyond the a Fog Dish said...

Your a bear saver! I sm in awe you were able to fix her up. Hope your daughter is coming home soon. As for magnolias... Sore spot here. Last yr ours has early buds. This year it us still under a ft of snow :S

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

The bear looks awesome. Wishing you all the luck of the Irish today!

~Laurie~ said...

Best wishes to Karina!

Caroline B said...

You really are a miracle worker! Bear looks amazing.

Hugs to Karina xxx

Sue Doran said...

You clever thing! Amazing result on the bear :-)

Heckety said...

oh the bear looks good! Why didn't you glue Frankie to your toes and he could have had all the attention he needed when your hands were busy!!!
Hope the pier get repaired, they are such a very English thing- we used to love visiting piers as a treat when we were children in UK as you just don't get them here. And there's not as many as there used to be for sure.

Allie said...

You are a miracle worker, Midge!!! That bear looks good as new. Loved the pics of the bear in Belize....wish I was there that you have flowers, and sun, and that Soggibottom kept her feet dry.