Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bear Share!

Here is a Holiday bear I made, he's red and festive and this is the first time I really tried the whole facial needle sculpting thing. :)

Also, let me say, I truly appreciate the concern people have expressed for my absence.

2009 has possibly been the worst year I've had in a long time. Here's what went wrong this year:

1. One of my best friend's father's unexpectedly died at 54 (from, essentially, bronchitis, so please please, if you have a lingering cough, get it checked and watch it closely)

2. My sister's husband, who we all thought was perfect (and all his friends and family thought this too), turned out to be a pedophillic, cheating jerk (I'm truly refraining my language here)

3. My boyfriend, who up until even the very day before, had been claiming he loved me... dumped me because he is going to leave for grad school in 8 months and may need to sleep with other people.

4. Grandma had a heart attack

5. AND I've been in and out of the hospital a lot with quite a few 'undiagnosable' maladies, and stuck with more needles than I care to think about.

Between funerals, broken hearts and hospitals... I'm feeling very spread thin emotionally... so... I say, BRING ON 2010!!!! I've had enough of this 2009 business.

Despite all of that, I am thankful to have found a wonderful community in the Teddy Bear folk, you guys have really given me something to look forward to everyday. I love reading your blogs.

I am also thankful for friends and family and their love and support... and I'm thankful for knowing these are all things that, while horrible, are things I am strong enough to make it through.

But... seriously.... I'm done with 2009!


  1. i'm really sorry you've had such a hard time of it,and well done for not letting it all beat you down,i sincerely hope 2010 is much better for you
    as for your bear,for a first attempt at sculpting,you've done an excellent job,its a beautiful bear,keep at it
    sandra x

  2. hi Heather!

    It is nice to read you. First of all, let me tell you that this bear with needle sculpted face has the sweetest face ever and the cheekier expression ever. I love him very very much! Plus you chose a great colour for the fur.
    Now after I read all things that turned wrong in your life, I just feel wordless. It really is a lot happening the same year and i can understand it has been an horrible time.
    Life can be so unfair... Now we are there to try to cheer you up and I do hope this is helpful. Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done to change the past so we can just do the best for 2010 to be a better and more enjoyable year.
    You are a wonderful person and i am glad to know you, even if it is only through our blogs. Maybe one day will come when we can meet for real... In the meanwhile, i will try to visit your blog as often as possible, which will always be a pleasure as I love your little furry critters!
    All the best,
    Lots of bear hugs,

  3. Hi Heather, I'm so sorry to hear about 2009 being so ruff a year for you, it wasn't that great for me either....All we can hope for is that 2010 is much much better! That bear is adorable I love the shaggy fur and his face is incredible very detailed, give him a hug for me!!! Hugs, Jennifer

  4. Ohhhhh, goodness!!! Heather, you certainly have had a full plate this year! I'm sending lots of 'bear hug' energy in hopes that 2010 will be much lighter.
    Heaps of Hugs,
    P.S. I can't wait until the mail comes on Friday--I'm sure my 2 girls will be excited, too!

  5. Hi the little red bear, he's delightful.
    Sorry you have joined the group of "Roll on 2000 and tenors"...been a lot of them around this year.
    Try and stay positive, we all have hilltop days and valley days...take away the valleys and their would be no hills.
    Warmest hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

  6. Oh my goodness Heather you have had a hard time of it! I'm sure 2010 will be a much brighter and happier year for you. Stay positive. Love the bear, he's gorgeous!
    Hillary Rose

  7. Some you win....
    Some you don't!
    Then you get on with the rest of your life x x x 21st December is nearly here, for me that means nearer to Spring x x x

  8. Sorry to hear that Heather, 2009 has been a bad year for a lot of people, myself included - nowhere near what has happened to you.

    Sending you hugs from over here in England.

    Your Red bear is gorgeous, I just want to pick him up and cuddle him!!

  9. Hi Heather sorry to hear you have had a rough year but you are sounding very positive and looking in the right direction "forward" keep going. Hugs Raewyn xox

  10. Thank you, everyone, for the kind words... it seems like many, many people are ready for 2009 to be done!

  11. awww, I've been remiss in visiting blogs.... what a shitty year ...s'cuse my French!!!

    Roll on 2010 ... may it be a much better year! good riddance to the boyfriend. there are many better ones out there.....

  12. I'm so sorry to hear about your sucky 2009 - yes! bring on the new year! I'll send you some of my good luck I've been stashing away for a rainy day:)

  13. Hi Heather,

    So sorry to hear that you have had such a rough year.
    I am sure that 2010 will be a great year for you.
    I love your new red bear, looks adorable.

    Wishing you heartfelt Greetings, happy holidays and bountiful blessings.