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name that bear

January 30, 2021

ta da!

arms are meant to hug with

the button joints are a little large but they were available

a picnic in the woods will have to wait for better weather

and although they are Canadian bears – it’s too wet outside!

proudly wearing his new, red velvet vest

the fabric is a scrap from a skirt I made in home economics class in high school

lined with indigo dyed silk, with an antique button

now all bear needs is a name and then a monogram on his hankie

(daughter-in-law Kathie – how about Gilbert? – better ask James)

23 Comments leave one →
  1. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    January 31, 2021 3:58 am

    He is beautiful! I thought of Boris too but if it doesn’t suit him it doesn’t. I hope he gives you hugs as well as his beary friends!


  2. lagriccia permalink
    January 31, 2021 3:14 am

    I would have suggested Bruno, typical name for Italian bears! Maybe for a brother?!?


    • January 31, 2021 10:58 am

      Blandina – well, I think a sister comes next but I’ll add Bruno to the list for any future companions.


  3. January 31, 2021 1:25 am

    I know you are Canadian but how about Bernie.


  4. January 30, 2021 8:20 pm

    Awww πŸ₯° that’s precious πŸ’


  5. January 30, 2021 5:13 pm

    Love your new family member – and yes maybe he should have a sister…


    • January 30, 2021 10:49 pm

      Catherine – named after son’s much treasured dog both he and granddaughter would like a little sister – in the future!

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  6. emilysuzanna permalink
    January 30, 2021 3:06 pm

    He is beautiful! ❀️


  7. Kathy permalink
    January 30, 2021 3:00 pm

    I think James would be honored if you called your new bear Gilbert. πŸ’•. Your bear turned out great! Such a great project to get you through a dark and wet month.


    • January 30, 2021 3:05 pm

      Kathy – so Gilbert it is and it was great fun making him. Do you think they need a little sister?


      • Kathy permalink
        January 30, 2021 9:58 pm

        James and Carrie would love to give Bentley and Milo a little sister. This would be the perfect alternative. πŸ˜‰


      • January 30, 2021 10:39 pm

        Kathy – definitely think you need to find an alternative but you will have to bear with me – painful hole in my finger from too much stitching. It might take awhile.


  8. January 30, 2021 2:52 pm

    I think he looks like Edward , because I had a blue bear called Edward when I was a little girl, and ths bear is splendid enough to be called by his full name, not just a Teddy.


    • January 30, 2021 3:07 pm

      Cathy – Edward was on my list, yes bears deserve to be called by their full name – just like Arthur. But a family decision names him Gilbert after a much loved border collie.


  9. January 30, 2021 12:56 pm

    My favourite bear names are Bernard, Torben or Bjorn. Actually, Torben is best, I used to know a very bear-like Torben, who gave really excellent hugs.


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