MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Do you know?

Here's a question for you.  Do you know what a group of bears is called?  You'll have to read to the end of this post to find out!

Reason for the question is that I wanted to show you this...


These little critters, also known as 'lovies', are seemingly all the rage around the internet.  They combine an animal, in this case a bear, and a security blanket.  There are lots of free patterns on Ravelry (which is where I got this pattern) if you want to go and check them out.  They also come up under 'blankies'.  If you aren't familiar with Ravelry, you should be!  It's a marvelous resource for knitters and crocheters and you can join for free.  There are tons of free patterns available there, as well as those you can pay a nominal sum for.

I don't know if you will remember about a month ago me showing a picture of the 31-year old cradle that we were sprucing up for our soon-to-be-born grandbaby (you can go HERE to read the story behind it).  Yesterday we delivered it to our #1 son and daughter-in-love and here it is, all set up and ready for Logan to arrive....



The quote of the day, from Diane Grant.... "It's better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction"

Oh....and the answer to the question?  A group of teddy bears is called a 'hug'.  Fitting, don't you think?


7 comments:

  1. So cute, a group of Teddies, a hug!Lot's of hugs to you with your little grandson almost here!

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  2. Awww, a hug, that's cute and so is your little blankie.

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  3. A perfect combination a bear and a blanket. The cradle looks beautiful, how special to have it to use again. A "Hug" to you!

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  4. a hug of bears = Love it!!!
    and your huggie bear sure is the sweetest and must be fun to cuddle

    very exciting to be awaiting a new little one...precious cradle too!
    oxo

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  5. The cradle looks great! And that 'lovie' is adorable, and huggable (unlike a group of wild bears, but so like a group of teddy bears!)

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  6. that rib is so precious and I love the little teddy, blanket...

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  7. I just love that you call your DIL, daughter-in-love. How sweet!

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