Monday, November 30, 2009

A "beary" nice surprise

Before I show you my "beary" nice surprise, I have to tell you the background story.    In 2006 ( from April to Dec) I worked in Wellington ( 660kms - 1 hour by plane plus 3/4hr from the airport to my house) I used to commute - up early on Monday morning to head down to Wellington and then home again on Friday evening.... anyway while there I made friends with the lovely Janet.  She was also on secondment to Wellington from Tauranga.  We worked side by side and got on really well.  Now at that time I was making a lot of Teddies - easy to do when I was on my own in my apartment.  In Wellington there is an amazing department store called Kirkcaldie and Stains.  It is a very old, upmarket department store and each year they raise funds for charity by selling bears.  In Dec 2006 I bought one - a delightful concierge bear.  The next year I contacted Janet and asked her if I sent down the money would she buy one for me and send it up.  Of course she did with delight and bear no 2 arrived - a little baby Kirk bear, followed the next year by a Sun Bear.  This year I hadn't got around to sending her some money and asking her to get me one... but got to work today (after having 3 days off last week) to find a parcel on my desk...... YES!!!! Janet had gone and got the latest bear - Mary Christmas Bear and sent it up for me.... what a wonderful friend.... And isn't she just the cutest little bear.  She is so soft and cuddly.

















And here she is with her 3 other friends...
I managed to catch up with Janet today and had a great chat with her.  She is still working in Wellington - not sure for how much longer though... so maybe next year I will have to find some other way of getting a Kirk's bear.

Thanks for stopping by....

6 comments:

Nancy said...

Hi Dawn, I love your "beary happy" story! What sweet bears and what a wonderful friend Janet is! I will have to drop by your blog to visit more often. It's a good time to try tags since that's the theme this week with Hero Arts.
Hugs and Blessings to you,
Nancy

Anne said...

Hi, Dawn! What a happy surprise! :-)

paula said...

Awe Dawn, I loved the story & your bears. Aren't friends great :D. Janet sounds like a wonderful person.

Tiffany said...

That is just the SWEETEST story Dawn! You're making me want to run out and grab me some cute, huggable teddy bears! So cute!

Suzanne C said...

Those are adorable and I can see why you would want to keep adding to the beary family.

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for sharing this, Dawn! What a BEARY sweet friend you have! Looks like this is going to be a tradition every year now.... :) BEAR hugs from me!