Way back last year sometime, not sure if it was a birthday, Christmas or a Mother's Day, I bought my Mum a gift of a book - 'Knit-a-Bear'.
I also bought her bear coloured yarn, patterned yarn, stuffing, buttons so she could make herself a bear - nothing like a birthday gift that you have to make yourself is there ? ;)
Anyway, she made herself a bear, beautiful it was, then she made my sister a bear. Then she made my Granddaughter Hope (her Great-Granddaughter of course) a bear. Then followed Granddaughter Ellie (still in the womb at this point) she got a bear too.
Shona had a bear, in fact the only person that didn't have a bear was me!!
I WANT A BEAR, I shouted rather loudly.
The making of said bear might have been a secret if it was not for the fact that she had not surreptitiously asked me for "bear coloured yarn" from my stash. To be fair though, the glittery purple dress was a secret.
A little while later I was presented with my new bear, and how cute it was, with her lacy purple frock and matching hair (ear) bow. She was just a bit too cute.
Someone else loves it too, but she's not having it - it's MY BEAR!!
(Seriously, could anyone love a bear as much as this?)
By the way, this bear book is a fab book if you are a knitter, so many very cute bears to choose from. My sisters had dungarees on!!
You can find it over on Amazon by clicking HERE.