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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Teddy Bear's Picnic

A Giveaway - Thanks Michelle
Welcome to the picnic one and all.  This week is extra special because lovely Michelle Ridgway has given me two beautiful patterns to give away.
Prize No 1 is for someone who comes on the picnic.  It is this fabulous quilt pattern.  There is the added bonus of a delightful bag pattern included.

Prize No 2 is for this absolutely beautiful stitchery pattern.  All you need to do is leave a comment and you will be in the draw.  If you come on the picnic and leave a comment you will be in both draws.
 Michelle's great blog is Rag Tag Stitchin so why not pop over and take a look and say thanks for the great prizes she has donated.
You have until Sunday night to join in and I'll get Random.org to draw the winner first thing Monday morning.

Share a Bear or a Softie
Now is the time to load our goodies into our backpacks and set off on a hike.  I think we should all have some extra exercise before we gobble all the tasty treats that are so much fun to eat in the fresh air.  I'll be bringing along a particularly yummy treat, this wicked new slice from Peg.  I absolutely love Malteasers so this slice is perfect for me.

I'm bringing Amelia this week.  I originally designed her for Handmade magazine about 20 years ago, which is fairly old in teddy years.  I designed her to be very economical to make, only needing a little bit of mohair for her face and paws.  She's waiting in the garden but usually she lives on my family room wall.

Who are you bringing this week?  Don't forget everyone is welcome here, not just teddies, but softies too.  Just pop your details into Mr Linky so we can all take a look.

Fabulous Free Patterns
This week I thought I'd continue on my quest to get organised for Easter so here are some cute chicken patterns.  I stretched the boundaries and included some other birds too.  Thank you so much to the generous and creative people on our little bit of blog land, who share so readily.

Thank you to so talented Jodie at Ric-Rac for her wonderful Little Birds.  She has heaps of other great patterns she so kindly shares
A delightful knitted Easter chick (containing a creme egg) cleverly designed by Anjie Davison and shared on PomPom Emporium

 Larissa from Just Another Day in Paradise designed this gorgeous set of farm puppets which includes a chicken and a duck.  Both would be fabulous gifts with an Easter egg hidden inside.  You can get the pattern here.  Even if you are not interested in this pattern, do check out her charming blog.

 I know these have been around for a long time but I do love these little log cabin chicken pin cushions.  Quilting works have a free pattern to share.

Can You Help?
If you are an animal lover please consider supporting the Free The Bears Fund.  I do and it makes me feel good to know that I am helping to give the bears in various sanctuaries around the world a safe, peaceful and happy existence. This is what I'm giving as Easter gifts this year, lovely mugs that I will fill with delicious yummy chocolate eggs.  I plan to pop in one of Jodie's cute Little Birds too.



  1. Hi Mel, Thankyou once again for hosting the gorgeous Teddy Bears Picnic and also thankyou to the lovely Michelle for giving the patterns for the giveaway today. Amelia is just lovely and I think her outfit is just devine, I am sure they will have a lovely picnic today. Cheers Kaylee

  2. What beautiful patterns from Michelle she is so clever,thankyou for a chance to win one

  3. Thanks so much for inviting us on the picnic again today Melody. I love your bear Amelia.. and I think I remember her too. She's beautiful. I love Michelle's patterns and this is wonderful of her to give them away. I'm bringing some blueberries today, but I really want to try that malteaser slice!!!

  4. Hi Melody, Amelia is so pretty! 20 years ago, you must have designed her while at school. Thanks for the link to the little penguin patterns, I love them. Happy picnicing. Tracee xx

  5. Amelia is beautiful. I wish we all aged as well as Amelia. That slice looks yummo! I love the little penguins and the little chick so cute!
    Can't believe little Peter Cottontail is nearly ready to hop on down the bunny trail!!!

  6. Love all the extra's and I think Amelia is the one I sent on the picnic a few weeks ago that we couldn't remember. Bringing along some friends too soon.

  7. Don't know what happened but my photos don't show on the village quilters blog and the second time I tried they went to the inchy hexie swap page. I bombed out badly today.

  8. So many talented people! Gorgeous give away patterns! Love the recipes and the little chickens in a row. I especially love those finger puppets. That looks like something one could become addicted to. Have a lovely picnic - beautiful day for it too!

  9. Finally got the photos on the blog but people need to scroll to find out what I wrote. AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH modern technology

  10. Beautiful patterns!
    Beautiful day for a picnic here in the UK!!
    I'm off to check out the recipe!

  11. Gorgeous giveaways, teddies and softies. It is such a lovely day today we are looking forward to our picnic. I better get packing!

  12. Sure is a lovely girl you have brought along to the picnic today. Love those long bears that decorate the walls, good to see her so comfortable in the garden too.

    Yummy slice you are sharing today, and generous patterns from those bloggers.

  13. What a lovely give-away Melody! And I just love Amelia - she is so beautiful. Thanks for the links!

  14. Mel I managed to get 3 photos up on village quilters so hope everyone else can see them.



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