Shel, my house is too tiny and really not that much fun! The cats party all night, but we humans are kinda low key!
I'm thinking maybe a Jamacian Cruise? Or a villa in mexico? Ya man! :cool:
I'd bring a teddy for a secret teddy swap (like a white elephant gift at christmas parties) but I'm NOT making bears! (no way am I lugging my supplies onto an airplane!)
Let's do Tijuana! That's cheap and horrid and we get the added thrill of the "will we live or will we die" cab ride! Wheeee!
Actually, we should plan something. I know you all want to be respectable and all and drink tea and talk bears, but can we do something a little crazy? Maybe see a cool show? I just saw The Lion King -- for the second time, and it was worth every penny -- and am taking my kids to see STOMP in less than a month (which I have seen twice before; incredible!)
I love girls' weekends, and take way too few of them.
Seriously, can anyone seriously do this, and if so, when and where? We need an event planner.
I can't really go anywhere at this time... but who knows about the future? If anyone comes to Chicago area be sure to post (like for the ABC Show in Schaumburg in October?????) And boy, I tell ya... I'd LOVE something stronger than tea and get a bit crazy = unfortunately I can't do that no more...:rolleyes: that blood sugar thang... (ah well, could be worse!)
Sure thing!! I'm participating in Lulu Bears Austin Show in two weeks. But I need longer notice than that so I can clean the house!! Valerie Rogers has a Houston show in the early spring, and Pat Moore does one in Dallas in late Jan. - early Feb. Valerie used to have one in Dallas in the fall, but I notice this year there isn't one scheduled . . . boooo!! And there are various other smaller shows around the state. I say let's do it! Come one, come all!!
Thank you, Sue Ann, for the kind invitation. I have wanted to do a show in Texas, and if I can meet with this awesome looney group to boot, all the better.
If I'm going to spend much money to travel, I'll hope to make a good return for the expense. If it is a large show, with more patrons, it seems it would be more likely to repay my investment. What do you think? I have never attended a Valerie Rogers show, but she does a lot of publicity, so I assume her shows are sizeable. Have you done the Houston Spring show? Of Pat Moore's shows, her San Jose show is the largest of hers that I've done. I would call that one about medium size. Do you know how big her Texas show normally is?
Next Spring is a long wait from now, but gauging by my current production speed, I wouldn't be ready til then anyhow. These are only my thoughts... don't let me charge in and make plans for everyone.
I live about 20 minutes away from the place where all the Dallas shows are held . . . so that would be really handy. I have participated in the Houston show many times and it usually is a good one. I do have to say that I was VERY disappointed in Pat's Feb. show this year. Not many artists and not a good attendance. The best part of it was that Jennifer Laing was there and I enjoyed visiting with her. All of Valerie's and Pat's shows that I participate in have gotten smaller over the years. I just think it's a sign of the times that the teddy business is in a bit of trouble these days. Even ABC's shows are getting smaller and they cancelled one in Mesa, AZ, that I had been attending. The show in Austin is fairly small - but that is on purpose. There are usually in the neighborhood of 20 - 25 artists that do that show. I'm not sure I could guarantee anybody's success at any of these shows, but we'd sure have a good time paaaaarrrtttaaaayyyiiinnngg!! Let's think about it and get more input from everybody who's interested. Ladies/gents???
I'm really not one to talk. Working on a bear is such a delight, but it takes so much to get it all out, work on it, clean up, pack it all up so the cats don't destroy it, sometimes, I can go weeks without finishing a bear. I really need to finish several bears but talk too much on the phone, in person and online!!:rolleyes:
Maybe we need to start another group called 'Teddy Talk members Anonymous'...where people like us can go to discuss not being able to reisit sititng and chatting with our online friends?
It is hard to resist logging on....in case you miss something..and if you don't do it daily, you get too far behind. If I had a bear room it would be easier cos I could just pop in there for a few minutes at a time to work on my bears...but I'm having to set up on the kitchen table too...and my stuff is in too many different boxes, so by the time I get it all out, and pack it all up....time is running out! I would so love to be able to just leave everything set up and just walk out and shut the door when I've had enough....doesn't hurt to dream I guess.:rolleyes:
I had some pine boxes made up with sliding lids and I had my logo etched on. They look nice but were
The party sounds wonderful and what a lot of fun that would be to meet up with all you wonderful
Bear Ladies and our Bears.
Black tea, green tea, berry zingers or wine I am sure that it would be a lot of fun whatever!.
Best wishes &