Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mother Bear Project - A New Bear


Emmitt has lots to say about our new crocheted bear donation for the Mother Bear Project.


He says he had lots of fun guarding all the yarn while I was crocheting.

He loves to lay right on the skeins as I work. Silly Pug!

Yay! I am ready to go to my new home!



The pattern comes in a knit or crochet version and is so fun and easy to make. Here is this bear in progress.

I hope to be able to make a few more by January. It is fun to think about the 1,000's of donated bears flying on a plane to Africa and being given to the wonderful children.




Please visit the Mother Bear Project. Everyone can contribute even if you do not knit or crochet.

Happy Thursday everyone!

28 comments:

Sandy said...

Your bear is adorable. Thanks for the info on the project. I know about several other knit/crochet projects(shawls, blankets, bandages, etc.) but this is new and I will go to get the patterns.

Aniemother said...

He's a cutie! It's a great project. :O)

Ane

Manon Doyle said...

What a wonderful thing for you to do! What a sense of accomplishment!
Emmitt looks like he may want his own bear... lol!

Corrine said...

How nice of Emmitt to help with such a nice project and that is such a awesome thing for you to do!

Mare said...

You are so wonderful.... :)

Liss said...

I love this one! He looks great, I like his colors, he's so unique. There's a child that's just waiting for a bear like this, that's so neat!

Pearl said...

Melissa, you always inspire me! What a kind soul you are (and Emmitt too, obviously). I love your bear's little tongue sticking out! :)

Rachel said...

Oh, the pictures of the kids with the bears are GREAT!! How wonderful to be able to see their faces light up when they get this beautiful, heart-felt gift!

Laura said...

So cute, and thanks for the link to the pattern. I'll have to check it out!

Judy Mackey said...

The bear is beautiful!!!

Sandra y Coco said...

Hi Melissa! that is a cute bear, I am sure that you will make many kids happy!
There is an award for you on my blog!

The Devil Dog said...

What wonderful photos of the children with their bears. If that doesn't melt a heart, I don't know what will. Mom likes your bear's face. It is multicolored and she thinks that is really, really, neat.

Roxy

Puglette said...

hi melissa! i think emmitt really likes that bear! emmitt has such a cute smile. i really need to get finished with my holiday crochet and make bears!
hugs,
puglette
:o)

Nancy and the fatties said...

Melissa, you rock. I wonder how many people have any idea of all the good things you do. You are my hero!!!
love and hugs to you and EmmyYarnyBritches...

Sherry said...

Thanks for sharing Melissa, especially the pics of the smiling children holding their bears. You have a huge heart!

Abby Creek Art said...

What beautiful children...and how happy they look with their bears. That's heartwarming and a wonderful thing you're doing, M. I love your latest bear too...it's a brindle bear like Maisie!

Dozer and Coop said...

Emmit, you crochet so well! Your Mum should take note. You guys have the biggest hearts! We wish our Mum had some talent like that but she is a lefty and has had a hard time figuring this crochet business out. So she cross-stitches and needlepoints. (Yeah, like some kid wants a needlepoint bear! BOL!)

Love, Dozer

lizzyl said...

I think this is my favorite bear so far! I love the colors. This is a great project and Emmitt looks like he is having a lot of fun helping you!

Salinger The Pug said...

Wow! Emmitt is SUCH a good helper! Melissa...you are an amazing person!!! People like you inspire me to be better!

Kisses and tummy rubs to Emmitt and a big HUG for you!

Happy Thursday!

Laura

Charlie said...

What a cool idea! It makes me happy to know that these children, who have so little, are getting something so special :)

Brutus said...

Emmmit is so cute!

Clover said...

Aw! Emmitt is so cute modeling with the bear, and so are those kids!!
I just love those bears and I would really love to make some.
I am "beginner" with knitting - I can knit dishcloths and scarves. LOL. Do you think I would be able to knit one of those bears?
Jess (Not Clover, she can't knit at all.)

Diane said...

What a wonderful project. I am going to pull out all of my yarn & ship it off for a donation. Thanks so much for this great post. How can you not participate when you see results like this little guy pictured above?? Bless his little heart & all of the people that have participated in this.
xoxo Diane

Jen said...

Melissa, the bear you made a few weeks ago inspired me to learn to knit and make bears, too! I ordered the pattern and found knitting a bit too difficult, so I switched to crochet and have been muddling along trying to learn. It is much easier than knitting (for me at least... one needle instead of two LOL) but I am AMAZED at your beautiful stitches. I can't even see my stitches, it all looks like one big yarn knot spewing off my hook ROFL. Oh well, I'm going to keep trying and hopefully I will get a nice bear out of this to send to Africa.

Thank you for posting the pictures of your bears (they are an inspiration to us beginners!) and making us aware of this WONDERFUL project! :o)

Jen

Tara Ross Studios said...

Emmitt wants you to make a doll for him, I think he deserves one for guarding all your yarn! :)

Jamie Pflughoeft said...

AH! Your bear is adorable Melissa! And what an incredible project. Hey- my mom is a great crochet person, maybe I can get her to make a bear!

marianne said...

You are so sweet doing this!
just like the bear and Emmitt!

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

This is so heart warming!