Saturday, July 28, 2012

Little Shantock has arrived

I wrote a post a couple weeks ago about a giveaway held by Shantock Bears.

Today the mailwoman brought the mail up to the house and asked me to sign for delivery of a box.

After unwrapping it this is what popped out
His name is Little Shantock.  I gave him a tour of his new home.
We took a walk around outside.  He told me that when I learned he was going to live in North Dakota he thought he would need his stocking cap and scarf because he was sure it would be cold.  Well it was 80 degrees F today which is 26 C.  And then I told him that tomorrow was forecast to be 90F which he told me is 32C.  He decided that it was a little too warm for his custom knit outfit.

So he took them off and they have been packed away until winter when he will be needing them.

He felt a bit under dressed and noticed a small tatted flower and asked if he could wear it as he thought it might look similar to an cravat.

It looks very nice.  We continued our walk around the yard and decided to take another picture, this time with my Tatting Mug from Sherry Pence ~ LadyShuttleMaker she still has 1 left in her Etsy Shop

Shantock asked me about the tatting motif on the mug and I showed him one of the projects I am working on right now.
It is Linda Davies Star Attraction Doily.  She has the pattern available on her blog.  He thought it might be fun to learn, but the shuttle is almost as big as he is.
Shantock wanted to know if I was going to tat the rest of the day and I told him that I was going to be making beet pickles and he said he would help.  I had to explain to him that beets would stain his fur and I didn't think would be a good idea.  He decided to supervise instead.

While we were talking we decided that he really needed a better tie.  He thought that since this is the west, and he is now living on a farm with cows, that he would like a "western" tie.  So he now has a "string" tie with turquoise beads for the string end caps and a turquoise slider under his chin. 
as you can see from the picture above, he seems a bit sleepy.  It has been a long busy day for a little bear and he is ready for bed.
And so am I


  1. Little Shamrock is very very cute. You must get him his own cowboy hat, if he's to be a true country bear.
    Where did he come from? Maybe someone could crochet him some cowboy boots too. he he.

  2. Ooops I should have written Little Shantock. Sorry. I'm a big fan of bears. I prefer them over dolls, any day.

  3. What an adorable bear and sweet story! And cute photos!! (You could write children's books!) Shantock's adventure definitely kept me amused!! Does he have an English accent?

    I can't get over how small he is! He looked 'bigger' until you put him next to the mug and then the shuttle! That knitted cap must really be tiny! And what an expressive face!

    Elanor's blog and website are fascinating! Amazing talent!

  4. So cute!! I really adore the bolo tie! I have been thinking about making one for myself. However, I had somewhat decided that I would probably never wear it. But now that I see how wonderful it looks Little Shantock... I may revisit the idea. :o)

  5. I didn't realise how tiny he was until I saw him with the tatting. So sweet. He has a rather bemused expression, I hope he'll cheer up after he's been with you for a while and knows his way around!

  6. Shantock is an adorable little bear! I don't blame him for wanting to put away the winter gear!

  7. Thank you for sharing Shantock's arrival, I am delighted he got to you safe and sound! Already he looks like he's had so much fun. I can see he will be very happy living with you.

    1. Thank you Elanor for holding this giveaway. It has been a delight.


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