"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Magpie Tales #68

photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid http://magpietales.blogspot.com

When my brother was a little kid

his Teddy's eye went missing

I chose to sew a new eye

Onto the little bear's head.

Teddy was a good little bear

holding so still and quiet

As I made a new eye using

some dark blue thread.

Today Teddy looks very old

and more than a little used

but his little blue eye twinkles

and looks so very amused.


This past weekend we drove over to Bend, Oregon.

While we were there visiting family, I met

up with Helen- one of my blogger friends.

Helen and I had such a nice visit and it was

great being able to connect in person!

Here's a photo of the two of us!

To link to Helen's blog go here: http://woonietest.blogspot.com/


  1. Your Teddy Tale poem is delightful!

    Your photo turned out better than mine ~ may I use yours?

    I emailed the Bulletin article this morning.

  2. I love this Teddy Poem - we can all identify I'm sure.

    It is so nice that you were able to meet Helen. "Blog Land" is a wonderful way to make new friends and it's even better if we you can meet in person. Here's to friendship.

  3. Nice connection to the eye...

  4. I can relate. An eye sewn in love survives all. Great poem. And liked ur picture too.

    Henry Clemmons

  5. Beautiful ladies! How fun you met up! And I love that immense fireplace behind you. Here's one for you: I'm originally from Redding, CA. Do you know it? Great take on the prompt! We should have had as young mothers a drawerful of those.

  6. Love your Teddy poem. Brings back memories of the ones I made for my children. Beautiful photo of you and Helen, what a nice treat.

  7. A delightful post! And photo of blogging friends - isn't it wonderful!

  8. Loved that - very cute.

  9. I have a teddy from my childhood with just one eye. So much fun to see the pic of you and Helen!

  10. Anonymous8:36 AM

    This is just precious. I had a little bunny that I still have and its been all stitched together now

  11. My wife's one eye Teddy
    still sits in a child's rocker
    in the corner of our living
    room; lovely take on our
    macabre magpie.

  12. That photo is scary! Apart you two are fomidable, together? Tomorrow the world!


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