I am sooo ready for Spring this year!

But Mother Nature has had other ideas here in New England. We hope that Winter
has finally taken it's last gasp, but who knows.....

I have been ramping up my sewing and have several new bears to show you as soon
as the finishing touches are complete. You see Betty Sue and her little sock monkey
above. They will be available at the Quinlan show in Philadelphia April 29-May 1.

The show schedule to the left has been updated. The Raspbearies hope to  see you
in Philladelphia, Syracuse, Farmington, CT and Hunt Valley  this year.

Last September, the Raspbearies celebrated 30 years in business. Coincidentally,
They also appeared in the January 2016 Teddy Bear & Friends with a lovely story.
Here is a link to the digital version:    
TB&F JAN 2016

Here is a PDF file if you can't use the link directly:    TB&F pdf

Meanwhile, back at Rapbeary Cottage, I have only recently started to venture
downstairs to the bear studio as I rehab the new knee. It is still hard to sit for a
long period and so sewing is a bit dicey. Alas, I have a very sparse inventory of
bears and also a few special projects that await my muse. So in the coming months,
I hope to be repopulating the galleries with bears that are actually available for
purchase. What a novel idea!

Have a warm and fuzzy Holiday Season and hope to see you in the new year!
Vicki & the Raspbearies
Holy Cow........it has been almost a full year since I updated this page!

They say time flies when you are the busiest. And it has surely been busy here. I
won't bore you with the details, but not a lot of bears have been finished lately.
And it may be a while before some more sewing goes on.

The Raspbearies are going on vacation! First a little 2 week river cruise through
France. Then a visit to New Orleans to visit one son and, finally, on to the
Florida Gulf coast for a little family celebration and beach time.

Whoa....what happened to the time for bear making and updating the web site?
Papa Pat Bear's retirement plans are beginning to crowd the schedule!

o, in May, I will try to get back to the sewing machine and get cranking! The first
show this year is TBAI in Syracuse. In the meantime, I have reduced my show
schedule a good bit to accommodate the galavanting. I will try to keep updating the
website  and add any new stuff both here and on the Raspbearies FaceBook page.

I hope the Raspbearies and I will catch you all somewhere along the
show circuit!

Enjoy the blossoming spring and warmer weather!

© 2007-2018 Vicki Stephan Updated April 2018
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Raspbearies will be
at these upcoming
(click on show name to open a
window to the show web page)

August 16-18, 2018
Public Show: Aug 18
Holiday Inn
441 Electronics
Syracuse, NY  

Bears  Near
Sept 29, 2018
10 am - 2 pm
Homewood Suites
2 Farm Glen Blvd.
Farmington, CT

Rocking Horse
December 1, 2018
Au Revoir!
Papa's/Mama's Story
Ready for Bed
These 2 sets are available. Please see the NEWSTUFF page